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Beer not allowd on Google AdWords...

Could understnd this if it was NO alcohol, but they allow wine

     

wine_guru

9:58 pm on Feb 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Does anyone know why Google AWords doesn't allow you to advertise beer for sale (ale even!) in their ads but DOES allow you to advertise wine for sale.

I could understand if it was no alcohol at all, but why only beer? I might be missing something, so if anyone knows...

Cheers :)

bcolflesh

10:02 pm on Feb 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

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AdWords is underage.

wine_guru

1:38 am on Feb 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I thought that might be it.. It's just that I don't get why they allow wine in that case. They're both alchol after all. Odd to descriminate if you ask me :)

bcolflesh

2:28 am on Feb 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I don't get why they allow wine

AdWords is underage and French!

anallawalla

3:56 am on Feb 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Adwords is couth. Only thing going for beer is that it is wet.

skipfactor

4:05 am on Feb 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

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'Cause minors probably click the tar out of the beer ads & never pony up. G doing everybody a favor.

anallawalla

4:43 am on Feb 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Moonshine is allowed. :)
Mead is allowed.

Empty beer cans are allowed.
Beer t-shirts are allowed.

Foreign beer is allowed - try Corona.
Foreign spirits are allowed - try Stolichnaya, Drambuie

I need a drink now.

Jenstar

5:18 am on Feb 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

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They also do not allow tobacco or weapons (ie. firearms) to be advertised.

lorenzinho2

5:43 am on Feb 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

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That is bogus. Just another example of discrimination against beer drinkers by the wine sipping elite.

skipfactor

6:10 am on Feb 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

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>>Just another example of discrimination against beer drinkers

Forgive me, but, "Who buys freaking beer on the Internet?!"

lorenzinho2

6:28 am on Feb 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

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i don't burn flags either, but that doesn't mean I want it banned. or something like that.... ack, i think it's getting late.

skipfactor

6:52 am on Feb 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

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>>Foreign beer is allowed - try Corona.

In the US: Merchandise>yes, Beer-for-sale>no

john316

11:25 am on Feb 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

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No problem with oxycontin either, too bad, just buried a very nice young man a few weeks ago.

They call them oxy coffins for a reason.

Do no evil..socially responsible..big joke.

archie goodwin

5:07 pm on Feb 11, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Forgive me, but, "Who buys freaking beer on the Internet?!"

A "Beer of the Month Club" membership from an online beer website was an xmas gift to me this year, and not a bad one in my opinion! ; )

- now if only that first shipment would arrive...

mbauser2

5:17 am on Feb 12, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I could understand if it was no alcohol at all, but why only beer? I might be missing something, so if anyone knows...

Mail-order beer sales are only legal in about 1/3 of the United States. That makes advertising beer online much less profitable than advertising wine. Google may have decided it's not worth the aggravation of getting involved in a market sector where 2/3 of the clickthroughs are "wasted".

That said, it's their site. They get to control what's on it. Anybody complaining to the contrary is just a whiner.

eWhisper

2:35 am on Feb 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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And yet I live in a state where I can't have beer or wine shipped to me...:(

Wine is considered an investment and commodity by a lot of people (as evidenced by places that I can have my wine shipped to for storage for many years until I can pick it up or wish to sell it to a 3rd party).

As it is an investment/trade good as well, many sites break the no tobacco/firearms/booze self regulating rules for wines and certain liquors (such as scotch).

anallawalla

3:35 pm on Feb 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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In the US: Merchandise>yes, Beer-for-sale>no

It might have been pulled since. The one I saw led to a link that led to a link. The vodka example still leads to real alcohol.

incywincy

4:12 pm on Feb 13, 2004 (gmt 0)

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you get beer ads in the uk :)

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