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New guy, Adwords and Online Pharmacies

selling drugs on google adwords

     

northy

4:32 pm on Jul 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

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hi

this is my first post at webmasterworld. on my cv it says im a java programmer specializing in web applications. i am several years experienced in web design and i can hold my own with the graphic designers. i decided recently i will never work for someone else again. maybe consulting here and there but no more offices and early mornings and no more fake smiles.

i've decided to dive into affiliate marketing and i'm set on doing prescription drugs. it was my intention to go the route of a branded "my own online pharmacy" type of affiliate site rather than sending visitors to another wesite altogether.

my plan was to start with PPC (goggle AdWords specifically) and work on link building and seo in the long term. but it seems to use adwords i must have a squaretrade id. It seems that the squaretrade guidelines prevent me from the "branded" approach as it must be clear to my users that i am not a real pharmacy and that they will be redirected to an actual pharmacy.
is there a way around this?
are these squaretrade quidelines enforced?
i ask because i see a number of sites in adwords that i supect are affiliates but no evidence of squaretrade quidelines being enforced.

but maybe a better question would be, should i be attached to the idea of a branded storefront affiliate scheme? or should i be attached to the idea of prescription drugs altogether? when i think of being paid a commission on prescriptions, i see money. i've seen some pretty decent commission % and renewals must be gold. are there other products with this kind potential (that are legal, and not gambling or adult)?

thanks alot

Quinn

5:01 pm on Jul 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

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You should probably consult with a lawyer. The requirements vary from country to country as far as regulations go...

is there a way around this?

* Not really with the approach as you have described it.

are these squaretrade quidelines enforced?

*yes

i ask because i see a number of sites in adwords that i supect are affiliates but no evidence of squaretrade quidelines being enforced.

*These come and go. As soon as they are caught they will be removed.

* Like any lucrative or highly competitive online market such as this you will always see exceptions to the rule.

northy

6:22 pm on Jul 12, 2005 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member



* Like any lucrative or highly competitive online market such as this you will always see exceptions to the rule.

that makes sense.

 

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