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11:39 pm on Nov 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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So, for some reason my Google AdWords account was cancelled. We spend almost $100,000/year and received no notice or no reason for the cancellation. After some digging through higher ups at Google, it was determined that my account had a notice "cancelled due to cookie spidering." Does anyone know what this even is? My site is still in the Google index and I'm not aware of violating any terms of service.

I have had an account there for 4 years, and we recently hired a marketing firm to fine tune our keywords, so that may have had something to do with it, but I would what would cause them to cancel a $100K/year account.

1:44 am on Nov 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Cookie spidering: see "muffler bearings".

Muffler bearings: see "left-handed monkey wrench".

Amazingly, Google has only *2* results for "cookie spidering" (with quotes), and they aren't relevant.

You'd think you could use Google to find a definition for a term that Google uses when canceling an account...

2:13 am on Nov 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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If I had to guess, it's because you (your consultants) used software that pretended to be a browser to manage the account.

That's against G's rules. So have fun suing the company you hired for the future lost profit.

On a serious note, it's scary how arbitrary their decisions are, not just with Adwords, but with everything.

2:33 am on Nov 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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"cookie spidering"
get your cookies spidered

new and used ..
on ebay ..

so now they'll have 2 results ..
plus this thread ..
and an auto genned spambay ad

..within 24 hours ..

they do appear to be loosing it ..:(

"get your loosing it"

4:02 pm on Nov 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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ClubPlanet- Did the marketing firm make any changes to your pages, or did they only play with your keywords?
5:04 pm on Nov 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Could u sticky me the name of the SEM firm you had the pleasure of dealing with?
5:05 pm on Nov 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Did you ask a Google rep what "cookie spidering" is?

Did they jab you in the ribs with their elbow, and say "come on, you know - cookie spidering - you old devil!"

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Just a quick reply:

- no changes were made to our pages, only the AdWords account (we learned this mistake awhile ago)
- I did a search for "cookie spidering" and found nothing but two unrelated entries too
- I have filled out the AdWords support form 4-5 times, and only received one response saying it was being investigated. I asked for a status update and got no response.
- I called yesterday and was told I have no account rep and that they would call me back after looking into the issue. (yeah sure)

So, that is all I know...

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I have heard of "Cookie Cutter" spidering. That is when you create hundres or thousands of pages, each page a near exact replica of the original with just a few keywords different. Each page offers little in original content. I think this is against Google's TOS
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I have heard of "Cookie Cutter" spidering. That is when you create hundres or thousands of pages, each page a near exact replica of the original with just a few keywords different. Each page offers little in original content

You just described the Google results page :-)

JAG

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You just described the Google results page :-)

Ba - Da - Boom!

luv it JAG ..just luv it :-)

 

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