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I've complained and complained at Adsense. They have now advised me that they will do nothing and I need to take it up directly with the other site(s). Despite the TOS that says that other sites can't do this.
They offered to forward my complaint e-mails to the other site -- a scammy MFA site which is blatantly perpetuating fraud (advertising versions of software that aren't released yet, pretending to be an official download site) and appears to be doing click arbitration. I said NO. That sets me up for a click attack or a ddos attack.
I am beating my head against the wall here. They told me they can't stop another site from using my "trademark" but I know for a fact they CAN -- my URL has the name of a well-known software product in it purely by chance and every single ad I post for ME for MY SITE when I OWN MY SITE has to be manually approved. So why are they manually approving these MFA sites? (I registered the domain -- the name of an animal -- several years before the software product existed.)
Among other things, by using my URL:
1) They make it look like they're an official site of the software maker (I'm not, but it looks official)
2) If people realize it's a scam, they ban MY url from the site, not the destination url.
I don't want to directly contact these idiots. Anyone have any suggestions for making Google enforce their TOS?
Such a program would eliminate this brand of deception and would be in the best interest of Google's two primary customers - advertisers and users.
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I thought this was against guidelines. The ads don't show up on the same page for a keyword, but on page 1 & 2. (Thankfully I'm #1)
I also have problems with Affiliates using www.WidgetWorld.com with redirects to their site. I can make them stop - but monitoring it is a pain.