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4:22 pm on Jun 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Hi I run an affiliate site in uk and USA and over the last 6 weeks or so my google adwords campaigns only reach 25 ro $50. Then after a period of time 2-4 weeks they are just shut down by google.

My sites are geniune affilate sites not spam, does anyone know a way of getting round this. I have all the privacy pages, relevant content etc etc accross the sites.

3:18 am on June 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

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shut down by google

"shut down" how?

1:48 pm on June 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

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There seems to be a new "probationary" period for new accounts that caps daily spends at $50.00. I have seen it more and more. I asked a Google rep and they were not aware of an official policy yet.

I am very curious how long this lasts and how to get it lifted without asking a rep to do so.

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Google does have a powerful distaste for affiliates. I'm not saying that's the reason for the probationary period but it might have something to do with your account being "shut down" whatever that meant.
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I think it has to do with fraudulent accounts / accounts created with stolen credit cards. I read somewhere that people are selling/buying "precharged" accounts. Like an account w/ $500 in credit for $50. I am guessing these would all be done with a stolen/phished CC #. By limiting the spend to $50 and then verifying the data, it is probably saving google lots of time and money in charge backs, legal fees and such.

I had a client that was able to run a few days until he hit about $100 I think it was. Then he had to call both Google and Amex to verify he was the account holder. Now it runs fine.