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Max spend UK 25 usa $50

     

ceeble23

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.

smallcompany

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

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shut down by google

"shut down" how?

jlara

1:48 pm on Jun 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.

WeaselyOne

1:51 pm on Jun 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

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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.

werty

3:18 pm on Jun 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

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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.

 

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