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Are there any Adwords rules to keep people from having one ad with 40+ URLS which all in turn point to some spammy product?
Is there somewhere we can complain about this? My filter will be full soon as they seem to have unlimited URLS to use. Many others on the Adsense forum are having the same issue. Is there somewhere to address this on the Adwords side of things to prevent these ads from getting into the system?
AWA, I know we aren't supposed to ask you to intervene, and I'm not really, but I sure hope you add this topic to your report. There are several mentions of it in different items in the AdSense forum as well. I don't get this ticked off lightly, but this is a problem that needs serious attention and is just getting blown off.
Ref issues #365117227 and 362904049; plus some other emails sent that weren't even acknowledged.
...except we believe (as advertisers) that
the poor quality of ads is contributing to the total loss of credibility of adsense ads and thus, contributes to low click through rates. That's a problem.
we are not going to compete against junk advertisers (and since we have no way of knowing, we make our judgments by what we see on content and google search. If there's junk ads, we aren't running our campaigns.
I suspect it may be the case that lower credibility, ad blindness and display algo problems will cause us to have to bid higher, and we aren't doing that. We'll play honest, but we won't compete against weight loss programs when we might be advertising trips to Elbonia.
So, google looses on both sides. We are cutting our adsense out if possible, and we will restrict our adwords campaigns UNLESS google fixes things.
If we wanted to work with third rate ad providers we would have signed up for them. We didn't, but it's getting hard to distinguish google ads from those "other" companys' ads that show on the sites that are not allowed to show adsense.
Clean it up. Or lose the business. I hope AWA looks carefully at this.
I hope AWA looks carefully at this.
I hope so, too. The Adwords system is getting gamed big time, and everyone except the one pulling this scam are losing out. I can't show many of the ads from my regular advertisers because every time I block ten of these spammy ads, ten new URLs, all from the exact same advertiser, show up in their place.
Is that against the Adwords terms, showing a brand name URL and then actually clicking through to a spam site? If so, where we we report this?
[edited by: Jane_Doe at 3:52 pm (utc) on Dec. 2, 2008]
[...] AWA, I know we aren't supposed to ask you to intervene, and I'm not really, but I sure hope you add this topic to your report. There are several mentions of it in different items in the AdSense forum as well. I don't get this ticked off lightly, but this is a problem that needs serious attention and is just getting blown off. [...]
Consider it done.
I'll link to this thread in the report later in the week (Thursday to be precise), as well as quote a number of the posts verbatim.
In the meantime, I've already sent a link to this thread along with a copy/paste of all the posts up until now to a more focused group. And, on the evidence of email threads on which I have been copied, so has ASA - over on the AdSense side of things.
In fact, I think that ASA (with whom I am quite familiar, having worked together on a number of things) has acted quickly and well on your feedback, if I might be allowed that aside.
To set reasonable expectations, I am pretty sure that there is not much that either ASA or I will be able to say beyond that the right people are seeing your concerns, and will continue to see them. And, of course, to thank you for your concern for the health of AdWords and AdSense - as well as your patience - which I sincerely do.
<edit> fixed typo </edit>
[edited by: AdWordsAdvisor at 12:27 am (utc) on Dec. 3, 2008]
Straight from the next generation. I'm just sayin...
So please ask the review team to check on the landing page content instead of acting simply based on the ad text.
Otherwise, you'll end up hurting a lot of other advertisers, whose ad text they've copied.
AWA, just please note in your report that those guys copy other advertisers' ad text. [...] whose ad text they've copied
My site now has quality score 1/10 for every keyword. Not even a single 2/10 keyword. All of them are 1/10.
AWA, any ideas on how to recover from being collateral damage?