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5:18 pm on Dec 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

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In my Gmail sponsored links I saw an ad with the following text:

"Blackhat SEO Traffic - www.example.com - Steal Your Competitors Traffic Easy Web Marketing System"

Has anyone else come across something like this?

Is there a form that can be used to bring this to Google's attention?

5:28 pm on Dec 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

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You could use their feedback form at [adwords.google.com...]
5:33 pm on Dec 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

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ppcbuyers

Thanks, and done!

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You could use their feedback form...

Heh! Good luck. Google makes some good money from those ads and there are quite a few of them. That may end up being a full time position for ya, the reporting that is. ;)

6:24 pm on Dec 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

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That may end up being a full time position for ya, the reporting that is.

Will I be on the Google spam team payroll at that point? lol

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I'm not up 100% on the latest T&C but what exactly is being reported about the ad in the OP?

[edited by: BradleyT at 7:11 pm (utc) on Dec. 5, 2008]

11:01 pm on Dec 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

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That they are advertising black hat seo.

I actually got a reply (canned) about how they'll use my suggestion to improve their products and that my comments have been forwarded to the AdWords team.

Very reassuring. /s

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Why can't they advertise Black Hat techniques?