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[edited by: buckworks at 5:16 am (utc) on Mar 27, 2010]
[edit reason] Removed specifics; see TOS [/edit]
Besides that, if you really are not doing anything shady, then it could be that Google does not feel your product or service adds value for their users compared to other advertisers that are in your niche. Many people were recently banned because Google felt that certain websites would not add value for their users.
There is really nothing you can do about it but email them and ask them to take a second look. If they reply that they will not reinstate you then their decision is final and I would suggest you look at other advertising methods.
Lawyers will not help, read the terms and conditions of adwords...
... it could be that Google does not feel your product or service adds value for their users compared to other advertisers that are in your niche. Many people were recently banned because Google felt that certain websites would not add value for their users.
Simply said, Google has plenty of high quality advertisers available and in line to advertise in certain niches.
Google is applying the laws of supply and demand right now and the lower quality sites that will make them less money are being kicked to the curb.
Google is making decisions for their users and they are also making decisions on what best impact their bottom line.
Think about it, if you do not find what you need when you go shopping, you go to a different store right?
Thus, here comes the quality screening of accounts.
As far as the argument that Google is curbing market laws I do not believe that one bit.
Google does not have a monopoly over the advertising business because there are other alternatives out there online, print, radio and television that reach a much wider market of people.
... because it is their business and we have all seen the move towards quality recently.
If you optimize your campaign you'll pay less. If you pay less, Google will get less.
That is faulty reasoning.
When someone optimizes their campaigns so their AdWords dollars are more productive than they used to be...
It would be a mistake on Google's part to prevent potential customers from using a product that has value to them.
In keeping with our policies about high-quality user experiences, we advise against promoting the following types of sites. In some instances, ads for such sites will not be allowed to run. Note that this is not an exhaustive list and we are constantly updating in response to user complaints. Types of sites that go against our guidelines include:
Data collection sites that offer free items, etc., in order to collect private information. Also known as information harvestingThis will get ya banned.
[edited by: bwnbwn at 4:04 pm (utc) on Mar 29, 2010]
If you think about it, most businesses or services who have quality businesses do not have "free trials" with reoccurring credit card billing correct?