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"Last warning" from AdWords

Nonsense mail from the AdWords team

2:55 pm on May 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

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ok, I spend around $2k per month with AdWords and we promote solely OUR site, where we sell products we have the resell-rights on. In fact, over 7 Mio. MP3s for example: deals with industry leaders that have cost us a lot of money and a lot of time to setup.

Yesterday I started a new campaign for it and got a "copyright violation" email back.

Answered: "hey, we got the resell-rights from this and that company (with names, emails and phone numbers)."

Resubmitted the ad in a slightly different form.

Today I get a "last warning", if I do that again, they suspend my account...

Well, this company is seriously getting a pain in the butt! After my next mail, stating AGAIN that we have the rights and where from (where we are also listed as premium partners on their sites) they want a copy of the contract.

My dear Google: you plan to step into MY area of business next month by selling MP3s yourself and you want ME to disclose highly classified distribution agreements with commission rates for 8 regions of the world (thats a 26 pager!)? You will NEVER see these contracts - off to spend my money with Microsoft!


5:28 pm on May 24, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Don't feel bad. You should have a lawyer take a look at their form that is required if you are using trademarks in your ads.

According to the corporate lawyers Google wanted complete control of the company trademarks, just so we could run a few ads.

You have to sign away similar control anytime you use any of their cloud systems.
9:54 pm on May 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Google is eventually going to cut out as many advertisers as possible. This is why I try to promote bing as much as possible. Google already has comparison ad's for the term "mortgage" which violates it's own rules and regulations.

It now looks like they have ventured into selling mp3's. What will the next industry be? As as advertiser I use google as little as possible. They are my last choice.
5:34 pm on May 28, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I wouldn't ever use Adwords again. And I try to avoid anything Google at all. Planning your business model around Adwords is like building a house on top of a dormant volcano.

The things Google gets away with is amazing to me. It's like the government would rather go after the little guy online, and turn their head on anything Google does ethically wrong. It's disgraceful.

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