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What are my options if I get banned?



1:29 am on Aug 11, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I got my "Final Warning" from Adwords a few days ago, although I never knew I was doing anything wrong. It was just one page that I set up and forgot about which received a low quality score -- and when I asked them to see a list of the "multiple violations" that they repeatedly mentioned, they replied that this single occurrence was the only one.

Seeing that it is this easy to get banned, and I am very interested in Adwords promotion, I am wondering what I can do if I get slapped dead.

At the very least I could pay a consultant to run my own campaigns for me, couldn't I? But managing others' campaigns would be out of the question?


3:30 pm on Aug 11, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Your asking this question in the wrong place.

Try a forum where there are more progressive thinkers.

Once you receive that warning, you're pretty much close to being booted. For whatever reason, they don't want your business.

There are many things you can do, but you probably won't find them here.


2:11 am on Aug 12, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I am not asking for creative ideas or anything...I was just asking about the rules of holding and managing campaigns.


2:45 pm on Aug 12, 2010 (gmt 0)

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If you're tossed out, that probably means you won't be able to use the same credit card, domain(s) or email addresses.


4:46 pm on Aug 12, 2010 (gmt 0)

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@BradP from what I've heard it's the other way around - I know people who have been banned and thus can't run their own campaigns (which means a consultant can't run them for them either) but they can still use their professional account to manage other peoples accounts. Like netmeg said, when they ban they look at billing info, domains etc, so anything you try to open with the same info will get shut down, but in some cases you can manage other people's accounts still (I know people who have been for years but can't advertise themselves)


8:15 pm on Aug 12, 2010 (gmt 0)

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That's interesting. Sort of good, sort of bad. For now I will just be extra careful, and watch any campaigns like a hawk.



10:05 am on Aug 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

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We got slapped the other day. However, we got the decision reversed within 24 hours thanks to our Google AM's. If you have a site that is adding to the user experience then you can get slaps reversed.

If not, back to the drawing board. Fresh content, new domain, new adwords account and all new details.


6:49 pm on Aug 14, 2010 (gmt 0)

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if you've received a warning, what you should do is consider closing that whole adwords account and start again refresh - with a new account.

use new details for everything - including credit cards. that way, you can still run the same campaigns (so long as those aren't the flagged ones).

dont run the flagged campaigns

also, set up your new account from a public library and run it from there so your IP and MAC address aren't on google's radar. Setting up a fresh account like this resets your history completely. Simply close the old account to avoid any further issues


12:57 am on Aug 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

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You should also expect that Kads advice may not work. They may identify and flag your accounts anyway.


9:23 pm on Aug 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Final Warning

means final warning. One more slapped site and your account is toasted. In theory, you could run forever with what you have. In practice, what's OK today, may not be tomorrow. This means your site that is running today may get slapped tomorrow.

This is not definite as not all accounts have been shut for absolutely same reason. I believe some got shut down even when folks were running just affiliate ads without using their own sites (direct linking).

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