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Gambling keywords dropped out of Keyword Tool



11:21 am on Jan 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I recently noticed that Google Adwords Keyword Tool ([adwords.google.com ]) stopped returning any general gambling related keyword results and suggestions. Data is only returned for the exact searched word, or any related directly not gambling related phrases.

And no, I have not checked the box 'Only show ideas closely related to my search terms'.

For example a 'Find keywords' search with 'All Countries' and 'English' with word "casino" only returns one result "casino" and no other suggestions. Whereas previously that query would have returned hundreds of related suggestions, like for any other keyword.

Search for "gambling" returns a few directly non-gambling related phrases like "gambling therapy, gambling law, roulette wheel, gambling accessories".

Apparently Google has applied some kind of block for gambling keywords. Does anyone know of a setting that would get around this restriction?

I've tried that checking 'Include adult ideas' does not work.

And I have also tested and verified this problem when logged in to a Google UK Adwords account ([adwords.google.co.uk ]) that is verified by Google to be allowed to buy gambling Adwords ads in UK & Ireland.


6:25 am on Jan 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member

Interesting. I was just doing gambling keyword research today while logged in to the verified Adwords account, tediously one keyphrase at a time.

And 20 minutes ago the Keyword Tool started to return multiple suggestions like before. Half and hour ago it was returning only what I had searched for.

I tested the Adwords Keyword Tool while not logged in to the Adwords account, and that still has the same problem and only returns one result.

Looks like Google fixed the tool for Adwords accounts who are verified for gambling ads.

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