Google Adwords Landing Page Violations

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I'm wondering if anyone has any insight into how Google Adwords decides your site is violating their standards. I used to use Adwords to make money with Clickbank back before the rules changes, and now have a couple dozen sites that have original, relevant content but do show ads and links to clickbank. I set up an adword account, and an hour later received a disapproval and warning of suspension with the next violation. But no info regarding the reason for the disapproval aside from violation of Landing Page policy. Google is making it very difficult for me to use the $100 credit they gave me . . . but perhaps thats the point.

Anyone have any ideas/suggestions/advice?
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  • Profile picture of the author John Hocking
    Here is a link to the guidelines.
    Landing Page and Site Quality Guidelines - AdWords Help

    Be careful, When google bans you, it is most often for life and will extend to any attempt to create a new account.
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  • Profile picture of the author BILLSBILLION
    Originally Posted by Christopher Johnson View Post

    I'm wondering if anyone has any insight into how Google Adwords decides your site is violating their standards. I used to use Adwords to make money with Clickbank back before the rules changes, and now have a couple dozen sites that have original, relevant content but do show ads and links to clickbank. I set up an adword account, and an hour later received a disapproval and warning of suspension with the next violation. But no info regarding the reason for the disapproval aside from violation of Landing Page policy. Google is making it very difficult for me to use the $100 credit they gave me . . . but perhaps thats the point.

    Anyone have any ideas/suggestions/advice?
    If you promote clickbank through direct linking,you are going to get ban,And also
    if promote make money online offers that is no-no.
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  • Profile picture of the author apl
    Is there any other PPC service, an alternative to adwords, that allows clickbank links or other similar links?
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  • Profile picture of the author walter16587
    you can find a lot of other PPC that allow direct linking

    cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author tjm2788
    In short it's all about quality. If your site so much as looks like your trying to make a fast buck or has low quality content then your going to get banned. I've tried it on my affiliate sites and always end up getting banned they dont like to tell you specifically why either. On the other side of the spectrum I have worked with adwords on a "real" commerce site and they bend over backwards to guide and point out where you messed up etc. It seems like they only focus on the loyal big spenders which makes sense I suppose. So I'd recommend spending your money elsewhere on another network although the Adwords platform is amazing!
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  • Profile picture of the author SonnyKing
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    Here is what going on with Google...

    Google (in the mist of the recent FTC announcement) have been targeting Clickbank and
    the most popular niches on CB.

    No matter what your site is (with content, squeeze page, with privacy policy, site index, and TOS) if its directing to a Clickbank affiliate offer in the major niches ( ie. diet or health, self-help) your ad will be disabled and you will be in Google firing squad for termination.

    Also...expect for Clickbank to make some changes to their policy as well because I know that the FTC has gotten to them. The long "hyped up" sales pages aren't going to last past 6 months.

    As far as some other PPC/CPC/CPM platforms...

    AdJuggler
    Advertising.com (through Adsonar old platform)
    Adbrite
    Pulse 360

    Just a few...there is a 100 more out there. All allowing direct linking, although some of those sites (Advertising.com for sure) is starting to change there policies as well.

    You will have to promote products that have TOS, Privacy policy, and affiliate aggrement.

    Hope that helps
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  • Profile picture of the author alexei_aus
    Adwords flags Clickbank type of websites due to bridging page policy. Basically because of the product ownership. Using a different should work with a good topic.
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  • Profile picture of the author fredlee
    Try PPC platform. It will make easy for you, Christopher.
    Cheer,
    Fred
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  • Profile picture of the author alexei_aus
    Which PPC Platform do you recommend?
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  • Profile picture of the author JeremyShawaf
    If your not banned already you are a step ahead of the game lol, so be very careful, because you ARE walking on egg shells literally. Adwords has a TON of traffic and is only getting more. You have to make sure you have quality content and that you dont post a million affiliate links in the body of your site, and that the business model isnt based around simply linking them to the affiliate link. You have to have a lot more information on the site so that the user has a good experience on your site and they come back.

    Having a good CTR also helps, but the main points are the landing page, DO NOT have a bridge page or you will get banned soon enough. Also, it's not that you are not allowed to post email submits and some smaller CPA offers, it's just you cant base your site around an email submit or anything that exchanges personal information for something unrealistic.

    Make it clear whatever your business model is. You can post ads, but always have them in the sidebar, I hope that helps a little, I have quite a bit of experience with their landing page policies as I have been banned before myself, but got unbanned, once I fixed the site that got banned.

    If you do get banned you just have to follow their policys in the site that you got banned, and then resubmit your site for a rereview. It's a complicated mess, but if your having trouble, you may always call adwords anytime b4 5 Pacific Time. Their # is 18662GOOGLE

    Goodluck, remember, NO bridge pages. Extremely important.


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