Are Google and Facebook Ads Driving Anybody Else Insane????

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I have been trying to run ads on Google and Facebook for my wife's new website Pop Kids Report

I get message after message about the various policies my ad and website are violating...

The latest is...

"Information harvesting."

It's very frustrating. Has anyone else run into SERIOUS issues with Google and Facebook Ads?

Is it getting harder and harder to use these services?

What are you biggest complaints about AdWords and other facebook Ads...and how do you get around stuff like this?

Thanks!
#ads #driving #facebook #google #insane
  • Profile picture of the author kindsvater
    You're not running an ad for the website. You're running an ad to get people to signup for a newsletter.

    That is called "information harvesting" and will nuke your ad. You get around it by sending the ad clickers to a page with a lot of content. Sometimes a small signup form on the side will work. I just use a link to a signup form and hide the link from Google.

    If your issue is "information harvesting" the cure is understanding what that means, why you received the notice, and then seeing if you can address the issue. With Google it has been this way for a long time.

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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Schmidt
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  • Profile picture of the author Stuart Walker
    Facebook can be really hit or miss as to what they allow. Sometimes they accept ads to my site and other times they saw I'm linking to content they don't accept. Sometimes linking to an opt in page is no problem, other times they don't allow it.

    Their support sucks too so you can't even get any straight answers from them.
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    • Profile picture of the author kevyiba
      The thing is with google is they're only interested in providing good customer support to companies that spend millions with them. They're not interested in people spending hundreds or even thousands with them.

      It's less hassle for them to deal with fewer large, high spending companies than millions of little, low spending ones. I can't say I blame them. It makes good business sense.

      Facebook are probably doing the same thing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Adwords banned me for no good reason. My landing page was a blog with over a years worth of content. Facebook never tried. You should check out Bing Ads. Depending on your niche, the quality of traffic is VERY good.
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  • Profile picture of the author chrislewis217
    I know this thread is a bit old but I had to shime a little bit. Although Google bans sites that are mainly squeeze pages for the purpose of collecting personal information, I believe and this is just my opinion that trying to get your site up to code with google is good for the long run since I can see other search networks eventually enforcing this rule in the near future to protect their users. But hey just my 2 cents.

    I actually just spoke with google yesterday about my account since it's suspended due to the information harvesting policy that they have and what was explained to me is their main goal is to give users a good experience when it comes their products or services specifically their search engine. I can see if I were google and I wanted to keep users coming back to me and be the leading search engine in the industry I would probably put up that policy too since there are scammers out there and the best way to protect the user to have the policy.

    Now I'm all about squeeze pages but the thing is exceptional VALUE is king when it comes to offering our products and services to our customers and not trying to make a quick buck off of people and then disappearing behind the bushes. I'm not implying that anyone here does or would do that but I believe in doing things right for the long run. Again just my two cents.
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    • Profile picture of the author researchpro
      Originally Posted by chrislewis217 View Post

      I know this thread is a bit old but I had to shime a little bit. Although Google bans sites that are mainly squeeze pages for the purpose of collecting personal information, I believe and this is just my opinion that trying to get your site up to code with google is good for the long run since I can see other search networks eventually enforcing this rule in the near future to protect their users. But hey just my 2 cents.

      I actually just spoke with google yesterday about my account since it's suspended due to the information harvesting policy that they have and what was explained to me is their main goal is to give users a good experience when it comes their products or services specifically their search engine. I can see if I were google and I wanted to keep users coming back to me and be the leading search engine in the industry I would probably put up that policy too since there are scammers out there and the best way to protect the user to have the policy.

      Now I'm all about squeeze pages but the thing is exceptional VALUE is king when it comes to offering our products and services to our customers and not trying to make a quick buck off of people and then disappearing behind the bushes. I'm not implying that anyone here does or would do that but I believe in doing things right for the long run. Again just my two cents.
      your statement is based on the assumption that anyone who collects emails has a sinister motive. Goog-le collects emails and so does every other large online company. Without emails, none of them would be in business and goog-le knows that.
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  • Profile picture of the author researchpro
    Amen brother. Absolutely. Fix one problem and they come up with another. goog-le that is. censoring websites and micro managing so they can control who get's seen and who does not. Even sighting unwritten guideline violations. It's scary how they built a business on information harvesting and then call it unethical for others.
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  • Profile picture of the author Humbee360
    Its does seem to be an un equal situation, when I saw the title of this thread I thought it was about how advertising in facebook was really irritating to its users, which for me and a lot of others that can be true, but there is a syndrome, called ad blindness what happens is that we train ourselves to ignore advertising, because there is so much of it that we scan through the junk and the garbage to find the actual content.
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