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    Your AdWords account: Site violation
    our AdWords account: Site violation. This is the email message I received when I recently tried to use Adwords to get some extra traffic to my site.

    The email message was very brief and included such sentences as below :

    We've reviewed your account and found that one of your sites is in
    violation of our Landing Page and Site Policies.
    Please note that ad traffic to the above URL will be suspended and all new
    ads pointing to this URL will be disapproved.

    How serious is this? My site niche is male enhancement.This site IS NOT pornographic or seedy and generally does provide information on the subject. The content is all unique and I have worked really hard on the site and only picked reputable companies to work with. Also does this now mean my site won't shown in googles results. Please Help, I'm grateful for any replies.

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    Does your site / landing page make claims not supported by the FDA?

    Have not heard of any correlation between Adwords and natural SERPs. However, personally believe that if your ad campaigns get flagged, then more than likely you will not garner any great positioning in the SERPs.

    NOTE: the Google is not fond of ions (without giving them a license #) OR supplements that make claims...
    Last edited by Convergence; July 21st, 2011 at 11:18 AM.
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    sounds like they consider it adult material = not allowed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herb ԿԬ View Post
    sounds like they consider it adult material = not allowed
    the Google allows adult material in ad campaigns - including novelties and movies...
    Salty kisses, Sandy toes, and a Pirate's heart...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Convergence View Post
    the Google allows adult material in ad campaigns - including novelties and movies...
    I've had a different experience. Was toys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herb ԿԬ View Post
    I've had a different experience. Was toys.
    Must have been for a different reason. Plenty of toy folks doing PPC

    NOTE: There are specific words that can NOT be used in your ad...
    Salty kisses, Sandy toes, and a Pirate's heart...

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    Consider adding/updating your privacy policy. Importance of a Privacy Policy | Legacy Affiliate Blog

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Vesperman View Post
    Consider adding/updating your privacy policy. Importance of a Privacy Policy | Legacy Affiliate Blog
    What?

    "Also does this now mean my site won't shown in googles results"

    No. Two separate things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trust View Post
    What?
    "violation of our Landing Page and Site Policies."
    This could very well mean that that the site's privacy policy is either nonexistent or inadequate. I just did some reading on this and it seemed relevant. Just trying to provide more info

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    But try to have it here. It's hard having a discussion on your blog and here at the same time. Sometimes you make some good topics in your forum but you're always linking out to your blog.

    In this case, just adding a privacy policy, something they might already have, isn't going to do the trick. That site is pretty much gone once you get a notice like that.

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    Google Slap
    While you may have some issues with your page, I've heard of people encountering the "Google Slap" and this is where they flag you for no reason that you can find

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    Could this be due to your site being a "Bridge page"? I had the same thing happen to a very tame affiliate jewelry site that I wanted to promote. When I dug in a little deeper it turns out that the G is getting heavy with any pages where the transaction does not occur on your page.

    Either way, it's pretty strong language and consequences...
    When the only tool you have is a hammer - everything looks like a nail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianDave View Post
    Could this be due to your site being a "Bridge page"? I had the same thing happen to a very tame affiliate jewelry site that I wanted to promote. When I dug in a little deeper it turns out that the G is getting heavy with any pages where the transaction does not occur on your page.

    Either way, it's pretty strong language and consequences...
    That statement for creating ads in Adwords or for shopping carts? MANY sites use a separate domain for their cart - so that wouldn't make sense...
    Salty kisses, Sandy toes, and a Pirate's heart...

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    Your Network Should Help
    Do you work with an affiliate network? if so, ask your AM on how not to get "Google Slapped" as well as other regulations. If they are sending you offers then they should have the birds eye view of what restriction and regulations are and should be setting you up for success.

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    Is the URL in your ad the exact same URL that people will go to when clicking on the ad, or does the URL redirect visitors to a different URL?

    That was one reason why my ads didn't show at first.

    Shirley

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