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2 Ads disapproved for shocking content?

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I reviewed an old retro game called Slime World and Gates of Zendo and I wanted to promote them. However they were flagged for shocking content? The games aren't violent (there isn't any use of blood in the game whatsoever) so I am unsure why it would be flagged?

 

Would anyone be able to offer my some advice?

 

Zendocon: https://youtu.be/VT5aSbP9_q4

 

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SlimeWorld https://youtu.be/U6RKtXbvZS0

 

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Hi Luke,

When I watch the first video, the first word I see is "bleed", and there is blood on the fingertips.

And the description of the second video mentions nightmares...

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@Luke J

 

For the first one I believe your intro is the problem.  The finger being pricked, and the rat crawling on the lady's face.  Remove it and you should be good.

 

I think on the second one your [censored] exclamation is the issue.  Certainly wouldn't hurt to remove the word nightmare as suggested.

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FWIW - I had a Video ad disapproved for the same policy for having the text " [censored]!" in the video. I haven't watched these but you really have to keep things light in order to promote videos.

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Hi Rising Star,

I just received a disapproval of my cooking video stating shocking content.  I absolutely can't fathom as to what's shocking about it.

https://youtu.be/c56o3m0y0r4

2 Ads disapproved for shocking content?

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I couldn't see anything visually wrong with it - no speakers at work unfortunately.

 

Call AdWords support and ask. 

 

 

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