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Ad disapproved and I have no idea why

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Hello Everyone,

 

I am new to adwords and had setup an ad shown below which has been disapproved

 

Earn More Money Online
Learn how to create multiple
streams of income online
adanmedia.com/Information-Product-Profit-Blueprint/

 

The only clue in the email from google adwords was this

 

Here's what you can do to fix your site and hopefully get your ad running again:

1. Make the necessary changes to your site that currently violates our policies:

     Display URL: adanmedia.com

 

 

Now I'm really not sure what I have to do to fix this. Is it because there is no 'www.' prior in the landing page url? My main site is www.adanmedia.com and is a wordpress site, The landing page is an html page and so sits under the main site. But I changed the display url in wordpress to 'www.' and I haven't done this with the landing page (i.e. main site and all wordpress pages have this url structure http://www.adanmedia.com/support for example. The Landing Page has this structure http://adanmedia.com/Information-Product-Profit-Blueprint/). But, I'm not really sure if this is the issue or if I have missed something else.

 

Any help greatly appreciated guys.

 

Thank you,

Colin

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Re: Ad disapproved and I have no idea why

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Hi,

 

Did you try removing the slash at the end of your Display URL?

 

Best of luck!

 

 

Re: Ad disapproved and I have no idea why

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Hi,

 

I have a feeling this is not about your display URL, it's about your site and business model.  Take a look here:  https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1050602?hl=en#

 

Also, you have no contact information, no navigation, you're using clickbank...I'm not on the policy team at Google but I've seen enough instances of similar cases to say that you may never be able to advertise with a site like that.

 

If you enable the Policy Details column in your account to potentially see more details about your disapproval.  

 

If you find more info, please come back and let us know what you find out.

 

-Tommy

Tommy Sands, AdWords Top Contributor | Community Profile | Twitter | Philly Marketing Labs
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Re: Ad disapproved and I have no idea why

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Hello there;

As Tommy mentioned your ad and your website violates  the "easy money" clause of the user safety section of the Policy;

This type of business cannot be promoted on Google;

Moshe, AdWords Top Contributor , Twitter | Linkedin | Community Profile | Ad-Globe
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Re: Ad disapproved and I have no idea why

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Hi Tommy,

 

Many thanks for the detailed response. It is clear I have some work to do.

 

Unfortunately I cannot provide any more information as I had an email from Google saying that my account was about to be suspended ( days after the disapproval) so I panicked and deleted my ad. I'll try again once I understand the ramifications of the information you have provided.

 

I use Clickbank as a payment processor for 12 monthly reports I created on product development. These are not money making schemes as such but detailed steps on writing reports, creating an app for apple etc. My question is does google not like Clickbank or is it purely my violation of the site policy?

 

I do have navigation on the landing page but it's at the bottom. I will look to move the landing page within the main site so the navigation is clearly accessible. I think I'm going to have to rework the landing page as well. 

 

Are there any specific guides on promoting information products via Google adwords in terms of what is acceptable and what is not acceptable? I'm wondering if there are any clear examples out there that you know of.

 

Many thanks,

Colin

 

Re: Ad disapproved and I have no idea why

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Hello MosheTLV,

 

Thank you for your response. I replied to Tommy above and realise I have much work to do if only to fully understand what I can and cannot do with adwords. 

 

In terms of promoting information products with adwords is this not allowed? Would I instead have to build up a site with useful information and then offer a product somewhere within that useful information? Or am I barking up the wrong tree completely?

 

Appreciate your thoughts on this.

 

Many thanks,

Colin

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Guys,

 

I also did a bit of searching and I see that payday loans companies advertise in google and direct you to a landing page which provides sme information and then gathers your details via an application box i.e. http://www.kwikcash.co.uk/PL/Main/default_pl_ms2.aspx?ref=g5_PLM_pls&gclid=CIf0q_KKmrcCFS7KtAodFHAAy...

 

I guess my issue may be related to the long story on the squeeze page perhaps?

 

I maybe need to take a more direct route and advertise the product, bring them to a landing page that proves more specific information before I send them to the buy page. However I will ratify this against the google policies first.

 

Thanks,

Colin