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Advert disapproved as gambling, not gambling related in the slightest.

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I've attempted to add the following ad;

 

 

Linking to http://goo.gl/mrnzB

 

but it's telling me:

 

Ad showing now?
No
 
This ad is not eligible to run on the search network.
 
Reasons
Ad policies
  • Gambling – online

I really can't see why, it's absolutely unrelated.

 

Anyone spot something I can't?

 

Thanks

Dave

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Re: Advert disapproved as gambling, not gambling related in the slight

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Hi Dave and welcome,

 

Honestly if it's an online shopping cart website selling shoes and other items online, it doesn't make any sense getting disapproved because of gambling policy.

 

Did you resubmit the ad for a re review so that Adwords support can look into this and get this rectified as soon as possible?

 

Is there a screenshot which you can share with us regarding this issue removing all personal identifiable info from that?

 

Pankaj

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Hi Pankaj

 

I did resubmit it, it came up again instantly as disapproved. I have other ads point to that page, work fine.

 

I only added this one so I could try out the longer title. It's almost like there is a phrase autoflagging something in the advert, but I really can't work out what

 

Screenshot:

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 forgot to add that I contacted support but no response as of yet, but seeing as it was later last night (I'm in th uk) understandable, just wondering if there was something I've missed

Re: Advert disapproved as gambling, not gambling related in the slight

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Hi Dave,

 

I am just wondering whether you have set any keyword level destination URL apart from the ad's destination URL which you are showing in the screenshot?

 

Pankaj

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Hi Pankaj,

 

No, just the destination url given. Not that there is anything gambling related on the site full stop.

 

Thanks

Dave

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Dave,

 

I have escalated this matter to Adwords Support and one of the Support Team Member should contact you via email as soon as possible.

 

Let us know how it goes.

 

Pankaj

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Hi Pankaj

Thank you for your assistance, I'll let you know the outcome

Thanks,
Dave
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September 2015

Re: Advert disapproved as gambling, not gambling related in the slight

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Hi,

Got an email from support saying that the ad had been reviewed and approved, no explanation as to why it had happened in the first place.

Thanks again for your help.

Dave

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Hi Dave,

Glad to know that your ad has been approved Smiley Happy
Thanks for reverting back to the Community.

Pankaj

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Im having the exact same problem with my AdWords, it says I need a gambling licence. I'm a brick and motar store. I dont understand it. I keep trying to contact google about it and nothing has been resolved