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Advertising poclicies

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Hello,

 

I need to ask two questions: 

1- Is it allowed to cloak a website and redirect it to another totally different domain?

2- Is is allowed to advertise custom academic writing services on Adwords?

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Hi Talib M,

 

Cloaking is certainly not allowed and is against advertising policies. Academic writing services need to be reviewed on a case to case basis, but the bottom line is 'any service that includes academic cheating' is not allowed. More info on these policies here.

 

Sumanth

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Hi Talib M,

 

Cloaking is certainly not allowed and is against advertising policies. Academic writing services need to be reviewed on a case to case basis, but the bottom line is 'any service that includes academic cheating' is not allowed. More info on these policies here.

 

Sumanth

Sumanth Sridhar

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Thanks

 

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Hi!

 

If you set up a page with cloacking Google will not take it down. I have seen examples of this and I have tried to report them many times on the basis of the site clearly using some sort of 301 redirect to lead visitors to another URL. I guess it is technically not legal, but the reporting system won't take your site down, because it is automated. If the site behind the display URL is within the guidelines the system is not able to see the landing page if you cloak it and redirect it.

 

Google would have to do a manual review of the site, but with the amount of ads they get everyday they have no technical possibilty of getting ahead of the scammers. Believe me, it seems very easy to trick the system. Just sad.

 

 

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There are so many advertisers, violating policies by cloaking and I have tried to complain about them too but still they are able to advertise.

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@Talib M yes, in fact Google doesn't care for low level scams that are not in the media. I can imagine that if someone made site with a cloacking script redirecting to childporn or a terrorist recruitment site the site would be down in hours. But for something like health supplements or makeup or similar, you can trick Google as much as you like. And the funny thing I learnt on this forum is the fact that there is no one in Google reviewing reported ads on the weekends. So if you put up an ad on friday it will run to sunday (at least) before something happens. And that would go for any type of ads that has been approved. They approve fake sites, because that process is automated, just put up a blog with a redirec script when clicked. Even the experts in this community agrees the system is bad. With what I know now, I could explain to anyone wanting to make quick money with adwords how to trick Google. Too easy.