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Adwords Weapon Policy

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Hello Adwords Community,


Thanks for taking time to answer my question. 

 

I am little confused as to Google's stance to their weapon policy which can be found here: https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/176077?hl=en

 

It states "Google doesn't allow the promotion of gun parts or hardware, such as clips, magazines, receivers, stocks, barrels, buttplates, grips, mount, forends, handguards, gun springs, gun triggers, silencers, converters, trigger guards, bayonets, chokes, firing pins, trigger assemblies, magazines, and magazine loaders."

 

However, if you search AR 15 magazines or AR 15 uppers, you get a product listing as seen here and here.

 

Please fill me in on what Google's policy actually says.

 

Thanks so much.


Cole 

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Hi Cole
The product listing Policy is a bit different than Adwords Policies; though both ban weapons and weapon hardwear.
https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/2731539?hl=en&ref_topic=2701546
Please upload a screenshot showing the violation. (The links provided only show the SERP - no ads - could be due to geo targeting)
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Hi Cole
The product listing Policy is a bit different than Adwords Policies; though both ban weapons and weapon hardwear.
https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/2731539?hl=en&ref_topic=2701546
Please upload a screenshot showing the violation. (The links provided only show the SERP - no ads - could be due to geo targeting)
Moshe, AdWords Top Contributor , Twitter | Linkedin | Community Profile | Ad-Globe
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weapons.pngweapons2.png

 

Above are both of what I am talking about.

 

Please give me your feedback on what is against the rules and what is not.

 

Thanks,


Cole

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OK;
Case referred to Google;
Moshe, AdWords Top Contributor , Twitter | Linkedin | Community Profile | Ad-Globe
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