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Approved limited: how to tell where I'm disapproved?

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I have an ad that is approved limited. It doesn't tell me where I am approved and where I am not. Is there an easy way to find out (besides contacting an AdWords specialist?) I have tried to look in the AdWords web UI and AdWords Editor and no luck.

 

Any help is appreciated.

 

Thanks!

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From https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/2562645 :

Approved (limited)
What it means: Your ad and its landing page comply with our policy on resellers and informational sites. Therefore, your ad is eligible to use the trademark in ad text and appear within the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. In all other regions where the trademark complaint applies, your ad will not run.

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From https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/2562645 :

Approved (limited)
What it means: Your ad and its landing page comply with our policy on resellers and informational sites. Therefore, your ad is eligible to use the trademark in ad text and appear within the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. In all other regions where the trademark complaint applies, your ad will not run.

Re: Approved limited: how to tell where I'm disapproved?

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Thank you for the response. After reading through the policy, I understand why it's approved limited. However, I'm still trying to find out if there's a way to see where I'm disapproved (when it's approved limited) in the Web UI or AdWords Editor. If I have a lot of ads that are approved limited, isn't there an easy way to find out instead of going to the policy link?

Re: Approved limited: how to tell where I'm disapproved?

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I'm not sure I understand the question. According to the policy, ads marked as Approved (limited) may serve in US, Canada, UK and Ireland, and not anywhere else. Is this not the information you are looking for? What do you mean by "where I'm disapproved"?

Are you asking how to locate in your account all ads that have approval status of Approved(limited)? You can filter for them in the web interface. Select Filter > Create filter, choose Approval Status in the left-most drop-down, uncheck all but Approved(limited) in "matches any" drop-down, click Apply.

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Let me clarify. Is there a way for me to find out the countries of disapproval without having to read/understand the policy? This is just a general question and not regarding the ads in my account.

I plan on expanding my account with more ads but am new to AdWords. In a case where I have, say 250 approved limited ads, is there a quick way to find out the countries of disapproval for those approved limited ads.

Hope that makes sense.

Re: Approved limited: how to tell where I'm disapproved?

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If you are asking how to find out what the policy says without having to read and understand said policy, then no, I don't think it's possible. Why would you not want to read and understand the policy? I suppose I still don't understand the nature of the difficulty.

Perhaps you think that the text of the policy changes on a per-ad basis? This is not the case - all those links go to the same place, and the same explanation applies to all approved(limited) ads.

The countries of disapproval for all ads marked Approved(limited) are all countries other than US, Canada, UK and Ireland.