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Automated punctuation checker wrongly blocks ad content

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Hello,

 

Text ad with text ".NET components for Visual Basic." is blocked by punctuation checker (dot in the beginning and in the end). This is wrong, because .NET is a shortname of .NET Framework (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.NET_Framework). Please, correct.

 

Sincerely yours,
Oleg Savitsky

 

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Re: Automated punctuation checker wrongly blocks ad content

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# 2
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Hello there;

A quick search on the US Patent and Trade-name Office resulted with hundreds of .Net trade-name owners

You'll need to apply for authorization;

 

Check this link on authorization of a trade-name for Adwords;

https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/6118?hl=en#

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Re: Automated punctuation checker wrongly blocks ad content

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The problem is not in the trademark (".NET" is the name of software platform) but in the parser not allowing dots in the beginning and the end of the phrase, which is again incorrect. Putting the trademark question aside, a phrase ".NET Framework is offered for your use." won't be accepted because of dots, however, this is a valid english sentence.

Re: Automated punctuation checker wrongly blocks ad content

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I do not think so; I see many .NET ads with .NET at the beginning of the headline.

Check yourself...

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It's the dot at the beginning + dot at the end (TWO of them) that make the parser complain. Just starting the sentence with the dot is not a problem. Having the sentence with a dot at the beginning AND a dot at the end is, though.

Re: Automated punctuation checker wrongly blocks ad content

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Two options then;

  • Call Google CS and ask to approve the ad; (If they agree in this specific case)
  • Change the ad copy;

 

You can't change the algorithm / bot  Smiley Happy

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You can't change the algorithm / bot

 
I don't see why not, neither I see what's so funny in bot's bugs.