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How to find out who is paying for ads attacking our group

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Ads attcking our non-profit group and another have appeared recently in the search results for our groups. We'd like to find out who is trying to damage us. Is there a way to do this?

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Re: How to find out who is paying for ads attacking our group

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Hi kjcci, in answer to your last question, yes, anyone can place Ads pointing to any site so in theory anyone could run an Ad Campaign pointing to a blog that wasn't actually theirs.

 

However, Google has many strict policies against "attacking" behaviour of any kind so if you've seen Ads that appear to breach these policies you should report them and Google can take action if it's appropriate.

 

"Anti" & Violence Policy

 

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Jon

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Re: How to find out who is paying for ads attacking our group

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Hi Kjcci,

 

Welcome to the community..!

 

No, Google will not share confidential customer data with anyone.

 

Why can't you check the website appearing in search result 'attacking' your group?

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We know know the site. But it occurred to us that someone else in his camp could have linked to the attack blogs. Is that possible? Or is this person the only one who could have placed the ads linking to his blog?

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Re: How to find out who is paying for ads attacking our group

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Hi kjcci, in answer to your last question, yes, anyone can place Ads pointing to any site so in theory anyone could run an Ad Campaign pointing to a blog that wasn't actually theirs.

 

However, Google has many strict policies against "attacking" behaviour of any kind so if you've seen Ads that appear to breach these policies you should report them and Google can take action if it's appropriate.

 

"Anti" & Violence Policy

 

Contact AdWords

 

Jon

AdWords Top Contributor Google+ Profile | Partner Profile | AdWords Audits

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Thanks for your response. We've submitted a complaint.

Re: How to find out who is paying for ads attacking our group

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Thanks kjcci. Google will take care. We appreciate any such feedback.