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I run a paintball site and my advert is not approved because of guns (?)

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However, reviewing what our competitors are running I can't seem to figure out what I need to do to run adwords. The following is the copy for our advert.....no mention of guns


Surrey Paintball Offers - book online
Ad www.blindfirepaintball.com
The ultimate paintball experience for groups big or small

The following is an advert for a paintball site which I have just seen on google:
Basingstoke Paint ball - absolutely-paintball.co.uk‎
Adwww.absolutely-paintball.co.uk/‎
Unique Video Game Style Indoor Paint ball Sessions From Only £15pp
The Arena, Stafferton Way, Maidenhead‎ - 0845 026 2466‎

Why is this okay but ours is not?

Any advice?

Thanks

Lianne

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I run a paintball site and my advert is not approved because of guns (?)

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@Lianne B;

Paintball activities (outdoors or indoors)  fall under the category of dangerous products and cannot be promoted on Google;

https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/6014299?hl=en

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Re: I run a paintball site and my advert is not approved because of guns (?)

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Yes I understand this is the rule - but how come so many others are able to advertise on google search? If you search paintball centre/site/games several promoted links appear?

Lianne

I run a paintball site and my advert is not approved because of guns (?)

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Hello @Lianne B,

You should contact the Google support team regarding your concern. They will better guide you.