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Not enforcing knife policies

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I'm resorting to this public forum because Google refuses to enforce it's policies on a habitual violator. Knife-depot.com continually violates multiple policies by having assisted opening knives, throwing knives, and tactical knives on its web site. They not only have them on their site, but they disguise them as other knives until you click on the ad. You will see an ad for pocket knives, click on that. Then you'll see a smith and wesson "one-handed opening" knife, when you click on that ad, the product page then changes "one-handed" to "assisted opening" and all of a sudden the side bar has the banned categories of "tactical knives" "throwing knives" and "assisted opening Knives" as well. I was told that my itty bitty knife website couldn't advertise on google because we had dangerous weapons on our site, which weren't even on the landing page. But this site is clearly being sneaky about it and I wasn't. Wake up policy team, you are being played.

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hi,

As per Google Policy Center guidelines mentioned in following link : https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/6014299?hl=en

The Knifes and related items are not allowed to advertise on Google.

However you can aways contact Google via : https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/8206?hl=en

and make them informed about Knife-depot.com Ads being Live on Such Keywords. I am sure your concern will get resolved. It may be due to bulk data upload or automatic approval process , the Ads got approved , once the issue will be in front of ad words specialist of Policy , I am sure the action will be taken on urgent basis .

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Is this your copy and paste answer to everything? You probably work at Google.

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Hi

Its not about Copy and Paste , Its like your Query was very similar to query we recd yesterday , I do not work at Google , I am Community contributor , You need to escalate matter via :

https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/8206?hl=en

Thanks