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Phone numbers in text ads ? No problem

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Here is an amusing example of Ads from the country Romania putting 2 phone numbers in their title with no problem from AdWords Smiley Happy

 

Is this challenge so tough for AdWords programmers to detect a phone number string in a text ?

 

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Accepted by topic author Adrian B
September 2015

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Come on Adrian Smiley Happy
You should know by now how this works. We all get frustrated with this sometimes, I get that. I do too.

Just report it and move on.
Reports are not actioned as quickly as I would like, but they do get actioned.

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Come on Adrian Smiley Happy
You should know by now how this works. We all get frustrated with this sometimes, I get that. I do too.

Just report it and move on.
Reports are not actioned as quickly as I would like, but they do get actioned.

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Yes, swallowing my frustration about these issues is a solution Smiley Happy

 

I would like from AdWords Policy violation reporting to allow "bulk reporting" for multiple ads at the same time, instead of repeating the process for 3 ads on the same page. Together with the lack of feedback after a report, complaining about such competitor ads feels like a total waste of time .

 

I also wonder how come once I tried to save a phone number in a text ad just to test the waters it got immediately disapproved , but these guys can do it with no problem.

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Hi @Adrian B

actually you should be honoured by immediate disapproval - that is a sign Google crawls you more often that others Smiley Happy)