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Hello.. sorry for the double post

 

Sorry to say that Adwords is a very unreliable way to do online business. My website was reviewed before for policy violations and after a few changes was approved, ever since that i have not done any changes to my landing page to avoid another suspension. Nonetheless i got suspended for policy Healthcare and Medicine. Now i am no online pharmacy or anything along those lines, i am just an advertiser and affiliate that gives people useful information about a brand that claims to be legal, FDA inspected and approved. I dont ship any products, dont directly sell any products, i dont manufacture any products, dont hold any information about people's bank accounts or anything that would describe a merchant. Nonetheless they say i need to be certified as an online pharmacy to be allowed to even refer the brand... Worst part is that i am suspended, and just saw someone else put a Google Ad with an EXACT COPY of my website's content. So i get suspended while someone else steals my content and advertise it as it's own...

Is this how Google policies work... I want to see justice, please.

 

My URL: http://www.crazymassbodybuilding.com you can see my name at the very bottom

Imposter URL: http://www.crazymassy.com/

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Hi there;

Your question was answered earlier today by @Rakesh Kumar 

No question that your site violates the policy;

https://www.en.adwords-community.com/t5/Ad-Approval-Policy/Healthcare-and-medicine-policy/m-p/386627...

 

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Hi Stanislav
First of all, I'd be more concerned about your site violating the bridge page policy here - https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/190435?hl=en

 

Google AdWords doesn't allow ads that promote bridge pages. A bridge page, also known as a doorway page, is a webpage created for the main purpose of sending visitors to a different site. Bridge pages can also be sites that drive traffic from AdWords-compliant content to non-compliant content. Affiliates that display the same characteristics may also be considered bridge pages. - https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/190435?hl=en

 

Can you honestly say that the purpose of your page is NOT to send people to another site? If you took away your affiliate links, would you still pay for traffic to this site?

 

It's also likely that your site or the site that you are promoting violates the user safety policy - https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1050602?hl=en

 

"Google doesn't allow ads or sites that imply affiliation with, or endorsement by US government agencies, without verification of that endorsement" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lX2E1vTjH9g#t=12.

 

 

As someone with experience in this area, I see this every day. You are violating quite a few AdWords policies (especially the bridge page policy). I'm surprised that you got reapproved in the first place to be honest. 

 

The fact that someone else is able to run the same site is incidental. They'll be removed in time. You should report this advertiser if you are concerned.

 

As Rakesh pointed out, your clearly violate the unapproved pharma policies and products policy. Just because you got away with it until now doesn't mean you should continue to get away with it.

 

AdWords is not an affiliate arbitrage network. Not any more anyway. Don't shoot the messenger here but it's unlikely that you'll be able to advertise this site again. I'd be surprised if you were. You're welcome to appeal the decision but because you violate multiple policies (in my view anyway) as outlined above, I wouldn't get my hope up. As someone that sees this quite literally every day, I'd move on if I were you. I don't think you're going to win this one.

 

 

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well, there is a saying back where i'm coming from.. "They took my money but they didn't play my song"
Thanks anyway, i've learned a lot of things if nothing else.

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I did not want to bring it this in my initial reply, however, since the issue was brought up; 
There are, indeed, multiple violations on your landing page. When I review violations, I first focus on content violations, and in the next step technical violations.

In your case, no doubt, there are violations of content sections and of the technical guidelines.

So the bottom line: this business model cannot be promoted on Google.

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Hi,
Even I am facing an issue with a Site that we have done for a US associate of mine. I have received an email from Google notifying me that the "Site" is suspended because of User Safety policies. I have gone through their User safety policies but have somehow missed the exact issue which needs to be fixed in the website.

This is a US Account and the site is www.itkarma.com

I would really appreciate if I can have some help on this.