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Violator of Google Adwords Policy

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Thanks to the help of those on this forum, I had this issue largely resolved last year.  However, recently, new competitors have started again using a variant (SPARKLES) of the forbidden Ad Word "SPARKLERS" to use ad words illegally.  I have flagged the site as a violator using the Chrome red flag tool.  Also submitted the online violation form.  Found in the past that repeated submission of this form over many months did not result in these violators being taken down.

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@Shannon D ;

Google replied that since the introduction of Policy 2.0 (in mid September 2014) wedding sparklers are allowed, since they are not manufactured and sold (with the intent) to harm or cause damage.

 

I should add that I was  also surprised, but apparently, the Policy was modified / changed,  2 moths ago,  for this product.

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Screen Shot 2014-11-19 at 10.47.59 AM.png

 

another screen shot...Per the Ad Words policies, SPARKLERS are considered FIREWORKS, and therefore may not be advertised via Ad Words.

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https://www.en.adwords-community.com/t5/Ad-Approval-Policy/Competitor-Using-Restricted-Adwords/td-p/...

this is the thread from last year, where we first resolved the issue.

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Due to a system bug I am unable to see the screenshot. Could you use an external link?
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http://prntscr.com/582ied

 

trying this as screenshot.

 

 

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Case escalated to google asking to investigate

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great.....thank you, Moshe.
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@Shannon D ;

Google replied that since the introduction of Policy 2.0 (in mid September 2014) wedding sparklers are allowed, since they are not manufactured and sold (with the intent) to harm or cause damage.

 

I should add that I was  also surprised, but apparently, the Policy was modified / changed,  2 moths ago,  for this product.

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well, that is interesting to learn...thank you Moshe. Guess we will be changing tactics.