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When searching for my company, a competing company's ad displays

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When searching my company's name, a competing company's ad displays  (I don't yet use Ad Sense).  

 

I am thinking they must have added my company name into their adwords - can I get this removed from their account setup?

 

Thank you

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Re: When searching for my company, a competing company's ad displays

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Hello middlespencer;

 

That depends in which country you reside. In most countries and territories, Google allows the use of a competitor's TRADENAME as a keyword. (But, not in the ad text.) This is a common practice.

 

In some territories, Google will investigate these cases.

 

Check the policy that applies to your country in the following link:

 

AdWords Trademark Policy

 

http://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=6118

 

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