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account disapproved counterfeit goods, gaming, keywords, location

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I created my first Adwords campaign and received am email that my ad was disapproved. The email said that there was an issue with the ad or the keywords. When I asked for a review, I received a phone call from Google and the person told me that there was an issue with our website having to do with counterfeit goods. According to 'privacy concerns' he couldn't tell me what the specific issue was with the site. If I go to 'fix a suspended campaign', I am told that there is an issue with keywords and with location and listed below that is 'counterfeit goods' and 'gaming'.. When I try and change the keywords that is displayed, it says it 'invalid keyword' after I change it. Changing location doesn't have any effect.

 

Wish I could get someone to tell me what I need to fix. No way we're selling counterfeit goods or anything to do with gaming and the keyword in question seems pretty innocuous.

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Re: account disapproved counterfeit goods, gaming, keywords, location

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Counterfeit goods is a serious violation. Please share the website URL
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Hi Colin,

Google doesn't allow promotion of Counterfeit goods. See the Advertising policies below:
https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/6008942?hl=en

Hope it helps!

Regards,
Ashish

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By the way, what exactly are you trying to promote through Adwords? It will help in identifying the cause.