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i understand the reason ban to tobacco advertising but when i search for ecigarettes 1 get over 3 million hits

iam trying to understand why my ad is disallowed

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Hello again,

 

3 million ads? Smiley Surprised

 

As far as the policy is concerned, Adwords is very strict about this. You might consider filing a complaint to them by filling up this form if you want.

 

Pankaj

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Hi NickCarter,

 

Beyond what has already been mentioned, just because an ad shows up for a particular keyword does not mean the product is being promoted or sold.  Sure, perhaps there are a few variations of e-cigarette, e-juice, e-vapor etc, that may still be promoted but this is only due to a lag in policy updates on Google's side.  There was a recent case of an advertiser, in the UK I think, that raised concerns due to the 'e-juice' terminology.  Google took the recommendation and I believe is working on adding these alternative keywords/product names to their list of questionable items.

 

If you can provide a screenshot of the ads and can show that the ads do indeed lead to websites selling e-cigarettes or related products, we may be able to help you submit the case for review by a specialist.

 

-Tom

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Hello,

 

Please see this policy which clearly says that no tobacco and its alternatives are allowed to advertise.

 

Hope that helps!

Pankaj

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i have read the policy but why do 3 million ads appear when the policy  clearly says that no tobacco and its alternatives are allowed to advertise.

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September 2015

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Hello again,

 

3 million ads? Smiley Surprised

 

As far as the policy is concerned, Adwords is very strict about this. You might consider filing a complaint to them by filling up this form if you want.

 

Pankaj

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Hi Nickcarter,

Where have you seen these 3 million ads? Are you talking about Google Search Engine results? I think you talking about Organic searches not Google Advertising Sponsored Ads.

Sorry, If I understand wrong!

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Neha
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Hi NickCarter,

 

Beyond what has already been mentioned, just because an ad shows up for a particular keyword does not mean the product is being promoted or sold.  Sure, perhaps there are a few variations of e-cigarette, e-juice, e-vapor etc, that may still be promoted but this is only due to a lag in policy updates on Google's side.  There was a recent case of an advertiser, in the UK I think, that raised concerns due to the 'e-juice' terminology.  Google took the recommendation and I believe is working on adding these alternative keywords/product names to their list of questionable items.

 

If you can provide a screenshot of the ads and can show that the ads do indeed lead to websites selling e-cigarettes or related products, we may be able to help you submit the case for review by a specialist.

 

-Tom

Tommy Sands, AdWords Top Contributor | Community Profile | Twitter | Philly Marketing Labs
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