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How does google knows another google adwords account belongs to the same user

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Hi,

 

I read that adwords policy doesn't allow the user to have more than one account ( one business, one account).

Now say that someone live with me in my home (eg. my wife or my brother) works in a business similar to mine creates an adwords account and creates some ads that may be similar to my ads.

Will google think this is me trying to create another account to get more than one slot in final search results?

 

My fear for that is because google will the see the same billing address and may be similar ads.

Any advice?

Thanks for any help in advance,

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Google has its signals (which it does not disclose) to verify  whether those are two distinct businesses or  the same business. By now, they are pretty good in identifying violations. (Using same address or the same credit card does not necessarily signals the same business. Google is much more sophisticated....)

 

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Google has its signals (which it does not disclose) to verify  whether those are two distinct businesses or  the same business. By now, they are pretty good in identifying violations. (Using same address or the same credit card does not necessarily signals the same business. Google is much more sophisticated....)

 

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Thank you.

So do you think is it safe if my wife works in a similar business and uses her adwords account for similar ads?

How does google knows another google adwords account belongs to the same user

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The rule is simple: one business entity  - one account.  If your wife owns her own business, separate from you, you are fine. If you share the same business - this is not allowed.

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