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Hey here!

After signing up for adword,i didn't get any email containing the $100 promised coupon voucher. Anyone have any idea why?

And,Can a website be advertised on different adword accounts?

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Hello Zubby; welcome;


I am not familiar with AdWords coupons - they vary from country to country, based on marketing promotions in different regions.

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As for two AdWords accounts for the same website: To put it simply: Don't even try!. If you run a quick search in the search box of the community, you'll get dozens of threads discussing accounts suspended because of this. (This is a major violation of AdWords Policy)

 

Good luck with your campaigns

 

 

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Hi Zubby,

 

I'm not sure why you haven't received your code...(Most promo codes are only applicabale on brand new accounts and must be added within 14 days of creation, you should check the terms of the coupon when you receive it).

 

Here is a good thread about billing/promtional credits.

 

A website can be advertised on two adwords accounts if they are separate businesses (amazon.com affiliates for instance).  But only one ad for a domain can show at a time and you as a single business cannot have multiple AdWords accounts promoting the same website.  This is called Double Serving and most likely a gauranteed suspension of services.

 

Hope this helps!

 

-Tom

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Hi Zubby, 

 

Who promised you a $100 voucher? Was it AdWords or some other part of Google? If it was a third party, other than Google, you'll need to contact them. 

 

If it was from Google, I'd read the email very carefully. Is this a spend X to get $100 offer? If so has your account spent that amount within the alloted time frame? As was previously suggested, was the account opened less than 14 days ago? 

 

If these checks don't help to clarify the situation, you can always call us for further support. Our contact details are here

 

Ita

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Hi Moshe

 

Promoting one website on 2 adwords accounts is a major violation of the adwords advertising policies,to be specific the "double serving" policy.

 

On the same lines I wonder, what stops me or any other person in advertising a competitor's website/business on a specially created adwords account??

 

I mean, one needs an adwords account,some money and he/she is all set. Suppose if one promotes a competitor's website/business on one such account while the "competitor" completely unaware of such deed being realized is happily promoting his own website at his end!!

 

All the related accounts are under a danger of being suspended till further "investigations"!..In today's competitive world even insane stuff like this can be a possibility to hamper a running business on adwords!!

 

I feel there should a more astringent process for verifying businesses and websites,to know that a website being promoted on an adwords account actually matches to the actual owner...

 

Hope I am not missing something or completely out of line..

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@Mudit;

I agree, and though it seems to be unlikely to happen, it could...

I will communicate this to Google along with two other very interesting cases we had: one on double serving and another on domain ownership )


 

 

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Hey Mudit,


I think you may be misunderstanding the Double Serving policy.

 

One business cannot have two accounts promoting the same site.  If you want to promote your competitors website, there is no issue, you can do that all you want, you and your competitor are separate business entities.

 

The same goes for affiliate marketing, many people promote products on amazon and they can, they're all separate entities. 

 

The bottom line is only one ad will show per search query results page.

 

Does this help clarify at all?

 

-Tom

 

 

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Hey Tom

 

I understand that one business can't have 2 adwords accounts promoting the same site and this is exactly what I am trying to say here.

 

Suppose you promote www.example.com from your adwords account, I can promote www.example.com too( the same website) on a new adwords account I create as your competitor to "double serve" www.example.com and ultimately land you (the actual owner of the website/business in some trouble).

 

All I need is some extra funds. Isn't it?? Adwords does not verify what is my relation with the domains I am promoting??

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Hey Mudit,

 

I should probably preface these comments with "I am definitely not a Policy Specialist" and I have been and will certianly admit I could be way off and wrong here.

 

That said, I think there are many interpretations of policies, this one in particular.

 

My opinion is this:

 

1.  Google is vague about this and other policies so that people cannot abuse or take advantage of other advertisers or the AdWords system as a whole.

 

2.  I personally feel that there are numerous methods that Google will use to determine 'ownership', although none require direct action by advertisers. 

 

3.  On the surface, it may seem easy enough to jsut promote a competitor website and get them in policy issues but I do not feel it is that easy and I also have faith that the decision makers at Google have definitely taken this exact situation into account.

 

I think, although I cannot verify, that there are multiple levels of 'checks' for a policy like this. 

Here are some of my ideas:

- They will check registration and billing information for duplication

- They will check on where users are logging in from - IP Addresses are easily tracked

- They will review the account structures - If you were promoting your site with two accounts, wouldn't you make them similar if not exact duplicates of each other?

 

I think it is a bit far fetched to think that Google would allow such a simple task (setting up an account that is promoting a competitor) to possibly endanger such a huge part of their revenue sources.

 

Again, this is just my interpretation and most likely, we'll never know how they go about this, due to security reasons but my guess is your scenario has been explored and has been addressed at some level.

 

I'd love to hear more from a specialist too and hopefully we will.

 

-Tom

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Hi Mudit,

Tom is correct there. The same URL can show only once anyway which eliminates the possibility of double-serving automatically so if you open an account for your competitor, you will just pay for driving traffic to his website, the account will most likely not get suspended only because of that.

There are various cases where it's ok to have separate accounts for the same URL, like different targeting, very large accounts, affiliates etc. That being said, unless you have a particular reason like the above mentioned ones, you should still stick to one account.

Finally - you cannot open various accounts for the same URL using coupons, that is against the coupon policies.

Karl