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Showcase Shopping Ads for Adult Toys?

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Hey everyone,

 

A client of mine is running Shopping Ads for sex toys in UK, and according to the Merchant Centre policy this falls under restricted adult content and that's all good - https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/6150138) - here is the corresponding policy:

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I want to run Showcase Shopping Ads for them, but for those their policy seems to say that sex toys are a no-go, https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/7314389?hl=en

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Can anyone clarify if this is correct, and possibly the reasoning why I can regular Shopping Ads but not Showcase Ads?

The policies seem conflicting, and I don't want to just try it out, and - in the worst case - risk getting the MC account suspended.

 

Thanks so much for your help in advance!

 

 

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Showcase Shopping Ads for Adult Toys?

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As you already know Shopping ads and Showcase Shopping Ads are not the same and have different policies.

 

The first policy if for Google Shopping

The second policy is for Google Showcase Shopping Ads

 

You can not advertise these types of products on Showcase ads, but you can for Shopping ads.

 

Hope it helps.

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As you already know Shopping ads and Showcase Shopping Ads are not the same and have different policies.

 

The first policy if for Google Shopping

The second policy is for Google Showcase Shopping Ads

 

You can not advertise these types of products on Showcase ads, but you can for Shopping ads.

 

Hope it helps.

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Showcase Shopping Ads for Adult Toys?

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Thanks Emmanuel, I was afraid that this wasn't just a policy "glitch" Smiley Wink

I'll have to stick with standard Shopping Ads then and write Showcase Ads off as one of the ad types not allowed for adult / non-family safe content.

 

Thanks again!