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UPDATE on Google!

So as you probably have read my past posts,  I was furious when Google changed their policy and by doing so, fucked their own ad approval system.    Before we mis understand each other I am not furious that they changed their policy for a better user experience,   we can adept to anything if we are good enough at this marketing game.  Luckily I was born with the ability to SELL,  and to write copy – so that’s not a problem.

The problem is,  when they changed their policy their ad approval system was not READY.   So it hasn’t a clue what is OK, what is not OK to approve and by disapproving banners that adhere to new policies one day, and approving them the next they really caused us a ton of grief,  so much so – their other system (that detects fradulent activity, policy violations, cheating) limited our entire account so much we can’t get more than 200 clicks even if we bid $1 on GDN in 24 hours.

It’s been one hell of a pain in the ass or PITA for short, waiting and waiting and waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaiting for them to fix it.     2 days ago,  our Account Manager at Google finally took time out of his uber busy schedule to tell us, they are now working on presenting our case (and others’ cases that are having same issues and CANNOT SPEND MONEY)  to the big boys in Silicon Valley.

So there we have it,  we’re getting closer to a solution, but let’s wait and wait some more!


Google Disapproved [Image ads requirements] Unacceptable Image Content – EXAMPLE

Google’s March 30th developer changes mean NO MORE CALL TO ACTIONS.

You cannot write, download, play, get now, install, start game, etc.   You cannot call to action the visitor to click,  they must make the decision to click on their own, this is the new master plan to increase ‘user experience’

Here is example of a disapproved ad.  The reason is the button that says Download (Descargar).  It’s not animated, its branded, so its clearly the button.


Update on the Inappropriate Image Content disapproval fiasco at Adwords

So, since April 1st we couldn’t get banners approved that did not violate the new policies.     Well, the correct way to say it would be we could get banners approved in one campaign, then if we setup another campaign they’d get rejected.

We are lucky and have a person inside Google helping us on this, she designed a banner which too; complies with policy only to have it disapproved by the system.     That is when we heard that yes, they do have a problem with their ad approval system, and was told our entire account will be re-scanned and all ads which violate the policy disapproved.

I wake up today (it’s Sunday btw), there’s a 500% jump in volume,  I check my stats and I see campaigns sending clicks which were all rejected prior by google.   In haste, I check those campaigns and I see APPROVED next to every ad.

Are we close to seeing the light at the end of the tunnel?    Let’s hope so!