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ads that violate Adsense Policies

  1. Anita Hasch profile image82
    Anita Haschposted 5 months ago

    I just received a email about Ads that violate their agreement. One is for alcohol, I recently added a port wine ad, showing the bottle of wine, through Amazon, on my hub 'The Best Port Wine and History of Wine Portugal. Is this an violation?

  2. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 5 months ago

    Advertising alcohol is not against ToS for Adsense ads shown in countries that permit the sale of alcohol

    https://support.google.com/adwordspolic … 2382?hl=en

    1. Glenn Stok profile image94
      Glenn Stokposted 5 months ago in reply to this

      According to that support page: "Google restricts the promotion of alcoholic beverages and drinks that resemble alcoholic beverages." 

      Out all depends on the specific country, as you said. So it's best to avoid the ads for wine since hubs are read worldwide.

      1. psycheskinner profile image82
        psycheskinnerposted 5 months ago in reply to this

        It restrict their content (they can't encourage excessive drinking)  but does not ban them.  And as the ads that are shown are selected by Adsense, not us, there is not much to be done about it.

        1. Glenn Stok profile image94
          Glenn Stokposted 5 months ago in reply to this

          They were not selected by AdSense. Anita said those ads were from Amazon. I assume she used an Amazon ad capsule. Anita, is that what you meant?

          I can't imagine that Google would penalize someone for AdSense ads that they serve themselves. That just doesn't make sense.

          1. Anita Hasch profile image82
            Anita Haschposted 5 months ago in reply to this

            Yes Glenn, I have two Amazon ad capsules that advertise a bottle of port wine. And then I also added an image of port wine from pixabay. I was hoping I would get some sales from Amazon with those ads. I don't think port wine will encourage drinking, because I presume it is more for special occasions.

            1. Glenn Stok profile image94
              Glenn Stokposted 5 months ago in reply to this

              But you don't want to take the chance of losing your AdSense account. You can't ever get it back. This is a direct quote from Google: "Google restricts the promotion of alcoholic beverages and drinks that resemble alcoholic beverages." 

              Some countries (as listed on Google's support page I gave you) are allowed to run alcoholic-related ads, but HubPages is not limited to those countries.

              1. Anita Hasch profile image82
                Anita Haschposted 5 months ago in reply to this

                Thanks Glen, I better remove them. There goes my chance of making some commission from Amazon.

                1. Glenn Stok profile image94
                  Glenn Stokposted 5 months ago in reply to this

                  There are so many other ways to make a commission from Amazon that are not restricted by Google. Just think about items you've bought from Amazon. That should give you ideas, and those are the best things to write about since you are a user who can give personal information on the products. I've done that with several review hubs. It works well when you write from personal experience.

                  1. psycheskinner profile image82
                    psycheskinnerposted 5 months ago in reply to this

                    I suggest that you read the whole page, not just the first sentence.  The ads were compliant.

  3. DavePage profile image59
    DavePageposted 5 months ago

    I violated their agreement too a while ago because I had Matched Betting content on my site which although is risk free, it's still classed as gambling.

    1. Anita Hasch profile image82
      Anita Haschposted 5 months ago in reply to this

      Hi Dave, Did they remove your content, or ask you directly to remove it. The email that I received just gave the rules for ads, did not demand that I remove them.

 
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