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Google adwords $100 gift card

  1. David 470 profile image87
    David 470posted 5 years ago

    Once again, I got an adwords 100 dollar gift card in the mail. This time, the letter was more forthcoming...

    Should I use this gift card? I don't really want to spend my own money on advertising, but if I use this  gift card, its not out of my pocket.

    I'm just not sure how adwords works. I would only want to spend whats on the card, nothing more.

  2. lrohner profile image85
    lrohnerposted 5 years ago

    A lot of AdSense publishers received that. All I can say is be careful. While it is (theoretically) fine to run an AdWords campaign to drive traffic to a site that runs AdSense ads, there are quite a few criteria that your site and campaign need to abide by or you risk losing both your AdSense and Adwords accounts.

    Start by reading this here:  http://adwords.google.com/support/aw/bi … swer=46675

    Then read this about arbitrage:  http://adwords.google.com/support/aw/bi … wer=190442

    You're probably okay as long as you have more content than ads, your content is high-quality, your ad is very clear about what the user gets when they click on it and you have NO duplicate content on your website.

    Good luck!

    1. David 470 profile image87
      David 470posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, I'll look into it. If I find that I could get banned, I am not going to risk it.

  3. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    A real, live Google human reviews your ad and hub before it is unleashed on the networks.

  4. englightenedsoul profile image60
    englightenedsoulposted 5 years ago

    David, you will find this hub by Sunforged very helpful:


    It is top class.

    Also, you can search for "How to use an adwords voucher", this hub is on second.

    http://www.google.com/search?q=how+to+u … &gl=US

  5. outdoorguy38 profile image60
    outdoorguy38posted 5 years ago

    What they don't mention about the voucher is this:

    Yes, you get $100 credit, but until your ads are running, they never mention that they will charge you a $95 setup fee. I activated a $100 voucher from Hostgator, so I am feeling fairly confident that the same rules would apply. However, they do have a fairly decent plan for upping your credit limit, and only $5 comes out of the initial $100 voucher to go towards the activation fee, so it does make you feel a little more warm and fuzzy getting to use most of the voucher...LOL

    After using my account for a month, they decided my landing page did not meet their requirements and stopped showing my ad. Of course this was after over $100 in clicks was delivered. I did not see enough return on investment to recommend going this route, but am looking into media ad buys which I believe will have much better returns than adwords ever could.

    Just my 2cents, take it for what its worth smile