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Google working to eliminate scam affiliate ads

  1. relache profile image91
    relacheposted 8 years ago

    Google is often considered a leader in online advertising, and now it seems they are working to be the first to comprehensively ban scam affiliate advertising.

    So, keep your eye on those ads that come up on your Hubs and see if they start to change over the next few weeks and months.

    Google Does Non-Evil Thing: Bans White Teeth, Flat Stomachs

    1. lakeerieartists profile image75
      lakeerieartistsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for banning these gross, gross ads.  I hate seeing them.

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      BookFlameposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      What a mess.  But those people are creeps.

  2. wyanjen profile image79
    wyanjenposted 8 years ago

    Holy cow.
    What a great article, thanks for the link.

    Google has so much influence, it will be interesting to see what impact their program may have in other media.

  3. Dale Mazurek profile image72
    Dale Mazurekposted 8 years ago

    As an affiliate marketer that is great news.  its those dam scam artists that make life tough for the honest guys.

    This is definatly a step in the right direction

  4. darkside profile image84
    darksideposted 8 years ago

    Go Google!

  5. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    Its funny, but the ads they directly reference in the article "white teeth" "diet ***" and "flat stomachs" are exactly the same ones that Hubpages are serving all over our pages on their MSN ads share.

    hopefully, the other publishers will follow suit

  6. MikeNV profile image81
    MikeNVposted 8 years ago

    In theory this is something that should benefit everyone.  The problem is that in practice Google is a "do what I say not what I do" company.

    For them to determine what is or is not a scam is highly unethical and hypocritical.  Because they stand to profit by censoring ads for their own benefit.

    One must remember Google is a for profit company who answers only to shareholders.

    I know of plenty of examples of unethical behavior that Google is aware of that they simply turn their backs to because they profit from it.

    Scams are bad, I am very much for cleaning up the internet, but hypocritical self-regulation is just a PR move.

    Why does Google allow advertising from Adult Companies then ban sites that have adult content from their Adsense program?

    If you trust Google to "Do the right thing" for the right reasons then your have misguided trust.

    1. easyspeak profile image70
      easyspeakposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I trust them to do the right thing...

  7. RedElf profile image84
    RedElfposted 8 years ago

    You're right, Mike, and we should not lose sight of that, but at least this time, they seem to be on the side of the angels - Yay! and thanks relache!

  8. Rebecca E. profile image81
    Rebecca E.posted 7 years ago

    very interesting read thanks for the link relache

  9. Ivorwen profile image74
    Ivorwenposted 7 years ago

    I wondered where they had all gone to!  So glad they are missing. smile