Google Suspending More AdWords Accounts?

Mar 1, 2011 • 8:39 am | comments (14) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google AdWords

Google AdWords SlapIn late 2009, Google decided to tighten up their rules on who they allow to use Google AdWords and increased the rate of suspending AdWords accounts. In reality, those suspensions began earlier in September and November 2009 after announcing the crack down on advertisers.

Since early 2010, we really didn't hear complaints of mass banning. Of course, I've seen individual complaints here and there.

A WebmasterWorld thread has a six-plus year old AdWords veteran claiming three of his client accounts were banned this week alone. He asked if there is a new increase of account suspensions within AdWords, like we have seen in 2009?

I am not sure. I see some complaints in the Google AdWords Help forums, but not at the levels of mass suspensions, unless it is really new and most advertisers did not notice yet?

Are you seeing mass AdWords suspensions?

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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Adam Marsh

03/01/2011 02:57 pm

we just had 13 Place accounts go under review. they have been active for at least a year. nothing in the accounts even comes close to violating any t&c's... i'm assuming after they go under review, they will show up suspended. not a fun Tuesday morning


03/01/2011 03:00 pm

Funny enough; many of mine have been reinstated.. :-)


03/01/2011 11:18 pm

I am certainly seeing this over the past week, more suspensions than the past 2 years combined!


03/02/2011 03:11 am

If Google is doing a mass-ban, it won't be surprising. Google has been in overhaul mode as far as restrictions and penalties are concerned in early 2011.


03/02/2011 07:52 am

I was slapped last year. my products are from clickbank.

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03/02/2011 08:13 am

Seems that Google has Tighten their Policies and suspending account of users without telling them reasons, Clickbank is also suitable option for advertisers..

Derek Jansen

03/02/2011 09:57 am

I've had this happen to me twice (oops, can I say that...). Really frustrating when you're following the rules and doing as per mighty G's policies.

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03/02/2011 02:03 pm

But without Google online businesses can not have their business for long time. So it is necessary to follow rules.


03/03/2011 04:05 am

Adwords is prime money making machine for google . they won't encourage to do mass suspenions


03/03/2011 04:52 pm

I had one account banned in Late 2010 and another just last week that had been running in adwords since Google started. Google's policy team are such freaking hypocrites that they disallow my lead gen site but allow to advertise which is just another page filled with links for Google. Google is like many celebrities...once they get big they shit on all the people that helped them get to where they are. F GOGGLE!


04/20/2011 06:32 pm

Happened to me today as well. If you search for "google adwords account suspended" it finds over one million results. Millions of adwords users may be affected. Google doesn't seem to care.


05/10/2011 03:56 pm

I have a small embroidery biz. Totally innocuous advertising for a local embroidery shop. They banned me. Holy Crap!


07/06/2011 12:27 pm

i was stopped after first  campaign. amazing. i dont think that there is something wrong. Have someone experience with unlocking account ?


11/08/2011 03:23 pm

Why is google acting like the police? A couple of my clients were also banned after using the adwords accounts for over 2 years with no problems. And these businesses are solid business models that have great results with members. These accounts were reinstated because there really was no valid reason for suspending, but this was such a  frustrating process that no one has time for. I think google is getting out of hand. They really need to stop acting like big brother. Another tip if your are looking for web hosting companies this process can also be quite frustrating so here are some recommendations: Do not use for web hosting they have the worst customer service I have ever experienced. I made this mistake and paid the price.

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