Google Disables AdWords Ads Pointing to Search Results

Jun 27, 2008 • 7:25 am | comments (1) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google AdWords

The other day we reported on how you can Get in Your AdWords Display URL via a Search Engine Watch Forums thread. The results were tremendous according to abbottsys, who summarized the success of the ads as having a "conversion rate at about 3X that of a regular ad."

But Google just removed all of his ads. They cited trademark compliance issues as the reason, according to abbottsys. Why is it a trademark issue? Well, since the ad displays in the display URL, Google is a trademark of Google and thus Google doesn't like it. So his test is over.

A Google representative has not yet replied to the thread. I know they are watching, but they remain silent.

But hold your horses. abbottsys said he "discovered a variation on this ad test technique that seems to satisfy all Google trademark concerns." We don't know the actual ad test technique yet, but he said he will share soon. I will keep you posted.

Forum discussion at Search Engine Watch Forums.

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06/29/2008 08:59 pm

The variation that satisfies all Google trademark concerns is simply to use on msn live and yahoo and use their url for branding, it's as good as an effect as having :-)

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