Google AdWords Disapproved For "Artificial Ad Traffic"

Feb 2, 2010 • 8:44 am | comments (3) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google AdWords

Some Google AdWords advertisers are reporting that their ads are being disapproved due to what is called "Artificial Ad Traffic." There are two thread at Google AdWords Help on the topic.

At this point, no one really fully understands the issue behind those warnings. An advertising policy guideline on Inflating Ad Clicks or Impressions was hyperlinked to by one AdWords helper. Then a Google representative, AdWordsPro, said that this was the correct answer to such a warning.

It says:

Don't promote inflating ad clicks or impressions.

Advertising is not permitted for the promotion of inflating clicks or impressions on ads, such as pay-to-click, pay-to-view, auto-surfing, automated ad clicking, and other guaranteed traffic programs.

An "Artificial Ad Traffic" disapproval has to do with the Inflating Ad Clicks or Impressions guideline.

Forum discussion at Google AdWords Help.

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James Hickey

02/02/2010 04:58 pm

I have seen that, Google is really cracking down on all their Adwords clients.

David Rothwell

02/02/2010 10:28 pm

Thanks for the heads-up. Sounds like this will definitely be the precursor to the next round of account bans. Don't give Google *any excuse* to come gunning for you...

No Name

02/03/2010 09:23 am

Artificial ad-traffic, is that the term that refers to that act. Its good that we are inform so we can't commit those things.

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