Google Violating AdWords Editorial Guidelines?

Mar 6, 2006 • 7:50 am | comments (0) by | Filed Under Google Ads (AdWords)

A thread at Cre8asite forums named Google Violating Ad Editorial Guideline, Nothing really informative here shows a possible case of Google violating its own Google AdWords Editorial Guidelines.

From the guidelines;

Display URL Must be Accurate
  • Your Display URL must accurately reflect the URL of your website. If your actual destination URL link is too long for your ad, use a shortened version (such as your homepage) that meets the character limit for this field.
  • The Display URL field cannot be used as another line of ad text.
  • Your Display URL must include the domain extension, for example: .com, .net, or .org.
Destination URL:
Display URL:

Now, the thread notes that a member saw an ad, by Google that read;

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When you clicked on the ad, it took you to a address and not a address. Even though Google owns Blogger, putting the URL in the display URL and sending someone to may be against the Google AdWords Editorial Guidelines.

Forum discussion at Cre8asite Forums.

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