I reported this at Search Engine Land earlier, but now we have feedback from the search community at WebmasterWorld and DigitalPoint Forums on the news that Google will be banning ads related to essay writing services.
The BBC News broke the story:
Google is to ban adverts for essay writing services - following claims that plagiarism is threatening the integrity of university degrees.
Funny how that will be added to the long list of unacceptable ads at Google. They include; Aids to Pass Drug Tests, Alcohol, Anti and Violence, Automated Ad Clicking, Bulk Marketing, Copyrighted Works, Counterfeit Designer Goods and much much more.
So what the forums have to say?
Crazy stuff from google, it's not illegal(or even close) yet they're banning it. Big brother google telling us what's right and wrong, disgraceful behavior.
should have been done a long time ago.....they are now viewed as a bad neighbourhood by google....down in the pits with the pharmacy and porn sites
So what's next? Banning ads for Harry Potter books on request of radical evangelicals?
Good for Google. I started a full time MA in September and there is evidence of these scavengers and parasites everywhere. They don't help students get a degree, they help students get a piece of paper which is representative of nothing and useless to both themselves and their future employers.