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Thursday, May 24, 2007

Does Google Ban Term-Paper Ads?

According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, you’re now not allowed anymore to advertise term-paper and essay-writing services with Google AdWords. These services “join prostitutes, firearms dealers, and hacking sites in Google’s forbidden-advertising zone,” as The Chronicle puts it. If that’s the case, the change is apparently not live yet (or old campaigns will continue to run for a time), as the term-paper service ads plastered screenshot illustrates; also, I was just able to start a new AdWords campaign with the title “term papers”, and the AdWords content policy doesn’t contain the phrase “term papers.”

Here on the other hand are a couple of items Google definitely doesn’t allow you to advertise, at least according to their policy:

[Thanks Chris and Pokemo!]


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