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Does Google Ban Term-Paper Ads?  (View post)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, May 24, 2007
15 years ago4,090 views

Also mentioned by this BBC article:

Ted Smith [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

"From next month, Google will no longer take adverts from companies which sell essays and dissertations..."

So look for the change June 1 (after most students' school years are over, coincidentally).

Hong Xiaowan [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Is it a JOKE?

A faking dissertations company can not buy Google Adwords, but still can be searched in Google search for free.

Not find "Bhang" at the black list. Does it means, to sell "Bhang" at Google Adwords is permitted?

Zim [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

It's a complot to force people to use google paper to print their mail! :P
(random bad joke of the day)

Johan Terpstra [PersonRank 1]

15 years ago #

Never knew Alcohol was an issue and judging by this search:

It's not really tightly policed.

Same here:

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Johan, I just corrected my post after reading through the specific alcohol regulations. It turns out alcohol is only partially disallowed (e.g. beer ads in the US, or hard alcohol). Here's the full legalese:

<<Advertising is allowed for champagne, wine, and beer in countries where such ads comply with local regulations (except in the U.S. and U.S. territories where beer ads are not allowed). Hard alcohol and liqueurs cannot be promoted in ad text or be the purpose of your site. Some jurisdictions may require government permits to advertise alcoholic beverages, prohibit ads for beverages with a certain level of alcohol content, and/or require certain disclaimers in ads for alcohol beverages. Advertisers are responsible for complying with such local laws.>>

john [PersonRank 0]

15 years ago #

this is not fair. google is missusing its power!

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