Google Adwords advertisers were probably shocked when they got an email stating, " Adwords Account Warning Due To Repeated Site Quality Violations ". This email was sent out to many Adword users on Sept. 25, 2009. Many people have been chatting on forums all about this news that just came out. From what people are saying is that Google seems to have decided it doesn’t want the money from many people using AdWords to drive traffic to thin affiliate sites, which it’s already been penalising out of its organic results for several years. Some people were lucky to get warning messages where other Adword advertisers got this message instead, " Your AdWords Account Suspended Due To Repeated Site Quality Violations ".
This is what Adword advertisers received from Google for the warning message:
It has come to our attention that you have submitted several ads for landing pages considered to be of a poor quality per our Landing Page and Site Quality Guidelines. Please remove any ads and landing pages in your account that may be in violation of these guidelines, and do not create new ads that are in violation. If you need more information about our Landing Page and Site Quality guidelines, please visit http://adwords.google.com/support/aw/bin/answer.py?answer=46675&hl=en_US.
This email serves as a final warning. Any additional discovery of ads in violation of these guidelines will immediately disqualify you from participating in the AdWords program.
As noted in our Terms and Conditions, Google reserves the right to terminate advertisements for any reason. To view our Terms and Conditions, please visit https://adwords.google.com/select/tsandcsfinder.
We appreciate your cooperation.
As you can imagine it left many Adword advertisers worried, scared or mad depending on what message they got. Lots of business owners rely on Google Adwords for advertising and getting traffic, as Google is the largest search engine on the Internet today.
What's unfortunate about the whole thing is that many Adword advertisers use their service honestly and abide by all the rules and regulations that Google puts in its policy. Many people are being affected by this news where they probably shouldn't have been. I understand that Google is trying to protect users experience but in the mean time innocent people are being affected by this change. Some websites and blogs that offer people great content, and great user experience getting what they were looking for are being affected by this latest news from Google.
It will be interesting to see people's feedback over the next couple of weeks and what Adwords advertisers have to say and how Google responds to many questions that people are wondering about. In my opinion some people should not have got the Adwords Account Warning Due To Repeated Site Quality Violations or suspended message. Some people just got caught in the crossfire by Google trying to protect user experience and it's truly unfortunate.
Did your Google Adwords account get suspended or get the warning due to repeated site quality violations? If so let's here your feedback and what everyone has to say about it.