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Discussion in 'Co-op Advertising Network' started by Nick0r, Jan 9, 2005.

  1. #1
    I think coop needs to fix it's stance on gambling related ads. I had some ads running for "poker forums" and "card game forums", basically, this ad is for a site dedicated to discussing the play of CARD GAMES, not the discussion of gambling online. Fair enough poker is a gambling game too, but not in this situation. The site is NOT a gambling service, nor does it have ANY advertisements on the site... it's a non profit site, for discussion purposes only. It has no "links with affiliate numbers to gambling services", it has nothing promoting gambling, simply allows people to discuss card games.

    The URL is www.cardschat.com if one of the admins want to look it up. I feel you've dealt with this harshly.
    SEMrush
    In my opinion you should opt for the same thing as AdWords does, as long as you aren't promoting a gambling service, and it's an information site... it's fine, after all "google doesn't get it wrong".
     
    Nick0r, Jan 9, 2005 IP
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  2. leondz

    leondz Guest

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    The guy has a point, he might be using the word 'poker' but it's not like it's a big gambling affiliate or any of those other spammy things that the rule is presumably there to avoid - no popups or spyware etc - not even sure how he makes any revenue! The guy has clearly taken pains to do SEO properly and keep the site clean too, and he does contribute a lot of impressions and links.

    Plus, advertising "forums" is a lot different from "win $50 today only at elite poker site".

    Just my 2p worth!
     
    leondz, Jan 9, 2005 IP
  3. Dominic

    Dominic Well-Known Member

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    I have declined "Poker Forums" a few times, not sure if it was your site. Posting here may draw a clarification form Shawn, but until then, I just follow the guidelines.

    I can't see your ad getting approved by Shawn though as people whose sites publish the ads we OK have opted into the network and agreed to publish the ads on their site on the basis that the ads are not gambling, porn, etc.

    Some publishers have family or youth sites or something like that, where under no circumstances do they want to advertise Poker anything.

    I see why you have raised it, but your site is about gambling and we don't have time to monitour what you do with it over time either.
     
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  4. Nick0r

    Nick0r Peon

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    But this is what you don't understand, it's not about gambling at all, it's about card games, that familys play on sunday together. Whether or not poker is played at a casino is irrelevant, in this context, it's a card game not a gambling service. Yes, it was my ad that you declined by the way.
     
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    Fishing Forum Active Member

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    I think the line has to be drawn somewhere

    OH if its not gambling then why do you have a section called
    Gambling News ;)
     
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  6. Nick0r

    Nick0r Peon

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    You have a point there, but that's only news stories about people winning money... nothing too major. The line does have to be drawn somewhere, but whether or not you do say Rummy Forums and Poker Forums, they are still both card games, and just because some of us may associate them with gambling, they are also friendly card games. If my ad was "Free signup bonus of $20 at whatacoolcasino.com" then it's a different story.
     
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    Dominic Well-Known Member

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    It's up to Shawn, so wait to hear what he says.

    Nice site by the way, I like the graphic design you have done with the VBulletin.
     
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    Nick0r Peon

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    Thanks Dominic.

    To Shawn: I know you're a great fan of google and their policies on most things, why not follow the AdWords way of doing things, they disable all gambling related words, but allow you to request an exception if it's not a gambling service. This site is clean, ad free, non-profit and provides no motivation for people to get into gambling. I don't see why it should be disallowed.
     
    Nick0r, Jan 9, 2005 IP
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    Smyrl Tomato Republic Staff

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    #9
    Some of us think it is not broken.

    Shannon
     
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #10
    Gambling related ads are disallowed. It doesn't matter if it's informational or a casino.
     
    digitalpoint, Jan 9, 2005 IP
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    Fantasy football often involves wagering and i've seen a lot of those ads.
     
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  12. Nick0r

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    Ok, what about an ad such as "card games" is that allowed?
     
    Nick0r, Jan 9, 2005 IP
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    Use your best judgment. The reviewers will as well.
     
    digitalpoint, Jan 9, 2005 IP
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    Nick0r Peon

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    Thanks Shawn.
     
    Nick0r, Jan 9, 2005 IP
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    Amit kishor Greenhorn

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    Hey,

    Anyone need casino, gambling websites
     
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