Recommendations On How To Get A Suspended Google Adwords Account Reinstated

By April

In episode 108 of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked how to get Google to reinstate an Adwords account that has been suspended.

The exact question was:

Hey guys… I recently purchased Local Kingpin and went through all the training… A really good strategy and see a lot of potential in it. So I set up my Adwords account and started running campaigns. I made back my investment in your training literally overnight and then some! But things went south from there….About a week into the campaign I re-allocated my campaigns from my initial account into another new account (mainly for branding purposes). For a few days after that, I had both accounts running different ads at the same time (and targeting different keywords). For billing, I had 2 different cards paying for the adspend (1 debt & 1 credit card) but the billing info was the same.

Anyways, they suspended all my accounts due to “suspicious behavior in the payment activity of this or your other AdWords accounts.” I think on 1 of the accounts, I tried to manually pay the balance off even though billing was set to automatic (a google supervisor mentioned this a potential factor). When I sent an appeal to them, they responded with a vague and unhelpful email saying “We’ve confirmed that your account is in violation of our AdWords policies. Since this decision is final, the account will not be reinstated. Please avoid creating additional AdWords accounts, as they will be subjected to the same suspension.”

And now my billing information is flagging automatic suspensions so I guess I can’t use my address anymore. Although I am strongly considering advertising with Bing now for more reasons than one, I would still like to have the option to advertise with Google and so… I’m in need of some help. What would be your recommendation about how to approach this so I can get back up and running and not have to worry about this BS?

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Does Adding Affiliate Links To Youtube Videos Affect Rankings?

By April

In the 108th episode of Semantic Mastery’s weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked if there are any problems when affiliate links are added to YouTube videos.

The exact question was:

Is there any issue with having an affiliate link in a youtube video? Does it affect rankings?

Also just noticed that when live streaming videos there is an option for content declaration for paid promotion. Would we check this box for affiliate links or does that create more problems?

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Issues With Previewing A Google Plus Page

By April

In episode 108 of Semantic Mastery’s weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one viewer discussed some issues he had previewing a Google Plus page in an incognito window.

The exact question was:

Hi guys,

I’m new to the IFTTT program and was having issues with Google+ Pages. When using classic it had issues creating the page and would error out when trying to edit it so I decided to just get familiar with the new Google+ Pages.

I’m able to edit the Page when logged in at the url https://about.google.com/USER_ID, however when I try to preview the Page in an incognito window it won’t display anything unless I log in. Is this normal for pages or is there a different public URL that I should be using?

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Can You Link From A Website’s Footer To The IFTTT Ring?

By April

In episode 108 of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked if it’s okay to link from a website’s footer to the IFTTT ring.

The exact question was:

Hi all,
If i have a website with ifttt ring to it, can I link from the footer of the website to the ring?

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How To Improve Quality Score In Google Adwords?

By April

In episode 107 of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one viewer asked about the best ways to improve the quality score of a Google Adwords account after it doesn’t get impressions.

The exact question was:

I’ve working with a clients adwords account and I think it has a very low quality score since the office manager used to run the account. Any tips to improve this as I’m having a hard time getting any impressions. I’ve completely optimized the ad, landing page and outbid the max bid by $2.00 and still no impressions.

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What Is The Best Way To Get An Instream Video Ad Without Spending Much?

By April

In episode 107 of Semantic Mastery’s weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked about the best way to get an instream video ad without having to spend too much.

The exact question was:

What is the best way to get an instream video ad created without breaking the bank? Presumably a 30″” Fiverr video is not the way to go?

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Where To Find New SEO Clients?

By April

In episode 107 of the weekly Hump Day Hangouts by Semantic Mastery, one viewer asked about the best places to find new SEO clients.

The exact question was:

Hi Semantic Mastery Team, I have a question about client acquisition. Currently I am using craigslist and spam email to generate leads. Unfortunately for me, I am getting clients that can only afford $500 month or less fees. Obviously I am fishing in a bad pond. Where else can I go fishing for new clients?

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Does Adding Adsense Codes To PBNs Create Footprints?

By April

In episode 107 of Semantic Mastery’s weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one viewer asked if adding Google Adsense codes to PBNs can create footprint issues.

The exact question was:

2. if i do googe adsense to my pbn’s from one adsense account to 15 blogs, it will look like a footprint?

thanks a lot from Israel

p.s
iftt works in any language
and its great.
all the websites in israel got slapped in the past month beside my ifttt seo

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Is It Too Risky To Create 4 Tier 1 Rings For A YouTube Channel?

By April

In episode 107 Semantic Mastery’s weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked if it’s too risky to create 4 tier 1 rings for a YouTube channel.

The exact question was:

Hi all hows it going?

I have 2 questions. I have a youtube channel with a tier 1 ring to it, and 3 tier 2 rings to blogger , tumbler, wordpress of tier 1 ring. can I do 4 tier 1 rings to the channel or this is too risky for the channel.
and whats best?
a. rss feed syndication to tier1
b. youtube embed to tier 1

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How Would You Interlink The Homepage If You’re Trying To Rank It For A Local Keyword?

By April

In episode 107 of Semantic Mastery’s weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one viewer asked how one should interlink the homepage to rank for a local keyword.

The exact question was:

Hey guys hope all is well, got a quick question. If you’re trying to rank a home page, for a local keyword, how much would you interlink that page, meaning would you link to other relevant pages, maybe a services page for example or would this bleed juice? If you were to link to other pages would you keep this to a minimum? Thanks

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