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    Apple and Google Adwords Trademark Policy

    I recently tried to purchase a Google Adword Ad that containted the word "iPod." Upon submitting the ad, I was told that the ad was not approved because I included the trademark term, "iPod."

    What idiocy. Does Apple not want us to sell iPods for them? Frustrated, I Googled around and found out that a lot of other Apple resellers have had this problem. Tidbits has a comprehensive list of terms effected, including Apple, iPod, Shuffle, Mac, Mac Mini, iMac, iBook, PowerBook, Power Mac, iTunes, and iTMS.

    Tidbits also has a work around, involving restricting your ad geographically and requesting an exception, so if you run into this problem, check it out.

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    Reader Comments (9)

    well, every big company has it's own privacy policy and we can't use their trademark with interested area like advertising. If you still want to promote iPOd using Adwords then try some misspell words or join 2 words like iPodNao.
    Hope, this will work because i have tried it man.

    September 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRam Gunjal

    Sorry, I forgot, You can also try some trick with Adwords and if your ads run well then there is no problem with your ads. while promoting my affiliate programs i found it and it works.

    September 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRam Gunjal

    Affiliate Marketing is an Internet-based marketing practice in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought about by the affiliate's marketing efforts. It is an application of crowdsourcing.[citation needed] Examples include rewards sites, where users are rewarded with cash or gifts, for the completion of an offer, and the referral of others to the site.

    The affiliate marketing industry has four core players: the merchant (also known as 'retailer' or 'brand'), the network, the publisher (also known as 'the affiliate') and the customer. The market has grown in complexity to warrant a secondary tier of players, including affiliate management agencies, super-affiliates and specialized third parties vendors.

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