View Full Version : MSN Rejected keywords
02-25-2007, 02:41 PM
Is anyone having problems with innocent keywords being rejected? I run the PPC for a reputable seed company and virtually everyday I receive an email telling me that various keywords have been rejected because the site contains "Forbidden Content."
I keep emailing to appeal against this - successfully, but a week or so later the same thing happens again. I have been told "the automatic editorial system makes regular sweeps and flags all suspicious content" but this is proving to be real nuisance for me.
Has anyone any ideas?
03-13-2007, 09:00 PM
i have spoke with msn on this it is terrible you are not alone my adcenter account is experiencing the same problems
03-14-2007, 09:58 AM
Terrible does not even begin to describe how I feel about MSN's constant, senseless keyword rejections. Nuisance doesn't begin to describe it either. We've had major issues with illogical keyword rejections - many of which are on our top keywords, which brings our already-low traffic level from MSN down even further. Worse yet, I don't get notification of the rejections - they go to my rep instead. To her credit, she appeals them -- but meanwhile, I'm sitting here in the dark not knowing why the heck our MSN orders keep dropping week after week. The worst part is, the editorial guidelines are very subjective, and seem to be applied inconsistently across advertisers and even within an account. We'll be told we have "forbidden content on the landing page," and then I'll see some other advertiser on there with the same exact thing on their landing page that was deemed "forbidden" for us. Or, the results are full of garbitrage sites instead of real sites actually selling something. What's really hilarious is that these garbitrage sites have our Yahoo ads on them. I guess MSN is ok with Yahoo getting our money instead of MSN.
I've been fighting with MSN on this for over a month now. We've finally decided to just pull back what we're doing on that engine -- between the rejections, the crappy Adcenter interface, and the low volume, it's just not worth spending time on. It's too bad, because the traffic we do get converts well - but there's not enough of it for me to fool with.
03-14-2007, 04:47 PM
I have never had any problems with msn at all.
Maybe you guys can see how my keywords are, and how I do things on my site.
Look up on msn under the key words breast enlargement and i am number 1.
Just thought that would help. I always like to copy what other sites are doing to please the search engines.
03-30-2007, 02:06 AM
msn is just plain slow - slow to update requests, slow to approve ads, slow to respond to requests for assistance. you're better off just using a third party keyword tool like keycompete and uploading them from there. save yourself some serious headaches.