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Karthik Sivasubramaniam

Hi Everyone,

I have a question about Google Adwords' ad approval policy regarding restricted content. Please help.

I'm from India, and my client is building an online card game business - Poker & Rummy, to be precise. In India, advertising rummy via Google Adwords is allowed, but advertising poker is not.

Here is the complication. We're going to host both the games - poker and rummy - on the same website, for business and marketing convenience. We want the domain name to include the word "poker" (say, "" - not my domain, just an example) for marketing purposes. We're going to advertise on Google Adwords for just rummy, and NOT for poker. Are there chances that my ads will get disapproved just because the domain name contains "poker"?

The answer to this question is key to decide our domain name, and hence the business' name itself, as well as our marketing strategy. Any help or guidance will be highly appreciated. Looking forward.

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Been so... so... long blogging. But I wrote this not for the love of writing. It's such a complaining post from a frustrated Kollywood music listener. :D

Hi, I have a bizarre (or so I think) issue in my Google analytics. Under the traffic channel group "Organic Search", I see a bunch of my private pages reported as "landing pages". None of them are indexed in Google, and yes, one has to login to the website in order to see any of them.

I see a fair share of them in the said report on a regular basis, but couldn't fathom how they manage to get there. Any possible explanations?


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உன் மௌனம் எரித்த சடலம் நான்..

Why am I receiving notifications in Google+ whenever someone shares a post in a community/page I subscribed to? (not email notifications actually, but the "99+" next to the bell icon annoys me). No offense to the people, but I don't really want to be notified every time someone shares something.

I checked my notifications settings, but I've apparently unchecked all the relevant options.

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Whoa! I didn't know Google had this one in store. Thanks, Google! :)

I don't mind my cross platform duplication. But really, stop sucking, +Google. Fix the #Google+ and #Places integration. And why do we painfully "verify" a listing only to see it marked as #duplicate?

Any idea why this is happening? I noticed sitelinks in Google SERP for one of my clients. The catch is, their website is still under development. There is no navigation (or any link of any kind) in the home page. No sitemap as well. But Google is listing two orphan pages (is that what we call them?) from it in the results just like "site links".

Can't add a screenshot here, sorry. :)

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It takes a lot of nerve to remake the Sissy Spacek version of the movie Carrie, but this viral stunt/prank video in NYC makes me like their chances...

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On the #googlebirthday doodle! Score: 137 :D :P
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