Funny Case Of adCenter's Filters

Oct 5, 2007 | 2,025 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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In a Webmaster World forum called 'Stupidity reigns', one user writes that when he tried to 'update an ad he couldn't list the price, $69.99, because 69 is not allowed. Forget that it's part of a price. No 69's allowed. They can't even write their software to figure out this is part of the price."

Another silly problem was mentioned by netmeg who wrote:

"I have a client who has the word "Bank" in their name. It's also part of their display url, destination url, and a good portion of their keywords. adCenter would not allow me to create a login id with the word "bank" in it, despite the fact that I have a system for creating user accounts such that I always will know which one to use for which client in which provider (obviously with different passwords) I emailed them, called them – nobody could give me an answer WHY the string "bank" was disallowed, but nobody could fix it either. To this day I still have to look up the damn user name every time I want to log on to the adCenter for that client."

Europeforvisitors wonders whether they will be banning $666 or $6.66 next. Lol.

Goingincircles finaly came up with the best suggestion saying, "It does raise an interesting point though – the difficulties of filtering content whilst allowing users to perform basic actions. [space]swearword[space] is a fairly simple one – I think that less obvious issues such as 69 or S#*$!horpe should be 'flagged' up rather than automatically filtered."

Enjoy rest of the forum at Webmaster World.

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Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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