This makes me sooo mad.
We all know the issues we have with facebook allowing all kinds of photo's, but anything involving a picture of a breastfeeding mother is reported and taken down ... because, you know ..... we cant have pictures like that on a family friendly social media site like facebook
This week, Bubhub has received and email from google along the same lines.
We get google ads to advertise a small amount on our site. And this week we received an email with a warning, saying we must remove some specific content as we breached their account rules.
2 things that are massive issues for me ...
- Firstly, The blog they are warning us to remove is this one
Definitely not appropriate to talk about parents in that way on the internet ... gee, what could we be thinking
- Secondly, the warning we received says
yes you read that right.Violation explanation
Google ads may not be placed on pages with adult or mature content. This includes, but is not limited to, pages with images or videos containing:
- Strategically covered nudity
- Sheer or see-through clothing
- Lewd or provocative poses
- Close-ups of breasts, buttocks, or crotches
Google ads may not be placed on adult or mature content. This includes pages which contain:
- tips or advice regarding sexual performance
- some treatments of sexual health issues
- some sexual health advice related to pregnancy, childbirth, or family
- discussions about sexually transmitted diseases
Google ads consider websites inappropriate if they are discussing sexual health related to pregnancy or childbirth, or discussions about STD's.
What kind of world do we live in, when google - who make hundreds of millions on porn sites and the like - can suggest that an online, anonymous forum should not discuss sexual health?
For the record - bubhub decided to keep the blog and disable the ads
Thankyou @BH-bubhub for being the amazing person you are and putting women first.
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09-02-2015 11:20 #1
Google Ads as bad as Facebook re nudity, breastfeeding and parenting content
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09-02-2015 11:48 #2
Yeah for BH!!
Did you write them a snotty email pointing out that they were once a fetus and their Mother would have sort advice regarding pregnancy and childbirth?
What a mixed up world we live in where pron is OK yet seeking advice on everyday health matters is not.
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09-02-2015 11:55 #3
Thank you BH!
09-02-2015 11:56 #4
I have a huge smile just imaging @BH-bubhub and her response to that email. I love it already.
As for google ads and their limitations, they can go shove them. They can go home and talk to their mothers and wives and maybe learn once and for all that they weren't delivered by the stork or found in the cabbage patch.
*hmph* Americans an their weird ideals- it's such a head cannon that I can't even put the hypocrisies into words
09-02-2015 12:05 #5
Considering what you can use the google search engine to find (all those things they have issues with and more!) I think they advertise themselves pretty well without BH's help
09-02-2015 12:06 #6
Thanks guys - the email from Google arrived late on Friday evening and I was just sitting there wondering what was wrong with the blog post that they don't like. And then an ad came on the TV for an upcoming programme that was full of swearing, sex scenes, etc (something similar to Game of Thrones), but that sort of thing is ok, whereas people asking for help in a non-salacious way isn't?
Personally, I'd be really embarrassed to ask friends or family about certain questions - much happier asking on an anonymous forum where I'd get answers, reassurance and set my mind at rest. Way, way more important IMO.
Guess it's what happens when the male nerds take over!! Porn = ok. Pregnancy & breastfeeding discussion = not ok
09-02-2015 13:49 #7
I was reading it with just a "what the ..." kind of expression on my face.
Had some explaining to do to DH why I was so incredibly annoyed with my emails on a friday night
Honestly though - I am still just dumbfounded that they consider discussing sexual health not ok ... but various photo's and video's are completely fine.
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09-02-2015 14:12 #8
Well we can't have porn humanized now can we..!
They can't be serious? That's just jaw droppingly ridiculous!
09-02-2015 14:50 #9
I agree with all the points made by everyone however the violation is in regards to google display network ads which is very different from google organic searches which 'promote' porn.
I work in marketing and have done display network ads before and they have those 'restrictions' in place to protect advertisers having their brands on certain websites. I for one know I don't want my organisations advertisements appearing on pron sites and the way in which the campaigns are set up, it's all done on keyword targeting.
So what I'm saying is, I agree with all of your points but they really need to be separated from a company protecting their advertisers. I don't believe they are saying forums discussing pregnancy, childbirth, families shouldn't exist but that they are part of an exclusion list as often pron sites can hide behind such topics eg child pron may be searchable using any of the terms you outlined in the OP and they don't want legitimate organisations accidentally appearing on any kind of pron site and this is their way of doing it.
I'm not sure I'm explaining myself properly, but I'm currently BFing DS and typing with one hand. I guess I'll judge by anyone's responses if I have or not fx
09-02-2015 14:56 #10
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