In a disgusting show of arrogance, Google has set their advertising policies so that they can exclude any natural supplement that they feel is dangerous, misleading or not as effective as a prescription drug. Translation " if big brother Google does not like a natural supplement, they will ban it from Google Adwords".
The end result is that if you go and search for a particular product because YOU HAVE DETERMINED THAT YOU WANT TO BUY IT AND YOU THINK IT IS SAFE, that is TOO BAD FOR YOU, as under the new Google policies for natural supplements, YOU MAY NOT FIND WHAT YOU ARE SEARCHING FOR!
Here is the language from Google Adwords regarding the Dietary Supplement advertising policy:
"Google AdWords doesn't allow the promotion of the following pharmaceuticals and supplements, irrespective of any claims of legality:
- Herbal and dietary supplements with active pharmaceutical or dangerous ingredients
- Non-government approved or non-prescription products that are marketed in a way that implies that they're safe or effective for use in preventing or treating a disease or ailment
- Products that imply or claim that they're as effective as anabolic steroids
- Products that imply or claim that they're as effective as prescription weight-loss drugs
- Products that imply or claim that they're as effective as prescription erectile dysfunction drugs
- Products that contain ephedra
- Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in relation to weight loss/weight control, or when promoted in conjunction with anabolic steroids
- DHEA and melatonin products
- Products that make false or misleading health claims
For additional information on the products we monitor under this policy, please visit www.legitscript.com.
Additionally, Google AdWords prohibits the advertisement of sites whose primary purpose is to sell products that claim or imply to be as effective as anabolic steroids, weight-loss drugs, erectile dysfunction drugs, prescription drugs, or controlled substances, irrespective of claims of legality.
Google AdWords may disallow the promotion of any dietary supplement, drug, or other product that's been the subject of any government or regulatory action or warning.
We also don't allow the promotion of products with names that are or may be confusingly similar to anabolic steroids, weight-loss drugs, prescription drugs, controlled substances, or other products that are banned under this policy, irrespective of any claims of legality. Examples include, but aren't limited to:
- Phentrimine, phenermine, or phentramine (which are similar to the prescription drug "phentermine")
- Calis, cealis or "herbal cialis" (which are similar to the prescription drug "Cialis")
- D-Bol, Dinabol or dianibol (which are similar to the anabolic steroid "Dianabol") "
If you are looking for a better search experience and want to see the legal dietary supplements that you are searching for show up in the advertising results, then Bing & Yahoo offer a much better choice. They allow advertising of legal products and don't determine if they are good or bad or indifferent for you. Meaning, you make up your own mind and buy what you want. That is just a better way of doing business and I like finding what I am looking for without my results being censored.