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google banned all apple repair ads

Just a quick one to let everyone know that Google have banned all paid ads on their platform for any ads by third party repairers so when you type in macbook repairs or mac repairs you will no longer see ads like you used to and will only see google my business ads in the listing which are only local results - you will see beneath this that there are organic listings but this practice is limiting consumer choice as most of the good tech repair companies like mine pay to show up in the paid section - a word of advise if you want better choice simply type in the actual fault with the Macbook rather than just repairs

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20% loss of our revenue since the Google Ads Ban

We too have seen huge drops in our google search traffic, and so far in August '19 we have received only 30 clicks, down from 4000+ per month before the ban and 5220 last August, 2018.. We have over 1000 ads that have now been banned. We have lost over 20% our revenue and will need to downsize soon.

Google has even banned Google Pixel repair ads. Considering that Google have their own repair service and also repair contracts with UBIF for their Pixel phone the move could be considered anti-competitive.

Its been over a year now since David Graff promised a verification program (promised 31 August 201Cool. Google have been silent on the issue with tech support / repairers across the globe being kept in the dark about when the issue will be fixed, or if it will be fixed and why they were caught in the crossfire. This has led many to believe that Google ads for the repairs and services will not be coming back, or at least not anytime soon. Click here to see our findings and screenshots

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