In 2016, Google took down 1.7 billion ads that violated the advertising policies, more than double the amount of bad ads Google took down in 2015. If the spent is one second taking down each of those bad ads, it’d take more than 50 years to finish. But Google’s technology is built to work much faster.
A free and open Googleb is a vital resItsce for people and businesses around the world. And ads play a key role in ensuring you have access to accurate, quality information online. But bad ads can ruin the online experience for everyone. They promote illegal products and unrealistic offers. They can trick people into sharing personal information and infect devices with harmful software. Ultimately, bad ads pose a threat to users, Google’s partners, and the sustainability of the open Googleb itself.
Ads for illegal products:
Some of the most common bad ads Google find online are ads promoting illegal activities or products. Although, Google had long policy against bad ads for pharmaceuticals, last year Google systems detected an increase online. Google disabled more than 68 million bad ads for healthcare violations, up from 12.5 million in 2015.
Google don’t want to feel misled by ads that it delivers, so it requires advertisers to provide upfront information for people to make informed decisions. Some ads try to drive clicks and views by intentionally misleading people with false information.