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Fake watch ad

Ever since I inserted the Google AdSense code into this website, I always had a lot of difficulty following the nature of ads that are syndicated by Google. A great number of ads are promoting websites that are specialized in selling counterfeited watches.

The Google AdSense back-end gives certain control to the web-master to filter out these undesired ads. The only tool that really works for me is the “Competitive Ad Filter” where I can enter the URL of the website, who’s ad I want to block.

This is a problem that I noticed is quite present on other Watch related blogs and this gave me the idea to post here the list of URLs I’m blocking. I hope this will help other web-masters to fight counterfeiting.

List of URLs I block (last update 14/03/2010):
a-replica.com
allwatcheshere.com
breitlingwatchesprices.com
buybreitlingwatch.com
carryby.com
coloryourwrist.com
designerwatchdeals.com
engwatches.com
ewatchesite.com
favoritewatches.net
g-watch.com
go-watchvision.com
good4shopper.com
goodbestwatch.com
goodbestwatches.net.cn
goodbestwatches.org.cn
goreplicavision1.com
goreplicavision2.com
gowatchesonsale.com
gowatchesshop.com
hellowatch.net
hiluxwatch.com
hotbrandwatch.com
hotbrandwatches.com
houseofrolex.com
iewatches.com
ilovewatch.net
linkchina.com
luxucenter.com
luxurymartz.com
newshopping2u.com
one-watches-here.com
onsaler.com
outletwatchessite.com
perfect4time.com
prowatches.org
replica-star.com
rolex2u.com
rolex2world.com
rolexairkin.com
rolexwatchin.com
tagoodlist.com
thehotwatches.com
thetopswatch.com
thewatchdome.com
top10brand.com
top10brand.net
top2replicamaster.com
topclasswatch.com
topfamouswatch.com
topluxwatch.com
topluxwatch.net
topmywatches.com
topnicewatch.com
w-watch.com
watch05.com
watch2020.info
watch333.com
watch50.com
watches-discounted.com
watches-lux.com
watches2world.com
watchesfav.com
watchesfit.com
watcheshall.com
watcheslists.com
watcheslux.com
watchespa.com
watchespower.com
watchespower.net
watchessupermall.com
watchlongince.com
watchmaker9.tv
watchmaster.org
watchooose.com
watchsupermall.com
wesaleswatch.net
z-watch.com

Feel free to copy this list and paste it in your Google AdSense Competitive Ad Filter section. If you have an RSS feed, make sure you have the same list for both AdSense for Content and AdSense for Feed.

If you have other URLs that are missing from this list, please post them as a comment and this way I could keep this list up to date. If you have other techniques to block undesired ads, please share them here, I would love to hear them.

  • Wonderful! Thank you so much for this. I had been getting very frustrated with Google’s lackluster enforcement of the nominal policy against fakes, and after a few readers complained I was even considering dropping AdSense altogether. This sould be a big help.

    Here’s some other I have also blocked, after discounting duplicates from your list:
    helium.com
    onsaler.com
    replica-star.com
    rolex2u.com

  • editor

    Thanks a lot Rrryan, I added them to the list, except with helium.com that I’m hesitating. I visited their site and I couldn’t find any reference to replica watches. Could you please tell me more why you blocked them?

  • Re: helium. I can’t explicity recall the circumstances that led to their presence on my list and I can’t see anything objectionable about the pages currently displayed there either. However, I don’t recall ever adding any domains to the competitive filters for any other reason either.

    *Maybe* they were gaming AdWords PPC at some point, or maybe they’re simply a false positive in my list, but while I see no reason to add them to your emerging bad neighborhoods list I see no reason to deliberately exclude them from my own list now either as the content they offer is not especially likely to be relevant and useful to my readers.

  • editor

    Thanks Rrryan for your feedback, I hope that other web-masters will contribute to this list too!
    Yesterday I noticed there was a link in my AdSense account to fill out a survey about the service. I left Google a message about this problem with these websites that sell replica items. I lived under the impression that selling replica brand items is illegal in the U.S., because it’s breaking the copy right law. Google as a U.S. based company should pay more attention to the ads they accept.