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Old 06-27-2012, 01:28 PM
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Google's new policy

According to Google, the tools of our hobbies here are considered prohibited to their new policies.
The following products are not allowed on Google Shopping:
  • Guns, ammunition and knives



http://support.google.com/merchants/...answer=2632553

As such, the online merchants that you support, and that provide economic legitimacy to the firearms industry, will not have a web presence. As Google is a business they have the right to do this, and also have the ability to see their error and change this course.

Google needs to hear a very strong opposition to their decision by:
  1. Hearing from everyone: http://support.google.com/merchants/...ct_type=survey and https://www.google.com/quality_form?...&prmd=imvnszrl
  2. Discontinuing use of Google services
We are a small group here, and it is imperative that if you agree that this is a problem YOU must also spread this information to others (social media, other forums, friends). Bump with additional links or feedback.
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:34 PM
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Re: Google's new policy

I think I'm a a bit behind the times. . . but. . .

What is google shopping?

Does this policy mean that if I "google" on guns, I get no hits?

Get me up to speed on this one, please.
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:31 AM
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Re: Google's new policy

I'm with Roy on that, but, being 2 older farts we might need to be brought up to Warp Factor One......
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Old 06-28-2012, 01:05 AM
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Re: Google's new policy

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Originally Posted by royinidaho View Post
I think I'm a a bit behind the times. . . but. . .

What is google shopping?

Does this policy mean that if I "google" on guns, I get no hits?

Get me up to speed on this one, please.

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Old 06-28-2012, 06:21 AM
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Re: Google's new policy

OP might be referring to this ...

The following products are not allowed on Google Shopping:
  • Vehicles
  • Guns, ammunition and knives
  • Tobacco and cigarettes
  • Traffic devices (Learn more)
  • Products related to casino and gambling
  • Products or digital goods that require additional software installation in order to be purchased.
  • Products bundled with service plans. (Note: The only products that are allowed to be submitted with a service plan are mobile devices.
I "personally" do not see anything wrong at this time, ... esp. when it is a free service.
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:13 AM
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Re: Google's new policy

I didn't see an issue either, not that I understood the OP's comment entirely. Goggle is a free service and isn't there some others like 'Ask Jeeves' and more?

I use Norton Safe Search as my default and firearms showing up isn't an issue.
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Old 06-29-2012, 06:31 AM
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Re: Google's new policy

Perhaps the OP wants all gun owners to rally together to pressure Google to change their Google shopping policy restriction.

I like Google as a browser but will not even consider their very limited shopping service to purchase online, esp. for guns ... one would be better with something like Amazon - massive virtual retail service shopping opportunities.

The bottom-line, as previously noted, I do not see anything wrong on their shopping policy.
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