Sunday, July 17, 2011

Google forbidden words for listing on Artfire

If you list items for sale on ArtFire you might want to have this handy list of words that Google does not like in your listings and will possibly not index your listing. Some of these words you really wonder the WHY (like in the Misc category) Google does not like them.

Google forbidden words for listing on Artfire

PROMOTIONAL WORDS:

- free (including hyphenated words such as pet-free, smoke-free, hands-free, etc-free)
- sale
- vacation
- travel
- travels

ANYTHING ALCOHOL & TOBACCO RELATED WORDS

- smoke, smoked
- champagne
- whiskey
- beer
- cigar
- cigarette
- rum
- rummo
- vine (supposedly because vine = wine in another language)
- vineyard
- camel (for it being a cig brand)
- brandy
- gin
- bordeaux
- burgundy


ADULT & EXPLICIT/NAUGHTY WORDS:

- anime ( however "manga" is allowed)
- strip
- stripper
- adult; including hyphenated words such as adult-size
- butt
- sexy
- affair
- ale
- chick
- sensual
- hemp

MISCELLANEOUS WORDS:

- postage (or postage stamp)
- collecting (collectible and collect are okay)
- thorny
- precious metal
- muse
- corsage
- gun

Source: Artfire Forum

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