"Circumventing systems" warning in Google Ads

bernard

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4 of my ads stopped running over night in Google Ads with the following warnings:
  • Circumenventing systems
  • Malicious software
There are no warnings in Google Search Console and I can't find anything to suggest the site has been compromised or hacked.

I'm running ads to my product review pages that are the same as are ranked in Google, so no cloaking going on, except for some link tracking software I use. I already asked them about it and they told me they hadn't hear from anyone else.

What could be the issue then and how would I figure it out?

My other ads are running for other affiliate sites.
 
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Sounds like algorithmic penalty - bot reviewers didn’t like your setup. Link tracking software can often times be the issue. They don’t like those. Try to do direct if you can especially on new accounts.
 
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I'm surprised your account is still open - that reason on any ads usually comes with a ban on the entire account.

Are you other ads that are still running in the same account?

It could very easily be your link tracker, trackers get algo bans all the time. All it takes is one person using the link tracker and pisses off Google enough. The link trackers themselves I've never heard admit this is a problem though so it no surprise they would deny it.