Google Says No

Google Says No-

Google says no-Today I am sharing why google says no and also announcing the giveaway winner for the Spring has Sprung Giveaway. I  know I don’t usually post on Wednesday because the hop starts this evening.  But, every month I have a giveaway here at Katherines Corner and sometimes I also have the privilege of being part of a group giveaway. Those of you who enter my giveaways may have noticed that  I do not have the follow me on google plus entry option. That is because Google Plus says NO!  No to giveaways.

google says noYou can find the exact details HERE on the google plus policy section. But in a nutshell it means- “Publishers ( that would be bloggers etc.) may not promote prizes, monies, or monetary equivalents in exchange for Google+ button clicks.”

I would love for you to add me to your google plus circles ( you can click on my google icon on my right sidebar). But I will never ask you to follow me via google for a giveaway entry. Being blacklisted by google is NOT something anyone wants. Especially those of us who work so hard to keep our blogs visible. So just a gentle nudge my sweet bloggy friends to rethink your giveaway setup plans.

As long as I’m on the subject of  giveaways I always welcome your participation in the group giveaways. You can find out how to join in the fun and be part of one of my upcoming giveaways by visiting my Advertising page. :-)



Please join me in congratulating the winner of the Spring has Sprung Giveaway. Big congratulations to Anna P of the blog This Thing Called Life!



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  1. Jan Hall says:

    Congratulations Anna

  2. I know Google is very restricting on this and when I have done giveaways in the past had to also not allow Google follows. Crazy, but I guess it just is the way it is.

  3. You are now added to our Google Circle!

  4. I did not know that Google + had that stipulation! Doesn’t Facebook also have some kind of rules about giveaways too?

    • Hi Missy yes facebook does too. But you have more flexibility with them. They even allow you to have your giveaways right on your page. My Katherines Corner page has the giveaway right on it so you can enter while you are visiting on facebook. xo

  5. Thanks, sweet Katie! Can’t wait to get my goodies!

  6. I never realized that google did that, interesting. Congrats to the winner :)) xx

  7. Count me in for the next giveaway ;o) Always know I’m interested in joining the party just don’t remember to say so!

  8. Thanks for this information and congratulations to the winner of the giveaway!

  9. You are always so on top of things, and you’re so sweet when you give advice! Thank you Katie! Congrats Anna!

  10. This for writing this. I learn new stuff all the time, and Google’s rules are always confusing to me. I’ve pinned your article so I can share. Thanks again!

  11. Good to know! thanks for sharing :)

  12. There are so many rules, it’s good to have a reminder. Thanks for sharing it.

  13. This is good to know for this newbie here :) There’s sooo much to learn :/
    Thanks for sharing!

  14. Loved your Google Says No post.. went in and added you to my personal and Website (Celebration Ideas) google plus circles! Thanks for the good advice and organizing these Thursday events!

  15. I had no idea about this rule–thanks so much for sharing! :)

  16. Great info Katherine, thanks so much for sharing!

  17. Thanks for the helpful information, I haven’t started to monetize but nearly there as I’m changing from a .com to and using Google+ as well so this is helpful! You’re in my circle :) Happy week!

  18. AshleyMcElheny says:

    Thanks for the heads up. I have not ready through all the rules on the social platforms yet but maybe I should add that to my ever growing reading “to do”list.
    Ashley @ LeavingTheRut

  19. Did not know that about Google, thanks for the heads up! Being blacklisted by them would be the worst thing to ever happen to a blogger! haha thanks for sharing :)

  20. Good to know Girl!! Thanks for linking up at Teach Me Tuesday!! Another party will start tonight @ 8pm. Hope to see ya there!

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