Yahoo, Microsoft and Google do not allow gun blog advertising

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Microsoft Ad Center does not allow advertising that promotes firearms:

Advertising that promotes firearms or weapons of any kind is not allowed.

Neither does yahoo:

We will not show results on pages that contain problematic content, including but not limited to:
Weaponry, ammunition, fireworks or explosives

Nor does google:

Sales or promotion of weapons or ammunition (e.g., firearms, fighting knives, stun guns)

Google’s restriction is only restricted to sales but this has not stopped them from banning gun bloggers.

Unfortunately gun bloggers are out of luck with Microsoft, Yahoo and Google: the mainstream advertising network.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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  • Steve Steve on Nov 23, 2007

    I guess you are right.

  • Darcy Carroll Darcy Carroll on Aug 25, 2009 is actually an online ad agency much like Google that promotes firearms and everything related. We are fairly new and have expanded our network to include over 50 firearm related sites in the first 3 months.

    Feel free to spread the word and go to our website to join our network as either a publisher or advertiser.