I just tried to create an ad in Irish on Google Ads.
It was meant to be for my new GaelGram online Irish grammar checker.
BUT my ad was rejected just because it was "as Gaeilge."
Turns out Google automatically bans any ads in Irish.
Tá mé an-mhíshásta mar gheall air seo.
I'm really furious about this.
Watch my short video to find out what happened...
Seo cad a tharla...
Join me in demanding that Google do better and support Irish language advertisers.
Níl sé seo OK, Google!
Leave a comment, and then send a "signal" to Google by doing a quick search for "GaelGram" on Google. At least then I can hopefully start advertising GaelGram and its Irish language gaelgram.ie website properly.
Go raibh maith agat!
GRMMA! Thanks everyone for all the messages of support here and on Twitter! Hopefully now that RTÉ & TG4 Nuacht have forced Google to issue a statement about this they’ll change their policy soon. Raidió na Gaeltachta have asked me to go on air live to discuss this soon too so let’s keep the pressure on them. #nílséOKGoogle #GaelGram
Rinne mé é sin
Tús áite don Manx language.
Bhí GAELGRAM ina dhiaidh san.
Aon moladh nó cabhair ag teastáil uaimsa?
Ridiculous! They should have run it through Google Translate to see what the ad said!! Lots of major Irish brand names are the Irish word for their product; many official organisations only use their Irish-language name – far too many to mention. Are they all going to be denied advertising by Google?
Ní mór an ceist seo a mhiniú?
I will let my Gaeilgoir friends know about this -Ní neart go cur le chéile!
Totally agree: 1) Irish is an official Irish language 2) Irish is a recognized European language 3) Google must change it’s policy
Diarmaid: Thanks for highlighting this