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Michael Scrutchin
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PostPosted: 06.28.2006 11:43 pm    Post subject: Google AdSense Account Disabled Reply with quote

I received this lovely e-mail in my inbox today:



Quote:
Hello Michael B. Scrutchin,



It has come to our attention that invalid clicks have been generated on

the Google ads on your site(s). We have therefore disabled your Google

AdSense account. Please understand that this step was taken in an

effort to protect the interest of the AdWords advertisers.



A publisher's site may not have invalid clicks on any ad(s), including

but not limited to clicks generated by:



- a publisher on his own web pages

- a publisher encouraging others to click on his ads

- automated clicking programs or any other deceptive software

- a publisher altering any portion of the ad code or changing the

layout, behavior, targeting, or delivery of ads for any reason



Practices such as these are in violation of the Google AdSense Terms

and Conditions and program polices, which can be viewed at:



https://www.google.com/adsense/localized-terms?hl=en_US

https://www.google.com/adsense/policies?hl=en_US



Publishers disabled for invalid click activity are not allowed further

participation in AdSense and do not receive any further payment. The

earnings on your account will be properly returned to the affected

advertisers.



Sincerely,



The Google AdSense Team




This comes near the end of the first period in which my account had enough money in it for them to send me a check. It wasn't a lot of money, but I certainly could have used it, especially since Amazon.com Associate earnings are so lousy these days that I've been dipping into my own pockets to keep this site running for the past year. I thought AdSense was gonna work, so I'm bummed. I obeyed all the rules, and I have no idea where the "invalid clicks" came from. And once you're banned from Google AdSense, you're banned for good.



Oh, well. Time to look for another solution.



(I'll never resort to big banners, full-page ads, or pop-ups. Never.)
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beltmann
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PostPosted: 06.29.2006 3:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Huh. Is there any way for you to find out specifically what they viewed as "violations"? That letter sounds an awful lot like a teacher giving a paper an "F" but not including any comments about why.
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Michael Scrutchin
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PostPosted: 06.29.2006 4:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

beltmann wrote:
Huh. Is there any way for you to find out specifically what they viewed as "violations"? That letter sounds an awful lot like a teacher giving a paper an "F" but not including any comments about why.




Nah, they don't disclose such information. A Google search (heh) turned up hundreds of links in which other webmasters tell of receiving the same e-mail. From what I've read, once you're out, you're out, and they don't want to hear your defense (good luck on getting a reply from them, they say). Some webmasters say they received a warning before account termination, but Google didn't even grant me that.



In any case, Yahoo! is developing a similar service, which sounds promising and should be out soon.
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Michael Scrutchin
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PostPosted: 06.30.2006 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My appeal was denied.



Quote:
Hello,



Thank you for your appeal.



After receiving your response, we re-reviewed your account data

thoroughly. We have reconfirmed that invalid clicks were generated on the

ads on your site in violation of our Terms and Conditions and program

policies.



https://www.google.com/adsense/terms

https://www.google.com/adsense/policies



We have these policies in place to help ensure the effectiveness of Google

ads for our publishers as well as our advertisers. According to our policy

on this matter, we are unable to reinstate you into the program.



Please bear in mind that subsequent or duplicate appeals may not be

considered and you may not receive any further communication from us. We

appreciate your understanding.



Sincerely,



The Google AdSense Team




Oh, well. That's that I guess.
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Danny Baldwin
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PostPosted: 07.14.2006 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw you took up the Yahoo! ads.



I am tempted to try the program, but seeing as my site is all just individual .html files, if I wanted to put the code on every page, I would have to put it on every page.
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