Msg#: 12663 posted 5:02 am on Mar 13, 2006 (gmt 0)
I know few sites that are totally violating google adsense TOS and even after notifying google... the violations are still going on and no action? Why? How long does it take for google to take action against violators?
It has been over 3 weeks now that google was notified...received response from google in about 1 or two days that action would be taken.
Msg#: 12663 posted 6:09 am on Mar 13, 2006 (gmt 0)
How about sending the offender a friendly email and explain that they are braking the rules. Not everyone read forums such as this one and simply don't know they are braking the TOS.
I did that when I saw a guy in my niche asking people to click on ads to help support his site. I told him adsense could pull his account for that. He had no clue it was not allowed and happy I emailed him.
Msg#: 12663 posted 3:11 pm on Mar 13, 2006 (gmt 0)
There are two types of threads in this forum about the AdSense T&C. The first is like this one here: "there are many sites violating the terms and Google ignores them". The second type is "I was banned from AdSense but I didn't do anything".
As long as the number of threads of each type are about the same, I think Google actually does a pretty good job in guarding the T&C. Not everyone accidentally doing something wrong should be kicked out the system immediately. Nor is there any reason for Google to react immediately on reported violations if according to their stats the violation itself doesn't generate a large amount of money for the publisher.
AdSense T&C are not clear on a number of points and I think this is how Google wants it. It gives them the freedom when examining a site and its stats to take more into account than just the text of the T&C. Some activities are prohibited in the English version of the T&C but not in the Dutch version. I informed AdSense many months ago about this difference but they didn't change it, so I guess it is intentionally. If they want to have the freedom to interpret the T&C depending on the situation, it is very difficult for us outsiders to define when something is a "outrageous AdSense violation" and when it isn't.