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Someone Predicted my Account Would be Disabled
It Happened...

 9:08 am on Jun 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

Few days (maybe a week) someone said that AdSense will desable my account and now...that happened. I cant believe this. Reason is famous "Invalid clicks".
What is all about?
I have sent AdSense support mail in which I have said that I have noticed few invalid clicks on my sites, I gived them log, IP addresses...all posible data about those clicks. I got after that e-mail from them in which they said that they appreciate my hard work revealing those activities on my sites.

And 8 hours leater...they have disabled my account. I have contacted them and looking forward that they will answer me again. I hope that everything will be ok.

[edited by: martinibuster at 8:58 pm (utc) on June 16, 2006]
[edit reason] TOS [webmasterworld.com] violation. [/edit]



 9:23 am on Jun 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

The e-mail you got might have been an automatic response from the bot - they may still be working with you. Are ads still appearing on your site?
Also, how did you know that a few clicks were invalid?


 9:43 am on Jun 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

No, there is no more ads on my site.

I know that there was invalid clicks because I was looking on my logs on server. I have send adsense team IP addresses of people who clicked on my ads, time when they clicked, also ads on which they were clicked...That were repeated clicks so I thought that that is reason why I would call them "invalid clicks" and report them to adsense.


 9:56 am on Jun 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

How many repeated click were there? I think it’s normal for repeat clicks and I believe that the system discounts them. If repeated clicks are the problem then there must have been a lot.


 10:20 am on Jun 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

In your previous posts, if I remember correctly, although I cannot now find them on WW, you had mentioned that you are getting huge traffic. Some senior members had checked your site out and commmented that using adsense on 'adult' content was against TOS. Even if you are not using adSense on your pages containing 'adult' content and restricting it to non adult pages, you still run the risk of being banned. I may not be an 'expert' but the dividing line is quite thin and you may have stepped over it.


 8:04 pm on Jun 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

Ok, that stuff about adult site is NOT TRUE.

If you go to alexa.com and write my sites url you will see that my site is registered 20.05. and that in last few days my site was in almost top 16K sites on the world.
There was 3 repeated clicks, I have contacted google adsense support and they thanked me for help. 8 hours leater they closed my account.

[edited by: mack at 8:52 pm (utc) on June 16, 2006]
[edit reason] Url removed. See TOS [webmasterworld.com] [/edit]


 9:13 pm on Jun 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

There was 3 repeated clicks


3 clicks are not invalid clicks!

Just today I was searching for a product, I found a nice site with lot of info about the product I wanted to buy, but they donít have the product, they have Adsense, I clicked on all those ads related to the product (8 Ads in less then 10 minutes) and I ended up buying from the best site out of the 8 sites.

People who click several times on Ads are people who are interested in what the Ad is about, many times i click on an Ad and then hit the back button and click on another Ad if the first one wasnít exactly what I was looking for.


 9:19 pm on Jun 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

Were you the guy who said he had a brand new site and was receiving massive traffic? If so, then the concern expressed by some (as I recall) was that the source of your traffic may conflict with AdSense policies.

Apparently you are confused as to what invalid clicks means. It's not necessarily someone clicking excessively on ads. For example, if someone brings traffic to their site by advertising on a spyware network (like games that spawn web pages, or toolbars that spawn web pages, etc.), then that's an illegal click.

A site or third party cannot display our ads... as a result of the actions of any software application such as a toolbar.... Web pages displaying our ads... may not be loaded by any software that can trigger pop-ups, redirect users to unwanted websites, modify browser settings, or otherwise interfere with site navigation. It is your responsibility to ensure that no ad network or affiliate uses such methods to direct traffic to pages that contain your AdSense code. Accounts involved in this type of activity may be permanently disabled.

Here's an easy to read version of the Google Program Policies:

Good luck.


 10:10 pm on Jun 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

Where is the thread in which this occurred?

I'm trying to remember it, because the way I remember it going is, some of us thought you were generating a great deal of traffic by dubious photos, and you were warned that this is against google's TOS.


 11:38 pm on Jun 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

"For example, if someone brings traffic to their site by advertising on a spyware network..."

Does this mean that a malicious third party can get your adsense account suspended by advertising your site in a spyware network? Wow. Another tool for darkside spammers?


 11:48 pm on Jun 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

emilex - I'm sorry, but the URL you posted seems to ring a bell for some reason - and not a good one. Are you generating traffic via emails gathered by robots?

I really don't remember and you can tell me if I'm wrong, but I do remember seeing the URL somewhere before. I think Adsense has some kind of rule against spam.


 11:59 pm on Jun 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

Hmm, googling the original posters' ID results in a trip to some interesting places, which would explain the ban. I'm sure that Google would be concerned about strategies to draw traffic to porn sites.


 12:21 am on Jun 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

I don't know if its fair to assume that the poster's id translates to these other sites, but if it does, then it really does explain the ban.

Although emilex claims that his site isn't porno related.


 1:08 am on Jun 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

I don't know if its fair to assume that the poster's id translates to these other sites

It isn't fair to assume... I've found my username being used by others on several sites.


 1:14 am on Jun 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

I hope I'm wrong and welcome the original poster's response to clarify the circumstances.


 1:19 am on Jun 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

I posted a message a while back that seems to sum this up too.

Time and time again somebody posts a message not understanding why their account was closed. It is either in broken english, or difficult to read, or both. I have to wonder if they were able to understand the TOS in the first place?


 2:15 am on Jun 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

Well, my site was (is) url shorting service and I havent found in TOS that that is against the rules. Go to <SNIP> and you will see Adsense Ads there and links that lead to porn material are on megaupload website (I dont have anything related to porn on my server and site!). That site was service, I havent spamed anywhere or anything... I was doing my best to do all by the rules.
Maybe, I have violate JUST ONE rule and that is about space betwen ads and links...which is relative!
I cant believe this...this is just not fair!

[edited by: martinibuster at 3:57 am (utc) on June 17, 2006]
[edit reason] See TOS [webmasterworld.com] [/edit]


 2:31 am on Jun 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

Sorry about posting again here but I must say something more...

Most of links to my sites were posted on forums and blogs. If its against the rules to post links to another site on forums and BLOGS - google MUST sell www.blogger.com because posting links on blogger is "AGAINST TOS"!
I cant believe that I`m writing this, I`m attacking Google and that is not my goal, but all this is not fair!
I have spent dozens of horus working on internet in past 2 years, I wanted to work with google and now I`m screwd up. (sorry abot all this but I`m drunk - what would you do if you were in my place?!)


 2:36 am on Jun 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

If you go to alexa.com and write my sites url you will see that my site is registered 20.05. and that in last few days my site was in almost top 16K sites on the world.

So - let me get this straight. You go from a domain that doesn't even exist (May 20), to ~16,000th in the world according to Alexa ... in less than 30 days?

I can imagine Google would be a bit suspicious about this. I know I find it odd.


 2:45 am on Jun 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

(sorry abot all this but I`m drunk - what would you do if you were in my place?!)

Option #1 Build a real website and play by the rules
Option #2 Get a new job
Option #3 Jump off the bridge


 2:59 am on Jun 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

ok folks, let's get this one straight.
i remember very well the thread in which emilex revealed himself, because i was involved in a dispute with him about his sites.
the thread has been deleted by the mods, because i found out one of his sites and discussed it here, which is against the forum tos.
i won't make this mistake again, so i only state, that the ban is absolutely right (adult content). the traffic source may not have been the problem, because such sites get naturally a huge visitor boost.


 4:04 am on Jun 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

Unfortunately, nobody here can do anything for you as your problem is with Google and the resolution has to be arranged with them.

Fortunately, we have some great posts on things to do if one should find their AdSense account banned. If you were innocent and had not violated Google's AdSense TOS, there are some things you can do to try to get reinstated.

Please read the following threads for some good advice.

I've been Reinstated - Adsense has let me Back in

What to Do When You are Kicked Out of Adsense
A tutorial on your recourse when booted from AdSense.

Good luck!

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