This kid's malicious attitude towards your website is good evidence of my #1 rule about Adsense. Never, ever, ever tell your friends or family your website address. You might think they are your friends, and you might think your family would never do something like this, but the sad truth is people will be jealous of your success and want to knock you back down to their level.
I realize this kid might have known it was your website without you having to tell him (since it was related to your university), but his destructive attitude proves my point that the less people who know about your websites, the safer you are.
just got paranoid about a click attack as clicks went up ba fair bit today so emailed google.
they replied with this page to report click activity especially malicious or suspicious events
jolly good job i say!
(mods, hope the url is ok to paste)
[edited by: jatar_k at 4:13 pm (utc) on Nov. 8, 2006]
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|i made my website for research purposes for students at my university |
If the subject matter was relevent to students at just one university then it would not appeal to Google or to advertisers very much. They would rather see diverse traffic streams.
The account might not have been closed due to invalid clicks - it may simply have been deemed to be of low value. How many students carrying out research are going to make a purchase.
I cant help ( from reading this thread ) thinking to myself ..jeez ...I wish it had been so easy to get into university when I was young ..
"The First Rule of AdSense is - you do NOT talk about AdSense!"
I'm not even sure that I agree with you profeteering out of your students. Does your employer/university know that this is what you were doing? I think this is perhaps slightly unethical in your situation. Your are promoting a site you have developed, that has revenue streams attached to it, then encouraging your "pupils" to use this as an education resource.
It was an accident waiting to happen. You give a student a poor grade - He goes screws with your site......
Today i got the official word...
google has permanently shut my account down.. =( i love a lot of money... and im really disapointed... if theres any advice anyone can give me, then please let me know...
in the mean time i guess im gonna try to apply for another program with some other company...
Here are a couple threads that may be helpful:
Before anything, it's a good idea to read Google's AdSense Policies [google.com] and their Terms and Conditions [google.com]. Although you're certain the reason is because of malicious clicking, read through the policies anyway to make sure it may not be something else.
I've been Reinstated - Adsense has let me Back in
A member recounts their experience at being removed from the AdSense program, but subesequently reinstated when she proved that she was not responsible for false clicks.
What to Do When You are Kicked Out of Adsense
A long step-by-action-step tutorial on your recourse when booted from AdSense
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