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Im Banned from Adsense-Can my Family still sign up?

 4:25 am on Mar 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

If I am banned from Google adsense, can my wife sign up for an account if she has her own URL and lives at the same address and IP as me or does it mean if you are banned, your entire family also has a lifetime ban while they live with you ? If thats the case, will my son's children also be banned if they live with us in the same home?

I ask this due to Googles very rigid and unforgiving policy on using their Adsense services to the letter of the guidebook.

Any official feedback is welcomed....I need the straight scoop on this one.




 4:28 am on Mar 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

You can always try... why were you banned?


 5:00 am on Mar 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

Well...My family is hesitant to try to sign up for fear that Google will ban them as well for not signing up correctly. If one mistake is made while signing up, Google will ban that poor person.

I would rather have someone who is VERY familiar with Google tell me the rules so I can instruct my wife and son (who want to implement adsense on their websites). Google is so stringent, that we are in fear now.

Google never told me why they banned my little website which only made $29 in 6 months of operation. I suppose that my mistake was not reading the letter of the law from Googles TOS contract. I also told my friends and relatives in my local area about the website, which might have induced them to click on my site.

I was unaware of all of this and upon appeal to Google, was never granted my site back with no explanation, even when I offered them the link to my page stats. Im deeply sorry how all that turned out and dont want my family and theirs to be penalized for my mistake as well.

If anyone can definitely answer my question here about family and exactly how they can register with Google I would appreciate it.


[edited by: Latoure at 5:01 am (utc) on Mar. 13, 2009]


 5:20 am on Mar 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

Google bans account associated with banned account. If anyone in your family signs up with identical information as yours, eg. ip, address, etc., google most likely ban it as well. So you have to find a way to disassociate the new account your family member is creating from your old account. You should probably change your computer, isp and address.


 5:26 am on Mar 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

Ok, Thanks. You have answered my question. Google will ban all my family members as long as we all live in the same home. Unfortunately, we are not selling our home to get an adsense account, so I feel like the mafia has won this battle.

...Lesson: if you get banned...your entire family is banned. Sounds like something out of the godfather. But I guess they are the Godfather!

...so sad my entire fam has to pay for my unknown mistake. I only wisj they would make this fact very clear in their TOS so others dont suffer as we are.

Maybe in 10-20 years Google will reconsider their policy and "soften" it a little bit.

Thanks again..

[edited by: Latoure at 5:27 am (utc) on Mar. 13, 2009]


 6:06 am on Mar 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

Clear your computers cookies to be safe. If they log into their account from the same computer you logged into your account from you they may get some grief.

I think they track fraudulent clicks the same way, if your cookies are credited with both clicking on ads and logging into your adsense account at the same time you're looking guilty. I won't even click on ANY adsense ads, from ANY site because of that.


 6:14 am on Mar 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

The better thing to do at this time is to be persistent, patient and polite in the appeal process. Who knows they might reinstate you.


 6:15 am on Mar 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

Thanks for your good advise, but it still does not account for us using the same address...as we are not about to sell our house.


 6:20 am on Mar 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

I appealed 4 times. The 2nd time they still said that they thought I was a major risk to their advertisers.The last 2 times I appealed with my site logs for them to review there was no response whatsoever.

I guess if the electric company decides not to serve you power, you are hosed for the rest of your natural life. Its kinda like that with Google and adsense (which is basically, the only real and profitable game in town).

I think my family out of luck for the next several years here. I only wish that I could have a response directly from a Google Adsense Employee on this one.


 8:40 am on Mar 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

I guess if the electric company decides not to serve you power

G is not considered a public utility.


 5:22 pm on Mar 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

G is not considered a public utility.....

In the world of publisher advertising it almost is...(it's the only real game in town).


 9:55 pm on Mar 16, 2009 (gmt 0)

Clear your computers cookies to be safe. If they log into their account from the same computer you logged into your account from you they may get some grief.

Better yet have everyone using the computer have their own browser profiles; it's even better if they all have their own logins and home directories.

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