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Will G Close My Account?
Too much traffic......

 9:55 pm on Nov 10, 2009 (gmt 0)


I stumbled accross a company getting millions of visitors monthly. They offered me a banner ad placement at a very low cost. Now Ive been humbly pulling in about 300 visitors daily and yielding about less than 500.00 monthly in earnings.

Now this company can provide about - 1,000,000 visits for the month. Will it be a problem to Adsense, because I know my adsense revenue is going to shoot through the roof.

Will they close my account? I know we cant buy traffic on Adwords but can we buy traffic elsewhere like this?



 10:06 pm on Nov 10, 2009 (gmt 0)

You can not put your code on a site that you do not own.


 10:09 pm on Nov 10, 2009 (gmt 0)

You can not put your code on a site that you do not own.

What makes you think that?


 10:13 pm on Nov 10, 2009 (gmt 0)

Well I guess it has been awhile, but when I signed up it was explicit that you must control and own the website you were putting the code on. I guess things have changed.


 11:22 pm on Nov 10, 2009 (gmt 0)

You can not put your code on a site that you do not own.

I don't think that's even what he's saying.

It won't be a problem, no. Google have no reason to ban you for getting more traffic. Assuming there is nothing fishy going on with this company you're working with.


 11:25 pm on Nov 10, 2009 (gmt 0)

Yeah I think the OP is just asking about the effect on adsense of getting much higher traffic - and $$$.

If adsense controls whether or not you can advertise your site, then your'e pretty much saying they are in control of your website, not you.


 12:57 am on Nov 11, 2009 (gmt 0)

Ok so then no problem..... wish ASA would weigh in on this... but I guess he wont, so Ill take the plunge..


 1:06 am on Nov 11, 2009 (gmt 0)

This sounds like a recipe for disaster to me.

I'd run from that deal as fast as I could.


 2:39 am on Nov 11, 2009 (gmt 0)

Why Ken.... elaborate, the site can deliver highly targeted traffic, im just afraid of what the big G might say.... do you have any experience with this..?


 3:06 am on Nov 11, 2009 (gmt 0)

There are numerous threads here over a long period of time about negative results from buying traffic in what sound like similar situations.

Aside from that, a huge spike in clicks might well draw Googles attention to your site. That's not always (ever?) a good thing.

But mostly, looking at your first post, it looks like you have pretty decent numbers as far as earnings go for the amount of traffic you have now. I think you'd be far better off working to grow your traffic on a MUCH more incremental basis.

Look, you've been posting here for a while now. I assume you've been working on the site for a while too.

Do you really want to risk that work and your current earnings for a fast buck?


 3:13 am on Nov 11, 2009 (gmt 0)

True... words, I sell an ebook with no adsense on the landing page I think I would be better served if I just sold the book instead....

Thanks for the wake up call - Let that be a lesson to you all!


 3:35 am on Nov 11, 2009 (gmt 0)

If you do this: slowly ramp it up, not form 500 to 1000000 in one go: that's raise flags no matter what.

If you should do it: it all depends on the other site: how legit is it, how good is the traffic. Can your site withstand scrutiny by a Google employee, ...

If you as a visitor would feel tricked: Google would have a problem.

Also if you deplete the ad inventory in your niche the payout from Google might be far less (and the ads far more crappy).


 2:16 pm on Nov 11, 2009 (gmt 0)

Its all about traffic quality. If you can vouch for the quality of the traffic you're buying*, then by any and all means, go ahead. The visitor will be happy, your traffic provider will be happy, you will be happy, google will be happy and the advertiser will be happy. If the traffic is however crap, then neither google nor the advertiser will end up happy, costing you your account.

* note: exclude paid search here, you don't want to short-change middle-man Google. Don't do adwords->adsense arbitrage.


 3:56 pm on Nov 11, 2009 (gmt 0)

Another consideration is your server.

It seems such a massive jump. You want to ensure your server can cope. Otherwise you could pay for the traffic, but not be able to earn any money from it due to your website being down all the time.


 8:53 pm on Nov 11, 2009 (gmt 0)

Check following points:

1. How old is the site you are making deal with, who allows you placing banner.
a. Are they older then you (how many years is criteria)
b. Are they young then you (how many years is criteria)

2. Are you both in same niche ?
(A webhosting related site, places banner ad on some #*$!o website (which gets more traffic), this definetly might not be accepted. (I am unsure about TOS here)

3. Site which is placing your banner. How are they generating traffic ?

4. Any site in same niche, if generating, more traffic 10x times compared to your site, will technically cost more !
(thats our assumption, as we only followed white hat site to gain regular visitors to our portals)

I hope my comments makes some sense ?


 2:33 pm on Nov 12, 2009 (gmt 0)

Hey guys, just to verify I have decided not to do it using my adsense account but using a ebook that I already sell online.

That website also uses adsense bit with zero optimization. They are a newspaper website, specific to a country. However they generate at least 200,000 visitors per day. But herein is the problem:

The existing advertiser in the same niche / real estate as I am gets AT LEAST 30,000 visitors daily from the site.

Now the ad is pretty self explanatory, so the people that click on the ad won't be disappointed. (i.e. a DVD Ad going to an online book store)

My site is real estate based and so the ad is directed to that. What I dont want is for Google Team to be drawn to my site find some problem and boom!

You see I get about 10,000 visits monthly if that jumps to 900,000 monthly Google is sure to close my account!

I am staying away from it, I cant risk all the hard work for a short stint!


 3:42 pm on Nov 12, 2009 (gmt 0)

30,000 legit daily visitors from legit source would cost a small fortune. You should check how is this traffic generated and if it's coming from your site being showed in pop up or similar. Personally, I don't think Google would drop you out of program for legitimate traffic of any quantity


 12:00 am on Nov 13, 2009 (gmt 0)


Im yet to hear someone weigh in as having done this on their own yet.. and no definitely not a small fortune at all...

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