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mike73

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Msg#: 4034474 posted 8:51 am on Dec 1, 2009 (gmt 0)

Late last night, just before I went to bed I got the infamous "Account temporarily disabled" page. This has happened before, but it usually fixed itself automagically after 20 minutes or so. But this time it's been 8+ hours. What the heck is going on? Why can't Google send an email explaining what is going on? I'm getting an ulcer here!

Has anyone else been disabled for more than 8 hours, then been enabled for no reason?

 

StoutFiles

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Msg#: 4034474 posted 9:04 pm on Dec 1, 2009 (gmt 0)

I've never heard of accounts being "temporarily" disabled.

Drum

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Msg#: 4034474 posted 9:21 pm on Dec 1, 2009 (gmt 0)

Yes, this happened to me last night.

[edited by: martinibuster at 6:47 pm (utc) on Dec. 2, 2009]
[edit reason] See TOS & Forum Charter. [/edit]

johnnie

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Msg#: 4034474 posted 2:34 am on Dec 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

Sounds like a pending investigation into your account.

mike73

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Msg#: 4034474 posted 8:20 am on Dec 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

Well I tried several times to do the SMS thing, but I never got the SMS. Then I found out that if I'm giving someone my number outside of Sweden, I have to remove the initial zero. So I did that, and got the SMS right away and my account was reactivated *shew* Why it was disabled is still a mystery though.

I sure learned my lesson: don't put all your eggs in one basket.

[edited by: martinibuster at 9:00 pm (utc) on Dec. 2, 2009]
[edit reason] TOS & Charter. [/edit]

Drum

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Msg#: 4034474 posted 12:50 pm on Dec 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

I think the real story here is what if you are using an Android phone or Google Voice and this happens, you are dead in the water.

Green_Grass

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Msg#: 4034474 posted 1:36 pm on Dec 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

I totally can't understand what happened.. what SMS , what Android phone .. what what what..

sem4u

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Msg#: 4034474 posted 1:41 pm on Dec 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

I sure learned my lesson: don't put all your eggs in one basket.

Yes, sometimes mistakes are made, and therefore it makes sense to have several 'revenue streams'.

StoutFiles

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Msg#: 4034474 posted 1:47 pm on Dec 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

I totally can't understand what happened.. what SMS , what Android phone .. what what what..

Seconded, this topic is making zero sense. Mike, don't reference Drum's post in a community thread when it's a PM and no one else has seen it.

johnnie

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Msg#: 4034474 posted 2:01 pm on Dec 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

Could anybody care to explain what happened? SMS? Android? I need some clarification here.

mike73

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Msg#: 4034474 posted 7:32 pm on Dec 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

oh sorry... to clarify. When this happens, you have the option of reactivating the account by entering a code that Google sends to you via SMS (text message on a mobile phone). Drum had the same prob as me, and never received the SMS, but then he tried his wife's phone and it worked.

Android is a mobile phone programming platform.

Drum

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Msg#: 4034474 posted 7:43 pm on Dec 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

I think the big issue is if Google disables you and you use Google Voice - your phone will not work.

HuskyPup



 
Msg#: 4034474 posted 8:58 pm on Dec 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

you have the option of reactivating the account by entering a code that Google sends to you via SMS

I am more confused than ever...since when has AdSense been contacting via SMS?

It's hard enough to get any response from them let alone a text message...ah...the penny has just dropped, I think...are you referring to webmaster accounts?

mike73

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Msg#: 4034474 posted 9:13 pm on Dec 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

it was my entire google account that was disabled. everything google.

AndyA

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Msg#: 4034474 posted 9:15 pm on Dec 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

Would the parties involved with explanations in this thread please clarify?

An AdSense account is temporarily disabled, and I gather the person found out by getting a page advising them of this fact when they tried to login. And in order to get the account activated again, Google sends a message via cell phone with a code to reactivate the account?

I've never heard of such a thing. Clarification, please!

mike73

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Msg#: 4034474 posted 10:26 pm on Dec 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

AndyA, yes that's right, except it wasn't just the AdSense account; it was the entire google account: gmail, adsense, anylitics, etc.

johnnie

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Msg#: 4034474 posted 10:39 pm on Dec 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

it was my entire google account that was disabled. everything google.
So it may not have anything to do with adsense at all.
lammert

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Msg#: 4034474 posted 10:41 pm on Dec 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

A Google account can be temporarily disabled when Google detects abnormal activities on the account like a large number of bounced emails in a short period of time etc. Account locking seems to be mainly due to their Gmail spam protection algorithms, and has not much to do with AdSense.

See: mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=43692 [mail.google.com]

Drum

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Msg#: 4034474 posted 10:47 pm on Dec 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

That is what I think happened to me, I got a lot of undeliverable mail one day.

But it does have to do with AdSense if they lock you out of it.

mike73

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Msg#: 4034474 posted 11:12 pm on Dec 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

thanks lammert. come to think of it, I did have this crazy mail that kept bouncing. I bet that was it.

johnnie

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Msg#: 4034474 posted 1:10 am on Dec 3, 2009 (gmt 0)

3. Using file-sharing or file-storage software, browser extensions, or third party software that automatically logs in to your account.

So using an adsense stat tool can actually get you locked out? Good to know :)

HuskyPup



 
Msg#: 4034474 posted 3:11 am on Dec 3, 2009 (gmt 0)

I know nothing...and I haven't known that for very long!

krazitrain



 
Msg#: 4034474 posted 4:33 am on Dec 3, 2009 (gmt 0)

I had the exact same thing happen to me yesterday.

Here's the message...

<SNIP>Removed Email Quote. See TOS. [webmasterworld.com]...</SNIP>

Did you get your acct. back up and running? It has affected my whole account too.

[edited by: martinibuster at 2:52 am (utc) on Dec. 4, 2009]
[edit reason] See TOS [webmasterworld.com]. [/edit]

mike73

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Msg#: 4034474 posted 8:33 am on Dec 3, 2009 (gmt 0)

Mine is running now. Get the verification number and it unlocks no problem.

AndyA

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Msg#: 4034474 posted 12:26 pm on Dec 3, 2009 (gmt 0)

I didn't realize that using an AdSense stats tools was not permitted. Firefox has an add-on that does that.

Firefox should remove that or put a warning up about it, since it's a violation of the terms.

dazzlindonna

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Msg#: 4034474 posted 3:57 pm on Dec 3, 2009 (gmt 0)

AndyA, what makes you think that 3rd party stats tools are not permitted? At some point, in the past, ASA declared it to be ok. Maybe that's changed over time, I don't know, but I haven't heard anything.

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