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Google Adsense Appeals Process
matimer




msg:4525482
 10:37 pm on Dec 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

I got booted from Google Adsense a month ago... for reasons they wouldn't explain for a site that was 10+ years old which was in Adsense from Day 1. Today Google posted a blog post [adsense.blogspot.com] where they said that they apologized for the sterile nature of being excommunicated from the program and that they were doing a new process.

I filled out the new form to see if there was anyway to get more details to get my site resubmitted to adsense.
We’ve noticed that the account most closely associated with your appeal has not been disabled for invalid activity.


Weird... so I went back to the old form and this is the reply I get
Thanks for contacting Google AdSense. According to our records, we found that your account has been disabled due to invalid click activity.


It's almost as if the robots (based on the text it's clear it aien't a human)... are passing the buck back & forth

 

Clarence




msg:4525523
 3:45 am on Dec 6, 2012 (gmt 0)

I got booted from Google Adsense a month ago... for reasons they wouldn't explain for a site that was 10+ years old which was in Adsense from Day 1.


That means, It took Google 10 years to finally find you!

Also guys, don't believe the stories of Google banning account for NO Reason. There's plenty or reasons, but the Webmaster don't want to admit to them. They like to play the innocent victim.

When adsense was banned on my site, I knew the reason "and it was my fault". I fixed what i was doing and got re-instated in about 1 week.

Just submit your Appeal, and wait. Don't go around trying to bash Google. I did the same thing when i got banned, i went around like it was Google fault and Google didn't care about publishers, but it was my fault.

We know we used some shady techniques sometime, some crazy placement, some self ad clicking, some click baiting, some black hat SEO, a little spamming, some aggressive keyword targeting, etc.

To get banned you had to be doing something real stupid and doing it for quite a while.

Now, Online most webmasters won't admit it. "I will"

Hi My Name is Clarence, and I'm a Adsense Criminal. I served 2 Google Banning, and 1 SERP drop. I learned my lesson and now I'm 100% legit.

martinibuster




msg:4525528
 5:08 am on Dec 6, 2012 (gmt 0)

Clarence, I understand your point of view, but it's not the only point of view or experience. I would ask that you be gracious and understand that your experience is not the definitive and only experience of everyone on the entire planet who gets banned.

...don't believe the stories of Google banning account for NO Reason. There's plenty or reasons, but the Webmaster don't want to admit to them.


Clarence, I have a lot of experience discussing websites with web publishers. It's not that the webmasters don't want to admit to a reason. In some cases the webmaster HONESTLY believes their site is fine. One thing you are overlooking is that many publishers honestly do not know what is wrong with their website. They are blind to the faults of their website. Even when the faults were pointed out, the first response is to explain it away and insist that it's not really a fault. I kid you not, these babies were butt ugly, I mean put a paper bag over their heads ugly. But the publishers were convinced their site met the standards.

The other correction I need to make on this is that Google never bans an account for no valid reason. That is incorrect. Google has a history of rolling out fallible algorithms that consistently result in some false positives. Everytime Google does a Search update, for as long as Google has been around, Google reviews the results and then fine tunes the algorithm because there are always false positives. It is a FACT that Google's algorithms are not perfect, there are always false positives in the results. Thankfully their engineers know this and they take feedback and update their algorithms accordingly.

The takeaway
Do not take it for granted that everyone who says they were banned is lying. Do not assume that every Google algorithm is perfect.

matimer




msg:4525554
 7:01 am on Dec 6, 2012 (gmt 0)

Ignoring the guilt/innocence tangent...

What's up with Google's new appeal process they are telling me that they won't review my case b/c I didn't get kicked out for abuse... yet the email I got said I did & the old form said I did... what other options do I have?

bwnbwn




msg:4525566
 4:02 pm on Dec 6, 2012 (gmt 0)

Clarence sounds like you been at an AA meeting.

matimer have you done some research on log files say a month before this happened, look for repeated IP's hitting the server.
Does the site have generated user content?
Do you promote anything that might be banned in adwords Google?

matimer




msg:4525588
 6:35 pm on Dec 6, 2012 (gmt 0)

Google never told me which site it was that they had a problem with so never knew where to focus my attention. I have like 10 in my account.

netmeg




msg:4525596
 7:04 pm on Dec 6, 2012 (gmt 0)

Your best bet is probably to go over to the AdSense Product Forum and see if you can get someone over there to flag your situation for review by a Google employee.

matimer




msg:4525610
 7:26 pm on Dec 6, 2012 (gmt 0)

Thanks I'll give that a whirl!

Clarence




msg:4526318
 3:35 pm on Dec 9, 2012 (gmt 0)

@martinibuster

You're right! I'm was being a little hard.

From my experience Google doesn't go around throwing away money for no good reason.

I know this for a fact, All Adsense Account "And AdWords Account" bans require a human inspection "not a robot or algorithm". Search Ranking can be affected by robots not Adsense or AdWords.

So for your account to be banned you must be doing something blatantly wrong and easily seen by a human looking at your site or data.

CkAndrew




msg:4538523
 3:36 am on Jan 23, 2013 (gmt 0)

Guys, I've a question here... If I've made a big mistake by clicking my owns ads at my site and caused to being disabled for my Google AdSense Account. I know where my mistake and I've give a sincerely apologize to Google Adsnese Team, Should I get my account re-instead again?

That time I was so stupid and childish that I never read the terms and condition correctly, now I'm Guilty...I was so regret.

netmeg




msg:4538642
 1:33 pm on Jan 23, 2013 (gmt 0)

Probably not. You don't generally get a second chance for that.

You might be sincere in your apology, but you also might not, and Google isn't going to risk it by giving you the benefit of the doubt. You've defrauded the advertisers, and I don't think you'll be let back in.

super70s




msg:4538766
 9:18 pm on Jan 23, 2013 (gmt 0)

You've defrauded the advertisers, and I don't think you'll be let back in.


Then there's the problem with ads defrauding the visitors which Adsense apparently has no problem with, like all those software download sites with ads with big "DOWNLOAD" logos (and no line borders), when the actual link to download the file you want is usually some much smaller text link.

cabbie




msg:4538772
 10:10 pm on Jan 23, 2013 (gmt 0)

Matimer,
You could try to reapply for another adsense a/c (preferably in your wife's or mother's name)with your safest site and see how you go.
I know a similar circumstance where that worked.

IanCP




msg:4538791
 11:22 pm on Jan 23, 2013 (gmt 0)

software download sites with ads with big "DOWNLOAD" logos (and no line borders), when the actual link to download the file you want is usually some much smaller text link

God I hate that gross misrepresentation.

netmeg




msg:4538809
 1:23 am on Jan 24, 2013 (gmt 0)

Then there's the problem with ads defrauding the visitors which Adsense apparently has no problem with, like all those software download sites with ads with big "DOWNLOAD" logos (and no line borders), when the actual link to download the file you want is usually some much smaller text link.


Different issue, and doesn't excuse it. I'm an advertiser, and a legitimate one, and I have NO sympathy for people who click their own ads, and I don't think they should be let back in, ever.

You could try to reapply for another adsense a/c (preferably in your wife's or mother's name)with your safest site and see how you go.
I know a similar circumstance where that worked.


Where the publisher admittedly clicked on his own ads?

cabbie




msg:4538851
 6:00 am on Jan 24, 2013 (gmt 0)

"Where the publisher admittedly clicked on his own ads?"

I don't see where Matimer the OP says he clicked on his own ads.
My friend's ban, was, as far as we could make out, because a Fortune 500 company created many ppc websites advertising their clients businesses and their partner's websites.
Some of these websites were well known for malware.
Whether the Fortune 500 company was complicit is a moot point.
My friend was unfortunate to have a resource website that all these websites linked to.
Then a sophisticated spam bot was set loose and would follow links on these websites and thus create false traffic and revenue.
My friend always wondered why he couldn't make any affiliate sales from the large traffic he was getting.
Anyway, his adsense a/c was banned, nothing was explained but he applied for another account a few months later with that website.
He even used his same name and bank account and was approved. 3 years later he and the site are still doing well.
He did redirect the referring traffic from those websites, however.
Not much later, Microsoft sued a company doing similar things for fraudulent bot activity.

netmeg




msg:4539047
 7:54 pm on Jan 24, 2013 (gmt 0)

I was responding to CKAndrew, not matimer.

cabbie




msg:4539128
 1:54 am on Jan 25, 2013 (gmt 0)

But mine was to Matimer :)

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