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My first payment will be coming soon.
And I feel like it will be curtains for me.
littlecubpanda




msg:4579241
 10:49 pm on May 29, 2013 (gmt 0)

I've done my best to make sure my sites follow the TOS. My sites also have huge disclaimers on them. I've made sure the ads are well-placed and tastefully placed and surrounded by content. I've made sure the ads do not look anything like my page or anything on my page. I've taken the ads off of some sites not getting many hits. I have not noticed any weird "hit" anomalies. I've sure as hell never clicked of any of my ads, and certainly not by accident.

Google also verified funds for the previous month of April, though it was under $100. So that's a good sign that something was already verified.

While I've had a nice bit of traffic and good rankings for my sites, and in just a month and a half I've gone from zero hits to an average of about one thousand per day with good click through rates, I'm worried Google could still find any number of reasons to shut me down.

My sites are somewhat controversial, but I've seen Adsense ads on sites way more controversial, including ads on a site that declares the Boston bombings were staged and faked. I couldn't believe ads were on that site, especially since that wasn't the only thing that was incendiary.

I've heard a lot of people are just crushed and wiped out and banned for no reason when that first payment goes through.

I wonder if a real person at Google reviews everything before the first payment goes out for any account, goes through with a fine toothed comb and just picks at any little thing they can find? I wouldn't be surprised.

I'll find out in June, I suppose. I'm expecting the worst, based on what I've heard from so many people.

If you've read this far, any advice on how to brush up and clean up any holes or possible disqualifiers would be appreciated.

 

LifeinAsia




msg:4579244
 11:03 pm on May 29, 2013 (gmt 0)

If they've only received 1 payment from AdSense, it's hard to see how how they can "wiped out" by being banned from the program. Basing an entire business on one tenuous revenue source is not really "there" to begin with.

There are a number of publishers here who obviously continued past their first check from AdSense.

If you're not doing anything wrong, then you probably don't need to worry. If you still feel the need to worry, then doing something proactive and find alternative ways to monetize your site, just in case.

frankleeceo




msg:4580028
 10:27 pm on May 31, 2013 (gmt 0)

i'd advise to read really hard at adsense ToS. my account has been alive for over 3 years, never had any real troubles.

IanCP




msg:4580204
 8:37 pm on Jun 1, 2013 (gmt 0)

I've received payments from AdSense ever since they issued their very first cheques.

Then again, I've always played by the rules.

leadegroot




msg:4581615
 11:31 am on Jun 6, 2013 (gmt 0)

Sounds like you are worrying too much.
I've done my best to make sure my sites follow the TOS.

There you go, thats all you needed to worry about :)

littlecubpanda




msg:4581877
 8:14 pm on Jun 6, 2013 (gmt 0)

Funds are verified, bank acct verified... when do they usually send the funds out during the month?

IanCP




msg:4581882
 8:35 pm on Jun 6, 2013 (gmt 0)

What month are you talking about? April has already been paid. Payments for the month of May will usually be in bank accounts by 30th June, all assuming you have a minimum balance owing to you of $150.00 at 31st May.

littlecubpanda




msg:4581883
 8:39 pm on Jun 6, 2013 (gmt 0)

I'm waiting for May (and April, since April was below the minimum), so I can expect it later this month? Ok, that's fine.

leadegroot




msg:4581918
 12:15 am on Jun 7, 2013 (gmt 0)

The last week of the month, generally. Occassionally the very start of the following month, but its been a while since they did that.

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