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Google Busting Bad AdSense Publishers

 11:09 pm on Jan 17, 2014 (gmt 0)

Google has released its 2013 report on advertising.

By the end of 2013, we had blacklisted more than 200,000 total publisher pages, an encouraging decline from last year, and disapproved more than 3,000,000 attempts to join our AdSense network. We also removed more than 250,000 publisher accounts for various policy violations. This includes more than 5,000 account removals for violating our copyright policies, an increase of more than 25% compared to 2012.



Sally Stitts

 12:36 am on Jan 18, 2014 (gmt 0)

200,000 publisher pages removed
250,000 publisher accounts removed (only 5,000 of these were for copied content?)

Does this imply that the 250,000 accounts averaged less than 1 page each? Wouldn't that be impossible?



 2:45 am on Jan 18, 2014 (gmt 0)

It probably means:

- 200,000 pages were blocked from serving ads (probably because of their subject matter), but the publishers of those pages weren't guilty of policy violations. *

- 250,000 other publishers were tossed from the program for policy violations.

That's my guess, anyway, The wording is a bit confusing.


* Remember the New York Post story from the early days of AdSense that displayed an ad for refrigerators next to an account of a murdered child's body being discovered in a fridge? That's the kind of page that, in hindsight, might have benefited from an algorithmic "no ads" action based on the subject matter of the page.


 7:45 pm on Jan 18, 2014 (gmt 0)

This includes more than 5,000 account removals for violating our copyright policies

Please keep it up - there's a hell of a lot more than 5,000 around.


 6:49 pm on Jan 19, 2014 (gmt 0)

Posts about the AdWords side have been spun off to the AW forum. Thanks in advance for your understanding. ;)

http://www.webmasterworld.com/google_adwords/4638449.htm [webmasterworld.com]


 1:19 am on Jan 20, 2014 (gmt 0)

We also removed more than 250,000 publisher accounts for various policy violations.

I have a video site that kind of spins off my main site, I had to fix the .htaccess file on the video site so it could only be entered through the main site because people were abusing the script with unauthorized URLs and overloading its server. Adsense kicked the video site out a few weeks ago, evidently because they couldn't access it normally, but I didn't really care, I only have it as an added feature to the main site.

I just removed all Adsense from the video site and told them what was going on, they said my overall account was still OK.

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