Two days ago Google banned my account forever. A rather big shock to me as I have been with them for many years paying them my 2 - 3k a week.
It seems one of my staff submitted a new site (adult) with some wrong words on the site, and their editorial folks decided that they had one too many violations of their T & C's (which is fair enough). I am in no way bemoaning Google's right to ensure that sites that advertise on their network meet their guidelines. My staff member submitted the site, but it was my responsibility 100%.
And here is what Yahoo does better than Google. With Yahoo you submit a site, and they review it and say yes or no. No violations - no arguments. No problems.
Quite simple really.
But Google has their systems, and I have to fire several staff because of the losses to my cash flow, plus I risk losing my business as my charge back thresholds could jump too high for my merchant account.
I have always recommended everyone I knew to use Google, but now I'm not so sure?
By the way - if anyone knows where I could spend my 2 - 3k a week on adult traffic, please hit me up downunderdan666 at yahoo dawt com
(PS - nearly every one of my sites was in violation with Google when they changed their rules on Teen Porn Concepts. My designers over the many years built hundreds of sites for me which were littered with words like "teen" and "barely legal"
It too me ages to go through each and every site for Google, and in the meantime I got nailed.
Just a shame really.