|Creating a New Adwords Account After Being Banned|
A few years ago when I was new to online marketing and didn't really know what I was doing, I started an Adwords account and got banned. If I create a new account, what do I have to do in order to make sure that it's not detected as being connected to the old banned account so I don't get banned again? I know the obvious ones like name, address, billing info have to be different; I've also heard you have to change computers and internet service providers. Is this true?
change everything, your ip, get new domain (new name here too and privacy on for the domain.) new server in a new location (new ip for the website). new name on credit card, and new address on credit card. double-triple check everything, wait a day and double check it again. and you should be good. good luck!
You may want to try a little honesty. Google was a little over zealous several years back with the instant life time ban. First ask nicely for reinstatement. After all it's been several years.
I believe that most people get banned again, because they keep repeating the stupid things they did to get banned in the first place.
|You may want to try a little honesty. Google was a little over zealous several years back with the instant life time ban. First ask nicely for reinstatement. After all it's been several years. |
Save your breath... A little honesty with Google will get you nothing.
Start fresh with everything new, so that nothing can be traced back to the banned account and make sure you don't do what you did to get banned in the first place.
|Save your breath... A little honesty with Google will get you nothing. |
We have a good working relationship with Google, and it is done via transparency and openness. If you are going to do something that you think may be a violation of the TOS, talk to Google, and they will give their opinion (in writing).
I suspect that the Google life time ban is like the life time ban they give to teens at the mall. Do you think they are going to throw that teen out of the mall in 10 years time, when they have become a (hopefully mature) adult, with hopefully wads of cash to spend.
Domain names change owner ship, content changes, personal identification such as addresses, credit card numbers, email addresses, go stale after several years. It would be pointless keeping a blacklist for more than five to seven years.
If you are developing a business model that satisfies a customers need, (rather than generate affiliate marketing crap, arbitrage and get rich rich scams), I'm sure that Google will eventually forgive and forget.
You lose nothing by talking with Google first.
I'm with lgn1, try honesty, then try it again, then make it a habit, then part of your character.
And I'll add, trying to fool them will make things worse for you, plus, you cannot build a biz foundation down this path.
Try honest, if that doesn't work, learn to live without.
Lying is an unstable path towards certain future misery.
|You lose nothing by talking with Google first. |
In some instances yes, but when they respond to you as a child and tell you don't ever contact them again, well it kind of throws that whole honesty thing out the Window doesnít it?
In my case, I was running ads for an affiliate site before it was known that Google didnít like that stuff. I stopped running them and let the domain go when it came up for renewal. Google then told me I had to clean up the domain even though I no longer owned it. Said it was my problem then promptly cancelled the account and sent an email saying donít ever contact them again.
This was years ago and Iíve moved on from Google as they just keep getting more evil every day.
"In my case, I was running ads for an affiliate site before it was known that Google didnít like that stuff."
Care to clarify?
Affiliates can run ads, but G does have rules that must be followed, none of which are "no affiliates". Truth is, many affiliate sites are junk, G bans junk - so it seems like they ban affiliates. But that's not the case.
This said, the ownership thing is a fair criticism of G - once you no longer own a domain (and G is a registrar, they know), you shouldn't be responsible for anything new that starts happening on that domain from then on.
I had a great site with great content.
Sure the site existed only to make money, but it was good and solid unique material about the subject and ranked very well in the engines and visitors liked the content.
My guess is one of their quality people had a bad day.
I asked them how they proposed that I fix a site I no longer controlled. That's when I got the "Don't ever contact us again email".
I used to really like Google. Now, if a sinkhole swallowed the Plex tomorrow I would clap.