wheel - 1:16 pm on Jun 29, 2010 (gmt 0)
They just don't want to work with affiliate sites anymore. They want to cut the middleman out.
This is one of the things I find the most troubling about Google. In fact, I find it deeply wrong.
In terms of the OP, I'm sure Google doesn't care. There's lots of people spending 6 and 7 figures per month. I'm sure that the ones giving them trouble are the ones spending 10K a month, and they're likely just as happy to get rid of them, even with some collateral damage, than risk screwing up the works for their big customers.
Twice in the past five years I've made specific efforts to clean up problem clients. One time I raised prices. Got rid of all the whiners, and probably some good clients too. It was well worth it. Last time, I exited an entire business line. It made money, but a percentage of the clients chewed up 1/3 of my day with nonsense. Easiest answer, get rid of everyone and free up a 1/3 of my day.