smallcompany - 8:35 pm on Mar 16, 2012 (gmt 0)
Google Banned 800,000 Advertisers
Well, this includes advertisers that even today have no clue about why they got banned for life.
Some of them are affiliates that promoted businesses that Google black-marked some time down the road.
I witnessed an account termination due to ads that were running 5 years ago for less than a month. The rest of hundreds of campaigns being run for hundreds of different companies through an affiliate model were just fine.
This means that if 1,000 affiliates have run ads for some "Rich Jerk" that was selling something about how to get rich were hit as scammers which resulted in termination of 1,000 accounts.
The point is that not all of those 800,000 were for the same pot.