tristanperry - 10:18 am on Dec 30, 2010 (gmt 0)
Google did nothing wrong. He repeatedly broke the rules by prompting people to click on his ads, which leads to the situation where people click bomb him 'as a favour':
"I did get the odd subscriber sending me an email saying that he had clicked loads of adverts. This is called demon clicking. I would reply that I would prefer them to only click on adverts they were interested in."
The thing is, he was clearly aware that this sort of thing wasn't allowed (hence why he says he replied saying not to do this), so why didn't he remove the messages saying that clicking on the ads benefits him?
Plus he doesn't follow the proper post-invalid-click procedure of reporting it to Google, and instead he tries to cover it up:
"I allow my subscribers to leave comments on the films. If one of them mentioned clicking on adverts to show their appreciation – well it's a nice gesture, but I would edit their posting to remove the mention."
All in all, I'm surprised that he wasn't suspended earlier. Google have been more than fair IMO. He's earned thousands despite asking people to committ click fraud.
Of course, I doubt he'll listen to logic. After all, he knew what he done wrong and instead of accepting it, he goes on a public rant and then does the usual 'Blame the big rich people' thing:
"You may have had school friends like this – the rich ones who owned the football. As soon as they had enough of the game, or mummy called them in for tea, or they got in a huff, they would pick up the ball and walk off with it."
Ah well, one less bad Adsense publisher out there. Well done Google :)