Lame_Wolf - 7:08 am on Mar 2, 2011 (gmt 0)
Thanks for starting this thread. I'm listening and passing this feedback along to the team.
Hi ASA, I didn't think you would be interested in my little rant. Thank you for listening.
I'll go into more detail with some.
1: If it is your first site, then it has to be fully online for 1 year.
I think this is a reasonable time to wait for someone to have adsense on their first site. Further sites could be either instantly (after being cleared by the Adsense Team), or 6 months after going live.
2: Has to have at least 1500 visitors a day.
This, along with point 3, should stop/slow down the amount of scraper, spammy, little content sites from having adsense. You have better data than I do. You may think 1000 is better, but needs to start somewhere.
3: If you add your account to another site, that site has to be reviewed by the Adsense team before adverts are displayed (failure to do so will automatically prevent adverts showing).
Nothing much more to add to this, apart from "why didn't Google do this from the start?"
5: Quicker response times when sites are reported for breaking TOS.
Not only quicker response times, but also consistency. I can tell you of an account that was in an extreme breach of the TOS (fraud) and it took over 2.5 months before the account was suspended, and they were (somehow) reinstated. And to top it off, they were breaking the TOS again. Reported again (quicker response this time) and still have their account. Yet, someone else can get their account closed because they were using a copyrighted image and were not aware.
I personally think that most breaches (including copyrighted material) should carry a warning. We all make mistakes. In cases of clearly trying to defraud should be an instant ban.
And before people start jumping up and down about the copyright part. I am constantly raising DMCA's or writing to webmasters asking to remove content.
6: Better customer service.
What can I say ? It has gone down the pan over the years. Once, you could write and ask a question, and you would receive a helpful reply from a real person.
Nowadays, it is all automated.
I have tried and tried to ask them to stop my account from receiving CPM adverts. Yet they keep sending me to the Google Groups site... which leads me to my next request...
It would be good for us Adsense users to have a radio button in the new interface to allow CPM adverts or not. This way, we users can test to see if they are better or not. If we earn more money, then so do Google.
But it is such a PITA to get it turned off, it will no doubt, be just as hard to get it turned on again. Extremely frustrating for those who want to test this side of Adsense.
One more that I just thought of...
When a site is reported, if the reportee has an Adsense account, they should have their CPC raised. :)
This will make a good incentive for people with accounts to report matters.