cabbie - 9:41 pm on Sep 10, 2012 (gmt 0)
I would like to give my experience of a friend, I know very well. He had an adsense a/c in his name.He also run one in his de facto's name.He also had employed a programmer who also had an adsense a/c.
All 3 a/cs were accessed daily by the programmer, and 2 a/cs were accessed by my friend.
All a/cs were complying with Googles TOS
One website held my friend, started to get a surge in traffic from referrals from a few comparison shopping sites that had been newly created by a fortune 500 company.
The friend thought this is great! He assumed that these sites were buying traffic as he could not see them in Search engines.He put all sorts of related affiliate banners hoping to maximise his profits but to his dismay he could not make a sale.
Nor was the adsense for the site increasing that much compared to the traffic.
It was not long before not just that adsense account was shut down by Google but they shut all 3 down.The defacto's, the programmers and his own.
All the appeals from all the parties didn't help. There was over $12000 owed and all uncashed checks were bounced.
After much investigation, my friend is convinced those comparison shopping carts, who were getting paid per click, were manufacturing traffic through bots.My friend was just unfortunate in that these shopping sites had a link on one (and only one) of their pages on each site.
So I am guessing that you freely accessed both accounts from 1 computer and have had both accounts closed by association.
The good news is that my friend and the programmer were both able to start new adsense accounts with the same websites.