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I recently applied for a google adsense account and after waiting 3 weeks with no reply I chased google. I got the following response.
'We've found that your AdSense account is related to an account previously disabled for invalid click activity. Publishers whose accounts have been disabled for invalid clicks are not allowed further participation in the AdSense programme.'
The thing is I've never had an active adsense account! I'm guessing that a previous owner of my domain was disabled?
I replied to google with the following :-
'thanks for the reply.
I have never had an active adsense account so it can not have been me that had the 'invalid click activity'.
My only thought is that a previous owner of the domain %mydomain%.com had their account disabled for this?
Please see the whois data below which shows that I have only owned the domain since May this year. The domain was available and I have no idea who owned it before me. I can get godaddy.com to confirm this if required.
I am keen to try the adsense programme and can assure you I will fully respect your Terms and Conditions and programme policies if accepted onto your scheme. I would ask therefore that you enable the account if my site meets your criteria.
If you have any further questions regarding my ownership of the %mydomain%.com domain please let me know. As I said I will be happy to get further confirmation from godaddy.com if required.'
It has been a week since I sent this but I've received no reply.
Any advice? Should I chase again? Has anyone else had this problem?
Thanks in advance.
Surely by looking at the history of the domain they could work this out. Surely if I'd wanted back in I'd have selected a new domain and copied across my website.
The current domain wasn't listed in any SERPS when I purchased it so there would be no benefit for me going down this path if I wanted to 'sneak' back in (it's not even that greater domain name).
novice - you said
'When you check the history at Archive,'
How do I do this?
Is it a website. It would certainly be useful to see who had the domain before me and how long ago.
I would tend to look elsewhere - friends, relatives, roommates, people with the same name, people in the same building, sites you may appear affiliated with, etc.
I'm starting to wonder if someone with the same name got banned in the past?
I can't believe they'd ban every Paul Middleton in the world because someone with that name screwed up before? It's a reasonably common name and there must be hundreds of thousands of us across the globe.
I've chased again offering to prove from when I got ownership of the domain and my identity if required!
Hopefully they'll let me prove my innocence.
I put my domain through there and there's nothing indexed.
I guess this means it hasn't been live since 1996?
The Internet Archive doesn't show the most recent months, there is a delay always (about 6 to 12 months). Also, they really archive a lot, but not everything.
This forum notwithstanding, not that many people could have EVER been kicked out of AdSense. The idea that you could be using the computer or living in the flat of a former fraudster is a little farfetched.
What? You could be banned for buying a used computer? How could they track that? That doesn't sound right...
Cookies could be on the computer for example.
Do you have any friends, relatives, or associates who are in adsense or ever were in adsense? Perhaps you accessed something with them on a common pc and got mistakenly linked together.
Google has access to a ton of information. Sounds like you got caught by the filters. If you want to join, be polite but persistant and explain to them your issue.
I was in the same situation as you. I had never had and Adsense account and the domain name that I was using was brand new. I made it up!
What I did was that I wrote a polite letter to Adsense asking them to review my application with explanations why they should do so.
A week or so later I got a reply from Adsense saying that they had made an error and that they have decided to approve my application.
So the best thing to do is just to calmly and politely write to them explaining your case