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8:41 pm on Dec 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hi everyone

Google blocked my account and mentioned the reason that my account was linked with an account which was previously disabled for the invalid clicks.

I didn't have any other account then how it is possible to be linked with the banned account.

I write an email to them and explained everything in detail and now I am waiting their reply.

Would anyone tell me why my account is blocked and what should I do now. My site was having Adsense for the last 10 months and I never had an account before and my one and only source of traffic was Adwords and I had a lot of investment on it.

Can anyone help me what should I do now.

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Could it be that one of the accounts you checked [webmasterworld.com] got banned and they tracked your IP address and thought you were related to that banned account?

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You could live at the same address as someone whose site was disabled. A family member could have had a site that was disabled. You could have purchased a domain name that was previously owned by someone whose site was disabled.

There may be other possibilities. Wait and see what Google says....

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Hi again,

I remember that some days before like 2 weeks I checked my friends Adsense account, which was not opening because it was banned due to some reason. He told me to check his account from my laptop but it was not opening.

That might be the reason?

But I am not related to his account just mistakenly tried to open from my pc because my friend was wanted me to open it. I am responsible for my account only. But I don't know why Google did so with me. I got a $$$$ dollars loss.

Can google show me any sympathy to reopen my account because I am not directly involve in any invalid click activities or other. Because my major source of traffic is adwords only.

I am still hoping that they will reopen my account because I was going very fair with my account. That's why I was doing investment in it.

Can anyone suggest me what to do now and is there any chance for the reopening of the account.

thanks

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Write a very polite but clear email explaining what you just told us. Their software may have concluded that you and your friend are the same person, trying to open multiple accounts to get around getting banned. The problem is, it may be difficult for you to prove that you are not the same person....

Hopefully they won't hold it against you that you are friends with someone whose account was disabled.

9:35 pm on Dec 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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kashif, read the TOS again, if you are sure that the only suspicious thing you did is trying to login into that friend's account then write to Google explaining and hope for the best, make sure to come clean explaining anything else you did that can be wrong, and be frank about it, do not bother telling them about your $$$$ loss or how important it is to you for the will not consider it, also make sure to convince them that you are serious about not doing it again, good luck.
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Dear Friends,

I sent two Emails to Adsense. I explained them everything especially one and only suspicioius thing to open someones account from my pc, which was banned due to uncertain reason. I hope Adsense will consider my apologies because I did it by chance and didn't know its consequences.

I am very much confirmed that my 90% traffic come from Google Adwords. Google can check the logs for the past several months. I never involved in any illigal activities like self clicking or other. I used to send Emails to Adsense very often in a friendly manner. They always replied politely to all my queries.

I was very happy with them and I still hopeful that they will show me sympathy because I never tried illegal methods, always trusted on the good traffic. I invested in Adwords to get the targetted traffic.

The main thing is that Adsense was my only source of income because I left the job due to Adsense some months before.

I am hopeful that Google Will deal with my case very sympathetically and politely. I did a mistake by chance not willigly.

Thank you for your comments and sympathy

thanks

10:57 pm on Dec 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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> The main thing is that Adsense was my only source of income because I left the job due to Adsense some months before.

Why did you do that?
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You do still have traffic though, and there are more ways to monetize it.

Act now, put some other cpc or cpm program there. It won't be as good as adsense but will keep money coming in.

But if your only source of traffic is adwords then you might be in trouble...

If you're checking your friends adsense accounts with your ip and google cookies then you aren't nearly paranoid enough.

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when did google deactivate your account?
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Hopefully they will as well.

If your story is valid, there is no reason why they should not allow you back in.

I support others though.. If you quit your job based on a single site running adsense, that was not a wise move.

I think having many revenue streams in order to protect yourself and smooth out the peaks and valleys is very important to sustaining an income. Having just one source of income on one site is playing with fire in a pretty siginificant way.

Your first order business should be to figure out how you can quickly begin monetizing your site again without adsense, and then secondarily work with google to getting back in to adsense.

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After threads like this, I use GPRS, even when there would be an open WLAN connection from some where available.

How knows to whom the open WLAN connection belongs?

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Hi there,

Thank you all for your reply. I am still waiting their reply and I still have hope that they will treat me sympathetically. Because I never try to go against the Google TOS.

But If mistakenly and unwillingly something wrong has done by me I have apolgized for it.

I am not ready for this big punishment. I have made a lot of investment for the targetted traffic.

My inner is satisfied that I did not violate the Google TOS. So I have a great hopes with Google that they will consider my case sympathetically.

Is there any case like me in which Google reopened the account?

Thanks all

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Could it be that one of the accounts you checked got banned and they tracked your IP address and thought you were related to that banned account?

That would be too stupid, as my IP is shared by each and every customer of my ISP, I guess more then 10,000,00 users.

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I smell click fraud.
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I am very much confirmed that my 90% traffic come from Google Adwords.

Maybe they don't like arbitrage.

It would be mean if that was the sole reason for disabling the account.

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Hi again

I never involved in any Click fraud or bogus activities. It is still not understandable to me.

They can check the log since the starting of Adsense on my site. I am sure that I never involved in any click fraud activity.

The situation is strange to me. But I still have great hopes with Google that they will save me me from this and reopen my account.

Thanks

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I doubt Google can deactivate someone's account just because the account has been logged in from the same IP as some other banned account. If they do it, this is really ourageous! I travel a lot and I work from hotels and public WiFi hotspots, why the hell should I be punished if some jerk has logged into his banned G account from these places?
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I don't know why your account was deactivated, but in looking at the threads listed in your profile, I see that you've asked about high-paying topics on several occasions, you've asked about labeling AdSense ads with phrases that aren't allowed by the TOS, and you've mentioned "carcinoma" as a content example in one of your posts. You also appear to be buying traffic with AdWords and trying to monetize that traffic with AdSense. Finally, you've mentioned steadily falling revenues, which would tend to suggest that "smart pricing" is discounting the value of your traffic for advertisers.

Any one of these issues might not be enough on its own to get you booted from the network, but if something (such as even a vague association with your friend's disabled account) triggered a manual review, it's understandable that the Google staff might have said, "Jeez, another made-for-AdSense mesothelioma site" and hit the red button. Remember, they can cancel you for any reason without an explanation, just as you can quit for any reason without an explanation. They don't have to prove that you're guilty of a violation; they can simply decide that your made-for-AdSense site about cancer (or whatever topic) reflects badly on the network or is delivering poor value to advertisers.

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That makes sense now. What would we do without EFV's detective work? :)
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Hi everyone,

I don't have any cancer related website. Because I was fond of Adsense like many other people I was just curuios to find which topics are good for the websites (so I previously posted this question in this forum.

Many of the people just make their websites only for the purpose of Adsense Earning. We all know this reality.

To pursuing the good topics of the website does make a sense to be kicked out of Adsense?

Making a Website can be a hobby and if earning involves with the hobby we try to get the good performance and results from our hobby because this is our source of earning too. And for this if we find the good keywords for good results then I think its not a big deal.

Regarding the Labelling question. It is very important for us to know exactly what the means of Labelling and how it should be used with the Google end.

So to get rid the confusion and get the clarification I asked this question in this forum. It does not meant that I wanted to violate the Google TOS.

By knowing all about my situation is there any chance that Google will forgive me for my unwanted and unwilling crime. Should I expect any mercy from Google.

thanks

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> Should I expect any mercy from Google.

Expect? No.

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Given EVFs comments, let's hope not.

It's about time for Google to start getting on the case of MFA sites and rewarding sites that don't spend all their time looking for high paying keywords and making up pages to use them.

If Google starts rewarding real sites that exist to proivide a true service and not just to generate income, maybe they'll get more loyal AdSense users and maybe their advertisers will get a better return on their AdWords investment.

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I wonder if anyone can point me to a deactivated account thread where someone is actually innocent!

I see no denial forthcoming on whether the site in question here was MFA.

I am sure many people are in the same boat as me. I run a system where my revenue is 100% adsense and it is scary as I am not working and hence this is a pretty fundermental part of my income or rather I hope it will be. Currently I am at about the $1,500 a month level before the rather considerable expenses.

Each time I read a thread like this, you can't help but think about whether lightening might strike yourself :( But it does seem that each time around the poster must actually know their sites are sites that should be banned.

Myself I don't do MFA and just rely on volume, I never see a CTR above 0.0% in the report :D

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I don't have any cancer related Web site

My apologies. I must have been confused by your "carcinoma" example in message #4 of:

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8:45 pm on Dec 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hey, he did say "for example."
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Yes, and he just happened to use the example of "carcinoma" rather than some low-value keyphrase like "French medieval poetry." :-)

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No, I know what you mean. k. has been pretty revealing of what is on his mind when he posts. If there was enough evidence of that thinking on his site or sites, well....

Let's see what Google says.

9:55 pm on Dec 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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In the original post he said he had been disabled to to a connection with a previously deactivated account. So most of this discussion is beside the point.

If the only connection is the one he described, attempting to log in to his friend's banned account, then he should send a detailed explanation to Google and maybe he can get back in. If there's more to this story than he has revealed (which in my experience is most of the time), then he should realize that Google are on to him and he should just give up.

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