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4:53 pm on Apr 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I have been reading that google will ban you if most of your traffic comes from an isolated region. I am building a community portal page for a small city of 5,000. I expect nearly all the traffic to be from this area. Am I risking getting banned by putting adsense on this site. Is google this punitive or are these just the tales of disgruntled developers?

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4:56 pm on Apr 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

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4:59 pm on Apr 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I've never heard of this fairytale either
5:48 pm on Apr 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Not true at all. All of my sites are targeted to a specific city.
7:07 pm on Apr 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

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The topic may have been about this sort of thing:
* website for the city of Corn Corners, SC
* traffic from isolated regions in -China, -Romania, -South Korea, etc.
* Google bans website and owner from AdSense

The traffic for this example generally comes from dubious traffic promotion schemes and Google will not hesitate to ban. The remedy is to insure that your traffic comes from acceptable, reputable sources, particularly when purchasing traffic.

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There have been threads which discussed clicks coming from an isolated area in conjunction with them frequently being from the same IP. For example lots of clicks from individuals at a university will show up as the same IP, even though the clicks might have come from 500 people. Google won't know that, so the account gets banned.

Say you're making a website about Elbonia Town, with lots of facts, what's on, gig guide and discussion about Elbonia. It stands to reason most of the traffic will be from IPs in or around Elbonia.

So long as you don't click your own ads and Elbonia Town doesn't assign the same IP to each of its 1,000,000 citizens, you should be OK ;)

If in doubt, contact Adsense Support, tell them what you're doing and keep hard copies of your mail and their response for future reference.

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"There have been threads which discussed clicks coming from an isolated area in conjunction with them frequently being from the same IP. For example lots of clicks from individuals at a university will show up as the same IP, even though the clicks might have come from 500 people. Google won't know that, so the account gets banned.

Say you're making a website about Elbonia Town, with lots of facts, what's on, gig guide and discussion about Elbonia. It stands to reason most of the traffic will be from IPs in or around Elbonia.

So long as you don't click your own ads and Elbonia Town doesn't assign the same IP to each of its 1,000,000 citizens, you should be OK ;)"

Thanks for the advice.

If in doubt, contact Adsense Support, tell them what you're doing and keep hard copies of your mail and their response for future reference

 

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