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1) You put only ads on your home page and no substantial text (three words linked that allow you into the rest of the site).
2) Worse, you created your own advertisement for the site that urged members to click on an ad a day. And you made this posting:
"NOW let me explain to you WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO to SUPPORT [SITENAMEEDITEDOUT]
-As a valued member and well wisher you may click these ads(read above para)...everyday.Its benefitting if you can CLICK THEM EVERYDAY ATLEAST 10 TYMES ...AT REGULAR INTERVALS (at a strecth clicks from an ip wont be calculated)...! Even if the links are not interesting to you...this is the ONLY thing we are asking you to do to support us!
LIKEWISE if you click 10 CLICKS PER DAY AT VARIOUS TYM INTERVALS..then THATS WHAT WE CALL A WELL WISHING MEMBER!
To get the songs and other stuff free..EVERY MEMBER will have to do this for us without fail! Help us to Help you out!
Hope all members read this and is aware hereafter on the importance of clicking the ads. "
But of course you did nothing wrong and fully abided by the TOS of adsense
and suppose now you will wonder why you do not recieve a check from Google
If only G can catch another 100 more like you then advertisers may feel better about using content in their campaigns
And why is it always the sites with the most ads, and the most aggressive promotion of affiliate programs, that also expect you to pay cash directly via a "donate" button?
If I report, I will end up suspending some site like yours and thus get you removed from Adsense, but if I don't report I lost $200-300 every couple of days.
Just don't click fraud and you wont have an issue.
If I worked for Google, I would think I could find, investigate and terminate the accounts of, say, 4 an hour. (Since finding the frauds with effective Google searches is like shooting fish in a barrel, it could go much quicker but ass-covering due diligence and paperwork would slow things down a bit.) Then assuming you worked 8 hours a day (not the normal Google 10-14), you could get rid of 30 a day, about 500 a month. A diligent investigator could surely push that to >1000 a month.
Sure, I'm simplifying it but it seems like a few dozen people could do an amazing job at terminating many hundreds of publishers a day. Automated procedures should probably catch another few thousand a day. Wouldn't this be enough to keep the program fairly clean?
"please click on the google"
"please click" ads
Or, more phenomenal:
google "please support"
It's hard to conclude anything but that Google has a huge problem to deal with here. Surely the reputation of its program is worth $10 million a year in fraud-busters.
Just searched for <snip>
And the first 23 results had been redirected to the same spamer.
[edited by: Jenstar at 5:46 pm (utc) on Mar. 12, 2005]
[edit reason] No specifics to specific publisher sites please [/edit]
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Sure hope Google is using this technique..
I just used the adsense contact form at the bottom of
[google.com...] to advise them to try searching on their own engine.
It's just crazy that within five minutes I can find three websites that are advising their users to click on the ads by google.
I have found forums where the owners asked the other members to have a "click day on Google---go mad!" and by the end of the day, the members reporting they had "worn out my mouse" clicking on the ads.
Now, of course G will non count many of these but I imagine a huge amount of these "invalid clicks" do get through. And we end up paying down the line through "smart pricing".
Hey, here's a smart idea...enforce your own ToS for once.
Diamond mentioned $10million to fix this. This is a problem that would cost $50,000 to fix. Offer $5 per crooked domain found and reported in the correct manner to G and the problem is gone by the end of THIS month.
But there is one big reason this won't happen and it pains me to say it:
Typical example below:-
First, thank you for taking the time to read this notice. These galleries are hosted and maintained by normal (i.e. poor) college students. We don't make any profit from this site; rather, we have to pay roughly $10 per month for web hosting, not to mention the time it takes to upload the pictures and code the web pages. It wouldn't be a big deal if it was just a one time thing. But the fact is, it's a recurring thing, and it builds up. The only "revenue" we get is from google ads placed on top of each page. Although it doesn't cover the entire cost of web hosting, it does help. So if you have it in your hearts, please click the ads! It's not a big deal for you (just a click), but it means a lot to us. Thank you, and enjoy the show. (^_^