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(Please note that 1 of these members clicked his own ads and the other ran a scrapper site. This is not a post concerning IF they should of been banned, but WHY they have been)
This shows a dramatic increase in the number of bannings reported to WebmasterWorld and therefore hints at a general increase in bannings by the adsense team.
Could this be a new strategy of culling the publisher herd, leaving only high quality publishers?
Could this be a strategy to combat Yahoo by making please advertisiers currently frustrated by their ads showing on crap and scrap sites?
I don't have any answers, but I thought I'd put the theory out there.
If however any of the people on the list are hard working webmasters with content sites then I am really sorry for you and I urge you to strike up a communication with Adsense and plead your case.
Scrapper sites have killed my google ranking, cut my revenue and the sooner they are dumped the better.....
Any page with adsense on could be made for adsense.
Of course the other side of the coin is that I'm just cranky over my lost $$$ from Adsense. I'd like to know the reason for the closing of my account, but as of today I still haven't bothered to email them back. I know getting the canned reply saying they can't tell me their secrets will only light the fire under my a** even more then it already is.
Since my first post after the boot I think I may have the answer to why I lost my account. My main site is a forum and the Adsense ads appeared site-wide in the header. Which means they appeared on the pages that came up after a user posted a message. If this is the problem (and i'm sure it is the problem) then I'd have to say that my oversight on the TOS was an expensive lesson.
I would have thought that after 15 months no other problems they would have treated this as a warning offense. I would have fixed the problem in a heart beat if given the chance. Oh well... live and learn :)
It's my theory that if you have content that's original then there is no way you will be dropped from the program.another urban myth in the making.I had 200+ pages of original content - travel articles written by myself including pictures as part of the page (not the whole page). 200 pages not enough?
The layout was left column - skyscraper ad (normally cpm), middle protion was content, adsense were in right hand column, no adverts across top.
If adsense overlapped your drop-down navigation like the current ad on the right does, could that have been your problem? I tried it on a couple browsers and the advertisement on right prevents me from clicking on your "Links and Contacts" drop down (it drops down behind the advertisement).