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I have spent money on advertising for my site in an attempt to generate traffic, therefore increasing the chances of visitors clicking on ads to help generate revenue for me. Now I have practically lost the money I spent on advertising, and i've lost the money that Google owes me.
I filed a report with the BBB, but they said there is no guarantee that this will help resolve the problem. I am frustrated, because i'm an honest citizen trying to make some extra money on the side in these hard times, and I am robbed of my money by a large corporation. I feel powerless to do anything, except write to some newspapers and websites that could possible help me in getting my money.
[edited by: heini at 11:52 pm (utc) on Oct. 9, 2003]
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I then received an email from them telling me that my account had been deactivated for making illegal clicks on the ads on my site. I did no such thing.
They aren't necessarily accusing you of doing the clicking; they're just saying that your site has invalid clicks. As for whether Google has stolen $110 from you, you won't know that until either;
1) They tell you that you aren't being paid (which they apparently haven't, or you probably would have said so); or...
2) A couple of months go by with no check.
This forum has a number of lengthy threads on the topic of invalid clicks or click fraud; if you read them, you'll find advice on how to approach Google. (TIP: Be polite and professional, and you'll have a better chance of success.)