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AdSense suspended me for association with a suspended account

6:31 am on Aug 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I am not a person who don't have sense of business, I operate many high traffic websites. I was doing Pay per sale business, and the results were very good 50$ EPC (Earnings per 100 Clicks) with CJ.
I heard about Google adsense a lot, So in June 05, I gave it a try. The results were very good, over 0.70 EPC (Earnings per click). On June 08 Google said that My Payments are on Hold, I checked whats the problem, Google sent me the PIN to verify my address (never seen this before with any other company), ok, Days passed and no sign of PIN, I re-requested the PIN code, and I got my code on 29 June. Ok, now its the time for payment, results were so great, even the Smart pricing didn't effect my earnings, this means that I was performing well, As my sites were capable of generaing sales at greater rate, due to this reason, My EPC increased day by day.
I read on this forum that they send the payments on or after 20th of month.
On 16th July something very bad happened, which I never expected.
G send me the mail, that My AdSense account was found to be related to an account previously
disabled for invalid click activity and they have therefore disabled your account.

They also said that The earnings on My account will be properly returned to the affected advertisers.

I am sure that the Affected Advertisers got many sales from my side.

This was the first time I did business with G, and the results are too worse. Don't have any idea how did they realate me to any others account. Or simply they cheated me, because, since my account is disabled I have send many polite emails about the cause. But No REPLY.
So, I lost my 2,689$

9:39 pm on Aug 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Well, I guess we will see. And yes, I would give a deposition .
9:48 pm on Aug 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I think it is against adsense TOS to say anything bad about their termination policy or their lack of support. It is somewhere under disparaging remarks.

See, you can't win ;)

10:58 pm on Aug 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

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The only real problem with the contract with google is that it could be considered as a matter of contract law as,"Unfair".

... And trying to get into court on a business contract, claiming that it is "unfair", is something of an uphill battle (in the same sense that climbing Everest is an uphill battle). Parties to a business contract are presumed to be sophisticated, and are repeatedly reminded by the courts that they won't be rescued from having made what they decide in retrospect to have been a bad bargain.

I don't find anything in Google's contract to be unclear. I would be annoyed, to say the least, if I were terminated unfairly and left unpaid, but the contract makes explicit that possibility.

A class action suit? An up-front hurdle would be to establish that members of the class are similarly situated. Assuming that your account is closed by mistake you may well find that, as you try to bring other members into your class action, virtually everybody you can find as a potential class member was terminated for very valid reasons. And a class of people terminated for fraud doesn't make for a particularly compelling tort action.

For what it's worth, I'm a named plaintiff in a major class-action suit involving breach of contract and other issues, and I can assure you that filing such a lawsuit isn't a cakewalk.

Perhaps the understatement of the month.
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