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Banned from Adsense for click Fraud

After 3 years and $200k+ In earnings (Google needs to do something)

6:47 pm on Jun 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Well I thought I'd post here because I need to release some steam. I have been an adsense member for close to 3 years. In this time I have earned well over $200,000 from google. Thursday morning I woke up to find that my account has been suspended for invalid/fruadulent clicks. In the past I had recieved threats from forum members for banning them, that they will start clicking my ads to get me banned from adsense. I always forwarded the mails to google to warn them. This time I got a threat but didn't check my email account as it was sent to an older address. I noticed it after I was banned. Google, a $150 billion company will simply ban you after 3 years because some idiot you piss off decides he's gonna get revenge.

I submitted an appeal, and they rejected it saying that I had fraudulent clicks. 3 years a Google only publisher, a shareholder, and a $5,000 a month adwords advertiser, I feel completely let down and feel like I was treated as if I was just another fraudster.

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[edited by: martinibuster at 6:51 pm (utc) on June 19, 2007]
[edit reason] WebmasterWorld TOS [webmasterworld.com] Violations. [/edit]

6:56 pm on June 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

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"Invalid clicks" can also refer to clicks from websites which do not conform to the rules of the program. I looked at the first site before it was snipped, and here is a passage from the Program Policies which I believe is relevant to your situation:

Sites displaying Google ads may not include:
  • Content regarding programs which compensate users for clicking on ads or offers, performing searches, surfing websites, or reading emails
  • [edited by: jomaxx at 6:59 pm (utc) on June 19, 2007]

    6:58 pm on June 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

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    what were your users "sharing"


    Website publishers may not display Google ads on web pages with content protected by copyright law unless they have the necessary legal rights to display that content. Please see our DMCA policy for more information.

    or could be

    and a $5,000 a month adwords advertiser,

    AdSense Disabling Arbitrage Accounts by June 1st - Part 2

    6:59 pm on June 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

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    Jomaxx, it was stated (clickfraud) I already dealt with the "pay per click" section of my one forum by removing google ads from that section like a google rep asked me to do.

    Also, I refuse to give in to blackmail. I am not going to allow people to continue to post at my forum scamming my members because they threaten to click my ads.

    7:02 pm on June 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

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    Jason, it has nothing to do with any of that. I had had the ads on my sites for 3 years and the email clearly stated "click fraud". Any other issues were already cleared up with google.
    7:04 pm on June 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

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    WebmasterWorld Administrator martinibuster is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

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    Site reviews aren't allowed.

    Here are a couple threads that may be helpful:

    Before anything, it's a good idea to read Google's AdSense Policies [google.com] and their Terms and Conditions [google.com].

    I've been Reinstated - Adsense has let me Back in
    A member recounts their experience at being removed from the AdSense program, but subesequently reinstated when she proved that she was not responsible for false clicks.

    What to Do When You are Kicked Out of Adsense
    A long step-by-action-step tutorial on your recourse when booted from AdSense

    There's not much we can do here to diagnose why you were banned. If you read the above posts you should get a good idea of how to proceed in getting reinstated if you feel you did not break any rules. And make sure you know the rules. ;)

    Good luck.


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