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I have completed my first website and naturaly adsense is one of the main revenue streams. The site has all original content, photos i have taken myself and not ripped of the net, it validates well and is very search engine friendly. I have always followed google terms and agreements to the letter, yet i have been dropped like a hot potato for something that was completely out of my control. You'll like this as it is a very unique story.
Where i live i am known for being a website designer, and have always told people the domain of my site with no problems what so ever until recently. I had an argument with someone over the pettiest matter known to man, biscuits or something like that. As revenge he decided to visit my website and go mad on the ad's knowing this would result in me being banned. I have notified google explaining the situation using the appropriate methods, i have provided them with the persons ip address and am waiting for them to respond.
I was curious what other members think my chances are of being re-instated.
... knowing this would result in me being banned.
I've been with AdSense since 2003 and I don't know this. There's talk of it sometimes, rumors, etc., but nothing official and factual.
If it were this easy to get an account banned, there would be lots more threads here about this type of thing happening. It would seriously choke the ability of AdSense to function as every publisher would be takng a huge risk just by putting time and effort into building a site.
You may be reinstated but if you are I'd advise you to avoid petty arguments in future....
And that whole "loose lips sink ships" thing.
I had an argument with someone over the pettiest matter known to man, biscuits or something like that
I'm very curious about that bit, you actually argued over what? How old are you? Did you actually send Google that story?
Yes people and sites get banned for trivial reasons in their eyes but to Google and advertisers there could be bigger issues, if your site is new(ish) and more trouble than it's worth you could get the boot, on the plus side, you seem young and web savvy so you probably can build more sites and explore other means of monetizing, and who knows, maybe even Google will give you another chance, so don't take it too hard, your pictures site probably wouldn't make it big with AdSense anyway.
I had a similar issue occur on my website and after I sent in the appeal form, it took about 3 weeks to get a response which stated my website would be removed. They didn't provide a reason or an e-mail to respond to (NO REPLY address sent me the mail)
Hopefully you'll have better luck with it, I've since started looking into other programs to use.
I also agree mum is the word to most about my sites!
Every once in a while, there is someone who swears he has not done anything wrong, and Google banned him.
And it's always a new user making his first post, never to be heard again.
I'll be worried when it strikes real users with some history on this site, where you can assume they do things by the book.