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I ask this due to Googles very rigid and unforgiving policy on using their Adsense services to the letter of the guidebook.
Any official feedback is welcomed....I need the straight scoop on this one.
I would rather have someone who is VERY familiar with Google tell me the rules so I can instruct my wife and son (who want to implement adsense on their websites). Google is so stringent, that we are in fear now.
Google never told me why they banned my little website which only made $29 in 6 months of operation. I suppose that my mistake was not reading the letter of the law from Googles TOS contract. I also told my friends and relatives in my local area about the website, which might have induced them to click on my site.
I was unaware of all of this and upon appeal to Google, was never granted my site back with no explanation, even when I offered them the link to my page stats. Im deeply sorry how all that turned out and dont want my family and theirs to be penalized for my mistake as well.
If anyone can definitely answer my question here about family and exactly how they can register with Google I would appreciate it.
[edited by: Latoure at 5:01 am (utc) on Mar. 13, 2009]
...Lesson: if you get banned...your entire family is banned. Sounds like something out of the godfather. But I guess they are the Godfather!
...so sad my entire fam has to pay for my unknown mistake. I only wisj they would make this fact very clear in their TOS so others dont suffer as we are.
Maybe in 10-20 years Google will reconsider their policy and "soften" it a little bit.
[edited by: Latoure at 5:27 am (utc) on Mar. 13, 2009]
I think they track fraudulent clicks the same way, if your cookies are credited with both clicking on ads and logging into your adsense account at the same time you're looking guilty. I won't even click on ANY adsense ads, from ANY site because of that.
I guess if the electric company decides not to serve you power, you are hosed for the rest of your natural life. Its kinda like that with Google and adsense (which is basically, the only real and profitable game in town).
I think my family out of luck for the next several years here. I only wish that I could have a response directly from a Google Adsense Employee on this one.
Clear your computers cookies to be safe. If they log into their account from the same computer you logged into your account from you they may get some grief.
Better yet have everyone using the computer have their own browser profiles; it's even better if they all have their own logins and home directories.