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Then two days before Christmas I got a letter from my bank saying that the check for October – worth £1,700 had been stopped.
That is £3,700 gone from my family fiancés in the two weeks before Chisitmas.
Welcome to the world of Google. Kafka would be proud of Google, whilst Orwell would be perfectly unsurprised. [duckworksmagazine.com ]
I know of plenty of newbies who run blogs with adsense who have zero understanding of their TOS. It would be a helpful service. Start the New Year with a good deed
just don't grasp how big an impact click fraud could have on Google's bottom-line
As part of the deal, and as a way of involving the sailors, I tell them about the revenue for the project which all comes from the website. The more the website earns the more sailing I can do, the more films they see.
I think Brett has a point here. Simply stating that you make money from Adsense, just as a statement of fact, should not constitute encouraging clicks. That is simply stating, without bias, a fact that anyone could easily discover by reading Google's own marketing material regarding Adsense. Accurately stating facts that are already public knowledge is a TOS violation? That seems pretty unreasonable.
Any non-brain-dead member can figure out that clicking some ads will help keep the site viable.
I think he can check with the "Advertisers" if they actually received any "Adjustments" from Google.
I'm pretty sure netmeg will chime in and tell you that they do indeed refund publishers. There was a big refund case a few years back amounting to tens of thousands of Dollars if I recall correctly?