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but being proactive as a publisher goes a long way to ensure that we can help protect the advertising ecosystem.That's fine, as I often report sites that violate the TOS. But please answer me this... why does it take over 3 months for a site to get banned when they are asking people to click on their adverts? You cannot have a higher priority than blatent fraud.
However, I have read so many horror stories about google just banning people and taking all their accumulated funds.
It was a personal email specific to one of my sites.I hope you've kept it.
As far as withholding earnings, when Google deducts revenue all money is refunded to the affected advertisers. This includes any revenue that Google earns.
The ads were placed at the bottom of pages but some of the pages had contact forms on them and those forms get bots attempting to submit them. I suspect the bots were clicking anything in the vicinity of the Submit button.
The ads were right below the submit button.
Almost like you're saying since Google doesn't keep the deducted revenue - that it justifies every deduction, invalid click classification, etc that they do.