joined:May 20, 2005
It is so crazy to me that I keep getting hit with the double click penalty. Last time I did (beginning of August), it lasted around a week but nearly drove me to quit my site. I got rid of any remotely questionable ads like their stupid 'auto ads' that have banners come up from the edges of a phone. I increased the margin around any ads I do have to prevent any accidental clicks.
Nope. Doesn't matter. It's back.
I don't know what to do at this point. I really wish there was an alternative to google because this company has managed to stick a dagger in my stomach at least once a year. Between algorithm changes in serps, not showing adsense ads randomly, making it nearly impossible to do affiliate marketing with adwords, and now requiring a 'double click' on mobile ads... I just can't keep dealing with them.
I don't do any black hat techniques and try to follow whatever guidelines they give (and change and change and change). I reached out to them last time this happened and received this canned reply "Unfortunately we are only equipped to address policy questions in this form" so I'm left constantly losing sleep at night wondering what changes G will make next. I can't keep doing this :(
Sorry, this is mostly a rant and not really a question. I'm just so demoralized at this point. I have a disability so working a traditional 9-5 isn't very easy to do so this type of work keeps me off of ssdi and somewhat happy. Every time this happens though..