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Google AdSense Warning - Need your Advice

Discussion in 'Guidelines / Compliance' started by vahing, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. #1
    Yesterday I received this message by Google:
    Google AdSense: You have 3 working days to make changes to your site

    Violation explanation: FORMAT MIMICKING

    My site is a web proxy, and Google gives me an example URL of where the violation occured. The violation occured on the proxified page of which I do not have any control.

    The message I have received by Google is the second in two weeks. After I received the first message I immediately appealed, and I think I have been able to bring my point across to Google, because ad serving was not disabled after 3 days when the say they will review the site again.

    But now I am a bit worried about the 2nd warning. I can explain the proxy server thing again to the AdSense team, and they probably will understand the point and not disable ad serving to my site.

    But then their software might trigger another alert in the near future, and I get warning number 3 ... or see my account banned.

    What would you do if you were me? Take down AdSense from the site under consideration or send the another appeal stating that my site is a proxy?
    SEMrush
     
    vahing, Apr 25, 2013 IP
    SEMrush
  2. webmaster1189

    webmaster1189 Well-Known Member

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    proxy are not allowed in adsense. the quicker you learn it the better it is
     
    webmaster1189, Apr 25, 2013 IP
  3. vahing

    vahing Well-Known Member

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    #3
    This is not correct. Been running a few proxies since 2009. You can have AdSense on the proxy site, but not on the proxified page the proxy serves.
     
    vahing, Apr 25, 2013 IP
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    newbie191 Notable Member

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    You are the luckiest man on earth. I haven't heard of anybody who got two warnings from google. Just one warning and then they suspend the account.
     
    newbie191, Apr 25, 2013 IP
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    vahing Well-Known Member

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    They say if the problem persists (as they see it) 3 working days after they sent the message, then they will stop serving ads for the site under consideration. I assume, they will not disable my account.
     
    vahing, Apr 25, 2013 IP
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    christian231 Well-Known Member

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    Keep assuming that and see what happens. You must have a site auditor who's in a very good mood, because Google generally just gives you the boot, keeps your revenue and never let's you back in. Be smart and don't loose your account.
     
    christian231, Apr 25, 2013 IP
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    aravintz Active Member

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    Could you please explain me what is site auditor?
     
    aravintz, May 2, 2013 IP
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    christian231 Well-Known Member

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    If you're getting warning messages from the Adsense team, which is practically unheard of anyway, that means a real person is looking at your site. This person is what I'm referring to as a site auditor. They're the one's looking to see if you site is violating any of the TOS. If you've had multiple warnings, with no account banning yet, you have an auditor that's in a really good mood.
     
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  9. vahing

    vahing Well-Known Member

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    Well, to play safe I have now left the proxy niche.
     
    vahing, May 3, 2013 IP
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    newbie191 Notable Member

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    I once read somewhere on the official adsense forum that one page sites which offer not much content for the site visitors and don't have any or very less search engine traffic are not allowed according to adsense TOS. Although we see lots and lots of proxy sites operating but they are gray area. This was said by a "Top Contributor" at official adsense forum. I can't give you link because it was long ago.
     
    newbie191, May 3, 2013 IP
  11. vahing

    vahing Well-Known Member

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    The warning had a different explanation: FORMAT MIMICKING.
    Funny thing: you have a link in your sig "Working Proxy Sites"
     
    vahing, May 3, 2013 IP
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    ritesh8385 Well-Known Member

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    I will suggest you to stop using adsense on the proxy site and look for other option like infolinks.
     
    ritesh8385, May 3, 2013 IP
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    The site in my signature is no longer mine I sold it couple of months ago and didn't care about changing my signatures. But I still own couple of other proxy list sites.(one pr3 and one pr0. if you want link exchanges)
    I don't think there is much money left in making web proxies. A couple of years ago I had about 30 proxy domains and I was making around 200 $ a month adsense only from proxies. But now I think itsn't as profitable.
     
    newbie191, May 3, 2013 IP
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    vahing Well-Known Member

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    my proxies made me a 150$ a month till now; hard to quit that niche
     
    vahing, May 3, 2013 IP