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Google Purging AdSense Accounts?

Discussion in 'Guidelines / Compliance' started by Surf_Dude, Mar 24, 2005.

  1. #1
    I couldn't help but notice that there is a lot of screaming about AdSense account termination going on in other forums today. From what is being reported, it looks like the big G is finally cracking down. Scraper sites and no content sites seem to be hit the hardest.

    Ahhh. Looks like, today anyway, a white-hat is a definite virtue.
    After all, Google has warned us repeatedly, but over time, became the boy who cried "Wolf" once too often.
    SEMrush
    With the competition about to strike, they had to do something to maintain their advertiser base. I think that many advertisers would jump to Yahoo in a heartbeat, for all the reasons that have been discussed - payout, disclosure, better crud control, 302 problem, etc.

    Sooooo, did YOU get banned today?
     
    Surf_Dude, Mar 24, 2005 IP
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    anthonycea Banned

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    #2
    Google has been reading this forum and can see what a group of numbskulls they have in their program.

    I have been telling these guys to let them do their own policing of their program because if they want to they can weed out the sorry publishers in a hurry.
     
    anthonycea, Mar 24, 2005 IP
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    justtara Peon

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    Well they sent out snail mail out to adwords users offering them $25 credit if they sign up for an adsense accounts. They must be looking for a higher class of publishers
     
    justtara, Mar 24, 2005 IP
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    Phynder Well-Known Member

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    #4
    I got the "invalid clicks" email from AdSense last night after over a year in the program. I am sure they will not miss me...

    Well, it is an opportunity to look at other programs out there - see ya Google!
     
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    anthonycea Banned

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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #6
    Good... hopefully they *do* knock out all the sites that shouldn't be in it (people clicking their own ads, sites setup just to push AdSense, etc.). Will be better for everyone.
     
    digitalpoint, Mar 24, 2005 IP
  7. Homer

    Homer Spirit Walker

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    That is really interesting...wonder why snail mail. I totally agree that AW advertisers would make the most honest AS publishers.

    Here's a concept instead of banning adsense cheaters give them the option to become an AW advertiser for min of 3 months @ XXX per day or be banned. :D
     
    Homer, Mar 24, 2005 IP
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    #8
    I of course had to check my email, and i'm fine. not really a surprise, but still, i get paranoid easy lol
     
    wendydettmer, Mar 24, 2005 IP
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    anthonycea Banned

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    That was a fake email I sent you Wendy :eek: :eek: :p
     
    anthonycea, Mar 24, 2005 IP
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    Fishing Forum Active Member

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    About time as they seem to let anyone in and I know we all want to earn some money but at the end of the day adverts cost someone money and the amount of AdSense sites is amazing

    Less sites better price :p
     
    Fishing Forum, Mar 24, 2005 IP
  11. noppid

    noppid gunnin' for the quota

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    Oh I see, pay google a fee to look the other way while cheating their AW customers? That sould be good for the company. :/
     
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  12. Homer

    Homer Spirit Walker

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    #12
    Actually my comment was facetious, kind of like your choice of how you wish to accept your sentencing...

    A) Rehab (Learn how AW works)
    B) Accept your lifetime ban from The AdSense program

    Just a joke, sorry if you took me seriously :)
     
    Homer, Mar 24, 2005 IP
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    noppid gunnin' for the quota

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    #13

    Sometimes I'm just too literal. :/

    P.S.
    That is my smilie of the day it seems.
     
    noppid, Mar 24, 2005 IP
  14. Homer

    Homer Spirit Walker

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    Thanks for clarifying that is indeed a smile...I hope your day goes better tommorrow :/
     
    Homer, Mar 24, 2005 IP
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    nevetS Evolving Dragon

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    I'm glad they are doing it. It makes adwords more worth it for advertisers and hopefully it will alleviate some of the spam we all get in our search engine results.
     
    nevetS, Mar 24, 2005 IP
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    anthonycea Banned

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    #16
    We have members here finding many sites in violation of Google TOS, so Google can find them just as easy by doing a simple search on Yahoo :p :p :p :cool:
     
    anthonycea, Mar 25, 2005 IP
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    mopacfan Peon

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    #17
    I, for one, am glad to hear the spam sites are being removed. Sounds like G is actually doing something right for a recent change.
     
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    Shez Peon

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    #18
    This is what i posted early this month with the title " No More "Made for Adsense Sites"
    Google is after them.
     
    Shez, Mar 25, 2005 IP
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    anthonycea Banned

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    #19
    That is right man, you can not have bots and your friends clicking on ads either or you will get caught and banned.
     
    anthonycea, Mar 25, 2005 IP
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    Homer Spirit Walker

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    #20
    I think this house cleaning has been a long time coming. The result will be happy AW advertisers...Not sure about GOOD AS publishers. It seems that AS payout rates are changing like dirty underwear, so I'm not sure how this will impact the AS publisher. :confused:
     
    Homer, Mar 25, 2005 IP