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Ooops! Kicked out of Adsense...now what?

Discussion in 'Guidelines / Compliance' started by adamjthompson, Oct 4, 2005.

  1. Bryan

    Bryan Active Member

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    #21
    How many times did you click the ads?
    SEMrush
     
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  2. adamjthompson

    adamjthompson Well-Known Member

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    #22
    For goodness sakes, I wasn't stealing money from anyone. I already said that I only clicked on the ads if I was interested in buying from the company! I just didn't realize that was against the rules. :-(

    If I join another program, I'll be more careful of their tos this time.
     
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  3. Crazy_Rob

    Crazy_Rob I seen't it!

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    #23
    Google should have some kind of COMMON SENSE, aptitude test that people need to pass before being given an Adsense account.

    I know they'd lose over half of their publishers but it really would make the program better.
     
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    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    #24
    Each time somebody clicks on one of those ads, an AdWords client is charged. You didn't get kicked out for a couple of clicks -- you got clicked out for a lot of clicks. Let's not play games here. What you did was fraudulent. And had Google not detected it, you would have been taking money out of the pockets of AdWords advertisers.
     
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  5. Crazy_Rob

    Crazy_Rob I seen't it!

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    #25
    And putting money into your own!
     
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    mcfox Wind Maker

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    #26
    Rob, that's a brilliant idea, imho!

    An aptitude test for prospective Adsense publishers based on their TOS and guidelines. Then the forums wouldn't be cluttered up with people saying "I clicked on my own ads and got banned for no reason".

    Minstrel - "neutralization technique" - thanks for a bit of education. I'd never heard of it before but I do agree.
     
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  7. adamjthompson

    adamjthompson Well-Known Member

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    #27
    I don't understand why y'all are acting like this. I did not post my question asking for you to be a panel of judges & determine my motivations for doing what I did.

    I was cheating no one, because I only clicked on ads that I was interested in buying from, & I did buy from many of them. I was not generating clicks just to make money.

    I did not realize that using my own search engine & clicking on the sponsored results was against the tos. If I had known that, I would never have done that.

    I would really appreciate it if all of you would quit treating me like a criminal. You don't know me. If you knew me, you would know that I did not intentionally break the rules.

    I realize I made a mistake. I was asking for advice on how to do better next time, not for you to bring charges against me for my crime.

    Bottom Line: Please only post to this thread if you have polite, proffessional advice to offer me.
     
    adamjthompson, Oct 5, 2005 IP
  8. Crazy_Rob

    Crazy_Rob I seen't it!

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    #28
    You have to realize that FRAUD is a big problem. And Adwords advertisers like me are very sensitive to this type of thing.

    That's fine...only YOU DON'T MAKE THE RULES AROUND HERE!
     
    Crazy_Rob, Oct 5, 2005 IP
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    alang Notable Member

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    #29
    nice one Rob.

    @ adamjthompson - you're the criminal here, so lets us judging you. You should feel sorry if the 1st place if you think you will get any help by posting it here. We won't help a criminal like you.
     
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  10. adamjthompson

    adamjthompson Well-Known Member

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    #30
    I realize fraud is a big problem.

    But can't you accept that I just made a mistake???
     
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    Ajeet Well-Known Member

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    #31
    Hey, it is really good ot know that there were other objectives for those clicks. I am sure Google will forgive you if you told them: I was not generating clicks just to make money. :D

    All the Best
     
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    petertdavis Notable Member

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    #32
    Wow, after reading the info I found out about this neutralization techique and seeing this guys posts, he looks like a real textbook case! OMFG!
     
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    petertdavis Notable Member

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    #33
    I'm afraid that the kind of professional help you need can't be found on this forum. :(
     
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  14. Crazy_Rob

    Crazy_Rob I seen't it!

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    #34
    It sounds like you're the one having a tough time accepting your mistake.

    You clicked, you were booted and now it's time to accept the responsibilty for your actions and move on.
     
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    alang Notable Member

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    #35
    the bad thing is, although you don't have any intention to make money when you click the ads, you still happily counting all the figures in your account.
     
    alang, Oct 5, 2005 IP
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    adamjthompson Well-Known Member

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    #36
    Here is something interesting...

    One of the above individuals who is bashing me for breaking Google's tos, in his own words: "I've had at least 30 [traffic/speeding] tickets..."

    :-D
     
    adamjthompson, Oct 5, 2005 IP
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    adamjthompson Well-Known Member

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    #37
    I am perfectly happy to accept responsibility for my actions & move on. What I aggravates me is that yawl are treating me like I intentional cheated everyone & like I'm a regular criminal.

    It was a mistake...it was wrong, & I wouldn't have done it if I'd known that...but I'm not a criminal!
     
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  18. Crazy_Rob

    Crazy_Rob I seen't it!

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    #38
    And I pay the price and don't moan about it like a twelve year old girl!

    In other words....

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    alang Notable Member

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    #39
    OMG, is that Nintendo?
     
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  20. adamjthompson

    adamjthompson Well-Known Member

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    #40
    Point taken...I'll quit complaining. ;-)
     
    adamjthompson, Oct 5, 2005 IP