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Discussion in 'Guidelines / Compliance' started by soapbath, Mar 25, 2005.

  1. #1
    We (My sites) used those Google ads and we had them on the search engine for about a week. We had attained 300$ on? Yeah...well 11 minutes before the check would be sent, Google deemed our site content 'unsuitable'.

    Okay this really fu*king pisses me off. First they mess up the ads and delay us, and now they say we can't get the money we deserve.

    We're seeing a lawyer about this. I swear to God, Google is going down.
    SEMrush
     
    soapbath, Mar 25, 2005 IP
    SEMrush
  2. anthonycea

    anthonycea Banned

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    You will spend more on legal fees than it is worth my friend.
     
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    soapbath Peon

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    Yes, but people like Google need teaching a lesson, small time people have rights to.
     
    soapbath, Mar 25, 2005 IP
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    anthonycea Banned

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    They are not "people" they are a company valued at 60 Billion dollars, don't waste time fighting, just try to build your business :eek:
     
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #5
    What was the site? Did it fall into the guidelines of allowed AdSense sites?
     
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    Blogmaster Blood Type Dating Affiliate Manager

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    OK there is a lot of information missing such as why your site's content has been deemed unsuitable ...
     
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    soapbath Peon

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    "Did it fall into the guidelines of allowed AdSense sites?"
    Yes, I have read the guidelines and DID contact them before placing the ads

    "OK there is a lot of information missing such as why your site's content has been deemed unsuitable"

    I emailed them and got a email back like "We are sorry we can not disclose this infomation due to our technology"
     
    soapbath, Mar 25, 2005 IP
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    So what's the site?
     
    digitalpoint, Mar 25, 2005 IP
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    john_loch Rodent Slayer

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    #9
    That's interesting.

    If your info is correct, (ie their response relates exclusively to content rather than actions carried out by clients - clients being scripts, proxied request automata etc) then I too would be interested in knowing the URL.

    Sounds to me like they've encountered 'questionable' phrases (or odd AS scripting of some sort) at first glance - BUT they've already garnered revenue through ads on your site. This shows (in my view) serious disparity between the AdWords and Adsense process.

    They will of course refund the money to relevant adwords advertisers, but I have to say, regardless of their TOS - their diligence leaves something to be desired.

    Regardless of the logic behind 'move on' in this case, I for one would like to know why G can't explain what the issue is - this is the sort of thing that should inform future decisions relating to Adsense.

    I certainly wouldn't want xK pulled out from under me with an explanation of "We are sorry we can not disclose this infomation due to our technology" !

    The URL ?

    Cheers,

    JL
     
    john_loch, Mar 26, 2005 IP
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    He is offline now John, but he was the guy behind the new Search Engine www.purese.com

    I don't know if that is the site he was using ads on or not :confused:
     
    anthonycea, Mar 26, 2005 IP
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    john_loch Rodent Slayer

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    #11
    It's obviously one of those scenarios where the AS account was pre-existing, and he added the site to same. That's perfectly normal, but this may be an example of how new sites are assessed in this context vs requesting a new AS account per.

    Perhaps it's (in the long run) safer to establish a seperate account per site.. or perhaps the assessment isn't carried out in this context until it's time to cut checks, and from then on, all is reliable. Who knows.. :)

    Cheers,

    JL
     
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    #12
    They are all long stories, in most cases not worth discussion because we never get all the details anyway :eek:
     
    anthonycea, Mar 26, 2005 IP
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    john_loch Rodent Slayer

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    #13
    Yeah. I know.
    That's why I'm posting.
    You never know what lies just around the corner (especially around the 24th of the month) :)
     
    john_loch, Mar 26, 2005 IP
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    #14
    Doesn't the adsense TOS say that you can only have one accout per person?


    Josh
     
    Josh, Mar 26, 2005 IP
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    www.AmCy.org American CyberSpace®

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    Show us your site. What's the URL? Were you "experimenting" with clicking your own ads?

    AmCy
     
    www.AmCy.org, Mar 26, 2005 IP
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    Yes, each person is only allowed one account. To add separate accounts they would have to be in somebody else name. It's easier to just make sure that new sites people ad actually follow the TOS. Bit that would actually require taking a couple of extra minutes to re-read the TOS when in question...lol

    Maybe stuff like this will actually get more to read what it is they are actually agreeing to.
     
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    www.AmCy.org American CyberSpace®

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    So your site is a search portal with no content? If no content then I would think that your site is competing with their AS for Search program.

    AmCy
     
    www.AmCy.org, Mar 26, 2005 IP
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    john_loch Rodent Slayer

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    #19
    It depends on your arrangements with G as a business entity. You can simply write to them requesting permission to maintain/manage multiple accounts.

    Whether they allow you to or not depends on your particular situation. There is scope within the T&C for it (It's item 1. for those who feel motivated to read it). :)

    As for the content of the portal, I don't see anything competitive about it - but that's me. It would be nice if Google clarified this.

    Cheers,

    JL
     
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    John it is a competitive search engine and they may have questions on whose results are in the feed :eek:
     
    anthonycea, Mar 26, 2005 IP