So I had a Google Adsense Account for 1-day. The ads looked really good on this site to. See over there on the right side of the screen… that big white blank space? Yeah, that’s where my Google Ads used to be. Now this morning I check out my site and viola…
(this represents the big empty space that used to be a Google ad)
…and this email in my inbox…
AdSense account has posed a significant risk?
While going through our records recently, we found that your AdSense
account has posed a significant risk to our AdWords advertisers. Since
keeping your account in our publisher network may financially damage
our advertisers in the future, we’ve decided to disable your account.
Please understand that we consider this a necessary step to protect the
interests of both our advertisers and our other AdSense publishers. We
realize the inconvenience this may cause you, and we thank you in
advance for your understanding and cooperation.
If you have any questions about your account or the actions we’ve
taken, please do not reply to this email. You can find more information
The Google AdSense Team
Now what in the funk does that mean? You mean my little old site with less than 50 visitors a day threatens to bring down the entire world of Google Adwords?
So I just went through the whole AdSense appeal system after reading the Google Adsense FAQs (which might as well have “we’re unable to provide our publishers with any information about relations we find between publishers’ accounts” under each FAQ) . Now let’s see how long it takes Google to reject my appeal while giving me no real reason.
The best I can think of is that once I set the ads in place I clicked on one of the ads just to verify things were working correctly. To me, this is not a breach of their terms not to click ads placed on your own site. This is good internet testing and I would do it again in a heartbeat.
Is it just me or is Google way to big for it’s britches?
I am sure that after looking at my site, Google will find this post and send me another form letter denying my appeal and probably blacklisting this site from Google Search.
Nice knowing you!