Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Parker's Blog Sells Out, Part 2

So, that didn't last very long, and I'm not entirely sure why.  I got this email from Google yesterday:

Hello,

After reviewing our records, we've determined that your AdSense account
poses a risk of generating invalid activity. Because we have a
responsibility to protect our AdWords advertisers from inflated costs due
to invalid activity, we've found it necessary to disable your AdSense
account. Your outstanding balance and Google's share of the revenue will
both be fully refunded back to the affected advertisers.

Please understand that we need to take such steps to maintain the
effectiveness of Google's advertising system, particularly the
advertiser-publisher relationship. We understand the inconvenience that
this may cause you, and we thank you in advance for your understanding and
cooperation.

If you have any questions or concerns about the actions we've taken, how
you can appeal this decision, or invalid activity in general, you can find
more information by visiting
http://www.google.com/adsense/support/bin/answer.py?answer=57153.

Sincerely,

The Google AdSense Team


So, I guess they disabled my AdSense account there's a risk of invalid activity?  I'm not entirely sure what that means, since it seemed like I was making money according to their statistics.  But now it sounds like they've taken away everything I've made so far.  Um, thanks, Google.  Sure, it was only like $8 but still.  Ah well.  The blog looks better without ads for vacations and pharmaceuticals anyways.  So I guess my money-making experience has officially failed!

4 comments:

Puzzling Poster said...

Eegads. I can expect my notice any day now.

Anonymous said...

They will do this if they think 'you' are clicking on the Ads yourself.

Garrett Elliott said...

I definitely wasn't clicking on them myself. I don't even like discount brand name watches at low prices!

Pauline said...

Seriously? That's soooo dumb. So, you know, stop clicking on ads yourself, G!