I have done contemplating, analyzing, even grumbling about my Adsense account being disabled all of a sudden. I tell you, it isn’t a welcome sight when you visit your site with some elements totally blank one morning. The worst is when you check your email and find out from a reliable sender the cause of the empty spaces in your site. Yes, you heard me right – my Adsense account has been disabled since 22nd December, just so you know why my Google ads spaces went blank.
I had no idea how this small site could pose a risk to advertisers and other publishers when I haven’t even got a single cent after running Adsense for four years. I even seldom check my account and as far as I can remember, my earnings have only reached $42 the last time I peeked on it which was about two months ago. I don’t know how much it was when the account was disabled. I have done all the readings about this situation and I’m not hoping anymore for a reinstatement.
When I clicked the link to submit an appeal it led me to a page where it explains why the account was disabled. It’s about invalid clicks, redirecting, requesting someone to click your ads, blah, blah. And did I perform invalid clicks on my own ads? Request someone to click my ads? Not that I remember. I admit I was tempted to click an ad but that was a long time ago and I didn’t do it again because I was completely aware of this “clicking” policy. I visited the forums site to get a clear view of the matter and somehow, my sadness had alleviated when I found out that I was not alone in the clamour against this act.
Well, what can I do more? Blogging must go on. If I am a victim of click bombing, I don’t know yet. And if there’s somebody doing this to my sites must be a glad nitwit by now. I won’t be lurking or sobbing because of this. Well, not forever, just a couple of days more. Adsense makes my heart grow fonder? Hardly. I better finish reading “The Lost Symbol” (by Dan Brown) than pondering over my lost Adsense.
Nick Phillips says
Now I know why I don’t have adsense … hehehe …
Sorry to hear about your predicament though. I think it’s a really ridiculous excuse to close your account though.
.-= Nick Phillips´s last blog ..Of Christmas Past … =-.
Haa? Was your adsense disabled, too?
Thank you, but I can’t fight with G so let it be their decision.
Google’s so unfair ha. They should really look on this matter coz they’re barking up the wrong tree.
Kaya nga kukunin ko na yung adsense payment ko, dati kasi nakahold yung payment. Baka kasi ako na ang isunod nilang i-disable ng walang valid reason, sila itong madaya eh.
.-= Amor´s last blog ..Merry Christmas! =-.
I don’t think they will. I read about others not being reinstated. G is sooo powerful now, lol!
Oo nga, bilisan mo na’t para di madale. 🙂
Marlene, sorry to hear but i friendly suggest you that u should promote your affilate through ur blog this will help to you earn money more then the google ads, ur blog is good & i think you have spend a lot of efforts to make it eyecatching and interesting, it will scale new heights if u choose blogerzoom.com for advertising and marketing.They are offering very unique features with cheap prices. the team of blogerzoom will promote ur blog through all over the network , all u have to do is select a pack and rest leave it to blogerzoom advertising team to promote ur blog in every network. and see how u enjoy a lot while blogging..
.-= Jessica´s last blog ..Hardworking Girls =-.
Thank you for your consolation. I’ve started looking up for more alternatives now. I’ve checked the site you referred. Quite interesting. Thank you, again.
S.Pradeep Kumar says
Google Adsense sucks yar… but it is the best making money ad network.. 🙁
Is it? I didn’t know that, hahaa!
oj sorry ngano man..na wala koy salabutan ana kay nag-apply ko pero pending man ingon and reply…ambot…
Khim, hulata lang kay ma-approve la lagi na. Dako naman gud ang Google mao dugay na sila mag-approve ron.
Kelvin Servigon says
If that will happen to me too, siguro panghihinaan na ako sa pagboblog. Pero, like what you said, blogging must go on.
There are lot’s of alternatives for Google Adsense. Cheer up! 🙂
.-= Kelvin Servigon´s last blog ..Christmas Gifts That I Received =-.
Hehee, thank you, Kelvin. Naghahanap na nga ako ngayon ng ibang affiliate programs.
Dana @ Blogging Update says
Yeah, that’s how big G run their business so we can do nothing except do our blogging as usual and find another earning source.
.-= Dana @ Blogging Update´s last blog ..How To Get Google AdSense Code =-.
They’re a big G now so they think they can do anything. I’m looking for more alternatives now.
Sorry to hear. You can start looking for AdSense alternatives. There is Chitika. And if your site has good number of impressions, you can go for CPM based ads from Smowtion, BurstMedia, etc.
Thank you for referring those sites. I didn’t know about those before.
Joey Logano Fan says
Is it possible that you could use Yahoo Ads?
Soon G will have a rival, hehee. Yahoo is actually starting a beta ads for publishers. I’m excited!
Google Adsense is not everything we need. This time my adsense earning down dramatically while affiliate earning increases so much, that is why i do not put adsense anymore until the situation improved next year.
Poor you and hope you will be fine soon. Good luck, try bidvertiser and adbrite or chitika to see how better they are at least this season
.-= Tinh´s last blog ..Shocking News from SiteGround for Christmas: $9.95 for One Year Unlimited Hosting! =-.
Good to know that it’s your will to remove adsense. Yes, I will try other site, too. I’m ok now, thank you.
Oh dear, sorry to hear about your Adsense. It seems to be happening a lot more lately. I hate that they don’t give you a reason or at least refund you the balance sitting in your account.
Yes, I know some who have been banned. It’s their decision so I can’t do anything to get my payment.
Arafat Hossain Piyada says
This happen when a site consistently not able to give any sell or have very low traffic. However, as I see they not point out false clicking, you can ask for reactivation. Just follow the proper procedure. If you need any help then just drop me a mail. I will try my best.
.-= Arafat Hossain Piyada´s last blog ..Enable Image Preview Of EMF & WMF On Windows Vista & 7 Explorer =-.
I don’t think that’s the reason. I’m satisfied with my site’s traffic as shown in my stats.
When I click the link above, it’s directed to invalid clicks explained. I submitted an appeal already, but I’m not hoping.
Thank you, I will do that.
Web Publishing Guy says
Did you happen to have the account option on that restricts other sites from using your AdSense code? I’m not saying that setting would’ve prevented the ban, but I am curious if this is a case of some other site using your code. The other good thing about this feature is that once it is turned on, you can see what other, if any, sites are actually using your code.
.-= Web Publishing Guy´s last blog ..Making Money from Your Online Content =-.
Probably because I placed the codes in my other websites ( I have other 4 sites)?
I suspect too, that I had my codes in a non-content page like contact form, about, etc.
Now I can’t check anymore because I can’t even login to my adsense account.
Nice to get this information from your site about adsense….My blog is still too young to participate in adsense campaign but I do have plans to place adsense ads in my blog.
Hi Neo, you better apply now cos it will take some time now before it will be approved, unlike before.
Sorry to hear that but Adsense isn’t only the only way to monetize a blog. There are other alternatives.
I am using Infolinks and Nuffnang aside from Adsense on my entertainment blog.
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I may try that Infolinks. But I doubt Nuffnang, cos it’s only for some countries in Asia.
Rodelio B. Lagahit says
don’t worry, been there, done that ..lol..
anyway, you might want to check my tutorial on creating a new adsense account at: http://www.rodeliolagahit.com/2010/01/how-to-create-a-new-google-adsense-account/
and i agree, nuffnang does not work for some countries. i’d rather stick with infolinks and chitika since they’re my best alternatives after G kicked my arsss for good..
happy new year…
.-= Rodelio B. Lagahit´s last blog ..How to double your Facebook fan page/club members =-.
Makes the two of us being kicked. I feel even better now, hahaa! I signed up on chitika a while ago.
Ok, thanks. I’ll visit the link.
Sorry to hear about it. Buti na lang ako ala nya kasi naman Filipina tagline baka mapuno ng mga hearts atbp although may nabasa kong pwedeng ifilter yngin ko di pa pwede ang blog ko.
Dami palang nadidisable na blog nyan bakit pwede bang gamitin ng iba ang code mo. Tama hanap ka na lang ng ibang affiliates program na pwede sa atin dito pag maganda sali na rin ako baka mapilitan akong laging magpost.
btw. Nice theme and refreshing colors tingin ko mas maganda dun sa original.
.-= Ana´s last blog ..Thank you for the old and Happy New Year 2010 =-.
Ana, welcome back! Kumusta na?
Oo, pwede mo namang i-filter, though mahina din talaga ang flow ng income sa adsense. Nakakalungkot lang kasi ang tagal ko ring pinaghirapan tapos nawala.
Thank you. Ni-revive ko lang ang color na ito from one of my old themes.