Google Adsense - YGBSM!
Many of you have probably seen the ads on my site, linked from Google - I've had them since starting this Blog. From what I understand, Google's search engines would scan the content of each Blog page and tailor their displayed ads to fit the content of my page and or topic. Well, it looks like I've become a threat to someone, because I received the following today:
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 by visiting https://www.google.com/adsense/support/bin/answer.py?answer=57153&hl=en_US.
The Google AdSense Team
First they shut down my site and now they want to take away my meager Adsense revenue stream -- what a crock of S#!t.
Adsense even owed me ~ $170 bucks for a couple months of ad-clicks. However, based on information garnered at their link, it seems as if I won't even see this money:
" According to our Terms and Conditions, publishers disabled for invalid click activity may not receive any further payment. The earnings on your account will be properly returned to the affected advertisers."
I plan to fight this, as I've done nothing wrong, but it certainly is becoming quite tiresome trying to battle a system that has full control of all the major pieces.
Sometimes I wonder if it's all worth while...