Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Adsense deleted my account

I got an email earlier from adsense saying they were closing (and deleting) my adsense account due to illegal activity, ie, I guess that people have been clicking on links too much or something. I never asked anyone to do that so I don't see how they can decide that there has been any illegal activity.

The main reason I am upset over this is because the youtube ad-revenue is run through the same account as this one so if it's been closed then I am totally fucked, basically.

Thats just great.
Thanks a fucking bunch, google.


Leonwestbrook said...
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Leonwestbrook said...

I'm sorry Bryony.

Just another reason why youtube is going down the shitter rapidly.

Amjan said...

"illegal activity"
That's a concrete accusation. Will you seek explanation?
At least out of curiosity.
"A court is in session, a verdict is in
No appeal on the docket today
Just my own sin
The walls are cold and pale the cage made of steel
Screams fill the room alone I drop and kneel
Silence now the sound my breath the only motion around
Demons cluttering around my face showing no emotion
Shackled by my sentence expecting no return
Here there is no penance my skin begins to burn

So I held my head up high
Hiding hate that burns inside
Which only fuels their selfish pride
We're all held captive
Out from the sun
A sun that shines on only some
We the meek are all in one"

JJC1138 said...

Ugh; sorry to hear that. Did you know there's an appeals process?

Linear Zap said...

It was the same on my blog. I had earned about 70$, and then...

...Then AdSense shut down my account for some reason, keeping the revenue THEY had earned.

(I hadn't clicked on links myself, and frankly I don't think anyone went on a "clicking frenzy" 24/7.)

Many people have complained, but the people at Google can do what they want - I even think that when you create an account, you have to agree to something along the lines of "we can close your account without giving you any kind of explanation".

By the way, I used to leave your blog by clicking on some random ad. That makes one click a day from me, so I'm not guilty (I hope).

But even if some people clicked on a lot of links, it's stupid to use that to justify the closing of your account. Maybe people are genuinely interested by ALL the ads. After all, if their AdSense "personalized ads" thing is THAT efficient, all the ads should be interesting.

Unfortunately they're not.

Mark Stevens said...

It's probably because you drew specific attention to them in your blog entry, repeating the phrase "adsense" three times, on January 4th.

The terms & conditions suggest that encouraging the use of AdSense on your own page is prohibited (you didn't actually tell anyone to click on the ads, but I guess they didn't want to give you the benefit of the doubt). They don't like repetitive, irrelevant keywords either, so seeing the word "adsense" repeated three times probably triggered some red alert in Google HQ.

It really sucks though, because you weren't maliciously violating their terms & conditions.

I wouldn't be surprised if that Google fish gadget think you've got has some wonky code in it, so AdSense is noticing that people are hammering their mouse button all over your page to feed the fish and think something, erm, fishy is going on.

Amjan said...

Yeah, Mark Stevens may be indeed right aboout the fish gadget thingy as regards to the dubious amount mouse of clicks, which might have been the reason.

Amjan said...

amount of mouse clicks* LOL

Sonance said...

Damn you, greedy fish. Damn you all to hell!

Anonymous said...

That's just too weard to have ads that you have to pretend you don't know are on your own blog! Last time i looked i thought the idea of ads was to promote not ignore. I wonder if it has more to do with the amount of business that came from those clicks rather than the number of clicks. That totally sucks!!!

A suggestion for Adsense is a warning that clicking ads should only be done with serious intent.
But don't you dare have a look at an ad just because it might be of interest!

Linear Zap said...

For those of you who are fans of the conspiracy theory - sorry, but I've checked the code and the fish are innocent! ;)

bikenik said...

From this account by Miss Lilies it would seem there's no absence of nonsense on Adsense... :D

Tucker said...

Yeah, I would never do that to you, because you are awesome, but sometimes with people I hate online I have been tempted to click on their adsense over and over again to get it shut down.
But I never havr.
Thewinekone better watch out though.

Anyway, that sucks for you, I hope you can set a new one up with a different email or something.

WildbillthePirate said...

Take Another tack, Bri. If they don't fix the problem, accuse them of turning your account off because you are an atheist/ agnostic- it might actually be true and in any case you can make an arguement that they are discriminating against you for your beliefs.

That ought to giver their lawyers a Wegie! They can't win that particular point. . .

Anonymous said...

they probably didnt want to hand her a huge pay check this month.