Blatantly Banned By Google
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Blatantly Banned By Google

In August of 2011 I engineered a second online business called Reader exchange where I advertise authors on my site. I linked it with my other affiliate accounts unrelated to Google as well as GoogleÂ’s affiliate accounts and my traffic went through the roof due to my networking and known sources of fellow authors looking for reasonably priced promotion packages. Most of my traffic comes from fellow authors and prospective readers.

Online writers and website designers must be very careful. I do both and have used Google Adsense and their other affiliate accounts in junction with my sites to try and bring in extra revenue. I had joined Google Adsense back in 2010 sometime and had no idea how it actually worked so I simply uploaded it to my sites and let it happen naturally. I made a few bucks from various sites at random but never anything worth writing home about.

I had uploaded these programs of Google’s on several of my websites and linked them to the article sites that offered the option. I had it all over the net and still I brought in very little revenue. My focus on writing takes a lot of my time as an article and book writer. Whenever I made a few bucks it felt pretty nice though the rules of Google are they do not pay until you reach a minimum of $100. In fact the whole point of Google Adsense is to advertise their ads on your websites. Whenever possible prospectors click on those ads you make whatever the going rate might be.

It sounds lucrative if you get a lot of traffic that might be interested in those ads. Well my traffic on my article sites averaged around 600 views a month and didn’t really bring in the traffic I needed. My author website is meant to attract readers but I have a small following and that didn’t really draw too much traffic that would be interested in the ads.

In August of 2011 I engineered a second online business called Reader exchange where I advertise authors on my site. I linked it with my other affiliate accounts unrelated to Google as well as Google’s affiliate accounts and my traffic went through the roof due to my networking and known sources of fellow authors looking for reasonably priced promotion packages. Most of my traffic comes from fellow authors and prospective readers.

The month of August has not yet ended and within the first week I had well over 50,000 hits. I had sold copies of books from my site through other affiliate accounts and my Google Adsense had accrued over $300. Suddenly my Google Adsense account was disabled for what Google called “invalid clicks” and I received an email informing me this and that all my revenue was being sent back to their advertisers. Of course I looked into this and tried to dispute it through tier channels.

My first attempt was declined and so I went to their forums for help. I was informed of other sites not affiliated with Google Adsense that actually paid their advertisers. I chose not to look into them however because I wanted to understand what I was being accused of. Google suddenly banned me from their forums and disabled my profile which is separate from Google Adsense as though I had done something wrong again.

I sent emails asking them about this. I even asked for more information about why my Adsense was disabled and no response has been issued that answers any of this. Now I feel like this is an attack on me for reasons I am not even aware of. Cancel my Adsense account for all I care but what does that have to do with my Google profile? I am an author and freelance writer. I use the internet to advertise my work and the work of my clients. I want people to be wary of these suspicious actions of Google prior to signing up with them. It is possible you may not receive any payments from them even though you earned it. Note: The month of August is not yet over and I have had nearly 150,000 hits already and my daily traffic is growing still. Google, it isn’t my loss. It’s your loss. This is dirty business on your behalf!

For more information about me as a writer, please check out http://kevin-davison.webnode.com/, http://authorkevincdavison.blogspot.com/, and http://write-for-a-cause.blogspot.com/.

Article by Kevin C Davison

“I write to entertain, and for a cause.”

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Comments (7)

I feel sorry for you.Perhaps, the huge number of clicks all of a sudden that too from 600 to 50,000 and again soaring to 1,50,000 in a month might have raised suspicions even though they might be genuine hits.However, how to fight this injustice meted out by a giant called Google.Complaining to Fora will not do.Why don't you consult any lawyer in US?

This is a sad thing to happen to you... Thanks for sharing this to us so we will be more cautious as well.

I had the impression that Google Adsense was worthless.

Kathleen, I am working with a few other sites and I will keep you all informed on how they work out. Thanks for the views and comments.

What puzzles me as well about Adsense Kevin is that I have just created a new site, catering for the education of Teens, and it has been "disapproved" - without any reasons being given.

I have heard a lot of similar stories and for as big as they are, you would think Google could be more professional. But they are far from it. I have often wondered about invalid hits, what is to stop anyone from causing invalid hits to someone's web site and hurt them without it being any fault of the owner of that web site. And the owner of that web site has no recourse. I also think Google, for all the money they have, could lower that payout rate. $100 seems rather high for people with small blogs or web sites. On top of that, where I live, I can't even use Amazon ads. Our politicians made Amazon mad and they canceled all accounts from my state.

Sam, I found another site that I am still trying to figure out how to work that you can use. Check out http://chitika.com/publishers.php?refid=davisonkevin. It works similar to google's adsense.

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