I’ve had a couple of experiences with Google Adsense, both disappointing to say the least
“All it takes is a disgruntled visitor to your site to click multi Google Adsense advertisements, then BAM your account is gone!”
When I opened my 1st account several years ago, they accepted my site and implementation took place. I admittedly did not put a lot of effort into the site and let it go when the domain expired, I did how ever accumulate a few bucks in my adsense account..
When I first designed DirtyDazz.com and put it online, I tried accessing my old Google adsense sccount, to no avail. The account had been closed with out any notice. Ok, I can accept that as it was not used for 6-7 years and only around $30 in the account. But still….
So I opened another adsense account and DirtyDazz.com was accepted. I placed all advertisements in place and all ran good for around 4 months, I had accumulated around Au$98.00 in my account and was pretty happy with the out come. Then I tried to log into that account a couple of months ago to find it had been cancelled due to “invalid clicks” the reason given. In other words, someone had clicked on the google adsense advertisements on my site that were not meant to? Adsense will not discuss this. So I can only assume..
I contacted Google adsense to find out why my account had been cancelled, I mean, I knew “why” I just wanted confirmation and maybe some evidence of this. All I got back was a template pre-typed response claiming that my account had been cancelled due to invalid clicks and I can not open another account. WTF. This is just wrong. Because someone has come to my website and clicked on a few advertisements I get done for it..
They will not show me proof, they will not reveal what had been clicked or when, I can not access my account stats to find what had been clicked or any information about my Google adsense account at all. It’s dodgy “customer support” to say the least.
So the way I see it, all it really takes is a disgruntled visitor to come to your site to click multiple advertisements and whammo! your account is gone, earnings are gone and there’s nothing you can do about it. Google Adsense see YOU as the bad guy.
Did I mention it’s so damn frustrating trying to get in contact with their “customer support”?. Good luck there. lol
They claim that all earnings will go back to the rightful advertiser. I’d really like to see the proof in that. I would also like to know since my adsense account had been running for 4 months plus, what happened to my legit earnings?.
Another thing that came from my account being cancelled was the drop in Google search hits. My eStore-au site went from around 500 – 600 hit per week down to 20-30 from that same day. Coincidence? I think not. I will be focusing on more realistic search engines from now.
So my advise is to be careful if you’re thinking of applying for a Google Adsense account. Unless you’re a large established company with some weight behind your name, I would avoid Google adsense.. The risks of you having your account randomly closed are quite high, like so many others before me. Just Google it (ironic hey).
Lets face it, their morals are not all that high when it comes to us common folk. I can see into my backyard (over my back fence) on Google maps.. They were not given permission to take a photo of my house by us, let alone in to my backyard. Where’s the privacy in that?
Whilst on the topic though, I’ve found Valueclick Media. and Chitika decent adsense replacements. In fact, the customization of the ad layouts are far superior to most Publisher revenue makers that I’ve tested out. If it wasn’t for adsense’s monopoly in the advertising market. I’m sure Valueclick Media. would be first choice for publishers and advertisers alike. Their ad servers are so fast!.
This post is solely my opinion from personal experiences with Adsense Google..
My 5-cents worth, or was that $98 worth… hmm