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Sent from: Google AdSense Policy Enforcement ( adsense-support@google.com ) today..

"
Hello,

We continually review all publishers according to our program policies ( https://www.google.com/support/adsense/bin/answer.py?answer=48182&stc=as... ) and Terms and Conditions ( https://www.google.com/adsense/localized-terms?&stc=aspe-3tc-en ). During a recent review of your account, our specialists found that it was not in compliance with our policies.

WEBMASTER GUIDELINES: Our program specialists regularly review sites in the AdSense program.

It is important for a site displaying AdSense to offer significant value to the end user by providing unique and relevant content, and not to place ads on sites with little to no original content. Additionally, Google ads may not be placed on non-content-based pages.

Your site should also provide a good user experience through clear navigation and organization. Users should be able to easily click through your pages and find the information they are seeking.

Because your sites violate the spirit of our policies, we have disabled ad serving.

For more information, please review our program policies ( https://www.google.com/adsense/support/as/bin/answer.py?answer=48182 ) and Google's Webmaster Quality Guidelines ( http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?answer=35769#quality ).

As a result, your AdSense account has been disabled.

Additionally, as stated in our Terms and Conditions, publishers who have breached this agreement may not receive further payment. The earnings on your account will be returned to the affected advertisers. Please note that this step was taken in an effort to protect the interests of our AdWords advertisers, and to maintain the quality of the AdSense program.

Thank you for your understanding.

Sincerely,
The Google AdSense Team
"

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So.. I went to the appeal form (which wasn't mentionned in their email) and sent a message, trying to get my account re-enabled, by mentionning a warning email I received on 15 july, 9 days before, to which I had reacted by modifying the ad placement, I'm pretty sure this appeal won't work because both emails seem unrelated, but we'll see how it goes..

"
Hello, I received this warning email on 15 july. I wasn't sure which adsense unit was the problem so I added "advertisements" and "sponsored links" above each adsense unit.
I made a video showing the changes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUGHdJdV34g

But after a few days I have completed those changes by making sure the buysellads and the adsense units were more separated than before.

So, I don't know if the site best-reviewer.com is the culprit for what happened next, but my account has been disabled today.

The reason is:
"
WEBMASTER GUIDELINES: Our program specialists regularly review sites in the AdSense program.

It is important for a site displaying AdSense to offer significant value to the end user by providing unique and relevant content, and not to place ads on sites with little to no original content. Additionally, Google ads may not be placed on non-content-based pages.

Your site should also provide a good user experience through clear navigation and organization. Users should be able to easily click through your pages and find the information they are seeking.

Because your sites violate the spirit of our policies, we have disabled ad serving.
"

I have several sites displaying adsense, including, best-reviewer.com, [others]

To be honest I don't know which site or sites are not in the spirit of your policies, even after re-reading them carefully, but if you tell me which one it is I will stop displaying adsense on it and will analyse its content for the future so as to not display adsense on a similar site/content pages.

If you could please help me re-enable my adsense account, I'd appreciate it, thank you.
"

So if they reply I'll let you know..

Note that this doesn't affect your adsense on Best-Reviewer.com, at least today what I saw is that my ads don't display anymore (I've replaced them with some clickbank offer so I can be 100% that CPA will not work so easily even with a prime ad spot) but the ads from other members still display fine. In other words they have banned my account but haven't disabled adsense to display on my sites.

Sad news...sad
But your Adsense ads display were disabled before, and you were able to have them re-enabled.... Hope you crack this again and get your account back.

Yes, but it seems a totally other level this time.
The first time it was a mistake from Adsense part, as they recognized it. Plus it was "only" disabling the ads on one site (this one).
This time they clearly state a reason, vague enough so it can't be worked upon. But mostly it is about my whole account being banned. In their email they make it sound as if I had only one site and that site was bad because it has no content, or because navigation was impossible..
The thing is I have several sites on the account, and although I am the first to admit all my sites are crap, they are not crappier than most other sites and blogs on the web that are still enjoying an active adsense account. So I don't know which site is at fault and I don't know what pages are at fault in this mysterious site.

Plus in their email they didn't give me any link for an appeal, so what I did is take the link from another email which was about the "you have 3 working days to do something about X otherwise ads will be disabled" and I made my appeal in there. But it isn't a good appeal because of course I have no idea why my account has been banned.
So I have not much hope to get it reactivated..

Since I am not keen on letting external influence bring me down, I want to see this in a positive light.. Surely it will require me to work hard on other things just to try to get back at my earning level from before, which is not good for my lazyness, but perhaps I'll finally see the light and will perform better without adsense, who knows? :-)

Anyway if I receive a reply to my desesperate appeal, I'll let you all know here, but don't hold your breath :-)

buythiscomputer
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Yes life is often better after Adsense...

So.. After a few days and no answer yet, I had a look once more at the email and I realized that it wasn't sent from a noreply email.. So I tried again with another similar message..
Hopefully it will generate a reaction from them, perhaps they'll give me more details and allow me to fix the issues. Perhaps the disabling of my adsense account is not definitive and it can be enabled again, I don't know, but for sure I need a little more details/precisions in order to comply with those google webmaster guidelines since I have honestly no idea which site or sites or pages they're talking about by saying they're not content based.

So hopefully it'll work out ok this time, I'll let you know if I receive an answer..

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Hello,
This email did come as a total surprise, I wasn't expecting a disabling of my account.
Recently I received a notification about one site best-reviewer.com and the mislabeling of ads. In fact it wasn't labeling at such but I think it was because adsense and ads from buysellads were too close and too mixed together.
I did some changes following this notification by adding on top of each ad unit the words "sponsored links" and "advertisement" as documented in this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUGHdJdV34g
A few days after making this video, I went further and totally separated adsense ads from buysellads ads. And the result was even better looking than before. I did not remove the "sponsored links" and "advertisement" labels, so I thought the issue was fixed.

This happened around mid-july. Then on 24th I receive your email saying the whole account has been disabled, but the reason wasn't because of mislabeling of ads, it is about quality of my site(s).

So I'm wondering if the problem comes from best-reviewer.com or another site in my account.

Be assured that if you let me know which site or pages are causing my account to be disabled, I'll make sure to fix all the issues in order to comply with your policies, I'm very serious about it, I'm also willing to totally remove adsense from a whole site if this site is deemed to be generally of bad quality by your webmaster guidelines.
I'll do what it takes to have my account re-enabled and to make sure that no further violation will happen in the future on my account.

Please note that the delay in my answer is not due to carelessness, but rather because I answered via the appeal form in the first email, the notification email about mislabelling of ads. I answered on 24th july a few hours after receiving your email. Now it has been several days and I haven't received any answer to that appeal, so I thought maybe I should try answering directly your account disabled email, that's what I'm doing now.

If you could help me resolve this issue, this violation of your policies, by indicating me which site or sites exactly is/are the culprit, then I'll act promptly to fix any issue, including totally removing adsense from a site if this site is of poor quality.

I really would like to work with you to solve this problem, have my account re-enabled, and continue enjoying our partnership for years to come. Please help me do just that.

I count on your team at Google AdSense Policy Enforcement to give me a chance to prove to you that I'm a serious publisher who will not disappoint you.. All I need is some details, a precision as to which site or sites or some example pages (url) so I can really have an idea about what is causing this policy violation. Then I'll be able to meet the requirement, I'm 100% sure I can do that, if only you could give me the chance, a second chance, so I can do my best and start again displaying adsense advertisers on my sites.

Thank you very much in advance, I have faith we can reach a solution, I'm sure the problem is possible to solve quickly, let's try, I'll greatly appreciate your cooperation in this matter, thank you.

That was quick, I received a reply to my email message a few hours later, but it was to say that they can't help me by email:

"
Hello,

Thank you for your message. Our policy support team will not be able to assist you through the channel you've used to contact us.

To contact us, please visit our Help Center:
https://www.google.com/adsense/support/bin/answer.py?answer=1342779&stc=....

You can also view information on our program policies:
https://www.google.com/adsense/support/bin/topic.py?topic=8423&stc=aspe-....

Thanks for your understanding.

Sincerely,
The Google AdSense Team
"

So, I went to the appeal form for account disabled:
"
Can my account be reinstated after being disabled for policy reasons?

As you may know, Google takes issues regarding program policy compliance very seriously. Our program policies are in place to help ensure a positive experience for our publishers, their site visitors, and our advertisers. As such, our decisions are typically final.

If you feel that this decision was made in error, and if you can maintain in good faith that the policy violations accrued were not due to the actions or negligence of you or those for whom you are responsible, you may appeal the disabling of your account. To do so, please contact us only through our account disabled appeal form.

We will review your request as soon as one of our specialists is available. However, please keep in mind that we reserve the right to disable an account for violations of program policies, and there is no guarantee that your account will be reinstated.

Please note that you may submit only one appeal for your account. Any additional submissions will not be reviewed.

If your account was disabled for invalid activity, please visit our disabled account FAQ.
"

So this is really the appeal of the last chance :-)
I basically copied the same message than in my email message and adding a small paragraph to put it into context (ie. that I wrote in the appeal form following their reply to my message email)

Anyway, I think now the time has come for the final answer.. :-(

So, the appeal form is located here:
http://support.google.com/adsense/bin/request.py?contact_type=policy_dis...

And upon submission I got this message:
"
The form has been submitted to AdSense Support.

We'll try to get back to you within 24 hours if your query is about your own account and requires an action from our side. However, depending on the volume of messages that we receive, it may take up to 48 hours or longer for us to reply. Thank you for your patience.

In the meantime, please visit the official AdSense Forum to see if one of your fellow publishers has the answer to your question.
"

Now we'll see how it goes..

Hope the response is good.
It's not invalid clicking, so I think Adsense Support will give you another chance....

You thought so? You hold them in higher esteem than I do :-)

I knew what was going to be the course of action, one copy and paste answer saying no and if I continue I won't get anymore answers..

I had to deal with similar non sense when they disabled ads on shetoldme and I kind of gave up, but not totally.

You see the problem is not about a lack of motivation but it's more like should I really keep on talking about politics with retards? If I do, am I not the one being retarded?
I wouldn't mind having a discussion with a normal person, but talking to a retarded wall (!) is ok for a moment only, if you continue talking then the joke is on you..

Plus I just wanted to make sure I did what should be done, so that I'm not at fault for not having my account re-enabled.. It's up to them, their game, their rules, they can even cheat who cares..

So what did we learn from this? Which lesson? What fault did I commit? What is to avoid for those who still have their adsense account? Nothing. There is no clear reason except that one or more of my sites are crap and violate some paragraph in their policies, probably to be found within the google webmaster guidelines if you know what and where to look.
But I don't, and they're not willing to help a bit, so let's move on and away :-)

Ankit Jaiswal
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Very sad news. You should try to contact the authorities for any mistake by them and also you should look for the alternatives of Google adsense.

Finally got the email today following my account disabled appeal, so that's it.

"
Hello,

Thanks for your email. However, please be aware that because your account
was found to violate our program policies and was disabled, you are no
longer eligible to participate in the AdSense program.

We appreciate your understanding.

Hello,Sincerely,

Noncompliance Contact Form
The Google AdSense Team
"

Yes I understand you're a bunch of fuckheads, that's what I understand.. Unable to properly copy and paste a crap answer (note the "Hello,Sincerely," at the end of the email) even less typing some personal words after I took the time to write a lengthy email..

Enough said I guess.

(Of course I didn't reply to their email, this is only what I thought about their answer, there's no point insulting them to their face, it's only between you and me, hahaha)

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Yes thank you, I don't think it will bring my revenue to a whole new level, but that was in my plans.. I've tried a clickbank offer in the meantime, it ain't working, so I'm sure Chitika can't do worse.
I'm also trying to embed clickbank and other affiliate offers within the text of the tops via automated means, but I see some problems with that, the module I'm using is messing up a little, I hope it will be improved, I'm trying to work out fixes and having them incorporated in new releases of the module..

But yes, chitika seems to be the current best alternative to adsense, can't match adsense, but then no other can either in PPC networks so far.

I'll be implementing it in the following days, at least to replace my adsense, and I'll see how it performs on best reviewer and offer it as an option for other members if they too have lost their adsense account because of some non-sense..

Want to make fun of someone today? What about laughing at my lame attempt to get a clear explanation / reply, over a month after being banned.. hahaha, I can't seem to be able to get over it, can I? :-)

"
Hello,
My account has been disabled for policy reasons on 24th july. I have since then filled an appeal which was answered with a short copy and paste email saying that since my account is disabled it can't be enabled. Your message didn't address any specific issues I had mentionned in my appeal.
Since the policy reasons you mentionned in your disabling notification email were about my site(s) being hard to navigate, I wonder if it was really one of my sites which was the problem.
Isn't it possible that someone put my publisher id or even the code of one of my ad unit and put it on a website for the purpose of disabling my account?
I'm wondering if it was such a mistake, then maybe I should try again to appeal to you to review my case, even after over a month has passed.
If you are sure that it was one of my sites, then please just let me know and I won't bother you again about it.
It's just that if that was a malicious action from someone on the internet, I would like to revert this decision, but if it is really my fault, then fine.
The more I think about this the more I doubt it was one of my sites, because I don't make my sites hard to navigate, I know the visitors/readers come first in the web publishing business.
But maybe I was wrong, I'm just trying a last time to get to the bottom of it, thank you if you can take the time to review my case one last time.
"

And of course, I got what I deserved for being so lame, a copy and paste answer saying basically the same stuff as before: "f*ck you and thank you for your understanding.."

"
Hello,

Thanks for your email. However, please be aware that because your account was found to violate our program policies and was disabled, you are no longer eligible to participate in the AdSense program.

We appreciate your understanding.

Sincerely,

Noncompliance Contact Form
The Google AdSense Team
"

Will I ever stop emailing them? Where's my dignity gone? :-)

Update now after 6 months, the admin of http://www.adsenseexperts.com asked me if I tried appealing again since adsense stated they've improved their appeal process.. No, it's true that I have given up on this joke appeal process.. But for the fun of it I went there and submitted another try. But since they only allow for "invalid activity ban" appeal I submitted there anyway and told them all about my story :-)

And on the next page I got this text:
"
We've received your request to appeal the disabling of your AdSense account. A confirmation message has been sent to the contact email address you've provided in your appeal.

If you don't see the confirmation email in your inbox, please check your spam folder in case it was inadvertently placed there. If you don't locate the message there, it's possible that the email address submitted in your appeal was invalid. In this case, please resubmit your appeal with a valid contact email address so that you'll receive the response from our specialist team.

We'll get to your appeal as soon as we can, though due to the high volume of emails we receive, it may take us up to a week or more to process it. If you've previously submitted an appeal for this account, you might not receive a response to this or future appeals.

Also, please be aware that appealing the disabling of your AdSense account does not guarantee that it will be reinstated.

As a reminder, if you have any questions about accounts disabled for invalid ad activity, please visit our Invalid Activity Disabled Account page.

Thanks for your patience and understanding.
"

Then in my email I got this:
"
Hello,

This message confirms that we've received your appeal submission.

We'll get to your appeal as soon as we can, though due to the high volume of emails we receive, it may take us up to a week or more to process it. If you've previously submitted an appeal for this account, you might not receive a response to this or future appeals.

Also, please be aware that appealing the disabling of your AdSense account does not guarantee that it will be reinstated.

If you have any questions or concerns about accounts disabled for invalid activity, please visit https://www.google.com/adsense/support/bin/answer.py?answer=57153.

Thanks for your patience and understanding.

Sincerely,

The Google AdSense Team
"

As always, I'll let you know how it goes.. And will paste here the copied & pasted email I'll most probably receive, let's hope it will have something to do with an appeal response..

Just in case you were wondering..
No I didn't forget to update this thread..

It's been nearly 2 months and I never got any reply to my last appeal from 28th january 2013.

So, that sums up the extend of their appeal process "improvement" I guess.. Seems to me they improved it in the sense that instead of sending you crap now they send you nothing, it's cleaner.

Remember the date? What happened to me, my ban and the bad joke appeal process which followed happened in the summer of 2012, in july '12 just days when I was due to go to China for a month... Well now there is an open letter from an ex-AdSense employee, one of the monkeys I was referring to..
I don't know if it's real or fake, but I like to believe it's true at least it would explain the unexplainable, as in why a big company such as Google would allow stupid monkeys to handle the ban and appeal process of my adsense account which wasn't a sleeping account but was earning thousands of $$$ a month...
This cheating stuff at least offer a logical explanation to my own case, and the dates match perfectly..
What do YOU think?

"
I am a former Google employee and I am writing this to leak information to the public of what I
witnessed and took part in while being an employee. My position was to deal with AdSense accounts,
more specifically the accounts of publishers (not advertisers). I was employed at Google for a period of
several years in this capacity.

Having signed many documents such as NDA's and non-competes, there are many repercussions for me,
especially in the form of legal retribution from Google. I have carefully planned this leak to coincide with
certain factors in Google such as waiting for the appropriate employee turn around so that my identity
could not be discovered.

To sum it up for everyone, I took part in what I (and many others) would consider theft of money from
the publishers by Google, and from direct orders of management. There were many AdSense employees
involved, and it spanned many years, and I hear it still is happening today except on a much wider scale.
No one on the outside knows it, if they did, the FBI and possibly IRS would immediately launch an
investigation, because what they are doing is so inherently illegal and they are flying completely under
the radar.

It began in 2009. Everything was perfectly fine prior to 2009, and in fact it couldn’t be more perfect from
an AdSense employees perspective, but something changed.

Google Bans and Ban Criteria

Before December 2012:

In the first quarter of 2009 there was a "sit-down" from the AdSense division higher ups to talk about
new emerging issues and the role we (the employees in the AdSense division needed to play. It was a
very long meeting, and it was very detailed and intense. What it boiled down to was that Google had
suffered some very serious losses in the financial department several months earlier. They kept saying
how we "needed to tighten the belts" and they didn’t want it to come from Google employees pockets.
So they were going to (in their words) "carry out extreme quality control on AdSense publishers". When
one of my fellow co-workers asked what they meant by that. Their response was that AdSense itself
hands out too many checks each month to publishers, and that the checks were too large and that
needed to end right away. Many of the employees were not pleased about this (like myself). But they
were successful in scaring the rest into thinking it would be their jobs and their money that would be on
the line if they didn’t participate. The meeting left many confused as to how this was going to happen.
What did they mean by extreme quality control? A few other smaller meetings occur with certain key
people in the AdSense division that furthered the idea and procedure they planned on implementing.
There were lots of rumors and quiet talking amongst the employees, there was lots of speculations,
some came true and some didn’t. But the word was that they were planning to cut off a large portion of
publisher’s payments.

After that point there was a running gag amongst fellow co-workers where we would walk by each other
and whisper "Don't be evil, pft!" and roll our eyes.

What happened afterwards became much worse. Their "quality control" came into full effect. Managers
pushed for wide scale account bans, and the first big batch of bans happened in March of 2009. The
main reason, the publishers made too much money. But something quite devious happened. We were
told to begin banning accounts that were close to their payout period (which is why account bans never
occur immediately after a payout). The purpose was to get that money owed to publishers back to
Google AdSense, while having already served up the ads to the public.

This way the advertiser’s couldn’t claim we did not do our part in delivering their ads and ask for money
back. So in a sense, we had thousands upon thousands of publishers deliver ads we knew they were
never going to get paid for.

Google reaped both sides of the coin, got money from the advertisers, used the publishers, and didn’t
have to pay them a single penny. We were told to go and look into the publishers accounts, and if any
publisher had accumulated earnings exceeding $5000 and was near a payout or in the process of a
payout, we were to ban the account right away and reverse the earnings back. They kept saying it was
needed for the company, and that most of these publishers were ripping Google off anyways, and that
their gravy train needed to end. Many employees were not happy about this. A few resigned over it.
I did not. I stayed because I had a family to support, and secondly I wanted to see how far they would
go.

From 2009 to 2012 there were many more big batches of bans. The biggest of all the banning sessions
occurred in April of 2012. The AdSense division had enormous pressure from the company to make up
for financial losses, and for Google's lack of reaching certain internal financial goals for the quarter prior.
So the push was on. The employees felt really uneasy about the whole thing, but we were threatened
with job losses if we didn’t enforce the company's wishes. Those who voiced concerned or issue were
basically ridiculed with "not having the company's best interest in mind" and not being "team players".
Morale in the division was at an all-time low. The mood of the whole place changed quite rapidly. It no
longer was a fun place to work.

The bans of April 2012 came fast and furious. Absolutely none of them were investigated, nor were they
justified in any way. We were told to get rid of as many of the accounts with the largest
checks/payouts/earnings waiting to happen. No reason, just do it, and don’t question it. It was heart
wrenching seeing all that money people had earned all get stolen from them. And that’s what I saw it as,
it was a robbery of the AdSense publishers. Many launched appeals, complaints, but it was futile
because absolutely no one actually took the time to review the appeals or complaints. Most were simply
erased without even being opened, the rest were deposited into the database, never to be touched
again.

Several publishers launched legal actions which were settled, but Google had come up with a new policy
to deal with situations such as that because it was perceived as a serious problem to be avoided.
So they came up with a new policy.

After December 2012: The New Policy

The new policy; "shelter the possible problem makers, and fuck the rest" (those words were actually
said by a Google AdSense exec) when he spoke about the new procedure and policy for "Account
Quality Control".

The new policy was officially called AdSense Quality Control Color Codes (commonly called AQ3C by
employees). What it basically was a categorization of publisher accounts. Those publisher’s that could
do the most damage by having their account banned were placed in a VIP group that was to be left
alone. The rest of the publishers would be placed into other groupings accordingly.
The new AQ3C also implemented "quality control" quotas for the account auditors, so if you didn’t meet
the "quality control" target (aka account bans) you would be called in for a performance review.
There were four "groups" publishers could fall into if they reached certain milestones.

They were:

Red Group: Urgent Attention Required
Any AdSense account that reaches the $10,000/month mark is immediately flagged (unless they are part
of the Green Group).
- In the beginning there were many in this category, and most were seen as problematic and were seen
as abusing the system by Google. So every effort was taken to bring their numbers down.
- They are placed in what employees termed "The Eagle Eye", where the "AdSense Eagle Eye Team"
would actively and constantly audit their accounts and look for any absolute reason for a ban. Even if
the reason was far-fetched, or unsubstantiated, and unprovable, the ban would occur. The "Eagle Eye
Team" referred to a group of internal account auditors whose main role was to constantly monitor
publisher’s accounts and sites.
- A reason has to be internally attached to the account ban. The problem was that notifying the
publisher for the reason is not a requirement, even if the publisher asks. The exception: The exact
reason must be provided if a legal representative contacts Google on behalf of the account holder.
- But again, if a ban is to occur, it must occur as close to a payout period as possible with the most
amount of money accrued/earned.

Yellow Group: Serious Attention Required
Any AdSense account that reaches the $5,000/month mark is flagged for review (unless they are part of
the Green Group).
- All of the publisher’s site(s)/account will be placed in queue for an audit.
- Most of the time the queue is quite full so most are delayed their audit in a timely fashion.
- The second highest amount of bans occur at this level.
- A reason has to be internally attached to the account ban. Notifiying the publisher for the reason is not
a requirement, even if the publisher asks. The exception: The exact reason must be provided if a legal
representative contacts Google on behalf of the account holder.
- But again, if a ban is to occur, it must occur as close to a payout period as possible with the most
amount of money accrued/earned.

Blue Group: Moderate Attention Required
Any AdSense account that reaches the $1,000/month mark is flagged for possible review (unless they
are part of the Green Group).
- Only the main site and account will be place in queue for what is called a quick audit.
- Most bans that occur happen at this level. Main reason is that a reason doesn’t have to be attached to
the ban, so the employees use these bans to fill their monthly quotas. So many are simply a random pick
and click.
- A reason does not have to be internally attached to the account ban. Notifying the publisher for the
reason is not a requirement, even if the publisher asks.
- But again, if a ban is to occur, it must occur as close to a payout period as possible with the most
amount of money accrued.

Green Group: VIP Status (what employees refer to as the "untouchables")
Any AdSense account associated with an incorporated entity or individual that can inflict serious
damage onto Google by negative media information, rallying large amounts of anti-AdSense support, or
cause mass loss of AdSense publisher support.
- Google employees wanting to use AdSense on their websites were automatically placed in the Green
group. So the database contained many Google insiders and their family members. If you work or
worked for Google and were placed in the category, you stayed in it, even if you left Google. So it
included many former employees. Employees simply had to submit a form with site specific details and
their account info.
- Sites in the Green Group were basically given "carte blanche" to do anything they wanted, even if they
flagrantly went against the AdSense TOS and Policies. That is why you will encounter sites with AdSense,
but yet have and do things completely against AdSense rules.
- Extra care is taken not to interrupt or disrupt these accounts.
- If an employee makes a mistake with a Green Level account they can lose their job. Since it seen as
very grievous mistake.

New Policy 2012 Part 2:

Internal changes to the policy were constant. They wanted to make it more efficient and streamlined.
They saw its current process as having too much human involvement and oversight. They wanted it
more automated and less involved.

So the other part of the new policy change was to incorporate other Google services into assisting the
"quality control" program. What they came up with will anger many users when they find out. It
involved skewing data in Google Analytics. They decided it was a good idea to alter the statistical data
shown for websites. It first began with just altering data reports for Analytics account holders that also
had an AdSense account, but they ran into too many issues and decided it would be simpler just to skew
the report data across the board to remain consistent and implement features globally.
So what this means is that the statistical data for a website using Google Analytics is not even close to
being accurate. The numbers are incredibly deflated. The reasoning behind their decision is that if an
individual links their AdSense account and their Analytics account, the Analytics account can be used to
deflate the earnings automatically without any human intervention. They discovered that if an individual
had an AdSense account then they were also likely to use Google Analytics. So Google used it to their
advantage.

This led to many publishers to actively display ads, without earning any money at all (even to this day).
Even if their actual website traffic was high, and had high click-throughs the data would be automatically
skewed in favor of Google, and at a total loss of publishers. This successfully made it almost impossible
for anyone to earn amounts even remotely close what individuals with similar sites were earning prior
to 2012, and most definitely nowhere near pre-2009 earnings.
Other policy changes also included how to deal with appeals, which still to this day, the large majority
are completely ignored, and why you will rarely get an actual answer as to why your account was
banned and absolutely no way to resolve it.

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The BIG Problem (which Google is aware of)
There is an enormous problem that existed for a long time in Google's AdSense accounts. Many of the
upper management are aware of this problem but do not want to acknowledge or attempt to come up
with a solution to the problem.

It is regarding false clicks on ads. Many accounts get banned for "invalid clicks" on ads. In the past this
was caused by a publisher trying to self inflate click-throughs by clicking on the ads featured on their
website. The servers automatically detect self-clicking with comparison to IP addresses and other such
information, and the persons account would get banned for invalid clicking.

But there was something forming under the surface. A competitor or malicious person would actively go
to their competitor’s website(s) or pick a random website running AdSense and begin multiple-clicking
and overclicking ads, which they would do over and over again. Of course this would trigger an invalid
clicking related ban, mainly because it could not be proven if the publisher was actually behind the
clicking. This was internally referred to as "Click-Bombing". Many innocent publishers would get caught
up in bans for invalid clicks which they were not involved in and were never told about.

This issue has been in the awareness of Google for a very long time but nothing was done to rectify the
issue and probably never will be. Thus if someone wants to ruin a Google AdSense publishers account,
all you would have to do is go to their website, and start click-bombing their Google Ads over and over
again, it will lead the servers to detect invalid clicks and poof, they get banned. The publisher would be
completely innocent and unaware of the occurrence but be blamed for it anyways.

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Their BIG Fear
The biggest fear that Google has about these AdSense procedures and policies is that it will be publicly
discovered by their former publishers who were banned, and that those publishers unite together and
launch an class-action lawsuit.

They also fear those whose primary monthly earnings are from AdSense, because in many countries if a
person claims the monthly amount to their tax agency and they state the monthly amount and that they
are earning money from Google on a monthly basis, in certain nations technically Google can be seen as
an employer. Thus, an employer who withholds payment of earnings, can be heavily fined by
government bodies dealing with labor and employment. And if these government bodies dealing with
labor and employment decide to go after Google, then it would get very ugly, very quickly ..... that is on
top of a class-action lawsuit.
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