I’ve Been Slapped by Google: Adsense Disabled
I don’t really know how to tell this story because I’m still wondering why myself. How can someone penalize you for no good and specific reason? Is that normal at all? Now, i know there might be some reasons but, can’t they just be as specific as possible? Google adsense account disabled? Its ridiculous.
OK, i know you might not understand what I’m talking about up till now so, let me explain. I was coming back from school some days ago and suddenly, my phone beeped and looking at it, i saw that i had a new email message. I don’t have the strength to read it then as i was very tired so, when i got home and opened my gmail account, what i saw left me speechless….. It said
I couldn’t believe my eyes because that was the last news i wanted to hear at that moment. So what did i do, i quickly turned off my phone and went to bed pretending that it never happened. When i woke up after 2 hours, i still went ahead and open the same email again and guess what, it wasn’t a nightmare.
At first, i didn’t border reading the whole story, i just saw the headline and went to bed, now i have to read it all at least, to see what i did wrong. The body of the message read….
After reading that, i was as confused as anyone of you would be if you were on my shoes. I quickly picked up my phone and started calling some of my friends including Babanature and Chadrack Irobogo. They were as confused and shocked as i was but unfortunately, they can’t do anything about it.
Why Did Google Disable my Adsense Account?
Now, i can’t really answer that question but, what i understood from that email and from what my friends told me is that, Google is accusing me of having invalid clicks on my ads. What this simply means is that, they believe that I/other people were clicking on my ad illegally.
If you read their adsense policy, you will see that they are against having any adsense publisher clicking on their own ad or persuading people to click on it by any way. But what that really baffles me the most is that i certainly did not do any of that. I understood their rules more than any other thing, and i know that they are very strict when it comes to enforcing them. So, why should i click on or encourage anyone to click on my adsense ad?
I just created my first niche site last month which I’m yet to write about here, and this thing happened now that my adsesne income has started rising. Although, I’ve not made that site public, so what could have triggered Google disabling my adsense account? Could it be that someone that’s visits my blog decided to click my ad several times at one visit which is also called click bombing, or could it be that it was spread over a longer period of time…or it was multiple people who did it at one time. Whether it was to screw me over or help me, I have no idea. I never noticed any invalid activity, so it never occurred to me.
Am i the Only One on This?
Nop, I’m not. While i was busy researching all over the internet to find out why my account was disabled and to know what i should do next, i realized that I’m not the only one Google has disabled his adsense account before. In fact, it seems they enjoy doing that because they does it all the time.
I noticed that they have also disabled adsense account of many people including the ones of people you already know and those you don’t know although, its not everyone that have the desire to write about it. Below is just a few of them…..
1. Gauher Chaudhry @gauherchaudhry.com
2. Zac Johnson @zacjohnson.com
3. Eric Gatti @my4hrworkweek.com
4. Gauher Chaudhry @gauherchaudhry.com
Those are the posts they published after their adsense account was disabled. So, i will also urge you to go ahead and read those posts because you’ll equally find them very interesting and educating as well.
We all know that every bad incidence also have some equivalent lesson that goes with it. The main lesson i learnt here is to never fully depend on Google for anything. Also, if you ask most of those people i just mentioned here, they will tell you to never have all your eggs in one basket because, if that basket should fall, all the eggs will brake at ones.
Its always good to have some alternatives of anything you’re doing because anything can happen anytime and when it does, you’ll already have sometime to hold on to.
That’s the one question I’ve been expecting from you, how did you know? Just kidding. OK my friend Chadrack managed to write them an appeal on my behalf so, I’m still waiting for their response to see if they will re-approve my account and if they do, thank God. If they do not, life goes on. That’s why i still left the ads on this blog until they make their final decision.
As I’m waiting, i know that they are many other ways to make money from a blog and there are also many adsense alternatives out there which i will write about here on Monday so, I’m still researching. But, so far, my friend Babanature recommended Infolinks to me, I’ve already created an account with them. Let me see how they will do. Its very obvious that there is none to be compared to adsense out there but, When the desirable is not available, the available becomes desirable. Don’t you think so?
So, if you have any good alternative, i will like to know. The one i will not go for is Chitika because I’ve had some ugly experience with them in the past.
So, tell me…Have you had any issues with adsense before? Did Google also disable your own account? Please lets talk about it in the comment section so that we’ll all learn from your own experience.
It will also be very kind of you to share this post with your friends out there so that they will also benefit from it remember, there is love in sharing.