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AdSense Account Disabled and Reinstated- My Experience with Google Adsense

Updated on February 23, 2012

Back in mid February 2011, I published a hub about my experience with Google AdSense explaining how my Adsense account had been disabled for invalid click activity which they specified was a violation of their terms of service or TOS. Due to all the comments I received, I wanted to clear up exactly what happened with that. The main reason being that I want to help others to understand that if the same thing happens to them, there is hope and your account truly can be reinstated if you have in fact, done nothing wrong. You can see my original hub here. Since some of you may not have read my original hub, I will go ahead and explain what happened.


I signed up for Google AdSense shortly after I joined HubPages. I was very realistic about my expectations with Adsense. I knew it would not be a "get rich quick" deal.. but I was hopeful it could, at some point, be a source of income. I noticed I would make 20 cents one day and then 30 cents a few days later and after some time my earnings were steady and adding up, though very slowly. After a little more time they started rising even more. It had gotten to the point where I was earning 1.00 here and 1.24 there and it kept adding up. I knew if I kept going it would be no time before I hit my 100.00 pay out. It really made me want to work harder. I focused a lot on existing hubs, making sure they were formatted right. I would make sure and write a couple new hubs every week or so. The increase in my earnings motivated me so I really tried to step up and take more time and put more effort into it. As I said before, I knew I wasn't going to get rich quick or anything like that but I did feel like it was potentially a great source of passive income if I would just be patient and keep putting the work into it.. and so that is what I did.


In mid February , Valentines Day to be exact, I received an email that my account had been disabled due to posing a risk of generating invalid click activity and stated this was a violation of the Adsense Terms of Service or TOS. Well, I was astounded! I had tried EVERY way possible NOT to violate any of the terms of service. I had even told friends and family who I invited to read my hubs NEVER to click on any of the google ads. I was THAT paranoid and careful about it. Needless to say, I felt completely wronged because I knew I was innocent and had done nothing to warrant my account being disabled. What made it worse is that I had no idea what I had done and we are dealing with Google so it's not like they are going to contact me personally to tell me what the problem was. What was even worse was learning that I could never apply for an Adsense account again, that it is a one time thing and if you blow it, you are out forever. Let me just say, I was devastated and felt like my hard work, time and effort put was for nothing. I felt cheated.


I did try and appeal their decision but it was not accepted and I had already read you only have one chance to appeal and 90% if the time you will not get your account back. So I had to throw up my hands. It was a pretty depressing time, let me tell ya. I know people probably think I was being oversensitive, but you have to understand how much time and effort I was putting into my writing. I was very cautious about adhering to the rules and I was extremely serious about my work. I knew what had happened was NOT right and I was powerless over getting my account back but I wasn't powerless over letting other people know what happened. I knew that this surely has happened to other innocent people if it had happened to me. So I wrote a hub (link is in the first paragraph) and I was then able to let it go.


So, I'm checking an email on 3/2/2011 and I get this email saying they have reversed their decision and have reinstated my Adsense account. Talk about being in shock and feeling drug from one end to the other.. I was very happy because I KNEW I had done nothing to deserve it in the first place. It's a weird thing though, as I had read several places that Google will hardly ever reinstate an account that has been disabled. Apparently, it is rare. Honestly, I have no idea how rare it is but I do know of one other girl with an account here on HubPages that had the same thing happen to her right around the same time it happened to me. So, maybe nowadays it isn't quite as rare as people think.


I really want to let others know that just because your AdSense account was disabled does NOT mean that you will not get it back. I sincerely believe that if you did nothing wrong, there is a chance you will get your account back. If it happened to me and another girl on HubPages, I know it can happen to you. So if this has happened to you please don't give up. It just might be that you will receive an email stating you have your account back. I know how it feels thinking you've lost your account forever (and knowing you have done nothing wrong) and no one should have to go through that. I think if this is a common occurrence for AdSense to disable accounts it should be better explained when you sign up for the account because people take it seriously and put a lot of hard work into it.

Is your account disabled?

If your AdSense account was disabled due to posing a risk of invalid click activity and you KNOW you've done nothing wrong, my advise is to first appeal their decision and then let it go... but DO keep an eye on your email in the next few weeks.. I really do believe you have a chance at getting your account back if you are truly innocent and did nothing wrong. If it happened to me, it can surely happen to you.

For those of you who want to take preventive measures, please study up on what invalid click activity is in order to protect your account. Here is a really good and informative blog post about Invalid Click Activity. Don't let what happened to me, happen to you.

I wish you all the best of luck in your writing and with AdSense!


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      Jamie Brock 3 years ago from Texas

      sumanth- I am sorry to hear of your trouble. Unfortunately there is not really anything I can do. In order for you to have a chance to get your account back you would need to write your own appeal. Best of luck to you.

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      Jamie Brock 3 years ago from Texas

      Cali- Thank you so much for reading my hub. It really is a bad feeling especially when you know you've done nothing wrong. Hopefully you will get your account back. I wish you the best of luck :)

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      sumanthdec 3 years ago

      hai jamie brock-- plz help me i am in deep trouble with my adsense account i have got an adsense account just 9 days before and it was blocked my google becz of "invalid clicking activity" i just need my account back again can u plz write an appeal form to get my account back. i don't know how write it. i found you are helping a people a lot in adsense plz help me too.

      thanks,

      sumanth

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      Cali 3 years ago

      I know this is old but this has happened to me recently. I only had Adsense for about two months and was making £00.50-1.45 a day. This is on my youtube channel. In my anger and frustration I have sent them 45 appeals and they have sent me 45 automated emails back saying they cannot reinstate my account. So I think I have blown it. I didn't send multiple appeals at one time though. I sent a new one as soon as I received a response, I get a response in about 5 hours of appealing. So I am not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing because it says you probably will not get a reply at all after the first appeal. BUT the reason for me appealing so many times is that they sent an email back in 15 minutes the first time. How can the thoroughly investigate my account in 15 minutes? So I just kept appealing. I hope I get it back. I have a feeling I will so it makes me not want to give up because my gut instinct is always right. And I have done nothing wrong!

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      Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas

      shin_rocka04- It's good you built alternative ways to make my online, just in case. Hopefully since you have appealed, proving your innocence, AdSense will see fit to return your account to you. Wishing you the best of luck and thanks for dropping by.

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      shin_rocka04 4 years ago from Maryland

      Funny. This just happened to me, today. It'll be great to get it back, but I fought hard to get Adsense and built alternative methods of developing online income because I never thought I would actually get it. I just repealed and showed my stats to prove that I did not click any ads. Either way, I've built a solid following and find more people wanting to promote products or at the least post up a paid blog post/banner ad.

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      Don Bistrow 4 years ago

      I reported a problem while switching my sites to a cloud server through my hosting account and set stringent threat protection. It seems robots were attacking my sites and clicking links. A friend told me to use the cloud procedure and it worked. The cloud worked but in the mean time Google said my sites were too risky and killed my account. I wrote letters explaining my process to protect against threats. I contacted Google not the reverse and my goodwill got me banned. They told me not to write to them any further, the case was closed. Nice folks.

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      DaSuprano- Thank you for dropping by and reading about my experience with AdSense. I am sorry to hear this has happened to you.. but it's like you say, if you didn't do anything wrong, there's nothing to worry about. Hopefully soon they will contact you stating your account has been reinstated. Thank you again for dropping by :)

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      DaSuprano 5 years ago

      In deed its very informative,

      i have had mine disabled a couple of days ago, did the appeal thing but as i expected from reading around the internet, i got turned down.

      If i recall exactly it was in 2006 that i opened that account, like you it stared like 0.5 and as i devolpped to become an online marketer, i was easily making $30 to $50 a month, jesus at some point i even pulled 80 to 100 a day.

      i am saying all this, just to make a point that i didn need to click on my add. i never had, i was only warned once for showing my account on a video training that i was doing to show that it was possible to earn money online.

      i trully beleave that they will re-instate my account because i have done nothing wrong.

      I do have have some blogger blog that are making a killing on traffic and there for earning me some affiliates revenues.

      So i will not cry over 173 bucks wich represents 5 months a revenues on adsense. (i like to put a hold on my acount until it reaches $300)

      i have already swiched to chitika but i am admitting that i do not like it.

      This is just not fair that google acts like that.

      i mean they could just returned what ever clicks that they think are fraudulant and leave our accounts alone.

      Soory for this long comment

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      jane450- Wow, I'm sorry you are having such a hard time with AdSense. It doesn't make sense that they are saying you have invalid click activity when you had not even been approved for an account yet. Sounds like something fishy is going on. I sure hope everything gets straightened out for you and that you get your AdSense account. Best of luck to you :)

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      jane450 5 years ago

      Thank you for this Hub, I'm having the same problem. I applied for an adsense account for use on my blog and was told that my blog was down at the time they checked my site and my application wasn't approved. My blog is on Blogger so if it was down, then this was a Blogger issue.

      I appealed and was then told I had invalid click activity. I didn't because I hadn't even had my account approved, had none of their adverts on my site and no adsense code issued in order to put ads on my account.

      I've emailed again but no response so far.

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      Mack- No, I didn't get a reason for it except that it was about invalid click activity.. I understand there are many frustrated with AdSense but I did get my account back and so I don't really feel any need to take action. I appreciate the link, but no thank you.

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      onlinereputations- Thank you for reading and sharing my hub, I appreciate it! You ask how I get my hubs noticed by other people, I honestly do not know. People just started following me and I just kept writing more and more hubs. Also, following others, reading and commenting on others hubs can really make a difference too. Thanks for dropping by!

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      Mack 5 years ago

      Jamie, did they happen to tell you WHY they disabled, then re-instated your account? I'm guessing not. They're automatons over there. But I think it's time to kick the sleeping giant a bit and take some ACTION: http://AdsenseVictims.org has some great ideas.

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      Frank Hobson 5 years ago from Dumaguete City

      Very informative Hub. I shared it on my Facebook and Twitter. I just did a very good Hub also. I hope you will stop by. Awesome and voted your Hub up. I have a question for you. How do you get your Hubpage noticed by other Hubbers? I would hate to have my adsense account disabled. Thanks

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      Jenny Calender- You are welcome, best of luck to you :)

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      Jenny Calender 5 years ago

      Thanks for the heads up!

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      Akarime- You are so welcome and thank you for reading about my experience. I am sorry you were having such trouble with AdSense.. I know it can be frustrating sometimes. Hopefully you will have better luck next time you deal with Google. Thanks again for stopping by!

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      Akarime31 5 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Thank you for your hub! I'm still new and I tried the whole google AdSense and it was really frustrating because I was logged into google but I couldn't get to my Adsense account. I had to reactivate and change my password like three times, I hated it! So finally I cancelled my google account and decided to just focus on my hubs. Google and I need a break from each other, I'm hoping for a reconciliation very soon.

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      sklein- Hello, I see what you are saying and you are so right.. some people will do that but I highly doubt that was the case in this situation. I only share my hubs with 4 people that I know personally and they all know not to click on the ads and they are not the type who would do that to me.. I trust them entirely. I still don't know what happened with it but I'm glad that AdSense saw I was not at fault and gave my account back. Thank you for stopping by and reading about my experience.

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      a2aoptima- Hi there...thank you for reading about my experience. From what I understand, AdSense is requiring that people who apply through HubPages have multiple, good quality hubs written.. I'm not sure of an exact number of hubs they are looking for or if it has anything to do with the hub or author score. I would keep writing great hubs and then try to reapply again later.. Best of luck to you!

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      Family Black- Hi, Yes, I think it's good to know that this sort of thing happens, just in case...but as long as you are following the rules, everything should be just fine. Thank you so much for commenting and best of luck to you!!

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      rpcoolrahul73- Hello, thank you for reading about my experience. I don't understand why they would disable your account after just one day.. very sorry to hear about that. Thank you so much for commenting.

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      sklein 5 years ago from Atlanta, Ga

      I think your first mistake was telling all your freinds NOT to click on the ads. People seem to do the opposite of what they are told NOT to do. I'm sure had you not mentioned to them about the ads, they wouldn't have over clicked on them.

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      a2aoptima 5 years ago from Bangalore, Karnataka

      Thanks for the hub Jamie. I can understand what you must have gone through after your adsense account got deactivated. Good to know that you got it back.

      I have a question - Is there any minimum criteria to register a adsense account? I tried applying once, but they rejected my application. Is it so that Google looks out for a specific number of published hub, or a specific hub author score before approving the application?

      Any inputs will be of great help.

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      Family Black 5 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Well, glad things worked out. Good to know what us newbies may end up facing along the way. Thanks! Karen

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      rpcoolrahul73 5 years ago

      me too lost my account 2 months ago..... i didnt even approve... i didnt even see the face of my account... the day i created my account, the next day it was gone..... gone forever...

      good hub... i wish it could happen to me....!

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      dxnworks 5 years ago

      Hi Jamie, thanks for the tips, i will try to learn more from infos from the seniors like you friends... keep me in your friends list too, thank you & regards.

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      dxnworks- Here at HubPages, whether you are signed up with AdSense or not, there will still be ads on your page. If you have an AdSense account that will enable you to get earnings when people click on the ads.

      Also, I read recently HP is doing a 2 week ad experiment, with the Chitika ads so this may be the ads you were referring to but this is just temporary from what I understand.

      Hope this helps!

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      dxnworks 5 years ago

      Jamie, on my approved hub, someone is using the ad space.

      How can i stop that, or will i get benefit from that, pls give me an advice on this, thanks.

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      jerfeb2oo9- I am sorry to hear that you lost your account.. What was the reason? Was it the invalid click activity? Thank you for stopping by and best of luck to you :)

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      Thank you, anusujith.

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      vims003- Yes, I have heard it's very hard to get an account back once it's been disabled. I am sorry to hear that you are having the same trouble. Try to keep positive... Thank you so much for stopping by and for your nice comment. I wish you the best of luck!

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      You are welcome, dxnworks.. thank you for stopping by and reading about my experience :)

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      jerfeb2oo9 5 years ago from Philippines

      unlucky i didn't recovered my

      AdSense account from being disabled

      a month ago. Thanks for sharing. ^_^

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      Anoop Aravind A 5 years ago from Nilambur, Kerala, India

      informative hub.

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      Vimesh Ummer.U 5 years ago from india

      is it hard to get an account back once it's been disabled?right now i am facing the same problem.but still i like to stick on this,in the hope of positive result in future.nice hub happy to read your successful story in HP.

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      dxnworks 5 years ago

      Jaime, this will be a good info to a starter like me, thanks for sharing and your valuable time to write, rgrds.

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      putnut- I completely agree! It's really harsh to disable accounts forever.. I mean, like you said, people make mistakes. It's sad to think about all the people who lost their accounts and really didn't understand why or because they did something against the rules, not realizing it. I feel these people deserve a second chance. I hate that Google is so unyielding in their decisions. Truth be known, I still don't know why my account was disabled in the first place- but I'm grateful to have it back. I just feel sorry for the others who were in my spot who did not get it back.

      I have been told there are other ad programs out there but I do not really know the names of them. Sounds like a good topic for a future hub- I may have to look into that. Thanks for stopping by and best of luck to you :)

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      putnut 5 years ago from Central Illinois or wherever else I am at the moment.

      What I have a problem with is the PERMANENCE of it all. WHAT!!?? No second chances? People do stupid things, people make mistakes, and people change. Google will eventually be taken down by another company with more compassion someday. Aren't there any other places where you can go for online income for writers?

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      reagu- Thank you, and yes I hear it's super hard to get an account back once it's been disabled. I'm very grateful to have it back. Thanks for stopping by!

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      afriqnet- That is great that they gave your account back. Thanks for stopping by!

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      reagu 5 years ago from Los Angeles

      Glad things worked out. I thought that it was rare to get reinstated once you've been deactivated.

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      Joe Njenga 5 years ago from Nairobi Kenya

      Some time last year I had a similar ordeal and it was due to my nativity. I was clicking on my ads to test them. I was warned after the account was reinstated.

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      fullboz- You are welcome, thank you for stopping by to read about my experience :)

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      fullboz 5 years ago

      Thanks jamie for sharing your experience with everyone.

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      steinbergr- I do consider myself very lucky. I have heard many who are innocent never hear back which is really sad to me. Innocent people should not be losing their accounts. I am sorry to hear that it has happened to you too. If only there was something that can be done, but I don't know what it would be :(.

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      steinbergr 5 years ago from Israel

      you are very lucky, my account was disabled about 3 months ago and I appealed but heard nothing so I gave up :(

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      shubh008 5 years ago

      Gud one

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      CriticalMessage, You are very welcome.. thanks for stopping by :)

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      realheronofear- Thank you for dropping by and reading about my experience.. Best of luck to you :)

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      pandula77- Wow! That is awesome news.. thank you for sharing that here... Many people are discouraged when they get here so it's just another affirmation that there really IS HOPE for those who are innocent and lost their accounts due to invalid click activity. Thank you so much for dropping by and best of luck to you :)

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      Murphy 5 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      Thanking you with sincere appreciation for your very informative and useful understanding shared with a new blogger like myself. Thank you.

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      M Nirmal Anandh 5 years ago from Madurai

      First of all it is informative and really interesting, am also working with google adsense for my blogs. Am very happy to hear that, google can reinstate the account. Thanks for ur information...

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      pandula77 5 years ago from Norway

      Thanks jamie for sharing your experience with everyone. I myself had experienced account disabling just because several individuals clicked the ads without my knowledge within a small period of time. However, the account was reinstated after my request! voted up and useful!

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      shin_rocka04- Thank you for stopping by and for the link. I will be sure to check it out.

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      STEVEW13- Thank you for stopping by to read about my experience and for your kind comment. I am so sorry to hear that yet another innocent person has lost their AdSense account over this invalid click business! It is sad that they can't get a better system in place. People take their writing seriously and it really is a traumatic thing to have happen but I know I don't have to tell you that. I'm sorry it happened. I really felt for sure my account was gone forever after reading how rare it was to get an account back. To this day, I have no idea at all why they decided to reinstate it but I am grateful. Thank you again for stopping by. I just got back from your profile page. I am your newest follower :)

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      shin_rocka04 5 years ago from Maryland

      i think Google is making it even harder now with all of these Panda and Penguin updates. You just really have to stay on your toes, and keep it 100% authentic; no funny business. Good content and keeping your stuff updated regularly is a good way to stay in Google's graces. I actually wrote a hub on this yesterday. Something you might want to check out: https://hubpages.com/community/Ways-to-curb-the-dr...

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      Steve Wright 5 years ago from Norwich, England

      Great hub Jamie, it would seem that justice has been done. However, I can assure you that reinstatments are exceedingly rare with the big G and their adsense program. When I first started out with it a couple of years ago I had my account disabled for the same reason, and despite my objections they shut the door in my face, and it has remained that way ever since. I read forums with hundreds of people in the same boat saying 'it wasn't me', as for how many were telling the truth, only they know. As the first person I have come across who has been let back in I have to salute you. All the best.

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      lawrence2012, Thank you for reading about my experience..I really do hate to hear of innocent people losing their accounts. I got the canned response as well but appealed anyway just because I felt so hurt about it but I figured for sure my account was gone for good. I still to this day have no idea why I got it back, I mean surely it wasn't because of this hub but who knows..that is the only reason I could think of. It doesn't seem to matter if you are truly innocent or not.. I just know I was 100% innocent and did not deserve it. I truly hope that they are improving the way they do things because it causes a tremendous emotional toll on innocent people and is outright wrong. Thank you so much for dropping by :)

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      kreatis20, Thanks :)

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      You are welcome, msbrizard. I am happy to be of help.. especially for honest AdSense writers. Best of luck to you :)

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      cablemanagements- Thank you so much for stopping by and reading about my experience and also for the nice comment. I found out how rare it was to get an AdSense account back when I started researching when my account was disabled and that is why I felt so hopeless. I must say it felt like a miracle when I received that email and I am truly grateful to have it back.

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      TheKatsMeow- Thank you for stopping and reading about my experience.. I know what you mean about the paranoid thing but I am sure you probably have nothing to worry about. Try not to worry, just do the best you can to follow the rules and you should be fine. IF something does happen, I truly believe that if you are indeed innocent, there is a large chance you can get your account back. What I am finding out is there are people who 'claim' to be innocent but truly are not and then complain saying they are innocent. Keep your chin up, I am sure you will be fine :)

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      naimishika- Yes, anyone can appeal.. but hopefully you will never have to. Best of luck to you :)

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      Hello OracleKing, Well, I am not an expert or anything but I believe you are probably right..I am sure they probably keep track of all of this some way. I went a step further though and told my family and even friends not to click on any of my ads on my HubPages account. I figure Google has a way of knowing who your friends and family are. That is how cautious I was about following the rules before I lost my account. I just thank God it's back now.. Thank you for stopping by :)

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      Einy51- I am sorry to hear that but you seem happy about it so as long as you are okay with it, that is all that matters.. best of luck to you :)

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      noenhulk- Thank you so much for dropping by and reading about my experience. I am happy to hear that you at least got a warning about the invalid click activity instead of just losing your account out of the blue. This tells me they are trying to improve things by giving people fair warning. I am happy you still have your account. Best of luck to you :)

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      lawrence2012 5 years ago

      You are very lucky to have had your adsense account reinstated. I know plenty of bloggers, marketers, etc. that are 100% legitimate in their business practices who have had their accounts disabled. Google offers up nothing more than a canned response and appeal is basically futile. Congratulations to you, keep up the hard work.

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      kreatis20 5 years ago from Slovenia

      great

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      msbrizard 5 years ago

      Thanks for the post. I am very new to all this and it has given me a heads up! Thanks again-

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      TheKatsMeow 5 years ago from Canada

      This is very interesting, as someone who has been using adsense for about half a year now, I too am worried if not paranoid about invalid clicks.

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      TheOracleKing 5 years ago

      One thing I knew about Google adsense is that, you should not to click ads using the same IP you're using in registering or opening your google account. Google adsense will be counting clicks came from other IPs. Correct me if I'm wrong.

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      Einy51 5 years ago from Gampaha,Srilanka

      I've been fed up of working with adsense and account was disabled last month :D

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      noenhulk 5 years ago

      That's right. I may not be as active as you are here but I heard that many innocent people and writers are being victimized with this invalid clicks they say. I thought I will be blocked too because adsense warned me about invalid clicks I didn't know how it did happen but until now I am happy my adsense is still alive. Thanks for sharing.

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      qmfaisal- Yes, thank goodness they could see I was innocent. It was pretty depressing for a while. Thank you for reading about my experience and for the nice comment :)

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      Theophanes- I've been hearing of people having trouble getting AdSense accounts lately.. If I recall correctly, when my account was approved, I received my ID right then, if not very soon after.. I don't remember having any difficulty obtaining it though. I'm sorry to hear you are having trouble. Thank you so much for stopping by and reading about my experience.

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      swb64 5 years ago from Addingham, UK.

      Yes I knew YouTube were owned by Google, this experienced has left me believing Google and YouTube really are not reasonable.

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      qmfaisal 5 years ago from Dhaka

      Nice hub! I think the bottom line is that if you are honest, there is nothing to be afraid of. Google is always reasonable and they can always be convinced, if you have done nothing wrong.

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      Theophanes 5 years ago from New England

      Disabled? I couldn't even get AdSense to work in the first place as they never sent me the confirmation number in the mail they promised and I had already reached my three request limit for them to send it. I decided if it was that much trouble it wasn't worth it for me anyway.

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      swb64- I thought about you when I heard the other day that Google owns youtube... I couldn't help but wonder why if you have proven the song is yours, WHY Google saw fit to disable your account. It does not make any sense to me. Did you know Google owned Youtube?

      Yes, you are right. You can't do the HP Ad program unless you have AdSense which I hate but I'm glad that you are using other Ads, though.. maybe you will be pleasantly surprised :)

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      Dave- I know what you mean.. Since my account has been reinstated, my earnings are very low and inconsistent..you are doing LOTS better than me. Rarely, I will get a spike and get a dollar or maybe two dollars but other than that, it's just pocket change. Oh well :( I still was able to make payout again though.. it just took a while. I am happy to have it back though and still feel like it is sill potentially a good passive income. If I ever decided to opt out of the HP Ad program, I feel like maybe the earnings will go up a bit but I'm not ready to try that experiment.

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      swb64 5 years ago from Addingham, UK.

      I monetised my YouTube channel in April, it was at the end of April they disabled me, the videos were getting up to 140 hits per day.

      As mentioned they are wrong, of course I know the ToS as I had been with them over three years. Not only have I wrote to the UK adsense team but also the UK YouTube team, between them they should see I have done nothing wrong and communicated with them throughout April.

      YouTube suspended monetisation for 10 days in April while I proved my song - Sarcoid - is in fact my own composition performed by me.

      Adsense have got it hugely wrong.

      Im now using another company for ads on my site stuartbriggs.co.uk I believe you can not earn on HP without an adsense account.

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      CyberTech15 5 years ago from Michigan

      Well I did get AdSense back but it does not work right. Some of my web sites it will not show up at all, after setting it up many times, and on some it is there. I have had this so far:

      AdSense for Content

      Page Views 36

      Clicks 2

      Estimated earnings $2.53

      That is for 2 weeks after getting my AdSense back. Looks a bit weak to me. But I have it back!

      www.imwatchshop.com

      Dave

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      cclitgirl, Hi there.. I am so sorry to hear what happened to your friend.. I hate that this happens to so many innocent people and thank you for sharing this hub... I believe it will give people hope knowing that it is possible to get their accounts back if they are truly innocent. It's great to see you again...I will keep my fingers crossed for your friend :)

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      Tatianna, I am so happy to hear that.. that is exactly why I did this hub :) Best wishes to you!

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      internetgeek, Thank you for the vote! I appreciate it very much... and I completely agree with your comment..:)I wish I had taken the time to really sit down and read the TOS before all of this happened with my account.

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      swb64, they denied my appeal, too. It wasn't until a couple weeks later that I received the email saying they reversed their decision. I know it probably is not likely but I'm still keeping my fingers crossed for you.

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      Tatianna 5 years ago

      Thank you for your encouragement, your post helped me to have hope.

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      Nizam Khan 5 years ago from Hyderabad, India.

      Wow! This is really informative and useful. Adsense publishers has to restrain themselves from invalid click activities or any other activities that may disable their account. Read their terms of service, so that you have clear idea about their policies. Thanks for sharing and voted up :)

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      swb64 5 years ago from Addingham, UK.

      My appeal failed, after a few years with adsense they claim I was cheating the system, not true. Time to move on, I guess HP is abit pointless now.

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      Cynthia Sageleaf 5 years ago from Western NC

      Jamie - I came back to visit because a really great hubber just had his adsense pulled. I want to share this to offer people some hope if this happened to them. Once again, this is a great hub - that gives people hope. :)

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      swb64, I know what you mean.. I wondered if I would keep writing at HubPages after it happened to me. It sounds like you have taken the proper measures and done everything you can possibly do. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you..you never know what can happen. Lord knows I thought my account was gone forever. Stay strong and don't give up :)

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      swb64 5 years ago from Addingham, UK.

      I have appealed but I will not hold my breath, Iv also wrote to the UK YouTube team that were dealing with me. Its also a little bit of a wonder now if carrying on with HP has any point? maybe just concentrate on my own site using the videos as per before April...

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      swb64- Thank you for stopping by..I'm so sorry to hear that they've disabled your AdSense account. Is it because of the Youtube video? Is it just temporary like at Youtube or is your account permanently disabled at AdSense? That seems really unfair! I do not understand why in the world youtube would MAKE you prove a song was your own.. that's insane!! I'm really sorry to hear about this and also am sorry that you have to deal with that condition of Sarcoidosis. I have heard of it before ( I think on that show Mystery Diagnosis) and just read up on it and it sounds like it can be pretty serious. I'm terribly sorry to hear of what happened to you and only because you wanted to share your own song with people expressing how you feel living with your illness. I wish you the best of luck. Hopefully things will turn around for you :)

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      swb64 5 years ago from Addingham, UK.

      I have just been disabled from adsense, gutted. In April I published a song about my condition - sarcoidosis - YouTube suspended monetisation for 10 days, I had to prove the song was mine. Now they have disabled adsense. Im gutted as im not that stupid to click on ads. I have been on HubPages for over a year.

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      rosewood, thanks for stopping by.. I hate to hear that your account was disabled. Did you place the ad on the homepage of your blog? I thought ads could be placed anywhere on your blog...It just doesn't make sense but if this is the only thing that changed recently I would guess it has something to do with it too. You have appealed so you have done all you can do.. maybe you'll get an email in a couple of weeks saying your account has been reinstated. It doesn't happen often but it does happen. Best of luck to you.

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      rosewood 5 years ago

      My account was disabled yesterday, I sent an appeal, they wrote back this morning they are "unable to reinstate my AdSense account". I had enough clicks to make UNDER $8 EACH YEAR for about 10 years, and have Never received a payment. I recently added an adsense ad on my home page and this may have threw up a red flag...I am only guessing. I placed it there so more people might like to view the ad, that's what ads are for. Perhaps I get too little clicks, but their email did state "generating invalid activity".

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      Hi Dave, Thank you for stopping by. Yes, I know what you mean about feeling sick about it and you are definitely not alone. They said I was "posing a risk of generating invalid click activity" whatever that means.. I told everyone I knew do NOT click on the ads. I still don't know what happened..I just knew I did nothing wrong and tried my best to follow the rules. I'm so glad that I got my account back. I know what you mean about not being able to control what other people do and I think that is unfair. I feel like they should at least give people one warning before losing their account forever. I guess those few that do it purposely ruin it for the rest. It took a couple of weeks for them to get back to me after I appealed so I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      rvinokollam, you are welcome. Good luck to you :)