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Banned From Adsense

Updated on March 17, 2015

There are a lot of people who have been "banned by adsense" and are completely lost on what to do next. This is mainly because their entire income revolves only around google adsense.

If you've been an AdSense publisher for a while, you must have surely encountered people who complain about being kicked out of the AdSense program for no good reason. Although there are cases when the publisher may have been unfairly terminated, there is also reason to believe that most account terminations are in fact done for valid reasons.

Google Adsense is a great product that has made many people millionaires. In fact, Google Adsense might be the easiest way to "make some money blogging".

You simply sign-up to use their PPC service and then, upon approval, you have the option to choose the style of online ads, that could be placed on your blog. You get paid when each time a visitor clicks these ads, and you also get paid whenever your page containing the adsenses ad is loaded (through impressions). After you make $100, Google sends you a check.

Now, one of the darkest nightmare for anyone who is using Google Adsense (and which generates hundred percent of their online income), is to receive a notice from Google stating that their "Google Adsense account has been banned" or disabled.

Generally, the notice starts out like this......

"It has come to our attention that invalid clicks have been generated on the ads on your web pages. We have therefore disabled your Google Adsense account. Please understand that this step was taken in an effort to protect the interest of the AdWords advertisers."

Now, if your account with Adsense has been banned, what are the chances of getting it back?

The chances are nil.

Have you ever heard of anyone who has got their account back after being banned. And would their receive their money after their banned account has been re-instated ?

Very few and rare cases or very special cases.

It is understandable that Google are very strict when it comes to fraud. It is to be noted that people who click on their own online ads aren't stealing from Google, they're stealing from the advertiser who has placed the AdWords Ads with Google. So what Google is doing is protecting their advertisers' interests.

Most advertisers target sites which are new and which have great growth potential to place their ads. Generally, most of the newbies are not aware of this and the advertisers make a killing through Adwords. But once they realise they plans are not going according to schedule, they report (or fix) the site and generally it gets banned. This is one grey area, that Google is not able to fathom, as they value their advertisers over their poor adsense cousins.

Not only does the account become disabled, but also existing click-through earnings are refunded back to the advertisers.

It is better to forget about the whole incident as it is highly unlikely that Google will unlock your Adsense account again, unless you have a genuine and a fantastic reason (which ofcourse is a rarity).

So, try not to waste your time running after them with reasons as to why such activity was noticed in your site. Just remember, if need be anyone with bad intentions can fix your site.

Besides, it is the Internet age and everything is automated and Google's response to any sincere and arguing emails from your side would be useless. This is mainly because the answers are completely robotized.

So play safe and try and report any suspicious matter to Google. In other words, if you notice any of the below activities, report it,

  • If you notice suspicious clicks, report it
  • If you accidentally click your own ads (it happens), report it.
  • If your site is suddenly featured on Slashdot, Digg, or some other high-traffic site, report it.
  • If you know something (press release, review, etc.) is going to send a lot of traffic your way, report it.
  • If you're in doubt about anything, report it.

Please note that Google always takes the "guilty until proven innocent" approach in its dealings with publishers unless you show a pattern of co-operative behavior.

Every once in a while I read this message in a forum forums..just got "banned from adsense" ..now what ??

It makes me wonder what the person did to get banned. It must have been probably one of the following items. Here are the top five ways (in no particular order) to get "banned from AdSense".

Clicking On Your Own Adverts (Click Fraud)

Bad - very bad. No matter how you slice it, though, there are definitely people out there who click their own ads, or encourage others to do so, for their own monetary gain. If accidental clicks do happen and you shouldn't panic if you accidentally click an ad on one of your own sites. Just drop a quick note to Google telling them about it and take steps to prevent it from happening again.

Not Following The AdSense Terms and Conditions (TOS)

Many people never fully read the AdSense terms and conditions, often referred to as the TOS (terms of service). Though the TOS can be vague at times, it is very explicit about various things you can't do.

Not Following The Google AdSense Program Policies

The AdSense program policies are technically part of the AdSense terms and conditions, even though they're listed on a separate page. This is where you'll find the information about how many link or ad units you can use on a page, what kind of sites are acceptable, etc.

Opening Multiple Google AdSense Accounts

This has become much harder to do since Google has added algorithms to detect multiple accounts belonging to the same person or entity. Each person or entity can ONLY have one account. If you have a legitimate need for two or more accounts, you must create a separate legal entity (like a corporation) for each additional account, and that entity must separately apply and be approved for a new account.

Ignoring Warnings And Questions From Google

Although certain events cause Google to automatically terminate your account, in most cases, terminations are preceded by a warning note from the AdSense team. This is your chance to defend yourself and to change. If you're not responsive, they'll just go ahead and ban you. (If you're going away for an extended period of time, you should check your mail every day or two and keep an eye on your AdSense earnings as well. Be sure to report any suspicious activity as soon as you see it.)

Now, if suppose your "Adsense account is banned", are there any other alternatives ?

Yes, there are many.

One of the easiest methods to bring in money into your blog is by selling advertising space. You set a price and advertisers bid for a space. Of course, the first thing you need to do before selling advertising space is to prove that your blog is popular enough to attract readers that can see the ads. One of the best ways to do this and show exactly how popular your site is would be by keeping up with the amount of people that visit your blog.

You should also make sure that you promote your blog in a way that it will rank high in the search engines. This is a vital step in making your blog popular.

You should also try some of the ad networks that are listed below

Chitika

This advertising option is designed specifically for blogs and there are different advertising programs to choose from including text ads, inline ads, and graphic ads. Most of them operate on a cost per click basis. Some people prefere Chitika over Adsense, although I still feel Adsense is tops. Then Chitika has another problem – it has a geographical problems – it serves to clients only in the US (although they may have changed that – do run a check before signing up)

Kontera

This is another inline advertising source where ads are placed as highlighted words that display a message when they are hovered over. Particularly useful for "hubbers"

Bidvertiser

You only display ads from the highest bidder with this advertising solution and you can block ads that you do not want to appear on your site. The payout level is set relatively low at just $10.

And there are plenty more options out there, apart from the ones mentioned here.

You can also always sell ad space directly, to companies or businesses that are related to your blog topic.

As a bottom line, just remember the search engine never really needs you, it is always the other way around. So, don't take your frustrations on the obvious.

CLICK HERE for information on how not to get Adsense Accounts being terminated

Also remember, there can always be a small nasty player out there, who can keep clicking on your Adsense ads, which invariably leads to your account being "banned by Adsense"


Try not to make, adsense your only choice. It can really pull the rug of from your chair. So better have some backups.
Try not to make, adsense your only choice. It can really pull the rug of from your chair. So better have some backups.

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      Joseph Addams 8 years ago from Standing right behind you!

      Very well done. Lots of great information in there.

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      countrywomen 8 years ago from Washington, USA

      I myself don't understand why first time my account was disabled without any proper explanation. I finally did manage to work around but still they should be more open and not treat "guilty until proven innocent" as you mentioned about their attitude (gosh! it is even the basis of civilized world's legal norm)

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      Shankar Pandiath 8 years ago from India

      Most of their replies to any of your complaints are robotized. They really should have a much more open approach towards the adsense end user. Unfortunately, they give more imprtance to the advertiser, leaving the end user in the cold. I really hope they change. In other words, if an advertiser loses out and complaints, they take action, but the poor adsense user is given a we-dont-care-a-damn treatment.

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      adrainsean 8 years ago

      they will only consider if ur some big shot with a hig status website

      which gets like millions hits a month smal; publishers and webmasters have just no hope.. some time if ur hosting is done on a server which also hosts a banned site/warez site in the same cluster you can recieve a warning too.

      this happened to my blog http://bobivibe.com/

      though my adsense was not banned my website http://bobivibe.com/ has been disabled for adsense ads . :(

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      Will James 7 years ago from New York, NY

      If you see suspicious clicks, don't report it. That will just be a red flag for real people over at Google and they'll probably ban you immediately.

      Instead, I'd advise disabling your own Adsense on that site for awhile. Do whatever you can to stay under G's radar.

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      Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Some excellent pointers - thank you...I will definitely check out CBprosense

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      Cindy Vine 7 years ago from Cape Town

      Very welyl written and easy to understand

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      RedElf 7 years ago from Canada

      Well written - I had no idea they would be so cut-throat. Will definitely check out CBprosense. Thanks for sharing this info.

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      popintervention 7 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      good information. I read of one guy, on an independent blog, who got banned because he liked to answer questions over at the adsense forum on Google. He said AND PROVED to google, that some hater from their forum spam clicked his ads. I don't recall exactly how he proved it, but it took him a couple months to get his account back from being banned.

      He was very tenacious, and that's how he got his account back. He also did what this writer said to do. He had statistics and proved that the click spamming actually happened, somehow. I advise, if you like to visit forums and network, be very aware that the screen name you are using can attract haters, who wish to eliminate you from their competition--as if they could eliminate worldwide competition. For example, someone might want to spam the heck out of ads on this hub page in order to eliminate affiliater from their hub competition. I think it's horrible, but people do it.

      So, if you're not posting to forums for specific advertising purposes, you might consider just addint your comment as a guest or something, so people can't see your real pages. But if you want to post to advertise yourself, just be careful that you don't attract the haters back to your site.

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      Dale 7 years ago

      launchartist@zoho.com

      It isn't as hard to get your adwords and adsense accounts back as everyone says. I have the easiest way to get it done and worked for me.

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      Captain Video 7 years ago from West Coast

      affiliater,

      Do these alternative ad networks you mentioned above all work with Hubpages?  Is it a relatively easy process to sign up for these alternatives and place them on hubs that have previously been published?  I can't seem to get a answer from hubpages staff.???

      Thanks a ton for your informative assistance on this vexsome issue.

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      Shankar Pandiath 7 years ago from India

      no captain, only "kontera" works with hubpages. but they also have other money making options such as amazon, ebay and video. more details can be available at this link - https://hubpages.com/community/Improve-Your-Hub-Ea

      best

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 7 years ago

      affilliater

      Nice informative hub.

      Thank you for sharing

      Blessings

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      search engine guide 7 years ago

      Thanks for posting there are many different things to learn on this subject, im happy to have come across your information

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      social bookmarking services 7 years ago

      yes, sharing computer also contribute to the damnation, i wonder how link anchors and its behavior get me banned from the program? any explaination?

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      Blogging Thief 6 years ago

      True. Even i am feeling inspired to write an article regarding the feelings of the various bloggers who have got banned from the Adsense program. You might not believe this but my Account got banned even before i put the Ads on my site.

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      Forrest 6 years ago

      Alright.. Well lets say this...

      You set up a website, put google ads on it, you make money from it for a month, everything is going fine.... and at the end of the next month you get paid. Then the payment for that month is processing and on its way.. But you get banned while it's processing so the chances of seeing that money is none.... But.

      Could you be of debt of google for that first month that you already got paid if you have to have "invalid activity" on your site with the ads.

      Pretty much, Can you owe google money that you've already gotten paid?

      And have there been any cases? Or has it gotten serious?

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      Austin 6 years ago

      Google runs this monopoly and sets their own rules. Too bad no one else steps in and runs the same exact product that they do on another network, say Microsoft. I tried those other ad networks mentioned above. What a waste.

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      plaban 6 years ago

      Very nice artical

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      For You Hosting, LLC 6 years ago

      Very much useful post for adsense users. Thnks

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      For You Hosting, LLC 6 years ago

      Very much useful post for adsense users. Thanks

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      Making Money With Hubpages 6 years ago

      Great Hub! My experience with Bidvertiser though is that the payouts are quite poor on even my websites that are getting 1,000+ visitors per day. Google Adsense has been my best earner to date for PPC traffic.

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      frogyfish 6 years ago from Central United States of America

      Quite informative article with the information you gave.

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      Follicle 5 years ago

      Comprehensive and detailed information.I like it.

      http://www.cosmoder.com

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      Serena Gabriel 5 years ago

      Good article... but I have to say. I don't think they're interested in stopping fraud - they ARE the fraud!

      I just had my account disabled for no apparent reason right before they were supposed to pay me.

      What kind of company does something like that? A criminal one.

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      blogallaboutit 5 years ago

      Well I just got banned from google, just before I was to get paid. Hmmm, I wonder why? I had minimal clicks one day the next I looked on my account I had made $20 in one day the next day my acct was closed.boo hoo hoo, I will try the other suggestions you made. I hope they work. Thanks for the great tips.

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      william 5 years ago

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      whoisbid 5 years ago

      It is one thing to be a criminal but another thing to be criminalized when you are innocent. Doing that is evil and Google no longer follows it's own motto to "Do no Evil"

      I am beginning to feel that the company is losing grip and eventually it will splinter.

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      Bb 5 years ago

      Google Adsense ARE the fraud by itself

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      Dominik 5 years ago

      I have so many Adsense accounts banned that I’ve lost track. I lost most of them due to click fraud. More specifically, my sites were click bombed because the ranked high for particular keywords. I started using http://adsensedefender.com and I haven’t lost an Adsense account in months.

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      Julie Nou 5 years ago from Celestial Heaven

      Is there any way wherein you apply again (and you got accepted) using your name? But you have been banned previously, like 1 -2 years ago?

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      Matt Ellington 4 years ago

      Google banns accounts too often with out explanation. Thats Why I recommend smaller ad networks with good customer service. They don't have to be a ad giant to make you money.

      www.adnection.com

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      moneytoplist 4 years ago

      The problem of many revenue sharing websites is that Google Adsense is the only option how to earn money with them. So if you get banned, you loose income from the content you have created for them.

      It is great that Hubpages offer other options like Ebay or Amazon.

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      charlie101 4 years ago

      I, like many others, have had my adsense account closed for no apparent reason and I cannot re-instate it no matter what I try. Adsense was my main source of income from my site but now the site is pulling in less than half the earnings asa It was with adesne by using other ad companies.

      So... I have decided to sell my site and let the new owner run adsense on it,.... but I have a question:

      Will the new owner be able to put adsense on the site? (assuming the new owner has never been banned from adsense of course)

      Thank you for any help you can provide.

      Regards

      Charlie101

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      scientist 4 years ago

      There is a technical reason for adsense banning. It has to do with the fact that Google does not employ enough people to look into these matters individually. It is a company that has made billions of dollars from automating processes. The classic example is their google search engine. At some point in time, automation will fail - because people need a human response.

      Google is making a massive mistake in 2011, 2012 by allowing computer programs to determine whether or not someone is guilty or innocent. In the real world we are allowed a defense because people have a sense of justice. In this case, the people are guilty and cannot prove themselves innocent. This means google is now unjust .. or should we say EVIL.

      Maybe they did not mean to be evil but it has happened this way.

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      Mack 4 years ago

      You CAN fight back. But trying to talk with Google won't do any good. Instead, talk to the Federal Trade Commission, your state's (and California's) Attorney General, and even the BBB. Visit http://AdsenseVictims.com

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