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Adsense almost gave me a heart attack

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    When I just tried to log into my account, it told me that it was temporarily disabled, because my sites could be a threat. Then I had to sign in and type some of those funny letters in a box. Then they sent me a verification code that I had to enter. Now everything is okay - I think.

    Has this hapened to anyone else.

    They really ruined my sentimental journey of my one year anniversary on HP. I mean spent just about the whole day worrying about Amazon - and now this.

    My hands will stop shaking in a minute.

    1. IdeaMorphist profile image64
      IdeaMorphistposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Never had that happen, but I am so glad you shared this so that if it does happen I won't have my own anxiety attack. Happy anniversary!!!

  2. habee profile image92
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    Oh, Nelle! I would have FREAKED!! Happy Anniversary!

  3. kingmee profile image54
    kingmeeposted 8 years ago

    what did Adsense mean by "threat". Does sound serious - I would have freaked out too. "Threat" does imply serious situation we usually hear in the news implying Men in Black could be ringing your doorbell. Is that what it feels like?

    I hope Adsense or google etc a less foreboding word.

  4. TerryGl profile image60
    TerryGlposted 8 years ago

    Interesting, this has been mentioned on other forums and the common denominator has been having your pub id on revenue sharing sites. I am surprised this might affect hubpages and would not believe that to be true. Have you checked where your pub id is being shown?

  5. Canklefish profile image73
    Canklefishposted 8 years ago

    I can only imagine what was going thru your mind. Google has put a scare into many over the years, hopefully yours is behind you...

  6. chinweike profile image68
    chinweikeposted 8 years ago

    Oh, thank God it all happened and stopped. Anyways, happy HP Anniverssary!

  7. gracenotes profile image92
    gracenotesposted 8 years ago

    Sorry about the scare.  I hope nothing similar happens again.  Oh, and thanks for warning us, Nelle.

  8. skyfire profile image74
    skyfireposted 8 years ago

    Maybe google is enforcing account activation. Check if you can verify google account using mobile phone number. We've that option if we're using orkut. Not sure about weird captcha,have to see if others have similar problems. (any chance of mistype of password more than 3 times ?).

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    Everything seems okay. Last night I could verify my account using my cellphone - which is a good thing because I don't have a land line.

    You know skyfire, I could have typed my password wrong. And the other scary thing might have been that a few weeks ago, my computer contracted a bad virus that was trying to get my passwords etc.

    So I installed Norton Antivirus and changed all of my passwords. Maybe those miscreants were trying to hack my google account.

    But for now all is okay. Thank you for the support. (My heartbeat has returned to normal.)

  10. Daisydot profile image61
    Daisydotposted 8 years ago

    Just to make sure that no-one maliciously puts your adsense ID onto bad sites just to get you suspended, fill in the "allowed sites" part in your Adsense account - I think it's in the account tab.

    You have to manually put in the sites that you have put your Adsense on, and you will ONLY get paid for those - if your ID appears on other sites that you haven't allowed, those clicks won't get paid.

    Which means that if your ID appears on a bad neighbourhood site because someone has it in for you, Google knows that it's not you.

    Protect your Adsense account people - there are a lot of jealous types out there who don't like to see people succeed.

    1. EmpressFelicity profile image72
      EmpressFelicityposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Do you just put "hubpages.com" (without the quote marks of course) or do you need the "http" bit at the front?

      1. Daisydot profile image61
        Daisydotposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        just put hubpages.com

  11. goldenpath profile image72
    goldenpathposted 8 years ago

    Wow!  Hokey and I were just discussing the pros and cons between boxers and briefs on another thread.  Might I suggest a change of shorts at this time?  If it was me, I would've invested in a hefty pair of depends. sad Glad all is good!

    1. Obscurely Diverse profile image59
      Obscurely Diverseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You left out the soft tissues & toilet paper...  smile

  12. viryabo profile image87
    viryaboposted 8 years ago

    Happy anniversary Nelle. And thank God you have the adsense issue sorted out.

    I see you mentioned Amazon too! is there a post for that problem? I have a big one with Amazon and still trying to sort it out. sad

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    Luckily I don't rely that much on adsense and I don't optimize for it. So I wouldn't loose much revenue if anything happened to my adsense code on hubpages.

    The real issue for me becomes the Google Affiliate Network and my revenue from alot of merchants. Some of whom are my bricks and mortar stores such as kmart, sears, and officemax, that I am using to hedge my bets agains an state sales tax for online purchases.

    So I am off yet again for more bricks and mortar merchants that aren't on GAN. I didn't think of that yesterday when I was planning my state sales tax strategy.

    Perhaps Google's actions last night was a blessing in disguise.

  14. Mezo profile image70
    Mezoposted 8 years ago

    That was scary! Thanks God everything is okay now smile

  15. lakeerieartists profile image77
    lakeerieartistsposted 8 years ago

    Sorry to hear that you had a problem Nelle.  Congrats on 1 year.

  16. shazwellyn profile image57
    shazwellynposted 8 years ago

    I hope you are feeling better now Nelle.  Sometimes it can be unnerving here x

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    Thank you Lakeeriearts and Shaz.

    I find with affiliate and internet marketing, something goes wrong or comes up just about every day. Sometimes I have to have a swig Maalox before I read my email!

    But I do believe this was a blessing in disguise. I'm now deemphasizing my Google Affiliate Network merchants and picking programs on other networks. In many cases, the same merchant is say at GAN and LS.

    Google just can be allowed to control so much of my financial well-being.

    1. shazwellyn profile image57
      shazwellynposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It makes people feel powerless.  It is immense how much control corporate organisations have over us.  However, I am glad you see this as a blessing - better to think of your glass half full than half empty.

      Keep it up Nelle! x

  18. Dolores Monet profile image98
    Dolores Monetposted 8 years ago

    Nelle, I got word from wither Google or someone else about a perceived threat to the account where I was signing in. I am sure that there was a password problem. I have so many f-g passwords, or start typing fast and make mistakes. The time I mentioned, I got the message - incorrect password. So it may seem to them that someone else is trying to sign in as you! So the threat.

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    I had a bad virus on my computer that was copying keystrokes. It's gone now but that was the one of a few passwords that I forgot to change. (I now have a master list of my many passwords and usernames.)

    But who knows. That might be it. It might not be. That's the fun of google.

    1. Dreamz025 profile image50
      Dreamz025posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Google is really ridiculous... My friend had an adense account. after long time he got 97$ in his account. and he went for a tour for one week. after coming back he checked his earnings.... The result was really worst...His account had been disabled. As we know we didn't do anything for that 7 days we appealed to Google many times. But he doesn't got his account back...
      After that he hated google. now he is not using any Google associate including orkut. Now he is using yahoo search engine.. as he is a software professional he is thinking of making some good project for yahoo for being better than Google...