It's probably been a day and a half since I was notified by the Google Adsense team, and one day since I contacted HP HQ to let them know of the problem. It is urgent that something is done about this as I would rather prefer not to lose my Adsense account due to someone elses violation.
One of my referrals has a hub that encourages the downloading of movies, illegally. If someone at HP HQ can respond to my email or contact me as soon as possible (as I only have, at most, a day and a half to comply) it would be most appreciated.
This is the email I was sent (and it's legit, I removed the URL of the offending hub/hubber.
[QUOTE]Google AdSense: You have 3 working days to make changes to your site
This message was sent from a notification-only email address that does not
accept incoming email. Please do not reply to this message.
During a recent review of your account we found that you are currently
displaying Google ads in a manner that is not compliant with our program
(https://www.google.com/support/adsense/ … spe-1pp-en).
EXAMPLE PAGE: LINK REMOVED
Please note that this URL is an example and that the same violations may
exist on other pages of this website or other sites in your network.
COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL: As stated in our program policies, AdSense
publishers are not permitted to place Google ads on sites involved in the
distribution of copyrighted materials. This includes hosting copyrighted
files on your site, as well as providing links for or driving traffic to
sites that contain copyrighted material. More information about this
policy can be found in our help center (
http://www.google.com/adsense/support/a … wer=105956
REQUESTED ACTION: Please make all necessary changes in the next 72 hours.
If the violations are corrected within the aforementioned time period, ad
serving will not be affected. If changes are not made and/or other policy
violations are encountered during the review process, ad serving will be
disabled to your site.
ACCOUNT STATUS: ACTIVE
Your AdSense account remains active. However, if we continue to find
problems, we may disable your entire account. Therefore, we suggest that
you take the time to review the rest of your network to ensure that all of
your other pages are in compliance with our policies.
Issue ID# 14081567
Thank you for your cooperation.
The Google AdSense Team[/QUOTE]
I'm so sorry, darkside. I've never even thought about the potential for that problem with referrals. I agree with wilderness, post it and it'll be flagged.
I'm not sure if it's a good idea to mention that it's at hub/directdld
Are you saying the Hubber who is in violation is someone you referred? It seems a bit extreme for that to be used to penalize you (I know you agree - guess I'm just stunned). The other message I'm getting from all this is that we need to be diligent about the proper use of photos in our hubs. It has taken me the entire few months I've been here to learn that many of the sites Hubbers use (and refer us to) for free photos aren't the best ones to use.
Good luck with this! I hope you get a response in time to stop the penalty.
Marcy, the reason he's in trouble is because of the way referrals work. You earn money from your referrals' Hubs by having your own ads displayed on their Hubs a proportion of the time. So naturally, if you refer someone and they break the rules, your ads will show on those Hubs and you're in trouble.
I admit I hadn't thought of that problem before.
I'm guessing that either they were reported by someone, or Google found it themselves, and when they checked the Adsense Publisher ID, it just happened to be mine showing at the time.
On average the chances of that is around 10% (and HP 30% and the hub author 60%).
First time this has happened in almost 6 years. I just hope HP HQ respond to this problem quickly.
Adsense only knows what pages the ad is on, not who wrote it. So I would flag the page a.s.a.p.
Feel free to PM me the hub concerned - I'll happily flag it as I'm sure others will too
Me too. And thanks, Marisa, for explaining how this happened. I guess if we have referral links posted where anyone can see them, we can be at risk if someone we don't know and trust violates rules.
That's why I cant find it. Sorry, Darkside - I got waylaid and called off. At least it's gone - that should get you off the hook.
Strange problem, but I would think it happens to HP every once in a while. You'd think they would jump fast on something like this.
Had another warning from Google Adsense Team. I've contacted firstname.lastname@example.org about it, I hope they act on this quickly.
Hi darkside, I'm really sorry to hear of your problems with Adsense; I hope that they all get resolved quickly. I'm actually thankful that I read this hub, because I was considering setting up referral links. But after reading this, I won't bother, because you just never know what your referees are up to. Giving this a timely bump, to warn others. Thank you.
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