Tuesday, November 22, 2005

no ads, no money, please help, God Bless

Hello Saaleha Bamjee,

It has come to our attention that invalid clicks have been generated on the Google ads on your site(s). 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.
A publisher's site may not have invalid clicks on any ad(s), including but not limited to clicks generated by:
- a publisher on his own web pages
- a publisher encouraging others to click on his ads

- automated clicking programs or any other deceptive software
- a publisher altering any portion of the ad code or changing thelayout, behavior, targeting, or delivery of ads for any reason

Practices such as these are in violation of the Google AdSense Terms and Conditions and program polices, which can be viewed at:https://www.google.com/adsense/localized-terms?hl=en_UShttps://www.google.com/adsense/policies?hl=en_US

Publishers disabled for invalid click activity are not allowed further participation in AdSense and do not receive any further payment. The earnings on your account will be properly returned to the affected advertisers.

Sincerely,
The Google AdSense Team


(ah well, can't afford the insurance premiums on that Jaguar S-type now... let this be a lesson kiddies...crime don't pay out. Guess this isn't really the time to slam Google for their un-PCness)

4 comments:

brainhell said...

I need more info before I can understand this post.

saaleha said...

a bit of an arb post really. I just posted what the Google Team recently emailed me. I used to have google ads on my site. I never went through the terms and conditions of my AdSense account (who really reads these things anyway?). And so apparently site owners are not allowed to click on the ads appearing on their own pages, nor are they allowed to encourage others to click on the ads (above the ads i had placed a notice- 'need money for books and chocolate. please click on ads. god bless'). Google discovered my plot and ill-gotten gains, and have since disabled my AdSense account.

With regard to Google being politically incorrect - i found it amusing that they still use patriarchal terms ("His")in their contractual agreements.

Muhammad said...

That sucks. e-mail them and beg and plead.. say you didnt know. Anyway.. thanks for your post... I actually had a "Click Below" thingy on top of my ad (which i now removed).

Once again, sorry for your loss.

Peace,
M.

brainhell said...

Google also caved to the Scientologists and helped the Communist Chinese censor their internet. Google bad.

Profane. Profound. What's your poison?