Thursday, June 09, 2011

Got this from Google last night.

Hello,

After reviewing our records, we've determined that your AdSense account
poses a risk of generating invalid activity. Because we have a
responsibility to protect our AdWords advertisers from inflated costs due
to invalid activity, we've found it necessary to disable your AdSense
account. Your outstanding balance and Google's share of the revenue will
both be fully refunded back to the affected advertisers.

Please understand that we need to take such steps to maintain the
effectiveness of Google's advertising system, particularly the
advertiser-publisher relationship. We understand the inconvenience that
this may cause you, and we thank you in advance for your understanding and
cooperation.

If you have any questions or concerns about the actions we've taken, how
you can appeal this decision, or invalid activity in general, you can find
more information by visiting
http://www.google.com/adsense/support/bin/answer.py?answer=57153.

Sincerely,

The Google AdSense Team


After three years, my page had generated total revenue of around $50, but you don't get paid until it breaks $100. $40 of that $50 was generated this month and page views have average over 100 hits a day. I thought there was a CHANCE I might get a check by the end of the summer if readership stayed up, but now I'm kicked out of AdSense altogether. Google may not be as benevolent as they would have us believe.

I'm going to appeal when I get back from Illinois.
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