Why? First of all this is pretty damn irrational decision (I think anyway)! Me being very new to the IM industry (last 5 months or so), I sign up to clickbank, found a couple of products that looked like they sold well (mobile monolpy, auto traffice avalanche) created a website to send Adwords traffic to with these products on it, and $20 worth of clicks (200 or so clicks) later no sales, I pulled the ad as I assumed I was not IM correctly to convert sales etc. Still new, so learning...
Btw at the same I had x3 other campaigns running for a professional business at the same time for one of my clients.
A week after I stopped my affiliate ad my entire adwords account stopped completely, no email stating why, no messages in my adwords account - nothing. After a week or so of changing my clients ads to see if they were not optimised correclty etc, (still with my affiliate ads on pause) I kept waiting for results to come in but nothing. I finally found Google's contact page sent them an email asking why, 2wks later I got a response advising I was promoting 'scam' websites which was against their policy so they suspended my account. I replied stating I didn't realise these sites were scam sites and that I had pulled my ads week before hand (and I removed them completely after this email). I requested my clients ads been re-activated and if not then I wanted a refund on the remaining credit.
Oh and I might add once I discovered this awesome forum I soon became aware that MM & ATA were not all what they were made out to be. Yes I should have done some googling on them - but hey I was and still am new to all this...
Google support replied today stating that they have banned my account for life, and any future accounts I try create?!!
What an farking joke! Google Adwords are running ads for both MM and ATA as we speak! Why aren't they banned for life too? Or maybe Google are getting to them?
Can they really ban me for life? Is there a way around this?
I replied with a final request to reinstate my account based on my ignorance and being mislead by the MM & ATA Google ads running back then and right now!
I guess it's not the end of the world but Google adwords can work ok for professional business'...
Anyone else been banned for life!? lol