I Removed All Adsense Ads From My Blog And Now They've Banned Me

by JamesW
3 replies
When the 'ads above the fold' panda update came out a few weeks ago, I decided to remove all the Adsense ads from my blog because they were all above the fold. Plus I had been considering removing them anyway in favour of affiliate promotions.

Anyway I woke up this morning, logged into my account (because I still have Adsense on other sites), only to be told my account has been disabled (with no explanation at all). So basically a 6 year old Adsense account is now completely finished.

Has this happened to anyone else recently, and is it worth appealing? I'm not that bothered, but it would be nice to at least have the option of using Adsense. I cannot believe they have just closed my account like that.
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  • Profile picture of the author mrclean78
    I can believe it....they closed my account for absolutely NO reason as well a few months ago. I wish there was a viable alternative, but none seem to pay as well as adsense.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rough Outline
    In short, Adsense is mental and is probably the most unsecure monetisation method online. They will ban you for no reason and at random.

    By the way, my top site (before I got banned from Adsense) was making $10 per 1000 impressions and the best ad network to come close to that has been infolinks with around $5 per 1000 impressions.

    I tried Chitika, Bidvertiser, Kontera, Adbrite and only Infolinks has come close.
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    • Profile picture of the author GMD
      Banned
      I totally ignored the "no ads" above the fold edict as Google has written it.

      Why? I don't think it applies to Adsense at all. Fair or not, I read their new changes and then looked back at Adsense's placement rules and other relevant policies.

      The result? They STILL encourage people to "experiment" with ad placement and even still advise that the best results with Adsense comes from ads that are placed above the fold and above the fold left column (see Google's Adsense placement "hot zone" that they have out there).

      In short, it's not really possible to gauge whether removing the ads totally from your blog caused the termination of your account (it would be VERY strange if that was the case), but for what it's worth, I wouldn't removed any Adsense ads from the top of the fold at all.

      It's still working for me and generating consistent revenue -- even after KNOWING that Google has looked at my sites in the past few weeks based upon some issues I was having. They just don't have a problem with THEIR ads above the fold based upon past and continuing experience.
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