Confused, I quickly wrote to Support asking why this would be since all my ads and campaigns have been inactive for quite some time.
******* E-mail Conversation *******
Google: I've researched why your account was disabled, and found that this action was taken for the following reasons:
o The URL(s) cited for a very poor-quality landing page experience is: burnthefat.com
o The account was disabled because this URL is: a Unacceptable Business Practice - Inaccurate or Misleading Claims site
Pausing or deleting ads related to the disabled sites will not automatically re-enable the ads nor remove the violation history.
Me: I completely understand and wish to adhere to the terms set forth in the TOS.
As such, I have gone thru my Adwords Campaign and deleted all ads, keywords and groups associated with this site. I'm starting fresh. All ads and such should be removed.
Now that this is complete, is there a possibility my account can be reinstated? I did not wish to violate the terms and will do anything else necessary to fix the situation.
Google: As mentioned earlier, deleting or pausing ads will not remove the account violations. You will need to make major changes to the site 'burnthefat.com' to be considered for a re-review.
Me: I think there must be some misunderstanding... the site that is in violation of the terms of service, the burnthefat.com ...
That is not my site. I do not own the site. My ads that were running some time ago, were approved for advertisement of the site. But I am not an owner of the site.
There is no way I can do anything but remove the ads as I cannot make changes to the site below as I am not the owner.
What else can I do to fix the situation.
***** Awaiting Google Response *****
So that's it then? I advertise for a great site (I do like burnthefat) and because that site violates some TOS, they permanently ban my account for even being affiliated with the site?
Nevermind Adwords once approved all my ads to this site.
Nevermind that none of my campaigns have been running for 12 months.
Nice to know I'm held personally accountable for the TOS for a site I don't own.