I first started using the Internet in 2005, when I was in my early teens. (No, this is not a long-winding story; please continue reading!) I was quick to come across the concept of Internet marketing (perhaps it was destiny ) and within a few days I had a short list of methods for earning money online. No prizes for guessing what was on the top of my list - Adsense!
Now I don't exactly remember how popular or how complex Adsense was back then, because I was just starting to understand the whole concept (not that I've become an expert now; I'm still clueless!). Anyway, I signed-up for an account and slapped some ads on my blogger site.
Then, just as any other innocent teenager would do, I er...tried to cheat by clicking my own ads I thought I was being smart, because I had a dynamic IP address, which gave me a fresh IP whenever I wanted. Of course, just as thousands of others had failed using that trick, I ended up getting my account banned as well.
<<Fast Forward to 2011>>
Not that I've learned a lot in these 5-6 years, but I understand things better now. I haven't tried to appeal for getting back my Adsense account all these years, but I'm starting to get attracted to the whole concept yet again, especially since I'm armed with more knowledge now to drive legit traffic to my site.
Whew, that was a long and winding story, wasn't it? Sorry about that. My question is, since there's been such a long gap, is there a chance that I could revive my Adsense account with an appeal? I've heard some people claim that if the appeal is written well-enough and Google has enough proof to see that my site is getting a lot of traffic, they just might consider enabling the account again.
So, will Google forgive a youngster's innocent mistake and give him a second chance, or will I have to be content with using a partner's account?