Adsense took $7,000 off me this month WTF?!

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Is this a joke or am i dreaming... So i made 8.9k last month from one of my accounts all legit organic hard earned traffic to see this as my finalized earnings.

Anyone else experiencing crap pay this month?

I also emailed google to see wtf is up!
#adsense #month #wtf
  • Profile picture of the author Slab
    Good luck in getting a response. Google is king, you don't question the king and his decisions.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jayy
      How much do you normally get paid?

      maybe this is abnormally high for your account so they did this
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    • Profile picture of the author patco
      Originally Posted by Slab View Post

      Good luck in getting a response. Google is king, you don't question the king and his decisions.
      Yes. I fully agree with you. They will not getting back to him... You'd better withdraw them ... I was in a very similar situation and when I started to complain -> voila -> BAN... I am not sure if this was AGAINST their rules, but...
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  • Profile picture of the author Zer0199
    Its a news blog, things do get viral and a lot of traffic does come in randomly.
    I also read this on adsense

    "Current balance
    This field shows:
    • Your account balance, which includes unpaid earnings. Please note that your payable balance can change over the month if any credit or debit adjustments are applied to your account."
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    • Profile picture of the author Jayy
      Originally Posted by Zer0199 View Post

      Its a news blog, things do get viral and a lot of traffic does come in randomly.
      I also read this on adsense

      "Current balance
      This field shows:
      • Your account balance, which includes unpaid earnings. Please note that your payable balance can change over the month if any credit or debit adjustments are applied to your account."
      if your getting celebrity traffic it happens all the time
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  • Profile picture of the author PerformanceMan
    Wow, what a 'shaving' by Big G Hopefully you didn't plan on spending your estimated earnings.
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  • Profile picture of the author dewayneboyd
    Originally Posted by Zer0199 View Post



    Is this a joke or am i dreaming... So i made 8.9k last month from one of my accounts all legit organic hard earned traffic to see this as my finalized earnings.

    Anyone else experiencing crap pay this month?

    I also emailed google to see wtf is up!
    Do you know if most of that money was from only one or two advertisers? And did most of these clicks come from only one or two articles? If they failed to pay, then that could be the reason. Most I have seen is 6 percent taken off. This month, it was reduced less than one percent.
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    1,574,810 unique visitors and counting. And that's just one of my websites.

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  • Profile picture of the author seonutshell
    Sickening. Grin and bear it dude its all you can do.
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  • Profile picture of the author larryboy03
    You should build a list, make much more £££ and no risk
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  • Profile picture of the author dewayneboyd
    Originally Posted by Zer0199 View Post



    Is this a joke or am i dreaming... So i made 8.9k last month from one of my accounts all legit organic hard earned traffic to see this as my finalized earnings.

    Anyone else experiencing crap pay this month?

    I also emailed google to see wtf is up!
    Post a screenshot of your monthly traffic sources so we can see if there are any suspicious sources.
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    1,574,810 unique visitors and counting. And that's just one of my websites.

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  • Profile picture of the author Moneymaker2012
    Were you buying traffic? buying traffic is not allowed.
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by Moneymaker2012 View Post

      Were you buying traffic? buying traffic is not allowed.
      Buying traffic is allowed. You are incorrect about that.
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      • Profile picture of the author Dan Grossman
        Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

        Buying traffic is allowed. You are incorrect about that.
        It depends on your definition of "buying traffic". If you type "buy website traffic" into Google and purchase from about 70% of the sites that come up on the first page of results, you'll be buying traffic Google does not allow.

        Originally Posted by AdSense Program Policies

        To ensure a positive experience for Internet users and Google advertisers, sites displaying Google ads may not:
        • Use third-party services that generate clicks or impressions such as paid-to-click, paid-to-surf, autosurf and click-exchange programs.
        • Be promoted through unsolicited mass emails or unwanted advertisements on third-party websites.
        • Display Google ads, search boxes or search results as a result of the actions of software applications such as toolbars.
        • Be loaded by any software that can trigger pop-ups, redirect users to unwanted websites, modify browser settings or otherwise interfere with site navigation. It is your responsibility to ensure that no ad network or affiliate uses such methods to direct traffic to pages that contain your AdSense code.
        • Receive traffic from online advertising unless the site complies with the spirit of Google's Landing Page Quality Guidelines. For instance, users should easily be able to find what your ad promises.

        Google ads, search boxes or search results may not be:
        • Displayed in pop-ups or pop-unders.
        ...
        https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/48182?hl=en
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        • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
          Originally Posted by Dan Grossman View Post

          It depends on your definition of "buying traffic". If you type "buy website traffic" into Google and purchase from about 70% of the sites that come up on the first page of results, you'll be buying traffic Google does not allow.



          https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/48182?hl=en


          Like I said, buying traffic is not against Google's TOS for AdSense. Buying fake traffic that clicks on ads... sure that's a problem.

          The post I was responding to said

          buying traffic is not allowed.
          That is completely untrue.
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  • Profile picture of the author Makinitwork
    Were you buying traffic? buying traffic is not allowed.
    That's a good point. One lesson I learned from Google as well is not to argue with them, rather, have a constructive discussion instead and just humble up. I was banned only 4 months after starting my Adsense campaign with no reason given of course. After appealing with a long letter explaining how I had understood their policies, their priority to protect advertisers and why, suggestions of how to make sure I ran Adsense correctly and etc, my account was reactivated.

    It seems that anyone who appeals to Google with an attitude is never successful - even if they are dead to rights.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
    Banned
    OP posted the same thread on a bl@ck hat forum & says his traffic source was the problem, whatever that means (wasn't specific).

    Might want to figure out Google/Adsense policies first.
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    • Profile picture of the author dewayneboyd
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      OP posted the same thread on a bl@ck hat forum & says his traffic source was the problem, whatever that means (wasn't specific).

      Might want to figure out Google/Adsense policies first.
      That's why I asked him to tell us his traffic sources. But he's disappeared from his own thread. LOL.
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  • Profile picture of the author derekwong28
    I think you are very lucky not to have had your AdSense account banned, whether you did anything wrong or not. I still think you should contact Google.
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      People just don't read what google publishes. They leave off
      important parts, or quote some half-ass guru they heard
      of joeblowseomadness.com....so you get nonsense about
      adsense and paid traffic....why on friggin' earth do you think
      google sends up free adwords coupons?!?!?! For our health?!?!?!

      There's paid traffic and then there's paid traffic. Even a half baked
      adsense person should know the difference.

      They "took" $7k from you because it was not valid. Just because
      it's on a large scale, does not mean anything....oh wait.
      It does mean something.

      It means that you are getting invalid activity on a LARGE scale...
      like almost 90%! ROTFLMAO!

      Better put a stop to that before it's too late.

      Well, probably already is. Keep watch for the next ban thread...

      Paul
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  • Profile picture of the author tech84
    I'm surprised you're not banned, them removing such a big amount would warranty a good check on your site and traffic.


    although one other possibility is that it had something to do with the advertisers.
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  • Profile picture of the author WinsonYeung
    Wow that's really good amount of money! Withdrew the money as fast as you could! And then check your cpanel if there's sudden spike in the traffic. IF yes, that is suspects
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