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How to Get Banned from Google Adsense

With so many people ranting and screaming and crying that Google has disabled their adsense account, it’s really an interesting topic worthy to write about. You might be another one who just got the dreaded “invalid click” account closure email from Adsense team, and furious over it. Relax, mate. Not the end of the world, but it is definitely good to know the reason why you are banned. If you still have your account intact, read this, but as our Uncle Ferdy says: “Don’t try this at home.”
Keep in mind that these are HOW TO GET BANNED. In other words, this is a “DO NOT” list if you don’t want your adsense account to be disabled .

 

  • Ignore Adsense Program Policies & TOS
  • Click on your own ads, specially those you are “genuinely interested” in. Ask people to click on your ads: your friends, your family members, your relatives, your visitors, or even your dogs or your cats. Use proxies to avoid detection.
  • Participate in some form of click-ring. Click-rings are groups of people who gather with consensus to click each others’ ads. Most commonly used methods are Yahoo Groups, instant messenger, mail list, web forum, or specially written software.
  • Buy, write, or use click-bot software. Click-bot software will go around your site and click on your ads. Most of the times, these click-bots are using proxies to avoid detection.
  • Pay the Indian-clickers. These are the people whose main jobs are clicking on PPC advertisements and paid by the malicious publishers. Most of them are from developing countries like India or China.
  • “Invest” with websites that promises to deliver “adsense clicks” for your site. Whatever methods they are using, most likely it falls under one of the aboves.
  • Extra words to make your visitors to notice your ads. Write “Click here” or “Please support us” or “Visit our sponsors”. Anything other than Google-approved “sponsored links” or “advertisements”.
  • Put in as many ads as possible in every page. Put more than three units of the normal ads block, more than one unit of ads links, or more than one referral buttons for each adsense, adwords, and firefox; all in one page.
  • Use spyware to get traffics to your site. Spyware, adware, malware, or whatever it is called can force computer users to open your website everytime they start the computer. Or even better, use some kind of specially written software, toolbar, etc to display or click on your ads.
  • Use pop-ups on your website. Everytime your user open a page, pop-up another one, ideally with the smiley or the IQ Test advertisements.
  • Get as much un-targetted traffic as possible, for instance using the auto-surfing programmes to rotate the members around your site and other sites.
  • Put the adsense code in non-content pages: registration forms, term and condition, login page.
  • Have a competitor contextual ad on same page with adsense ads, for example Yahoo Publisher Network. Please note though that non-contextual ads, e.g. affiliate links or keyword-based ads are acceptable by google and won’t get you banned.
  • Get more than one adsense account. Maybe one for your dog-site, one for your cat-site, one for the v1agra pills, one for mp3 download, etc.
  • Put your adsense code in email the email, usenet, RSS, etc.
  • Tell everyone what is your CTR, your page impressions, etc. Telling people about your total earning, unfortunately, is allowed.
  • Put Google logo where you shouldn’t, and don’t put the logo where you should. In other word, ignore Google trademark.
  • Modify Adsense code as you see fit. Modify the layout, color, URL, will be well. Just anything other than copy-and-paste the code from Google.
  • And, this is important: if and when Google Adsense Team sends you email, ignore it.
  • Put adsense codes in the banned contents

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Comments 3 Responses to “How to Get Banned from Google Adsense”

  1. I guess I must have forgotten something, because I was following all the adsense rules and I made sure not to do any of the above violations, and yet, my adsense account for amdk7.com got banned recently. All what I had there was a good online directory, the holy bible in a few languages to help spread the word of God, and a few tips for users to keep their computer in good performance.

  2. Nice article about the no-do’s with adsense.
    However I do not use very often adsense.
    I used it often on one site, but not had any problems so far.
    Now I use alternate ads often.

  3. hmmm

    amdk7.com huh?

    maybe google got pissed because you labeled your search THE BEST SEARCH ENGINE EVER!!… that might have done it! 😀


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