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    Adsense PLEASE CLICK MINE ADS :)

    I have found this site
    http://www.datapickup.com/howthisworks.asp
    saying with preaty nice words why peopel to click...
    sombody should report them but i dont have email of google

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    Why should I click ads?

    www.datapickup.com is free for you, the public, to use. However, it's not free for us to maintain. As you can imagine, our bandwidth costs are extremely high. It has come to a point where our ad revenue can barely pay our bandwidth costs and with DPU growing every day, we don't know how much longer we can keep DPU free.

    We rely soley on AD Revenue to keep datapickup.com FREE for you!

    "How can I help then?"

    All you have to do is click ads on this site, think of it as a way of saying thank you to us. As long as you guys support us we'll continue to offer these services and more to come for absolutely FREE. We believe data storage should be free, please help us keep this promise by clicking ads.

    Sincerely thankful,
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    A site like this won't last long on Adsense. If they rely solely on ad revenue, they're in for some tough times!
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    I don't see any problem with this,..
    Whether we state it or not, the primary purpose of adding adsense to our site is to generate revenue. Isnt it? So whats wrong in stating it...
    Whether the site remains or not, totally depends on the content,....
    This is just my personal opinion.

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    lol this is very interesting . I wonder when google will kick him out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Satynos
    I don't see any problem with this,..
    Whether we state it or not, the primary purpose of adding adsense to our site is to generate revenue. Isnt it? So whats wrong in stating it...
    Whether the site remains or not, totally depends on the content,....
    This is just my personal opinion.

    that's a pretty ignorant response, there is a huge problem with this..

    He's asking people to click ads just to keep the site up, not because they're interested in the offers/services being advertised. This means that they will likely not buy anything, or even browse through the site, thus costing the advertiser money. Advertisers lose TONS of money because of idiots like this guy. When they lose money, they have to pay LESS for ads, and that means honest webmasters, like me, make LESS.

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    i run service like this and i dont ask peopel to click mine ads..
    and i can pay more then 1500$ for servers

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    Quote Originally Posted by brizzad
    that's a pretty ignorant response, there is a huge problem with this..

    He's asking people to click ads just to keep the site up, not because they're interested in the offers/services being advertised. This means that they will likely not buy anything, or even browse through the site, thus costing the advertiser money. Advertisers lose TONS of money because of idiots like this guy. When they lose money, they have to pay LESS for ads, and that means honest webmasters, like me, make LESS.
    Well said. This page is even worse:

    http://www.datapickup.com/supportus.asp

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    I reported cheater to adsense. Hope they will eliminate him.

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    I wonder what if you phrase the text different, like lets say for example:

    "If you are interested in any of our sponsors, please check them out, our ad sponsors help keep our site up and running"

    Would something like that be ok? because with that text you aren't really deliberately telling them to click on the ad. Only saying to check them out if they are interested.

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    Web pages may not include incentives of any kind for users to click on ads. This includes encouraging users to click on the ads or to visit the advertisers' sites as well as drawing any undue attention to the ads. This activity is strictly prohibited in order to avoid potential inflation of advertiser costs. For example, your site cannot contain phrases such as "click here," "support us," "visit these links," or other similar language that could apply to any ad, regardless of content.
    Quote from the Google Program Policies. https://www.google.com/adsense/policies

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    I wonder what if you phrase the text different, like lets say for example:

    "If you are interested in any of our sponsors, please check them out, our ad sponsors help keep our site up and running"

    Would something like that be ok? because with that text you aren't really deliberately telling them to click on the ad. Only saying to check them out if they are interested.
    Doing anything to encourage or entice your visitors to click the ads is strictly prohibited. Visitors who are truly interested in the ads will click them without encouragement.
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    well asking users to click adsense ads is clear breaking of Google TOS.

    well its comes under that u are forcing users to click to increase your profit. but for that advertiser is getting loss. so google has very strick policy for that.

    That Site Will Be banned If Any Google Representative See That Notice.

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    This type of thing loses money not only for advertisers but for publishers as well.

    I for one hardly ever run any of my AdWords campaigns through the content network anymore because I've seen so many sites breaking the TOS in similar ways. All I can imagine when thinking about it is flushing my money down the toilet.

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    Grrrrr.... Looks like all Google did was give them a warning. Now they got rid of it.
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    I noticed that too. At least they weren't ban, maybe Google is not being as cold hearted as they use to

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    Or they saw this thread from all the referals from this thread and quickly took it all off before Google checked.
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    Next time, maybe we shouldn't link to these sites and copy/paste the URLS instead. So that cheaters are caught redhanded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charmedlover
    I noticed that too. At least they weren't ban, maybe Google is not being as cold hearted as they use to
    Depends heavily on how much they were making for Google. If they weren't making much, Google would be more aggressive in terms of banning. But Google doesn't want to lose partners who can contribute some valuable level of revenue; they'd be more lenient to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nintendo
    Grrrrr.... Looks like all Google did was give them a warning. Now they got rid of it.
    From what I have seen with other sites Google Adsense often gives people a chance, the benefit of the doubt as long as things don't look too fradulent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zerokarma
    Google Adsense often gives people a chance, the benefit of the doubt.
    Um, no, usually Google just terminates you with no warning. WMW get's flooded with threads from people geting terminated with no warning. The first time I ever saw some one get a warning first for invalid clicks was today!
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    Well actually maybe they are more lenient about other violations. I know of at least 3 people that have been given warnings by Google but they weren't for "click here" text, they were for other minor things.

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    it seams that they have removed .... complete help us

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    Quote Originally Posted by zerokarma
    Well actually maybe they are more lenient about other violations. I know of at least 3 people that have been given warnings by Google but they weren't for "click here" text, they were for other minor things.
    This is correct, Google didn't like the way the text links I sell directly looked and they made me change them. They wouldn't come straight out and say how I had to change them, but I would make some significant changes and ask them if they were satisfied, they'd say no and I'd try again. Finally when I added a tiny icon to each text link, they were satisfied.

    I'd say in all, they were pretty friendly about it and seemed willing to work with me. In part this was because it was fairly obvious I wasn't trying to game the system, but had innocently made my own text ads look too much Google ads for their liking. As soon as the icons were added it was fully apparent to all that I was well within the bounds of their TOS and they gave their blessing and thanked me for addressing the issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zerokarma
    I know of at least 3 people that have been given warnings by Google but they weren't for "click here" text, they were for other minor things.
    Now that's more correct!!! I've got an E-mail from them about a no content page. The page was an SSI page.
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    You're not allowed to draw attention to the ads in any way. I once got a warning because someone on my forums mentioned they were seeing google ads (I just launched the ads). No one was telling anyone to click or check or anything. They just said something like - "cool, I see we have ads now, even Google ads". That was it.
    Months later, a Google rep found the thread in the archives and asked me to edit out the reference to the Google ads.
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