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    Unhappy Dropped from Google adSense

    I got an email last night saying that I was removed from the program due to inappropriate clicks. I can think of two reasons why this happened...do they make any sense?

    1.) I design student and teacher pages that are accessed from behind the school system's proxy server...making every user look like they come from one of two I.P addresses.

    2.) I ran a ranking tool for the first time ever this weekend and it followed every link on my site (an probably the google ads, resulting in 30-40 automatic clicks).

    Also, is there an appeal process or another way to get back into google's good graces?

    And lastly, if I can't get back on google, what would anyone recommend as an alternative? My site(s) get a combined 250+ visitors a day and it grows at least 20% each month.

    http:\\charlotterealtyservices.com

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    I'd guess #2 did it for you. Many services, such as AOL, use proxy servers, so Google would be used to that.
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    you might want to try azoogle since google just gave you the left foot of fellowship.

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    This could be bad for everyone

    What if I decided to run the same toolbox on my competitor's sites (it has an option to check all of their links too so you can compare)? Then I could get them banned from google too!

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    Serial Publisher silver trophy aspen's Avatar
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    Not likely, Google is also aware of people doing tricks like that. What they do is compare the IP address doing the clicks with the IP address that logs in and checks stats.
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    Unhappy gotcha

    That's comforting...for everyone else.

    Again, does anyone know of an appeal process?

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    I have a strong belief that Google is tied in with the Mafia now.

    Once you're out, fah-get about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeB.
    Once you're out, fah-get about it.


    I don't know about a formal appeals process but it couldn't hurt to try explaining what happened.

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    Will keep ya posted.

    I've sent a few emails to various google contacts but I can't help but feel I'm a small fish here. Still, I'm getting close to the 10,000 visitors a month neccessary to qualify for some of the other ad programs...is there anything else out there better than google's adsense?

    Thanks for all the replies...funny and otherwise.

    _V_

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    Quote Originally Posted by vammirato
    I've sent a few emails to various google contacts but I can't help but feel I'm a small fish here. Still, I'm getting close to the 10,000 visitors a month neccessary to qualify for some of the other ad programs...is there anything else out there better than google's adsense?

    Thanks for all the replies...funny and otherwise.

    _V_
    Nope. But it doesn't matter now. Find something as good as Adsense if you can, or as close as possible.

    I would do some searches here to find a replacement.

    BTW I have also heard of people being banned due to the "University Effect", but #2 sounds like a worse culprit.

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    What if my wife or business partner signs up for adSense instead of me?

    Could we use the same sites or would I need to build a brand new one?

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    You can try it. They might reject you, but you can try it.

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    Send Google an e-mail explaining what you think happened. Ask that the clicks be removed and let them know it will not happen again. Google may be kind enough and let you have your account back.

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    Question Has anyone ever gotten back in?

    I sent off a few emails with apologies and the such. Has anybody ever had google personally contact them and let them back in the adSense program?

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    Early on I got my account suspended due to pop-ups. I took them off, emailed them back and they reactivated my account the next day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vammirato
    What if my wife or business partner signs up for adSense instead of me?

    Could we use the same sites or would I need to build a brand new one?
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    As everyone has been suggesting, write Google a nice, polite, business minded letter explaining the situation. Mention the IP thing just to get it out there and then mention the site checking tool. Then explain if it is the site checking tool, the "user agent" for the clicks on their ads may all be the same and may be noticable in their logs. Also check your logs for the links the site checker generated and give them the "user agent" for it to help them out. Tell them where the site checker tool is located so they know it is legit (if it was run from your home...i.e. shrinkwrap package...tell them the name). Be as giving and proactive as possible. Ask them to remove those and that you will be more careful with site checking tools and such in the future...don't for get to add an "apology" and a "value your partnership" in there somewhere too.

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    Thanks for all the input everyone...I wasn't expecting so much help!


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