I know it sucks when you open up your mail one day and you see your Adsense account has been banned for invalid clicks.
You start wondering what did you do wrong and don’t have any idea on how to appeal to Adsense team to get your Adsense back , in this article I will be writing about how my Adsense account got banned and what I did to get it back. I will try to be as short as I can , because I love short and informative posts and I am writing this post in quick time due to lot of requests so please don’t mind the punctuations and grammar mistakes.
Ok lets begin then…
On 7th July 2012 , I saw a scammer in the community who was copying pasting comments from other sites to get back links ( I don’t want to take his name because enough damage has been done to him already) . So I went to other top bloggers who have strong voice in the community and told him about his deal and they went crazy after seeing that he has spammed their website’s with commenting and trust me I have heard nice things about him but then why would you do such things after having nice reputation. Well he claimed that his cousin was doing commenting for him , and then he got his eyes on me because of me his reputation went down in front of big bloggers.
Next day he came to seoallrounder blog and clicked bombed my Adsense , I had a CTR of 27.8% that day and I was like WHAT THE…
I removed Adsense form the site right away.
Straight up i went to google Adsense reporting and reported that my Adsense has been click bombed and using analytics I showed them it was done by some one from ***** , and explained them the whole story of what happened with me and this guy in the community.
On 8th July I got a message from this scammer – saying this >1st Message<
LOL , that was a funny act , After getting this message I went to my analytics and saw who used contact form at this time and recorded the ip.
Next day on 9th July I took a screen shot of this message and posted on Facebook and got feedback like remove the Adsense from your site and stuff.
This scammer saw this message and read the comments like ‘ this guy doesn’t even know how to speak english’ so he got pissed and wrote another message to me which I will show later. My Adsense was fine till that day
On 10th July , I got a mail from Adsense that my Adsense has been blocked for Invalid clicks . I was shocked for a moment that how can they do this even after reporting to them the same day and being their publisher since 2006. *sad moment*
Then in their email you get this link if you want to appeal for it, I thought of using it , so I wrote what ever I had to and guys please be honest with Adsense team , they deal with 1000’s of request a day and there is a reason by many advertisers choose them because they provide quality service and keep the spammers away.
Here’s a link to the Adsense Appeal Form
Moment of Truth ( Which You all Have been Waiting For )
Here it goes what i wrote to google.
I think I was too rude to google Adsense ( my apologies ) but couldn’t help it.
18_WebAudience: only me
19_UserGeography: America , UK , Canada
22_ContentSources: I write most of the content and have 4-5 guest bloggers
23_NumAdmins: only me
24_UpdateFrequency: 3 times a week
27_TrafficSources: Facebook , YouTube , google , guest blogging ,
28_AdvertiserValue: The content is genuine and is very useful for my
readers , and can easily be monetized if advertiser put their ads in it.
29_UserIncentive: I know many people in the same niche but ads normally ad clicks were made by search engine visitors.
30_ViolatedTerms: No , I have never violated term of google ever.
31_InvalidActivity: the day i saw the inactivity in google Adsense , i sent the message to google Adsense so i dont see a reason why Adsense account is penalized here. I removed the Adsense from my site as soon as i saw 27%ctr on my site.
In that I message i explained that how one guy is sending me messages to threaten me that he would get my Adsense blocked.
here are the screenshots of his messages :
first message on July 7 :
second message on July 10 :
I went to my analytics and checked the people who visited my contact us page on these those days , and I have seen 1 ip from same area.
I had sent a message about suspicious click on July 7th and removed all my ads from the website
Then there’s the box under it which say if you want to report any ip’s addresses , well I guess i had an advantage over here as I had the IP’s which that stupid scammer forgot to hide lol
so i reported all the ip’s which used contact page on seoallrounder.
You can see that they all are from the same area cool isn’t it?
Thats pretty much it , I sent it and started looking for alternatives to Adsense , which normally we all do at desperate times lol , there was not a single post which talked about a better alternative to Adsense and people said they it’s very hard to get your Adsense back , only one percent have a chance in getting their accounts back.
Well I guess that was the end of my Adsense earning i thought and I had $170 due in Adsense .
Friday The 13th !
Today Morning (13th July 2012) when I up , guess what I saw in my mail????
I just jumped out of bed when I saw this email on my blackberry ! and took a screenshot of this message and posted on Facebook , got many replies on how you did that and blah blah ! I really liked one comment so I am posting it here and you should learn a lesson from it.
So this is my story of getting my Adsense back , I am sure there will be a lot of details I am missing here because I wrote this 1000words+ article with in 20 minutes so please don’t mind the grammar mistakes , but you can drop a comments and I will edit this post accordingly.
Personally I don’t ask people to share my posts , but this one is kind a rare case and I think every blogger should know about it , so please I urge you to share this post using Facebook , Google or Twitter will really appreciate it.
Update 1 : All my Adsense earnings are intact.
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