Bye-bye Google Adsense, Hello new ads

As most of you would know, I was banned by Google. They owe me no explanation and my account was cancelled eventhough I had USD250 in there which is due end of July (cheque to be sent on 15th August). I was making USD8 per day.

(My revenue was :

May – USD 15 (because I installed mid month on Penang Faces)

June – USD68 (because I only have Penang Faces)

July – USD160 (because I got enterprising after following LiewCF’s very workable tricks and instal ads on every one of my blogs)

August – Added up USD250

Well, it is disheartening to me. Not because of the money but the manner of which it was cancelled. I had reported abnormal increases in clicks to Google before and they advised me to monitor. But something happened, God knows what, and that’s the end of it. (Once, two of my sites received 25 clicks simultaneously within 1 hour!)

What dampened my mood is I have encouraged a lot of young people to try Google Ads as I am sure all these extra money will come in handy for them. So, if any one of them get banned in the same manner as me, I would kick myself for that.

My parenting site hosting is not cheap as the site is huge and therefore, I was hoping that Google Adsense would have generated enough for me to cover bandwith. I can pay the hosting with the local ads placed by the work-at-home moms but if there is an increase in bandwith, then I have to shoulder it myself. In fact, I paid for the hosting in the first year when we just started. It costed me and another person (retired since) RM400 + RM55 for 200MB and unlimited bandwith (3 years ago). Now, my site has 500MB diskspace and 10GB/month bandwith. And I have to pay for service charges for installation, upgrading, moving etc. (my webhost is very nice to charge me only nominal fee)

So, to cover my ass in case I need to pay bandwith or increase diskspace, I am going to put up another alternative ads. I had been approved. Thank God for that!

If really there is indeed a person or persons who are behind the fradulent clicks, well, I bear no malice. ** Just know that I can afford my own private blog hosting but what you have done is taking away good money from a community of parents with the interests of providing the best for their babies. I hope you know what your action has caused. That USD250 could have been well used by me to promote breastfeeding and building a bigger and better parenting site. I had started the group with my own money, make it grow with my own time and effort. So, you are stealing from the community, not me.

**I said I bear no malice. Because I will ask my God to give whoever did that a good kick. And I know my good Lord will still lurve me for that because I am simply loveable, isn’t it? I am not cursing, right?

26 Replies to “Bye-bye Google Adsense, Hello new ads”

  1. And one more thing – that parenting website was also meant to expand to take up the bereaved parents group and the deceased children memorial. So, there.

  2. I would like to talk to you about the services you’re using when we meet up 🙂

    Mine is only RM199 + RM55 yearly with 20GB bandwidth… And yet I’ve even found a cheaper one which has more bandwidth…

  3. Lilian, you wanna know what happened or not? Let me tell you what happened.

    Remember recently there was this huge thing where alot of people disliked those who blogged for AdSense at the same time were earning cash from it (while some of them who were using AdSense didn’t earn as much?) Well, my speculation is that, some of these people sabotaged you.

    Sad but most probably true. But of course, I cannot simply accuse. I mean, you’ve been doing quite well with AdSense on your page but suddenly Google banned you? Very hard to believe lah. Haiyoh.

    Google are too busy to probably come up with a list of details on who clicked but I’m sure you’ll get many repeated IPs there.

    Well, all the best…I just don’t understand how come ppl can envy other bloggers until like that. Blogging is now becoming so competitive.

  4. i was kicked too. damn. hate it when that happens. but not much due to the money like you said but the manner and such an abrupt manner it is…

  5. so that’s what happened! uncivilised people! sigh… say, if you need people to help chip in for MMB, Mrs B and I are around. you only need to whisper… 😉

  6. jimmy – Welcome to the club! LOL! It is nice to have someone to bitch with, right?

    q – Thanks a lot for the thoughts.

    Yvonne – *hugs to you too* Remember ha, take your money each time you get USD100, don’t keep.

    S-Kay – I think there are a lot of losers who really get their lives miserable over someone’s happiness.

    n305 – Okie! But I am comfortable with my two webhosts now. Money not an issue but rather the service.

  7. July – USD160 (because I got enterprising after following LiewCF’s very workable tricks and instal ads on every one of my blogs)
    with your testimonial, I am going to charge for Adsense optimization for blogs. Muahahaha…

  8. I wonder if we can get the IP of who clicks? Then you can ban the IP who clicks so many times from accessing your site.
    So sorry to hear that.

  9. It’s a sad thing to happen, whatmore to someone like Aunt Lilian. I hope those ppl out there that did this are happy, for some cheap thrills and malice they ruin a site that could offer help and advice to so many. It’s a sad day to see some people bow so low and act so below the belt. I know something better will come your way, the good shall be rewarded in kindness and the widked smite.

  10. I’ve been a fan of yours (even though i’m not a mom!), I’m sorry for your losses, I think google adsense should provide a “Kill Switch” option on the Adsense control panel… something like “Disable My Ads”, in case if you spotted the trouble. I saves you time to remove the ads one-by-one

  11. lilian, dont be bothered by the adsense issue anymore. we are all hard working, unselfish and smart individuals. we will survive. u have my full support and respect. like belacan said earlier, i can also help support MMB. with or without adsense, screw it for the time being.

    and also, the law of Karma teaches that responsibility for unskillful actions is born by the person who commits them. that person will pay for it later, maybe 100x more.

  12. HmmMm… It’s really sad. I found no prevention to counter fraud click yet. I still think Google owes you and Jon some explanations. sigh ….

    Anyway, forget about it and move forward with you head held high lah. 🙂

    Wish you good luck in your new ads service.

  13. Hi Lilian,just wondering where is your Penang Faces webpage now?Didn’t notice the link to it since you change the design of you blog. Always enjoy looking at those great foods and your food review.

  14. I’m a lawyer. In Your Case, Google is defaulter. Google can not take away your earnings for several months altogether. It can not go beyond a one month of auditing period and so it can only take away your one month’s earning.
    I suggest, sue Google and let them know your rights.

  15. TRACY NORMAN’S RECOMMENDATIONS :

    BY BANNING INNOCENT PUBLISHERS AND THROWING THEM OUT OF GOOGLE ADSENSE, GOOGLE IS ACTUALLY RUINING ITS OWN PRECIOUS TRUST FACTOR. ISN’T GOOGLE BEHAVING LIKE A MONSTER. A SEMI-LORD THAT CAN PLAY WITH ANYONE’S FATE?

    I have a client that has a decent click tracking facility for their affiliate system. Can’t google make things more transparent for everyone which is truly justifable and necessity and call of the hour.

    Google also says they filter out fraudulent clicks automatically. Then how come they can take away all your hand earned money and pay you nothing? Is Google ending up as the biggest blunder on the worldwide scale playing with advertisers as well as with publishers?

    Does google EVER PAYBACK AN ADVERTISER HIS/HER MONEY THAT WAS CHARGED FOR FRAUDULENT CLICKS ?

    Isn’t google turning up to be an evil just for the sake of robbing month from millions of people on both the sides every day!?

    I wish you people should go for other good networks such as Yahoo/Overture and others. I’m sure only the one that will offer complete transparency in terms of traffic stats to the publishers as well as to the advertisers will survive at last. And until that, companies such as google would loose their precious trust that they’ve build with excellent performance in the pasts!

    You can fool a few people for some time, but you can not fool large number of people for a long time.

    Google might be happy to take away small money of thousands of people and thus powering up their balance sheets, but what they don’t know is that ONCE A WAVE STARTS WHERE PEOPLE STOP SUPPORTING THEM WITH ADSENSE AND MOVE TO OTHER PARTNER IN BUNCH, THEN THEY’LL HAVE ALL THEIR ADVERTISERS TURNING BACK TO THEM AND A BUNCH OF LAWSUITS BEING THROWN ON THEM!

    IS GOOGLE LISTENING? YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO ?

    IS MSN LISTENING? I hope you people get back the heart of the world by offering a more transparent contextual advertising option such as MicroSense!

    Is Yahoo Listening? Best of luck for your new venture. But remember that the world keeps good hopes with you people and hope you won’t end up as another cheater!

    It’s the moral responsibility of the market leaders to protect, enhance and boost everyone’s morale and trust by providing true opportunities an options, not playing with other people’s money or hard efforts.

    “You’re actually blessed to have the trust of millions. You think you did it yourself? Wasn’t there the will of the almighty and your fate? You think you’re God? You think you can take away money of trueful people in this way and change their destiny? I’ve seen thousands of people keeping trust in you and start blogging for you so that YOU MAKE GOOD MONEY and throw a bit of it for them. Don’t you have a moral responsibility to pay them back in the form of your commitment for true judgement in the form of indentifying the real CULPRIT, the real cause of chaos for whose actions, you blindly punish the poor site owner dedicatedly working for you investing their huge life-time, money and energy for composing fantastic content so that YOU end up profitting ?”

    The solution :

    1. Give users an option to deliver adsense through server side scripting, such as asp, jsp, cf or php and provide them true legitimate option to track all adsense clickthroughs outgoing from their site.

    Mind you, though bad people are always everywhere, you should take care that you do not punish the true good one, or else you earn up a curse. Do you want to earn money by earning curses from people devoting their lifetime and carrier for YOU people? Have you ever told them how much YOU made from that click while paying them a bit? These good people don’t even ask for that. They just wish GOOD to happen to YOU as well as to themselves. Its your moral responsibility to safeguard them, or else I can foresee that within 6 months you should be ready to loose a lot of business to your new upcomig competitors and that’s how the world goes!

    So better understand it on time or get ready for a change! With internet, implementing a change is no big deal. Anyone hires a marketer with the thoughts of revenge and promotes your competitors just to take you down while earning up some real nice money from your competitors as leads based affiliate program!

    In lesser words, pay back the money you’ve wrongly acquired from thousands of individuals. Say a Gentleman’s “THANK YOU” to them for their support, and then close their account if you want. And then reinvite them with a more sound tracking facility so that all clicks are perfectly tracked!

    YOU WANT ME TO GIVE YOU A SOLUTION? OK HERE IT GOES. “Implement something similar to STOP-LOSS order system as in case of stock trading.
    Allow adsense publishers to adapt NULLIFY ALL CLICKS ORIGINATING FROM A SPECIFIC COMPUTER IF 4+ CLICKS OCCUR FROM THE SAME REMOTE_ADDR AND HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR in less than 15 seconds. This is something that doesn’t happen generally. Just nullify these clicks! That’s it. How come you can just BAN tha site owner for any mischief done by any site visitor from anywhere in the whole world! Is this the reward that you actually give to your dedicated partners,, your non-contracted team of supports that’s working more devotedly for you as compared to even a contracted team?

    I hope this will open up eyes of everyone including contextual advertising publishers, pay per click advertisers and pay per click search engines that take the help of true devoted partners for distributing contextual advertising from their clients in order to make money.

    For the sake of everyone, I’m distributing this message to a few web sites so that everyone gets woke up by the all of the hour.

    Thank you.
    Tracy Norman.

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