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?