Tuesday, November 16, 2010

How Google generates billions of dollars

Hello Site Owner,

It has come to our attention that invalid clicks and/or impressions have been generated on the Google ads on your site(s). We have therefore disabled your Google AdSense account. Please understand that this was a necessary step to protect the interests of AdWords advertisers.

As you may know, a publisher's site may not have invalid clicks or impressions on any ad(s), including but not limited to clicks and/or impressions generated by:

- a publisher on his own web pages - a publisher encouraging others to click on his ads - automated clicking or surfing programs, or any other deceptive software - a publisher altering any portion of the ad code or changing the layout, behavior, targeting, or delivery of ads for any reason

These or any other such activities that violate Google AdSense Terms and Conditions and program polices may have led us to disable your account. The Terms and Conditions and program polices can be viewed at:

https://www.google.com/adsense/localized-terms?hl=en_US https://www.google.com/adsense/policies?hl=en_US

If you have any questions about invalid activity or the action taken on your account, please do not reply to this email. You can find more information by visiting https://www.google.com/adsense/support/bin/answer.py?answer=57153.

Sincerely,

The Google AdSense Team

Followed up conversation
Google AdSense: We're cutting you off. Have a nice day!
Site owner: Wh-- what? Who? Why would you do that?
Google AdSense: We don't know. Do you have any relevant information which could explain our unilateral and arbitrary action?
Site owner: Yeah. I got your relevant information right here!
Google AdSense: It's all your fault until you can prove it otherwise. Good luck!