For the past several years ever since I became an AdSense publisher in 2006, I have come across or read horror stories of those whose accounts have been disabled by Google for various reasons, ranging from “invalid clicks” to “risk for our advertisers”. I never thought that this would happen to me, because I felt confident that because I have always been in good standing with Google and have received payments from them for years, my account will never be at risk of being banned. Furthermore, I have never told anyone to click on my ads, or click on the ads myself in order to inflate my own earnings. This is simply because I don’t believe that one should kill the goose in order to get the golden eggs.
Today, however, whatever trust I had in Google is shattered, because to my utter horror and dismay, the dreaded “Your Google AdSense account has been disabled” message has come into my e-mail.
We continually review all publishers according to our program policies (https://www.google.com/support/adsense/bin/answer.py?answer=48182&stc=aspe-3pp-en) and Terms and Conditions (https://www.google.com/adsense/localized-terms?&stc=aspe-3tc-en). During a recent review of your account, our specialists found that it was not in compliance with our policies.
WEBMASTER GUIDELINES: Our program specialists regularly review sites in the AdSense program.
It is important for a site displaying AdSense to offer significant value to the end user by providing unique and relevant content, and not to place ads on sites with little to no original content. Additionally, Google ads
may not be placed on non-content-based pages.
Your site should also provide a good user experience through clear navigation and organization. Users should be able to easily click through your pages and find the information they are seeking.
Because your sites violate the spirit of our policies, we have disabled ad serving.
For more information, please review our program policies (https://www.google.com/adsense/support/as/bin/answer.py?answer=48182 ) and Google’s Webmaster Quality Guidelines (http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?answer=35769#quality).
As a result, your AdSense account has been disabled.
I don’t know why they think that my sites have violated their “Webmaster Quality Guidelines”, because I always either write the content myself or hire writers to write unique content related to my niche for me. It just doesn’t make sense for them to ban my whole AdSense account for what they think may be a “policy violation”….why can’t they just indicate which sites are the ones that offended them?
Anyway, I’ve sent an appeal for them to Google AdSense (which has a slim chance of being successful, since I am banned not because of invalid clicks) but I am looking beyond them for my monetisation efforts. I am going to start moving my ad publishing to Bidvertiser, I think I might be able to gain something from them. The migration will take place as soon as I can….after all, I have a huge network of niche sites that I need to review and start putting the Bidvertiser code.