Hey there. When I first started this blog many moons ago, I looked around for ways to earn a few extra bucks from it. I remember getting my feet wet in programs like ProjectWonderful and CMF ads. When I learned that it could all be so easy if I just signed up with Google AdSense, I did and it was great. I remember earning close to $30 my first month and I was pretty excited about that. I told myself that my blog is still a nobody site and if I were to have better than decent traffic, my Google AdSense earnings would multiply! Then... just like that, my account was disabled. WHAT!?!?!?! I was extremely disappointed. I appealed but I got nowhere. And the worst part is that they do not offer you an explanation. They simply state that they cannot provide any details at this moment. I do not like that answer. If there is something wrong, whether it's my fault or not, I would like to know! How else am I going to fix the problem? Do I have offensive material on my site? Did an inappropriate ad display on my site? Were there invalid clicks? Tell me what was/is the problem?!?! I never found out. Fast forward close to 5 years later and I reapplied for Google AdSense. After another site review, I was accepted! Oh happy days are upon us!!! Then... 2 days later, my account was suspended... AGAIN! WHAT!?! And again, for reasons unknown. What really upset me this time around, though, was that my site was reviewed and got the OK from Google Adsense a mere 2 days BEFORE being disabled! If there was something wrong with my site, why would they OK it only to disable it a mere 2 days later???
If there was invalid activity or anything of that sort, I would like to have ways of preventing it. It seems a little unfair, though, that my account could be disabled for something that I have no control over. I do not promote ad clicking what so ever and something tells me that wasn't it the reason my account would be disabled. 2 clicks in a span of 3 days and earnings of $2.35 doesn't seem to warrant any red flags from Google AdSense. At least that's how I see it.
I also looks at the ads that I am currently displaying and I don't see anything that would be deemed as offensive. I have practically removed all advertising on my site, except for the Spartan Race Ads and the IZEA Media Ads that I run. I know that there was a problem with IZEA some time ago but that has been taken care of and unless muddy people are offensive, I don't see why the Spartan Race ads would be a cause for concern.
The last thing that I could think of was content. Do I not have enough content on my site? This is not a "junk" site, as I have read in the Google AdSense Policies and Procedures. I have giveaways, reviews, opinions, and some laughs every Friday. I think that my audience is engaging enough where comments are left and I have met new friends through those means. I'm almost certain that my account wouldn't be disabled due to inactivity.
So what else could it be? Could it be that Google just doesn't want to pay out and uses this mysterious means of disabling accounts as a way to cut down the number of accounts? It can be the most frustrating thing since you get no warning at all. One day, you're displaying ads and feeling good about your website and the next thing you know, the ads are not displaying and you receive an Email from Google AdSense disabling your account. I would prefer to receive a warning Email telling me was detected. You don't want to pay me for the day or two of what you claim to be suspicious activity, fine. I'll take that. I would rather have that than to get the silent treatment from Google. At least I'll know what the problem is and I won't get paid until it's taken care of. Disabling accounts without a clear cut reason leaves us to our imagination and when I, as a blogger, feel that I am doing things right and my Google AdSense account will STILL get disabled, my imagination is starting to give Google some dirty looks.
I've been without Google AdSense for years, I don't need it on my blog, but it would be nice to have the top dog in advertising displaying their ads on your site. There are others out there that are not as good, but I know I won't have my account disabled for phantom reasons. Have you guys ever had your Google AdSense account disabled? If so, did you manage to get them to reinstate it? I've appealed their decision and am still waiting to hear back but after 2 days, I have not received a response. Later!