Saturday, September 16, 2006

Google Adsense - Don't Lose Your Account

Adsense is great - yeah? Thanks to our chums at Google, lots of bloggers and webmasters finally have the opportunity to earn real money online. There's nothing spammy or scammy involved, you just host ads on your site or blog and get paid whenever someone clicks on them.

However, it seems that everytime you visit a forum where Adsense is discussed, there is nearly always someone posting that they lost their Google Adsense account - and the opportunity to earn money online - for no good reason.

No doubt about it - Google can seem a bit high handed at times - and I'm sure a lot of people have had their accounts terminated who have not, knowingly at least, violated Googles terms and conditions.

By the way, if you haven't read through Google's Terms and Conditions then you should definitely do this as soon as you can.

There are some parts where you may feel the need to enlist the help of a lawyer, or possibly a team of lawyers, but you never know, it might stop you getting your account terminated due to some accidental infraction on your part. Like the majority of legal systems, Google operates on the principle that ignorance of the law is no excuse.

One of the most common breach of Google's Ts & Cs, which can be seen almost every day, is people who are advertising their blogs or sites on traffic exchanges. This is a big no-no for Google - it comes under the category of encouraging a third party to generate invalid impressions.

Note that there is no necessity for any clicks to be generated by this method. The very act of putting your site, with Adsense code, into rotation on a traffic exchange is enough to get you banned.

So, if you are one of the many webmasters or bloggers who are using exchanges to drive traffic to your site then either stop it now, or remove the Adsense ads from the page you are advertising. Otherwise you run the risk of losing your Adsense account.

Hamish Hayward
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