What to Do If Your Are Banned from AdSense

Posted on 12th July, 2007

To set the record straight, I think publishers who are violating AdSense term and policies on purpose deserve to be banned. As an AdWords advertiser myself, I don’t appreciate paying someone who has no intention of offering me a good return on my investment.

AdSense publishers only make money when the AdWords publishers make money. As long as the supply and demand is kept in balance, everyone will be a happy camper.

AdWords has added a new feature recently which allow advertisers see the domains where their ads are being served within Google’s content network i.e. AdSense publishers’ sites. So it’s more important than ever for publishers to create good quality sites where AdSense ads are shown.

On the other hand, I am curious to know whether there are innocent publishers who are banned from AdSense for violating the program term and policies because of others wrong-doing but they were unable to prove so.


Are You Really Innocent?

If your account is being suspended, you need to ask yourself if you are really innocent. There’s no point lying to them if you’ve been ‘secretly’ clicking your ads now and then and you get caught for doing it.

In such case, the best thing to do is to admit your mistake and promise them to not do it again. If it’s accidental clicks, tell them about it but it’ll only get you so far. You need to back your claim with any raw logs to aid their investigation.

An unhappy user launching a click attack on your website could get you in trouble. However, their system is getting smarter and will be able to determine whether the click activity fit a pattern that may artificially drive up your earnings intentionally.

If you noticed strange pattern in your account, tell them about.


What to Do When Your Account Is Being Suspended?

There are a couple of things you can do when you are banned from AdSense.


Write to Them and Appeal For Reinstatement

This isn’t as easy as it sounds but it’s not impossible to do. If you can maintain in good faith that the invalid activity was not due to the actions or negligence of you or those for whom you are responsible, you can appeal for reinstatement.

You need to support your claims with any raw logs to assist them in their investigation. Explain the steps you have taken to ensure the problem doesn’t recur in the future. Remember you are allowed for one appeal only, so make full use of the opportunity to present your case properly. You may contact them through their online form.

It’s very important to be calm and polite when contacting them. Remember, you are not in a position to demand anything but some consideration since in Google eyes, or rather their anti-fraud algorithm has proven you guilty.


Open a New Account

If your appeal was denied for invalid click activity, you are no longer allowed to register a new account with them. To get around this, you can ask someone related to you to register a new account and use his/her account to place ads on your site provided that your site is in compliance with AdSense policies.

However, if they determine that the other publisher’s account pose a risk to their AdWords advertisers, they may disable it too.


Use Other Publisher’s Account

You can let other AdSense publisher place their ads on your site. It’s up to you and the publisher on how you want to divide the earnings generated from the arrangement.


Use Other Advertising Programs

If everything fails, you may have to say good bye to Google AdSense. Try other advertising programs to monetize your site. Here are some alternatives you can try:


Check out my earlier article where I’ve listed 10 things you shouldn’t do to avoid your account from getting suspended.


An engineer by training, Victor has been working full-time online as an Internet marketer, a programmer and an app developer since 2001. He has been blogging at Sabahan.com since 2006 sharing his experience and teaching people how to make money online. Click here to join his private Facebook Group for bloggers.

  • ciken says:

    actually this month i have 18 invalid clicks in my adsense account..what i should i do? i need advice!

  • Zul says:

    I also heard stories of innocent people being banned from google. Someone needs to break their domination…. and give us more choices:-)

  • Alb says:

    Some good solutions for Adsense Publishers. 😀 If one still insists to open an Adsense account on his own name, but still can’t, then, WHAT TO DO ! :p

  • Good post! I hope this never happens to me though! Getting the boot from AdSense cannot be a good feeling…

  • justgadget says:

    for me adsense still the best programme, simple and easy to be paid

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