Nice surprise today. My Adsense account was taken down and I received this message:
After reviewing our records, we’ve determined that your AdSense account
poses a risk of generating invalid activity. Because we have a
responsibility to protect our AdWords advertisers from inflated costs due
to invalid activity, we’ve found it necessary to disable your AdSense
account. Your outstanding balance and Google’s share of the revenue will
both be fully refunded back to the affected advertisers.
After browsing the web, I found this to be pretty common for a lot of honest hard-working people.
It looks like they ban the account after someone or some click-bots click a lot through your ads. Very strange! I can’t believe one multi-millionaire monopoly like Google, and they are not informed of this problem. So, it’s very easy to disable Adsense accounts all over the web.
The dominant market position of Google’s services has led to criticism of the company over issues including privacy, copyright, and censorship all over the world.
Luckily my income is not coming from Adsense, I never received a single check from them and I honestly think that Adsense is not a good system for people who want to do a serious long-term income, because your business will depend on the arbitrary discretional decision of someone with a mouse on Montain View offices and a Coca-Cola next to his Monitor, and your business can just finish with one click-mouse that will ruin your life if you really built let’s say 400 sites after 5 years of hard work and your daily foods depends on that.
NEVER EVER put all your eggs on the same Basket.
I can see their ads all over web on illegal sites and not on honest sites. Of course, someone will disagree with me and say that he does a “killing with adsense” and that “adsense rocks”.
Anyway, I can live without it. But of course I will appeal, since this is completely unfair. I just had a few clicks each month from visitors and they ban the account like it was heavily clicked by someone. My account had no chance to be clicked that way by anyone.
Yes, I know, I used to talk wonders about Google Algo in other posts, but some of their Adsense practices make them really look really bad.
The best you can do is diversify along many different networks. Hope this helps.