A friend of mine has had his AdSense account banned for click fraud.
He sent a reply to the AdSense Team, explaining that he didn’t do any fraud, or if fraud was the case there, he had no knowledge of it. Part of his reply was :
Considering that I can’t create a new AdSense account, will you allow me to rent the space in my website, to other AdSense publishers ?
Guess what. Google’s answer was (the most interesting part of their reply at least) :
If other AdSense editors wish to display ads on your website, they can do that, as long as they respect the rules of the AdSense Program.
Please do remember that we regularly check the website that use our AdSense program, and we monitor that our policies are respected. If we track an account that disobeys these policies, the account will be banned.
Unlike usual e-mails received from Google, this one wasn’t signed or personalized with a name. Just “The Adsense Team”.
So, let’s go over it again:
- I have a website with AdSense Ads on it.
- I’m accused that I’m doing click fraud, my account is banned, and I’m reassured that I won’t get my account back.
- I’m allowed to put other ads, from other AdSense publishers, on the same website, although I am supposedly doing click fraud
Isn’t life great for advertisers this way ? Figured so ..