Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Is Google Adsense a Crock of _____ ?

After a significant amount of hard work and $10 in earned advertisement revenue, google disabled my account and refused disbursement of my earnings.

It seems they don’t want you to screen the advertisements placed on your website. Each day over the past week I clicked on advertisements that I was unfamiliar with and blocked those that I didn’t like at Adsense’s block competitor list. Apparently it’s MY MISTAKE for trying to screen chaff that their filter lets through. They apparently classified this as fraudulent clicks.

To add insult to injury, GOOGLE doesn’t give you a 1-800 number to call to rectify the matter.

I’ll make every attempt to retrieve my list of “blocked competitor adds” and share them with you. Frankly, I was disappointed that the Adsense Algorithm allows so much crappy advertisement through. If this isn’t resolved soon, I’ll drop my favorite search engine in favor of Yahoo. Any comments/tips?


Frank said...

unfortunately that is in their member agreement, that you cannot click on your own ads. You instead have to manually enter the website address

Finance Junkie said...

Yeah, it's a shame that the full website address is not listed on the adds. Google only lists a portion of the site address. Thus, the webmaster cannot see exactly what the readers are seeing... Sounds like a complete loss of content control.

I understand that you can get the gist of what your readers are likely seeing and signing up for (via the advertising). However, I just thought I was in the right. It was my mistake for trying to manage the EXACT advertising that my readers see (at least in Google's eyes).

I might get over this...