Adsense limited my account, removed the limit, then limited it again?

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So some time last week, AdSense limited my account for "invalid traffic concerns." I then proceeded to remove ads off my website, took off the code and everything and waited for them to review my website. This morning, I checked my AdSense account and the limitation warning was gone. I immediately placed ads back into my website, and about an hour when I checked again, it showed the limitation again. Did I do something wrong in the process to trigger the limitation again?
 

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Don't remove the ads. I don't know why people advise removing ads because it is such BAD advice. Just keep them there because Google uses them to evaluate your traffic. When you remove the ad codes, it just hides the warning message and that's it. It doesn't fix anything. If you have a decent amount of organic traffic Google will lift the limit soon. Usually, it takes about 2 weeks to 1 month. Also, analyze your traffic and try to identify the cause, and implement necessary changes. Sudden social and referral traffic spikes are the most common reason for this. If that is the case, you can block these referrals using Cloudflare's firewall rules. I hope your limit will be lifted soon. Good luck!
 

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Don't remove the ads. I don't know why people advise removing ads because it is such BAD advice. Just keep them there because Google uses them to evaluate your traffic. When you remove the ad codes, it just hides the warning message and that's it. It doesn't fix anything. If you have a decent amount of organic traffic Google will lift the limit soon. Usually, it takes about 2 weeks to 1 month. Also, analyze your traffic and try to identify the cause, and implement necessary changes. Sudden social and referral traffic spikes are the most common reason for this. If that is the case, you can block these referrals using Cloudflare's firewall rules. I hope your limit will be lifted soon. Good luck!
Thank you for the advice!
 

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UPDATE: AdSense removed the limit again and as soon as I enabled auto ads, the limit immediately came back. I'm confused as to why it keeps doing this.
 

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Get this, the same thing happened to me, except that when the limitation was lift-off, I had to do a backup restore to my website and then I got the limitation again (with the date being the same as my first limitation, weird google). It took only about 4 days before it all came back to work, I waited a few hours before I got the ads back on and so far everything is smooth. Maybe you should wait a while before you get the ads back on? also check any code that might not be working correctly, keep an eye on the CTR, I think that was what got me the limitation in the first place as it went above 20% which I think is unusual.
 

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Get this, the same thing happened to me, except that when the limitation was lift-off, I had to do a backup restore to my website and then I got the limitation again (with the date being the same as my first limitation, weird google). It took only about 4 days before it all came back to work, I waited a few hours before I got the ads back on and so far everything is smooth. Maybe you should wait a while before you get the ads back on? also check any code that might not be working correctly, keep an eye on the CTR, I think that was what got me the limitation in the first place as it went above 20% which I think is unusual.
Did you keep auto ads on the entire time? I've been disabling mine whenever I get limited but I'm thinking maybe I should leave it on despite the blank place holders it leaves.
 

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My account has also been limited. No idea why as traffic is legit organic traffic. No spikes or anything. Maybe they are doing some checks on many accounts at the moment? I have left my ads on so will report back and update this thread.
 

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My account has also been limited. No idea why as traffic is legit organic traffic. No spikes or anything. Maybe they are doing some checks on many accounts at the moment? I have left my ads on so will report back and update this thread.
If the reason listed on the email was traffic assessment, they are assessing your traffic. But if your reason was invalid traffic, then you have to check your traffic logs and take appropriate measures if necessary.
 

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Did you keep auto ads on the entire time? I've been disabling mine whenever I get limited but I'm thinking maybe I should leave it on despite the blank place holders it leaves.
I don't use auto ads, however, I did remove everything adsense from my website after a few days from the limitation, I don't really think it affects anything if you leave it or remove it, I just wanted to change certain things and start fresh.
 

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I don't use auto ads, however, I did remove everything adsense from my website after a few days from the limitation, I don't really think it affects anything if you leave it or remove it, I just wanted to change certain things and start fresh.
Alright I'm going to turn off auto ads and keep the code on my website and once the limitation is removed, I'll wait a few hours before turning on auto ads. Thanks
 

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If that is the case, you can block these referrals using Cloudflare's firewall rules.

Is that a good thing to do? Wont it hurt SEO & Traffic as well?
Better just remove the ads from those pages instead of blocking them
 

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Is that a good thing to do? Wont it hurt SEO & Traffic as well?
Better just remove the ads from those pages instead of blocking them
Removing ads is not a good idea because they use it to assess the traffic.
Is that a good thing to do? Wont it hurt SEO & Traffic as well?
Better just remove the ads from those pages instead of blocking them
Removing ads is a very BAD idea because Adsense uses them to evaluate the traffic. If you remove ads most likely you will get the limitation back. When the limitation is applied, your ad fill rate is at 1%. If you keep the ads running Google will gradually increase the fill rate in very small amounts. I work for a small advertising agency and these types of limitations are very common among publishers who gain a lot of traffic from social media or other websites. (invalid traffic & traffic quality assessment limit).

However, in most cases the main cause is not the traffic, it is just the clicks coming from that traffic. When these type of limitations occurs we use Imperva (Very similar to Cloudflare) to block the referrals causing high CTR and it works really well. If you detect click bombing or bot traffic, serving captchas to Proxy/VPN users is also another good solution.

When you remove Adsense codes right away after the limitation, it will take like a month to regain ads and it will keep happening again. But if you keep the ads running and maintain good organic traffic you can get your limit lifted in under 2 weeks. Blocking referral traffic may have a negative impact on users' experience but it doesn't affect your SEO rankings. But if you are concerned about this, as an alternative solution you can simply just stop showing ads to these users. WordPress plugins like Advanced Ads allow you to do this easily.
 
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No problem. It occurs some time. Just do not click your own ads. I have faced the same problem and that is not available now. When adsense get direct browser traffic than they show this message. Stay with patience and keep continue your website works.
 

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The major cause for ad limit is invalid clicks. Those links may be generated due to invalid traffic or the overall design of your website, which is making people click accidentally. Ad Sense is currently not disabling accounts but limiting them. Its solution is not known to anybody.

Everybody has different advise. What I see is invalid traffic. Try to make your website look like more brand.
 

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It's been a whole month since they limited ads on mine, is there any hope for me?
They took off the limit for me for a day again and it was able to show ads, but it limited me the next day. Hasn't been a month for me yet but I'll let you know if they remove the limit permanently.
 

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They took off the limit for me for a day again and it was able to show ads, but it limited me the next day. Hasn't been a month for me yet but I'll let you know if they remove the limit permanently.
Same here, they removed the limit and after enabling my ads once more, I got limited again. Still limited till now.
 

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UPDATE: It's officially been 1 month since they limited me and it's still there
 
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