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The Truth Reason Why Your Adsense Was Banned

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by souleclipse, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. souleclipse

    souleclipse Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hello Guys,

    I discover this online and i thought it might be good to share.

    Title "ALG Google AdSense Employee Claims AdSense Steals From Publishers"

    http://www.shoemoney.com/2014/04/29/alg-google-adsense-employee-blows-whistle

    Disclaimer: Just before some one come screaming and rant that i am self promoting. It not my website , just read the content and close the link.

    My take is, do you believe?
     
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  2. Meloman

    Meloman Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Wow, what an interesting read. I would like to hear what other have to say on this.
     
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    ignore the guys who say someone is trying to self promote ...Shoemoney is an industry veteran so it's obvious what he is talking about...who can forget him holding that famous adsense check :)
     
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  4. auxiliarus

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    Look, no need to create dozens of this threads, just make a post at another one.
     
  5. zburatorul

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    Even if it's not a real employee, the part about google fearing a class action lawsuit from banned publishers cannot be false, and that is exactly what people should do. I remember having a website blocked from adsense upon reaching $1k a month and it seemed stupid because I certainly wasn't clicking my own ads nor was I trying to inflate my earnings. Too bad the story cannot be checked out.
     
  6. lancis

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    Whoever wrote that story knows the corporate world well.
    So it might as well be true.

    Assuming it is...
    A letter from the lawyer costs pennies, and with some twists it could put your account back on track and make it ?untouchable?.
     
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    I wonder how many times this will be reposted. Actually, the reposts may never end. :(
     
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  8. happy.mondays

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    I have an adsense account since 2004. Many times I noticed serious discrencies between AS stats any other stats regarding traffic, but I told myself they have the right to decide what they consider 'view' or 'click'. Nevertheless, many times I had the feeling that when one my sites started a good run, the next month it was held back... like the income started to rise during the month then it was forcefully adjusted back to a previous level while my awstats or any other stats showed higher traffic. I never used analytics because I always suspected they just want to know too much... and hey, just think about it: If there is something they can do for more money, they probably willing do it if they can get away with it...
    I also agree shoemoney is a serious player, so the source must be credible.
     
  9. DamageX

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    It's on the Internet, so it must be true...

    I'm not saying it isn't plausible, only that it's highly unlikely. Think about it, at the rate of employee turnover Google has, coupled with the big sizes of AdSense teams (yes, there are several, in many places), wouldn't you think something like this had surfaced much, MUCH earlier?

    I don't doubt that they treat their VIP's preferentially, but to downright steal from publishers, on a systematic scale? I seriously doubt it. I do however think that "guidelines" have been applied far to strictly in many cases, but I wouldn't necessarily see this as an intention to defraud publishers.
     
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    I don't believe the article.

    Seems very shortsighted for Google to ban publishers due to a "money crunch", which considering they are a multi-billion dollar company I have a hard time believing they did this.

    Maybe it's true, maybe it's not. However from a logical standpoint that seems like a terrible business idea.
     
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    I call bollocks on this one and this is my main reason:

    By stealing 1 month's revenue / profit from a customer you are also throwing away ALL future profit / revenue from that customer.

    What company in their right mind would do this systematically to their biggest customers?

    That'd be like a casino banning all their 'whales'
     
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  12. karibo

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    I think its fake :cow04:
     
  13. DamageX

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    Not necessarily fake, it could well be the creation of a disgruntled former employee of Google. But that doesn't mean that they're telling the truth.
     
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    Stupidest shit I've ever read.
     
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    I somewhat believe.
    Fortune 500 Insurance companies also does this but gets away because the customer signs a contract which is very long and there is a one liner that makes all the investments unrefundable.
     
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    It could totally be true, many people are blinded by the 'personality' of Google, its the oldest marketing trick in the book. We have plenty of precedent of large corporations that see dollar signs or public humiliation and resort to blatantly ripping people off. I know its an extreme example but Enron is the first case that comes to mind. If companies didn't do this why would we have organisations like the IRS? if Enron can do it, what's stopping Google?

    Also, to the person that wonders why this hasn't surfaced before now: Do you not think Snowdens's leak about the NSA was massive new? It took years for just one person to come out and tell the truth about what they are doing. When you work under a well trained executive they are born to manipulate and treat you like their children, you fear their disappointment and so you push morality aside.
     
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  17. DamageX

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    Don't compare spilling NSA secrets with spilling corporate secrets. The former gets you executed for treason, the latter doesn't. I'd think that's quite an incentive to keep your fucking mouth shut. :)
     
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    You can also argue that the moral weight of holding government secrets is much greater, which is exactly why Snowden leaked it. My point was, you can't just dismiss it as BS just because no one has let it leak it, we have no idea what contracts these people have and how willing Google is to flaunt their power in the office.
     
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    Google has like tons of people applying daily... I don't think its crazy if they needed to get back on their feet on their adsense division. Fucked up as it sounds sometimes it is you or the other.
    The article doesn't seem too far-fetched, so while I am not leaning towards it being 100% true, I am leaning more towards it being true than fake.
     
  20. DamageX

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    I don't dismiss it as BS. I'm just saying it's a lot more likely that corporate secrets are leaked, than NSA secrets. Regardless, I'm still leaning towards either a disgruntled employee or just a hoax.