Maybe you've noticed that we no longer have Google ads on this site. Last Saturday, the 14th, I received an email from Google Adsense that I reproduce below, saying that this site poses a "significant risk" of financial damage to advertisers. My account was "disabled;" and the Google AdSense Team thanked me in advance for my understanding.
The letter referred me to this page on disabled sites. It seems to suggest that the risk I posed was from fraudulent click activity. Though there are suggestions there that content may also play a role in such decisions.
I appealed the decision a week ago, making it clear that I take this very seriously and want to be a member of the Adsense community. I've heard nothing back. The process seems opaque and arbitrary, with a faintly tyrannical edge. What did I do wrong? Why is there no accountability here? What is Google's responsibility, as the web-boss, to sites like mine with real traffic? Also: Google ads were a source of income for me. Not much, but when you're not getting to write for the MSM, every trickle counts.
Anyone who has any clue what's going on, and how I can fight it, please advise. Thanks, Phil.
While going through our records recently, we found that your AdSense
account has posed a significant risk to our AdWords advertisers. Since
keeping your account in our publisher network may financially damage our
advertisers in the future, we've decided to disable your account.
Please understand that we consider this a necessary step to protect the
interests of both our advertisers and our other AdSense publishers. We
realize the inconvenience this may cause you, and we thank you in advance
for your understanding and cooperation.
If you have any questions about your account or the actions we've taken,
please do not reply to this email. You can find more information by
The Google AdSense Team