If you are quite active on Facebook and other social networking sites like Twitter, you would realize in last 2 months many people started complaining about banned Adsense account. Initially it was not limited to a certain country, infact I have seen many Indian Adsense publishers got their Adsense account banned in last couple of months and most of them was because of Invalid clicks, placing ads which doesn’t meet Adsense ad placement criteria or due to placing ads on a site which doesn’t meet their quality guidelines.
No matter what, in most of the cases such banning could be justified itself by the webmasters and many of them accepted they made a mistake by placing ads on such pages. Anyways, Adsense team went more aggressive this time and they banned many Pakistan based Adsense publishers and as mentioned above violation is one of the reasons I stated above.
For example, one of Pakistan Blogger Zee Shan, received the following Email from Adsense team:
After reviewing our records, we’ve determined that your AdSense account poses a risk of generating invalid activity. Because we have a responsibility to protect our AdWords advertisers from inflated costs due to invalid activity, we’ve found it necessary to disable your AdSense account. Your outstanding balance and Google’s share of the revenue will both be fully refunded back to the affected advertisers.
Please understand that we need to take such steps to maintain the effectiveness of Google’s advertising system, particularly the advertiser-publisher relationship. We understand the inconvenience that this may cause you, and we thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.
If you have any questions or concerns about the actions we’ve taken, how you can appeal this decision, or invalid activity in general, you can find more information by visiting http://www.google.com/adsense/support/bin/answer.py?answer=57153.
The Google AdSense Team
What should you do if your Adsense account is banned?
There is no exact guideline or official confirmation added by Adsense team regarding mass banning of Pakistani adsense publishers, but if we follow the bookish guideline, here are couple of things which you should do: If you account is disabled because of invalid clicks, you can always appeal using this appeal form. Though before you do the same, you would like to make sure, your blog meet their quality guidelines. And if you have copied pasted someone else content/posts on your blog, you might like to get rid of it right away. Do remember, if Google doesn’t entertain your appeal after filling up appeal form, you won’t be allowed to apply for adsense ever. Specially, if you are running an auto-blogs, it’s time to shut it down or atleast not to use Adsense on it. More over, almost 90% of advertising company doesn’t entertain running ads on Auto generated content blog. Read: Adsense slaps Auto generated content blogs. Technically, the way I see this, most of the account banned happened is machine generated like Google panda algo, and if you feel your Adsense account ban is a mistake, you can always appeal about it and in most of the cases your account will be re-initiated. You should definitely read: 10 tips to avoid violating Google adsense policies.
I’m sure you must be looking for Adsense alternatives, but I would suggest if your account ban is a mistake, you should work on reactivating your Adsense account first. Because no matter what, there is no close and immediate adsense alternative which will pay you the same amount ad adsense. More or less, this is a hard time for Pakistani bloggers and webmasters as most of them relies on Adsense earning and as it is PayPal is not available in Pakistan which is one of the most used payment method in online world. How many of you feel that Pakistan government should take a step forward and atleast work on initiating PayPal in Pakistan, which will help Pak. freelancers and bloggers to have an alternative and one of the reliable way to receive payment from overseas?
We will keep you updated with latest happening on recent Adsense mass ban, if you are a Pakistani blogger and your Adsense account is banned, what possible reasons could you think of regarding the same? What steps are you taking to get back your banned account?
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