Saturday, 14 July 2012

Adsense Banned? Interview With a Blogger Who Got It Back

I recently saw this story on Facebook, about Saad Naeem, the author at a really good SEO blog, seoallrounder.com.The reason I arranged for this interview is due to the fact that I had seen a lot of bloggers appealing to adsense about getting banned and never being successful with the appeal.I wanted people to learn from this, so that if a legitimate adsense account ever got banned, they can use this knowledge to get it back.

Before we proceed, I recommend you read this article written by Saad, on his blog about the whole experience.

Here is the interview with Saad Naeem from SEOAllRounder -

After the clickbombing, were you expecting the ban?

Saad NaeemIn my case , it has happened to me before as soon I used to get click bomb , i reported it to google about it and my Adsense never used to get banned. In this case also , I was confident that google Adsense will not ban my account as I have reported to them about it with enough evidence , i am still wondering how easy it is for someone to ban someone's account , I would like to get it answered by Adsense team.

What were your initial feelings, when you received the dreaded mail from Adsense?

Oh boy! I just couldn't believe it , Adsense is one the best paying company out there and there is not alternative to it. I thought that my passive earning of $300-400 will be gone , but I kept my cool and started working on a report which I can show to google to get my account reinstated.

Did you start looking for Alternatives to Adsense. or were you confident of getting the account back?

Like i said in my post , I did start looking for alternatives and was confident as well that i should get my account back , as I am their valuable publisher since 2006 and had no complains regarding suspicious activities. Before i went to start looking for alternatives , I researched if some one got their account instated and couldn't find much information , there are 100 guides over the net to make another Adsense account but trust me in long term its not worth it , as Adsense track your ip's very carefully.

Which Bloggers helped you, by giving advice on filling the appeal form?

Thats a funny question , see when you are in the blogging world , you have to help your self out in every way. First thing that should come into your mind is that ' I am not the only one this world to face this problem' . Thats exactly what came in to my mind and I went on google and read some stories about how to appeal to google and what language tone to keep.

After the clickbombing, were you expecting the ban?

In my case , it has happened to me before as soon I used to get click bomb , i reported it to google about it and my Adsense never used to get banned. In this case also , I was confident that google Adsense will not ban my account as I have reported to them about it with enough evidence , i am still wondering how easy it is for someone to ban someone's account , I would like to get it answered by Adsense team.

What were your initial feelings, when you received the dreaded mail from Adsense?

Oh boy! I just couldn't believe it , Adsense is one the best paying company out there and there is not alternative to it. I thought that my passive earning of $300-400 will be gone , but I kept my cool and started working on a report which I can show to google to get my account reinstated.

Did you start looking for Alternatives to Adsense, or were you confident of getting the account back?

Like i said in my post , I did start looking for alternatives and was confident as well that i should get my account back , as I am their valuable publisher since 2006 and had no complains regarding suspicious activities. Before i went to start looking for alternatives , I researched if some one got their account instated and couldn't find much information , there are 100 guides over the net to make another Adsense account but trust me in long term its not worth it , as Adsense track your ip's very carefully.

Which Bloggers helped you, by giving advice on filling the appeal form?

Thats a funny question , see when you are in the blogging world , you have to help your self out in every way. First thing that should come into your mind is that ' I am not the only one this world to face this problem' . Thats exactly what came in to my mind and I went on google and read some stories about how to appeal to google and what language tone to keep.


What do you think was the reason why Adsense gave back your account? Was it because you had submitted a lot of proof?

My opinion on this would be , the way I wrote my message to them. I gave have them screenshots , ip addresses and being their publisher from 6years without any complains is the reason I think i got my Adsense back. So I had good trust and proofs to show them.

Were your earnings still intact? 

YES! I had $600 which they had to pay me end to this month , I am really grateful to see that all my earnings are intact.

Did the Adsense team provide any tips to avoid such a situation in the future?

Yes google provide me some tips in the Adsense account , basically i had to go through some questionares in which they thought me how to keep my account safe. Few i can remember is , regularly check your Adsense account and make sure to add domains on which you want to show your ads , so people cannot copy your Adsense code and put it on adult/illegal/gambling sites.

What are your thoughts looking back at the whole situation?

Looking back to it , errrr i would say it was an amazing experience , me myself learnt from it , I hope I can help a lot of other bloggers in the industry. I am sure ,no one really wants to go through this situation but once your through it , you feel proud of your self and feel really happy that you have gone through something from which other bloggers can get help.

Adsense is a big part of making money online for bloggers, So I hope that this experience can show that there is still hope if your adsense gets banned.

Tell us what you think about this story and leave any suggestions about getting adsense back after the ban.Leave a comment, all comments are welcome.

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Gautham A S is a personal tech columnist and blogging expert at TechGau.Org, one of the leading Tech, How-To and Blogging Tips blogs in the world..