Adsense Account Protection: Are You Safe?

Note from editor: This post about Adsense Account Protection was written by a contributor to Dukeo and doesn’t reflect our position regarding Adsense Ads. Any script that alters the Google Adsense code and behavior might result in the termination of your Adsense account. Google Adsense has built-in tools to prevent abuse.

How well protected is your AdSense account?  It’s frightening to see the rate at which accounts are being disabled everyday. Making some cool cash from your blog using AdSense isn’t a crime, is it? If you think it’s a crime, then that’s your standing. We won’t need to discuss anymore! (Sorry, kidding!)

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Google AdSense is arguably the highest paying Ad network when it comes to CPC. They are indeed running top further away from their competitors.

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Millions are already making good money through their Adsense account. I’m not a different either, enjoying good money for the last 3 or 4 years. What makes you think you can’t be there? But the issue here is simple, are you on the right path?

The use of the right keywords and the right delivery will obviously bring in the desired results. But before touching that topic to discuss, lets first of look at some of the top high paying Adsense keywords.

  • Mesothelioma law firm: $179.01
  • Sell annuity payment: $107.46
  • Asbestos lawyers: $105.84
  • Structured annuity settlement: $100.8
  • Annuity settlements: $100.72
  • Car donate: $88.26
  • Virtual data rooms: $83.18
  • Automobile accident attorney: $76.57
  • Auto accident attorney: $75.64
  • Car accident lawyers: $75.17
  • Data recovery raid: $73.22
  • Motor insurance quotes: $68.61
  • Personal injury lawyer: $66.53
  • Car insurance quotes: $61.03
  • Asbestos lung cancer: $60.96
  • Injury lawyers: $60.79
  • Personal injury law firm: $60.56
  • Online criminal justice degree: $60.4
  • Car insurance companies: $58.66
  • Business voip solutions: $51.9

Wow Wow! You see how much one can make with Adsense when the right keywords are used? Earning more than 50 dollars per click is indeed outrageous!

Anyway, many do have their own reservations when it comes to AdSense. Obviously the frustrations of being rejected and ejected without no apparent reason make many to doubt the integrity of AdSense. On top of that, the frequent “Adsense banned me for doing nothing wrong” are common complains.

The question here again is simple, how well protected is your AdSense account? Receiving a message like this can obviously send you to an early grave. Yes, send you to an early blogging grave!

Problem with Adsense Account

Have you ever thought of what you’re going to do if you should wake up one morning only to be hit with a message which goes like this?

Hello Mr. XYZ,

While going through our records recently, we found that your AdSense account has posed a significant risk to our Ad Words advertisers. Since keeping your account in our publisher network may financially damage our advertisers in the future, we have 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 that this may cause you and us thank you in nadvance for your understanding and cooperation.

If you have any questions about your account or the actions that wenhave taken, please do not reply to this email. You can find moren information by visiting

https://www.google.com/adsense/support/bin/answer.py?answer=57153&hl=en_GB.

Yours sincerely,

The Google AdSense Team

Yes that’s the punch line. Then Mr. XYZ will go somehow like this.

AdSense sucks! Yes, AdSense is a joke. It’s a mere fallacy. Let me be frank and very honest – blogging about AdSense is dry and somewhat boring. Adsense isn’t worth a hoot!

The lament therefore do proceed with another damning post condemning AdSense for life. Ha…ha.., Adsense indeed sucks when the expected results are not met!

Do you on the other hand think your AdSense account is truly secured? Or maybe just like Goliath, you’ve armored your whole body forgetting your forehead which will obviously help ‘David’ in the form of AdSense to knock you down?

Goliath upon all his protective armory went down within minutes when the third stone landed.

Maybe just like Mr. XYZ who wasn’t lucky but rather, you received a yellow card from the Adsense Team.

Oh, you don’t know Adsense gives yellow cards before the final red card is flashed? Anyway, as to how often this is being done is indeed questionable. I guess many would have given Adsense a plus if warnings are given before bans are carried out but hey, that isn’t  the case with most accounts which are being banned. It is already much obvious.

This is an email one famous blogger received with regards to his account.

Hello,

During a recent review of your account we found that you are currently displaying Google ads in a manner that is not compliant with our program policies

(https://www.google.com/support/adsense/bin/answer.py?answer=48182&stc=aspe-1pp-en).

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VIOLATION(S) FOUND:

FORMAT MIMICKING: Publishers may not implement Google ads in a manner that disguises the ads in any way. For instance, publishers may not format neighboring content to look similar to the ads, or make ads look like games or forum posts. More information about this policy can be found in our help center (http://support.google.com/adsense/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1346295#Formatting_content_to_mimic_ads).

REQUESTED ACTION: Please make all necessary changes in the next 72 hours.

If the violations are corrected within the aforementioned time period, ad serving will not be affected. If changes are not made and/or other policy violations are encountered during the review process, ad serving will be disabled to your site.

ACCOUNT STATUS: ACTIVE

Your AdSense account remains active. However, if we continue to find problems, we may disable your entire account. Therefore, we suggest that you take the time to review the rest of your network to ensure that all of your other pages are in compliance with our policies.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Sincerely,

The Google AdSense Team

This one interesting warning he received when the Adsense team found out something against his blog.

Ask yourself this question, is your blog on that pedestal to be receiving direct emails from Adsense Team with regards to your positioning?

I bet you, yours would have being exactly what Mr. XYZ received. Condemning you from what you cherish most.

The question here is therefore  simple, do you think you, for instance, will receive a warning from the Adsense when they find something wrong with your account? Or maybe just like Mr. XYZ, will go ahead and ban your account?

The Solution!

So, what are those pragmatic steps one ought to take in order to avoid all these messages together? Be it a warning or that condemnation email Mr. XYZ received.

As the saying rightly goes, prevention is far better than cure. What are those preventive measures you’re embarking upon; or you’ve embarked upon?

  • Checking your Adsense reports regularly is mostly the norm. I know you check your AdSense earnings more than you check your real traffic. Is that true? Of course, the money first! Ha…ha…
  • Blocking IP’s which possess a threat to your AdSense account is of course very paramount but what if I tell you there is more which could help you? What will be your reaction?

Tools at your disposal

Ad Logger for Adsense Account

This is where I come in with this plugin called Ad Logger. Basically, all that Ad Logger does is to:

» Block AdSense ads if too many clicks appear – basic click bombing protection

Ad Injection is one of the best plugin for WordPress blogs to insert Ads in your preferred positions. If you are using  Ad Injection 1.2.0.4 or higher, you can configure Ad Logger to block these ads when too many clicks come from the same person within a set time frame.

» Dynamically remove ads – basic click bombing protection

Ad Logger can dynamically hide a named DIV after the click count is reached (i.e. the ads would disappear from the current page without the page having to be re-loaded). These DIVs will stay hidden on subsequent page loads until the click detection expiry time.

Are you still in doubts? Maybe you know not what click bombing is? And the consequences it can pose to your account.

Adsense click bombing simply means your ads receiving continuous and unusual clicks (usually an abnormal rise in CTR stats). This may be due to some angry and evil-head people or bots by sending invalid clicks to your AdSense account that will eventually lead to your account getting disabled or banned.

Simply the continuous clicking by somebody with the intention not to make you richer but rather to send your account to early grave. Of course, to let Google ban your Adsense account.

If your account is already getting click bombed here are the necessary steps to take from preventing and stop your account from getting banned.

That’s where the Adlogger comes into use!

Click Bomb Protect Plugin

Another worthy plugin to save you from being the next goliath is known as Click Bomb Protect!

Does this call for explanation? I guess not. If you do not know what click bombing is, then I bet you, you ought to check on Wikipedia to read more about this subject.

This is where I draw the curtains. Remember what this post is all about and heed to what it intend to carry across.

Make sure your Adsense account is protected before you get terminated and start wailing and yelling! Ha…ha..,

There can never be a genuine discussion without hearing your stake on the subject matter. What are your suggestions? Do you have anything to add or maybe just like Oliver Twist, you want more.

The ‘more‘ will certainly be coming but for now, I want to know what you think. You can do that through your comments below and hey, don’t forget to Add me in Google+. Please find the G+ Profile link in Author Box.

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3 Comments

  1. Matt

    It’s probably a beginner’s tip but also white listing which websites can use your AdSense code will also significantly reduce the risk of your account being banned and it only takes a minute or two to do.

  2. Carlie Hamilton

    Business VOIP solutions…. is what my partner does. I wonder if that would make an awesome niche site.

    But I digress.

    It is said time and time again that we should not stick all our eggs in to one income-steam basket. But many people are using Adsense as their only major source of income over the internet.

    It is not just internet business. Many old school brick and mortor businesses have failed because they had one idea and it ran out of steam.

  3. Tonygreene113 @ 113tidbits

    Diversity should or could have been another step to protect yourself from having an account ban.

    Another thing many do is link their accounts to a Youtube account and then attempt to make earnings via video. But this is a problem since you may not see much improvement.

    Then the cheating will eventually begin.

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