Friday, December 18, 2009

Disabled Ad Words

Just a quick update - my Google Adwords account has been disabled. Not that I was blogging for the money (OK, maybe I spun a quick fantasy here or there), but I just realized that one of the cool things about the Ads were how much they synched in with my posts. I post about Peeps? Blam! Ads about Peeps. Post about Bacon Salt? Blam! Ads about Baconnaise! I post about eating dolphins? OK, well no one really has ads about eating dolphins, so Google can't really be held accountable for that.

So, I will try to re-enable the Adwords (I have to submit an online appeal), but I have to caution everyone to not click on all the ads (and especially not repeatedly). Click on a few, by all means, if you are curious. Definitely click on them if you need to buy yourself a plush Peep pillow or another 6-pack of Bacon Salt. But just don't make a habit of clicking for clicking's sake.

Plus, although I am a bit disheartened to have to go through an online appeal process (and they ask a lot of question), I must give props to Google and their algorithms. I had a vague feeling that some people might be throwing in a bunch of extra clicks, but it wasn't like there were dorm rooms set up in China doing nothing but clicking on my blog. Still, they caught the hinkiness. So, faithful readers, no hinkiness. At least not with the ads, OK?

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Tod, I thought you'd like this. To do with as you wish...

Adwords Disabled Email from Google Closes Thousands of Businesses Worldwide
Last fall, Google, Inc.’s advertising brand, Adwords, began the largest ban in online marketing history. This ban on advertisers affected those Google believes were non-compliant with Terms of Service.

Adwords Back Now

Adwords Back Now

PR Log (Press Release) – Feb 15, 2010 – New York, N.Y. USA (PRWEB) February 16, 2010. Last fall, Adwords, the advertising service owned by Google, Inc began the largest banning of Adwords Advertisers in web marketing history. As the #1 internet advertising service in the world, many traditional and online businesses have grown to depend on Adwords to deliver a constant stream of website traffic, customers and profits to their virtual store fronts.

The ban was (and is) an effort by Adwords to raise the quality of advertisers who use their services and improve satisfaction among customers who depend on the world’s #1 search engine to deliver quality content and services.

In addition to the economic impact, desperation has thousands of Adwords advertisers worldwide scrambling to find a solution that will allow the doors of their ‘virtual stores’ to reopen.

One Adwords banned business owner recently commented in an online forum; "I had poor site content and I apologized to Google in the Adwords Disabled Forum, but they won't give me a 2nd to do business the correct way. I just don’t understand this" Another upset advertiser commented; “I just got an email from Google saying my account was suspended and I still don’t know why.”

Author of the best selling book Adwords Back NOW, Brian Dale, commented "Google, Inc. has every right to protect its' brand from fraud and abuses. However, Advertisers must be permitted to understand why they were banned and given a chance to bring their company back into compliance with Google before any permanent ban should take effect. Google has failed to respond in a manner that allows both their Adwords brand and suspended advertisers to benefit from a mutually agreeable solution.

Adwords refuses to help advertisers in this situation so they are left with no choice except seeking solutions like Adwords Back Now which will provide their businesses a fresh start with Adwords.”

Web Goorrilla provides solutions to Web Marketers who find themselves unable to operate their businesses because of a suspension or ban.Their website can be found at