I’ve switched all ads on most of my websites to AdBrite, which is similar to Google AdSense but does not ban people so easily. I received a $5.73 check for my AdBrite earnings from July 2010, but switched back to AdSense to make more money. Now that I’m banned from AdSense, there’s really no reason not to use AdBrite. I hope this program becomes as good as Google AdSense, but I am expecting a huge decline in income.
This is definitely a wake-up call for me. It’s never good to invest yourself too heavily in one company. It’s like I’ve lost my job. I was making over $400 a month from Google’s program as an independent contractor. Now, Larry Page and Sergey Brin have basically said “YOU’RE FIRED,” and they don’t even want to pay my back wages!
UPDATED 2010-11-22 05:45 GMT: I have been restored to the Google AdSense program, but I can no longer display ads on other peoples websites. This will reduce my income by 75%, but AdSense still generates more revenue than any other program, so I’ve stopped using AdBrite, which only generated about $1.00 per day.
OK, I have recently thought about using adsense on my sites as an extra income. I would love to know what reason they had for banning you after using you site to make themselves money and not giving you your cut. I would think a Company like Google would be above doing that kind of stuff. I would love to know more if you find out more. For now I am going to put off putting AdSense on any of my site.
I am still waiting for them to reply. I submitted an appeal, but I really don’t even know why I was banned. They didn’t tell me.
Many people get banned right after they cross the $100 mark. It’s a shame that Google has become so dishonest.
I am actually googling it now and have found they are doing it to thousands of people. I use a site called cpalead right now I would give you my ref link for it but dont want to tick you off :). Good luck on your journey with AdSense, I have aplied with tham and am waiting for a reply. But I am not sure if I will use them after all I have found out today.
I think there is even a class-action lawsuit being initiated against Google. Not only that, but many people never reach $100 and never get paid. Google collects the advertisers’ money, but doesn’t send it to the publishers who never cross $100.
I’ll check out CPA Lead, you can post your affiliate link here if you want. Here’s my AdBrite affiliate link.
That sucks, what did you get banned for?
The email didn’t list a specific reason.
I would really like to know!