So my Adsense account was banned

Real quick post, but yesterday I got a lively email from Google telling me that my adsense account had been banned because of click fraud. The strange thing is that i have adsense code on only one site and that site has been down for at least two weeks.

I used the please-be-nice-and-let-me-back-on-adsense form and tried to explain that something must be amiss because I havent had any code up on the site for ages. However Google wouldn’t budge and reminded me of this…

My account was disabled and my appeal was denied. Is there any way I can rejoin the programme? Can I open a new account?

We understand your concern about the actions taken against your account. Please know that our actions are the result of careful investigation by our team of dedicated specialists, taking into account the interests of our advertisers, publishers and users. Though you may be disappointed with our decision, we are unable to reinstate your account.

Please also note that publishers disabled for invalid click activity are not allowed any further participation in AdSense. For this reason, these publishers may not open new accounts.

Lastly, please bear in mind that Google does reserve the right to disable an account for any reason, including invalid click activity from any source.

So just remember, even though Google is this really cool company that helps us find what we need on a daily basis, they are also a bunch of bastards who can close down your account without actually giving you any real reason why!

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Laza
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Maybe, just maybe your site did had fake clicks BEFORE the adsense code was removed, which would still be in the prervious month. A month back is G’s usual term for reviews (what they do till the 10th of every month).
In addition to this, posting their email is againts their TOS, so it surely won’t help your case.

You would have done far better by sending them raw access logs, dude 😉

laza
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I was banned on adsense, too and got resinstated. Reason for the ban was worse than click fraud, I got no replies to my emails … till I sent the right one. You have to do EVERYTHING you can before writing them. If you do your thing right, they will reply … and most likely get you back (presuming it was not you who arranged false clicks). So, you have just seen G’s customer policy at its best – do zilch, even mislead the wrongdoer, till he fixes his mistakes to the maximum. There is some justice in it …… Read more »
Ricardo Candeias
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Well I have been banned to unknown reasons to me as they do not inform me what specifically happened to award me a ban, The only thing i can think is that for a period of time I distributed over certain areas a card advertising my blogs as I wasn't yet well know (in no way or form I promoted clicking, or clicked myself on own adds, not in the blog or cards distributed) but somehow during that period there was more click as more people in the area saw my blog….I realize now that this unusual clicking my have… Read more »
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