So lets just take a few minutes out to discuss methods of avoiding the dreaded AdSense ban
First and foremost, Google has a guide that tells you the Dos and Don'ts so please read it. AdSense guide from the lips of Google
- Click Fraud. This conjures up images of someone sitting in a darkened room clicking on their own AdSense ads. A really dumb thing to do. First, this WILL get you banned. And second, it's not going to make you rich. Duh?.
- Code Manipulation. With AdSense, you are allowed to change the text color, banner size, even the font of the ad while creating your code. Any further editing of the code that is outside the scope provided in your AdSense account can get you banned.
- Multiple AdSense accounts. This is a real no-no with Google AdSense. It really is a one account per person policy here. Yes you may have heard some big shot marketer telling of his multiple AdSense accounts, doesn't make it right. Also the big shot marketer is making money from all sorts of avenues and really is not relying on AdSense to put food on the table. Also, you are not a big shot marketer!!
- Other contextual ads. Now this one is often a genuine error on peoples part. But AdSense does not want you displaying your AdSense ads on the same pages as you display other contextual advertisers ads. So if you are monetizing your site by displaying AdSense ads, you cannot display yahoo search marketing ads on the same pages. It is one of those things that is not obvious, I suppose this is why we need to read the TOS of AdSense
These are just a few basics. You may be wondering why I have written this post.
I was chatting to a friend about what I do online and the AdSense thing came up. As soon as I explained AdSense to him, he said, I'll build my site and click on my ads for an hour a day everyday
Doesn't quite work that way