About a week ago, I talked to an industry person I really respected about the cash flow problems that Fan History has had and the stress that this has caused for me. I’m not really good with the monetization aspect of running Fan History. It is a problem and a chronic one. He suggested trying Google Ads again because it works really well for his site. (And the more prominent the ad placement, the more potential earnings for Fan History.) We had tried them before on Fan History, only to be suspended right before we would have gotten our first check for $120 so I was leery. Nevertheless, I conceded to myself that maybe it was time to try again. We did that on January 19. Last night, our Google Ads were suspended. Why? You tell us based on the e-mail they sent me:
While going through our records recently, we found that your AdSense
account has posed a significant risk to our AdWords advertisers. Since
keeping your account in our publisher network may financially damage
our advertisers in the future, we’ve 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 this may cause you, and we thank you in
advance for your understanding and cooperation.
If you have any questions about your account or the actions we’ve
taken, please do not reply to this email. You can find more information
The Google AdSense Team
I have no clue why Google removed our ads and why they yanked our $2.79 or so in revenue. And I really have a hard time believing that this is for the best interest of their advertisers. Why? Because Google does things that are NOT in the best interest of their advertisers, like allowing people to have a domain up with a single page where Google hosts nothing but ads on it. How is that traffic in anyway good for an advertiser? What that sort of thing does is encourage bad practices amongst domain owners, encourages squatting on domain names, etc.
Google often sucks for the people that host their ads and advertisers; they cheat both out of lots of money.