Thursday, March 15, 2012

Death to You Too, AdSense

I suddenly noticed that no ads were appearing on my blog. At first I just thought they were slow to load, but when I clicked on the button to see a detailed bunch of AdSense analytics, I got a nasty death message --

Your AdSense account has been disapproved for a Terms and Conditions violation. View the AdSense Terms of Service.

Disapproved for a violation? Could you be more obtuse? As if reviewing the AdSense Terms of Service will give me any clue as to what I could have possibly done wrong. Because it certainly wasn't my intention to violate your insane code of conduct. Who ever intends to cut off a flow of money, however much of a trickle it may be? 

But AdSense is a company that thrives on terror. And must enjoy the shock of informing its victims of the death sentences it so gleefully imposes. Not a speck of tolerance from these arbiters of proper behavior.  

Well, guess what, AdSense, I have zero tolerance for you too, and your freaking flannel-shirted minions. 

And yet, I wonder what terms and conditions AdSense thinks I have violated. Like I'll ever find out. AdSense's claim to fame is that they don't tell you what you did, they only say you did something and then proceed to extract their punitive payment for it.  

Yes. I should have received a notice of my malfeaseance. But no-o-o-o-o, I never received a notice anywhere about anything. Their answer to that is to suggest that said notice might be lost in a spam folder. NOT. 

Frankly, I don't need the chance to earn $100,000 every month. 

However, what I would like to do is remove their code from my blog. And I am not sure how to do that. Meanwhile I have two blank spaces where ads for wet basements used to be. 

UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE -- Mrs. Linklater had her mojo working and removed the blank spaces where ads used to be without too much trouble. All by herself. Thank you very much. 


Donna said...

Shame on you, you HUSSY!!! Doing something to get disapproved by GOOGLE!!!! I'm so ashamed.

By the way, I got $100 after 4 years. That's $25 a year. I think I could live without that.

Oh, and how can you be accused of a violation when you only do about 4 entries per month? Sheesh.

Jon said...

A few months ago,during a moment of acute inebriation, I invited AdSense to my blog. I've felt like a cheap West Texas hooker ever since. I don't like the entire concept of AdSense. So far I've earned about $1.50. I figure in 20 or 30 years I'll have enough AdSense cash to buy a six-pack.

I haven't yet violated any "terms and conditions" (give it time), but I feel like my blog is being monitored by the KGB.

Mrs. L said...

Donna -- exactly.
Jon -- I did it sober, which means I have NO excuse. And I just noticed that I have to prove I'm not a robot to put a comment on my OWN blog. Sheesh. Where did that come from?

MrLinky said...

"5.Prohibited Uses. You shall not, and shall not authorize or encourage any third party to: (v) display any Ad(s)... on any Web page or any Web site that contains any pornographic, hate-related, violent, or illegal content;"

Does that include hate-related to AdSense? Because you many not have been in breach before, but you certainly are now!

Mrs. L said...

Mr. Linky? I know this person. My four brain cells will remember who this is in a year or two.

Yeah! I'm a hater and proud of it, when it comes to AdSense.