My Interesting Google Experience

After doing a lot of log analysis I noticed that one site was sending me a ton of traffic that was converting for ringtones. I then did a site target on that site and was pretty much the exclusive advertiser on that site for about the last 3 months. I have spent about twenty fife thousand dollars this year TOTAL on this site but it has yeilded a nice ROI.

So I really liked what this site was doing with the AdSense program so I emaield google and asked them if I could do the same thing with one of my sites.

To my suprise this was the response I recieved:

From: Jeremy Schoemaker
Date: September 4, 2006 10:56:39 AM CDT
To: my adsense rep adsenserep@google.com>

Repname,

I was check out http://thisonesite.com/

and I am interested in doing a similar setup on mysite.com. Could you tell me whats involved with that?

Jeremy

To my suprised I recieved this back:

From: “myrep”
Date: September 8, 2006 12:14:18 AM CDT
To: “Jeremy Schoemaker”

Hello Jeremy,

The code on http://thatsite.com is actually modified, which is against our program policies. Therefore, we are unable to give you details on its implementation.

I’ve forwarded this site to our team of specialists, who will investigate this issue further.

Sincerely,

My Rep Name
The Google AdSense Team

Wow ok now this is interesting.

I have spent 25k on this site and its against the TOS (as stated by the google rep) I wonder if I can get refunded? (dunno if you dont ask right?).

So I forwarded the email trail from the adsense Rep who stated the site was against the TOS a and this was there response:

From: “AdWords Support”
Date: October 4, 2006 2:40:34 PM CDT
To: “Jeremy Schoemaker”

Hello Jeremy,

Thank you for your response. I’ve reviewed your account and found that you accrued charges for legitimate advertising activity while your campaign was active. The AdSense publisher you discussed with our AdSense team was removed as soon a the policy violation was discovered and your ad is no longer able to show on the site. Therefore, we are unable to offer a refund for these charges.

Per the Google AdWords program Terms and Conditions (https://adwords.google.com/select/tsandcsfinder), you are responsible for paying the charges accrued to your account while your campaign is active.
We apologize for any inconvenience.

If you have additional questions, please visit our Help Center at https://adwords.google.com/support to find answers to many frequently asked questions. Or, try our Learning Center at http://www.google.com/adwords/learningcenter/ for self-paced lessons that cover the scope of AdWords.

We look forward to providing you with the most effective advertising available.

Sincerely,

GoogleRep
The Google AdWords Team

Ok but here is the funny part… the site still has the exact same adsense code on it. Same publisher ID and everything. Interesting huh ?

NOTE: site name and peoples names have been removed to protect the embarressed innocent

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