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Ad Sense Warning?

So with my blog created using the Google Blogger or Blogspot app (So? … notice how I start off the post as if we've been discussing this topic for a while and it's just a continuation. See? It's because this particular matter has been rolling around in my brain for a while. :) ) …

So with my blog created using the Google or app I use the Google because … it comes with the package. With my blog, use their comments plugin. But for my Tumblr blog … because currently (have to say “currently” because acquired the platform and don't know if will remain that way) … Tumblr allows you to edit your blog template and I installed the Disqus Comments plugin . It works just fine but nobody hardly ever uses it (meaning the blog posts don't get many comments). In addition, if I visit sites that use that plugin it's easy for me to leave my comments or remarks.

(Patience. Keep reading. Will get to my point.)

The other day published a PP post about sites accused of being scams . This morning, reviewed some of my comments left behind at other ( maintains a readily accessible trail of your “paw prints”) and will share one of my specific remarks because in my mind it sort of relates to my PP post.

Google Accused Of Stealing Money From AdSense Publishers

One of my comments:

Why is that people who respond to my comments always have to be faceless with fake names? Cordially huh?

Well I certainly can't say you were rude. I said "Dishonesty is never smart." I'm not taking it back!!”

  • Question: If you're an AdSense publisher, do you have the impression or do you have proof (even better) you've been cheated?

P.S. Not really expecting or even want an answer to this question. Just asking it for my thought process.

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MegL wrote on April 20, 2015, 11:12 AM

Interesting. You certainly got a lot of comments!

inertia4 wrote on April 20, 2015, 12:40 PM

cmoneyspinner As for Google AdSense, well I don't trust it one bit. I had an account and they personally accused me of abusing the system. How I asked, they said I clicked my own ads. Which is not true. So they banned my account. What's the use. I never got paid when I had my AdSense account either. So is AdSense a scam? No, but is Google trying to take money, probably. That's my take on that.

maxeen wrote on April 20, 2015, 12:46 PM

I'm sure I lost lots of money when I was first on hubpages,from adsense I think...

cmoneyspinner wrote on April 20, 2015, 1:13 PM

It's not really a lot when you consider the number of years I've had a Disqus account. I make comments rather sparingly.

cmoneyspinner wrote on April 20, 2015, 1:20 PM

You're not the first person I've heard say they got banned. But you are the first one who ever said why. How does Google prove you're clicking on your own ads? Had Google AdSense account seems like for ages. I have never made it to payout limit. They can't accuse me of clicking on my own ads for sure. That dollar amount in my account is crawling slower than an really old old old snail. I can't say I'm being cheated but they sure can't say I'm clicking on my own ads. Thanks for presenting your take.

cmoneyspinner wrote on April 20, 2015, 1:24 PM

(???) Oh yeah! Totally forgot about HUBPages. But didn't something happen when Google made a change and it caused lots of people to lose money? I'm thinking Google itself is losing advertising revenues because there's more competition and they can't pay out if they don't earn. I think.

inertia4 wrote on April 20, 2015, 1:56 PM

cmoneyspinner That's what they had told me. I even went through the appeal process. And I was denied again. I must have appealed it at least 5 times and all 5 times they denied me. So I gave up on Google AdSense. I cannot even make money on Youtube is I wanted to.

BarbRad wrote on April 21, 2015, 3:08 AM

I'm currently in the last lap after five years of trying to earn through Adsense on various sites. A few cents a day, if that, takes a long time to get to $100 dollars. I hope I actually do finally get paid.

iwrite28 wrote on April 21, 2015, 2:28 PM

Interesting post. I didn't know Yahoo had acquired Tumblr. Looks like Yahoo is still trying to get back into the game.

cmoneyspinner wrote on April 21, 2015, 3:36 PM

Sorry to hear that. My son earned money for a while and then he lost his Google AdSense account. He wouldn't tell me why though. Since he didn't try to argue, I suspect he violated the rules. Thanks again!

cmoneyspinner wrote on April 21, 2015, 3:38 PM

YAHOO never left the game. They just fell behind. But they're still in the game!!

cmoneyspinner wrote on April 21, 2015, 3:40 PM

Have heard complaints about being banned from Google AdSense, but actually never heard anybody say they didn't get paid when they reached payout. I know my son got paid BEFORE he got banned! Crazy child!

BarbRad wrote on April 23, 2015, 6:45 PM

I've heard of people being cut off just as they are approaching payout.

cmoneyspinner wrote on April 23, 2015, 8:11 PM

Never heard that either. Heard of folks not getting approved. Heard of folks getting banned. Thanks for your insights.