It was bound to happen, I guess. It seems that I have done something to upset the “Google Gods” and I now find my Google Adsense account suspended. I say this, because this came bounding through my Inbox today:
After reviewing our records, we’ve determined that your AdSense account
poses a risk of generating invalid activity. Because we have a
responsibility to protect our AdWords advertisers from inflated costs due
to invalid activity, we’ve found it necessary to disable your AdSense
account. Your outstanding balance and Google’s share of the revenue will
both be fully refunded back to the affected advertisers.
Please understand that we need to take such steps to maintain the
effectiveness of Google’s advertising system, particularly the
advertiser-publisher relationship. We understand the inconvenience that
this may cause you, and we thank you in advance for your understanding and
If you have any questions or concerns about the actions we’ve taken, how
you can appeal this decision, or invalid activity in general, you can find
more information by visiting
The Google AdSense Team
I have no clue what they mean by “invalid activity.” I suppose it might be related to my political position, and my boldness to speak my mind on race and the double standard of such things. However, it does appear that Google just took the only sort of income that I have, that actually pay, which is related to this blog. The Amazon stuff has not really paid at all; the guns stuff and the gold, and the other ads are all of the “I get paid, if you buy” kind; so, it looks like good ol’ Google has me by the short hairs.
I will not sit here and yowl on about “Freedom of Speech” or anything stupid like that; Google is a private entity and they are not obligated to offer me service at all. I very well could have written something that offended someone’s liberalism and he or she decided to suspend my account. I filled out an appeal request, but I tend to believe that will be ignored or at the least looked at and rejected.
I am not a whiner; so, I will not sit here and gripe my situation — but I will tell you about how now my parents will have to foot the bill for my medication for ADHD, which runs $50.00 a month. This is because I have no healthcare insurance and that is because I have been jobless, outside of what this blog makes —- for the last 7 years. I blame myself partially for that; and I blame both political parties for stupid decisions that caused this hideous economy, both here in Michigan and nationally.
This might be also a good time to inform you, that if you are a Conservative blogger, be watchful and possibly consider other advertising avenues, as Google seems to be tightening the rules on what they tolerate; they just do not tell you that, they dump you for idiot ambiguous reasons, like this one. Again, I will not call this a “freedom of speech issue,” I call this simply a private company choosing to be selective about whom they do business with, and it is obvious to me, they are not interested in doing business with me any longer.
I think it goes without saying, that if there was ever a time for you to buy a book from my bookstore, or get a gun or some accessories or some gold or silver; or any of the other products in the sidebars —- or just hit my tip jar, this would be a good time to do it. Hopefully, I still have to goodwill amongst some of my readers. I mean, I know I can be a bit of a stickler and can take some unpopular positions — but man, did they have to cut me off at the knees?
Update (September 25, 2012): I am now on Adbrite. In case you are wondering about the ads.