Search found 92 matches

by patchouly
Sun Aug 31, 2008 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Google: Banned For Invalid Clicks!
Replies: 57
Views: 4551

Re: Google: Banned For Invalid Clicks!

I'm not sure. From what I've read, they ban you within a day of the invalid clicks. As you can see from my chart, my clicks had bottomed out and over the last week (not on the chart), there had been zero clicks. There may have been a click or two on the day I was banned, but I can't tell because I'm...
by patchouly
Tue Aug 26, 2008 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Google: Banned For Invalid Clicks!
Replies: 57
Views: 4551

Re: Google: Banned For Invalid Clicks!

The domain is new, but not that new. We have 78 members. The first day I put the ads on, we got around 26 clicks... New ads suddenly appearing and one third of the members clicked on them... Then, it went down from there as folks got used to it. Here is an actual graph of the clicks. Near the end, t...
by patchouly
Mon Aug 25, 2008 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Google: Banned For Invalid Clicks!
Replies: 57
Views: 4551

Re: Google: Banned For Invalid Clicks!

It is a new domain, but we carried over a large number of members from another forum.
by patchouly
Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:24 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] MOD Requests
Topic: Chat box for mods and admins
Replies: 0
Views: 165

Chat box for mods and admins

Anyway to add a chat box or "shout Box" that is just visible by the Mods and Admins? This way we can discuss things without PM and have it be quick?
by patchouly
Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Google: Banned For Invalid Clicks!
Replies: 57
Views: 4551

Re: Google: Banned For Invalid Clicks!

Certainly could have been a friend. Thing is, why couldn't they have removed clicks generated by that IP and continued with our arrangement. They could have at least contacted me and said that such and such and IP address was clicking too much. Please deal with it or we will ban you. Or something li...
by patchouly
Sat Aug 23, 2008 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Google: Banned For Invalid Clicks!
Replies: 57
Views: 4551

Re: Google: Banned For Invalid Clicks!

Oh I understand their reasoning. Truth be told though, it's rather convenient. Think about how much money they save every month by cutting off just a few folks who are about to make their first $100. Cut off 20 sites and you've saved $2000 a month. That's $24,000 a year! If this was in the real worl...
by patchouly
Fri Aug 22, 2008 11:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Google: Banned For Invalid Clicks!
Replies: 57
Views: 4551

Re: Google: Banned For Invalid Clicks!

You know what makes me upset (aside from the loss of $135) is the fact that they won't tell me what happened so I can just fix it. If someone came onto my site and clicked a bunch of times, I can ban them, they can return all of my money minus any that was generated during the invalid clicks and we ...
by patchouly
Fri Aug 22, 2008 11:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Google: Banned For Invalid Clicks!
Replies: 57
Views: 4551

Re: Google: Banned For Invalid Clicks!

Well, an update... Finally got a reply to my appeal: Hello, Thanks for providing us with additional information. However, after thoroughly reviewing your account data and taking your feedback into consideration, we've re-confirmed that your account poses a significant risk to our advertisers. For th...
by patchouly
Fri Aug 22, 2008 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Google: Banned For Invalid Clicks!
Replies: 57
Views: 4551

Re: Google: Banned For Invalid Clicks!

I've reread the user agreement and I think that Gleasonator may be right. The way it reads (to me anyway) is they want to keep you from having a page that is all ads. It makes sense, as long a folks go to a page, there is no reason there can't be ads on it. If you have set up a page that is just ads...
by patchouly
Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Google: Banned For Invalid Clicks!
Replies: 57
Views: 4551

Re: Google: Banned For Invalid Clicks!

You're absolutely right drathbun. I'm sure that, in Google's mind, they are doing what's best for them and their advertisers. Problem is, I really feel that they are breaching our contract. Too bad I'm in Canada and most of these folks who've had problems are in the U.S., A "class action" sort of th...
by patchouly
Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Google: Banned For Invalid Clicks!
Replies: 57
Views: 4551

Re: Google: Banned For Invalid Clicks!

Thanks drathbun. Yeah, I don't hold out much hope for success. It just sucks to lose $135 of hard earned cash like that. Even if I had clicked my own banner (which I did not) all the rest of the income was valid and I should be paid for it. In fact, one guy clicked on a banner and actually bought a ...
by patchouly
Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Google: Banned For Invalid Clicks!
Replies: 57
Views: 4551

Re: Google: Banned For Invalid Clicks!

I filed an appeal but haven't heard anything back yet (it's been a week). I was as diplomatic as I could be and offered to help them in any way that I could. I honestly have no idea what happened and am inclined to think it was a malicious attack, possibly from a banned member? I just doesn't seem f...
by patchouly
Wed Aug 20, 2008 2:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Google: Banned For Invalid Clicks!
Replies: 57
Views: 4551

Re: Google: Banned For Invalid Clicks!

If you feel that this is an inappropriate topic, by all means close it. I certainly won't take offense.
by patchouly
Wed Aug 20, 2008 12:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Google: Banned For Invalid Clicks!
Replies: 57
Views: 4551

Google: Banned For Invalid Clicks!

I signed up, added the banner to the top of my page and over the period of a few months, built up $135! Waiting for my very first cheque and I get an email saying that I was banned for invalid clicks! :cry: I didn't click the links myself. I didn't promote anyone else clicking the links and I didn't...
by patchouly
Wed Aug 13, 2008 3:24 pm
Forum: [3.0.x] Support Forum
Topic: Can't Add IPs To Ban List
Replies: 13
Views: 624

Re: Can't Add IPs To Ban List

I didn't even check to see if that was the case with mine. I wonder if the IP ban just isn't working? I did finally solve my problem. I was adding an IP list, accumulated from another site. It is an IP list of known spammers. When I scanned through it, I saw that the list had full IPs and a few part...

Go to advanced search