Is it the end of the road for you if you received this dreaded email from Google Adsense?
It has come to our attention that invalid clicks have been generated on the Google ads on your site(s). We have therefore disabled your Google AdSense account.
Please understand that this step was taken in an effort to protect the interest of the AdWords advertisers.
A publisher’s site may not have invalid clicks on any ad(s), including but not limited to clicks generated by:
– a publisher on his own web pages
– a publisher encouraging others to click on his ads
– automated clicking programs or any other deceptive software
– a publisher altering any portion of the ad code or changing the layout, behavior, targeting, or delivery of ads for any reason
Practices such as these are in violation of the Google AdSense Terms and Conditions and program polices, which can be viewed at:
Publishers disabled for invalid click activity are not allowed further participation in AdSense and do not receive any further payment. The earnings on your account will be properly returned to the affected advertisers.
The Google AdSense Team
If you feel you were “unfairly” banned by Google Adsense because of “invalid clicks” you did not commit, don’t fret. Account reinstatement, although rare, is possible.
YFS1 and SEOPedia both talked about the proper steps to approaching this situation. I’m consolidating and summarizing their suggestions here.
Do note, however, that this only applies to cases where you were not at fault.
This means you did not click on your own ads, did not encourage visitors to click on your ads, and did not violate any Google Adsense’s Program Policies. If you did, stop reading right now. This article can help you no more.
How to ask Google to reinstate your banned Adsense account
- 1. Don’t simply appeal by replying to the Google mail that notified you that you have been banned. File a formal appeal for reinstatement using Google’s official Invalid Clicks Appeal Form.
- 2. Correctly input all needed information in the form. Also include your real name, address, and other contact information (preferably the same information in your Adsense profile). This sends Google a signal that you are serious in your appeal.
- 3. Phrase your email in a formal, corporate, sincere manner. Always check for correct spelling and grammar. Do not curse, rant, or threaten legal action against Google. In the same way that you will be annoyed at a fiery email sent to you, Google will certainly not appreciate similar emails.
- 4. Offer to cooperate with Adsense, in the best possible way you can, should they decide to investigate your case. Show concrete proofs of your “innocence” — traffic logs of your site, explanation of possible causes of invalid clicks, screenshots and evidence that those clicks were not made or intended by you. Include a line that says something like, “If there’s anything else I can do to help in your investigation of my account, please let me know.”
- 5. If Google has still not responded to your issue, send regular follow-up emails but make sure you DON’T SPAM them. When sending follow-ups, ensure that your writing is calm and patient. A mail that says “Still no reply after two weeks? C’mon, Google, don’t tell me you’re not reading my emails!!!!” will definitely ruin your chances of a possible reinstatement.
Several publishers who got banned got their accounts reinstated after following the steps above. You can do the same.
Good luck in getting your banned Adsense account back!
43 thoughts on “Banned by Google Adsense? Here’s how to reinstate your account”
That’s some helpful information. I haven’t been banned from AdSense, and do not plan to be in the future, but that is nice to know just in case.
Please help me Sir, I have banned last year still trying to get active same a/c.
wow ganda neto! thanks po kuya ^___^ try ko to … kaso.. nung una kong appeal.. wala na eh.. banned na daw talaga.. so la na talaga me pag asa? 🙁
Hi Jehz, ano binanggit na reason ng Google bakit daw na-ban yung account mo? Kung invalid clicks at tingin mo wala kang kasalanan, explain mo sa kanila yun. Although maganda kung makakapagbigay ka ng mga proof, halimbawa access logs, ad click history, etc — yun ay kung meron ka. Kung wala naku mukhang mahirap nga ma-reinstate yung account mo. Try mo patulong kay Aileen 😀
i have found amehode to create another adsense account when getting the firs banned
me, the first time na biglang nag triple ung click ratio ko, nag email kaagad aq tapos the next day, i’m suprised na they answer my reply! (2 times pa!)
they stated, don’t worry daw, they will keep monitoring my site, and report any unusual clicks on my site!
(sana di aq ma-ban!)
Thanks for tips.
I got my account reinstated the other day!
That’s after following up 3 times thru email. Mine was probably easy as I proved that my domain was ‘stolen” from me by a cybersquatter.this after two years of being banned though.
Still i’m glad I have my account back
Good for you. Congrats on getting your account back, DRK!
This is good information, but Im hoping i dont have to resort to this. Cheers!
A lot of us are hoping for the same thing, hehe…
sana hindi ito mangyari sa atin… kakatakot .. hehe.. lalo na kung gusto mo talagang kumita
Thnx for some tips…
And if reinstating the account does not work even if you really didn’t click on your own ads, why not just join an alternative ad network? There are many services out there, and some of them are really good. My personal favorite, for example, is Oxado, a provider of contextual advertisements.
I got banned a couple of months ago. But I didn’t tell anyone about it because according to what I’ve read from a blog somewhere that you’ll have higher chances of getting reinstated if you don’t talk about it in your blog. So I wrote Google a letter using their Invalid clicks Appeal Form. After a week, I got my account back.
Jason Please help me How would I get my adsense account back. If you will help me I will give the 50% amount earned of the month.
Congrats, Jason. Very, very few banned publishers are able to get their Adsense accounts back. Make sure you don’t get banned again!
Well, charge to experience I say.
And forget thinking about your ads and focus on content. Soon traffic will flow naturally to your site, then your revenue on your ads.
Good luck to all.
Getting adsense unit reinstated after being banned is one of the most toughest job. I have put together the links to 6 people’s experience with the same. Link is in my signature. Please let me know what you think of the same.
Great tips. A basic guideline for those that got banned without doing anything wrong themself. Infact it should be a general guideline for sending a mail to any company/individual.
I was banned from adsense last year. I felt sad at first because I was only left with adbrite ads that time. I earned all in all almost $400 during Summer up to August. And now I came became active again and my earnings are looking great and it seems that I could get at least $100 a month. I recommend Adbrite Ads because it pays more because of so many advertising options such as text links ads, full page ads, banner ads, britepic ads, etc. Hope to get $500 this summer if my visits increase. And note, I received my $400 check which I earned last year during the summer season and start of classes. It’s true and I have deposited it on my dollar account. Thanks to adbrite, my earnings became reality.
I was banned by Google without any explanation. They have refused to reinstate me and will not tell me what I did wrong. I earned $100 over a period of six months. There are sites they claim they earn thousands a day. My explanation is that a large source of Google’s revenue comes from banning the smaller sites and refusing to pay them. The Adsense program is a fraud. Now I am looking for a program that will pay the same or more.
I was too banned from adsense program due to using online advertising for driving traffic. You have shared a nice way for reinstating the account. Just take a look at my story that how I got my account reinstated
email@example.com– The new account process has to be done to perfection. Please do not make it seem this simple. Anyone who wants the process, done in order and to make sure Google doesn’t BAN you again because of a misstep, email me for the information.
adsense asp…thanks for the information buddy!i am almost back in
Reactivate your Google AdSense disabled account for $99.99
Reactivate your Google AdSense disabled account for $99.99
hii i will provide you a adsense a/c within a day
if you really need adsense a/c mail me. firstname.lastname@example.org
thanks alot po looking forward to reinstate my account..huhuh
Great advice! I recently wrote an article discussing how Google catches even the most clever Adsense cheaters. It is located at the URL I provided above.
i am banned before but i still got a new account now..lol
iamronel – how did u get an new account? did u change ur name?
Great article on getting your account reinstated. It is important to not click on your own ads as they will catch you. There is more money to be made with landing pages and affiliate marketing like the material found in Secrets of Osiris at where you can drive your own traffic. Google Adsense is only one of many ways to generate income.
great article. I agree they never reinstate a banned account.
I open new account via flixya.com but it closed after around 5 days before i use it! any one can tell me why? thanks
Thank you for this. I got banned also from Google adsense. I think I better find an alternative.
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It looks like that the process is a very hard task. Creating a new account seems to be much a lot easier than undergoing this tedious process.
It’s very nice to know that Google are giving us some chances to re-instate our banned account.
thank you very much for your tips sharing with us yes i have banned with the google but your these tricks help me so much and now my account again refreshed as i send the request …
thanks again for your help us
My account has been disable from Adsense on 11 February 2011.
I do not login to my account as I know Adsense have some cookies to play around with my pc. I do not contact Adsense. I just leave it there. Today I got this email from Adsense.
We previously sent you an email stating that your AdSense account had been disabled due to invalid click activity. After thoroughly re-reviewing your AdSense account, we’ve decided to reverse this decision and reinstate your account. Please note that there may be a delay before ads start running on your website, as it may take up to 48 hours before all of our servers are informed of the change.
If, upon the disabling of your account, we made a deduction on your remaining account balance, then we’ve credited back to your account any earnings we found to be valid. While this credit wouldn’t appear immediately in your reports, it would be reflected in your finalized earnings for this month once they’re posted to your Payment History Page during the first week of next month. After this time, if you have any questions regarding this credit, please feel free to reply to this email.
We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center at http://www.google.com/adsense/support, or contact us at http://www.google.com/adsense/support/bin/request.py. Thanks for your interest in the AdSense program.
Google AdSense Team
getting suspended adsense account is very difficult and there are some alternative ads programme you can use to earn online like adbrite, smowtion, infolinks, chitika etc…
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Thanks for your introduction. Not only It very good,but also useful for me. Thanks again.
This helps a lot. I applied for my blog’s adsense and I was dumb enough to apply for http://christiasworld.blogspot.com/ even if it was less than 6 months old. Thus, rejected.