This is an article I wrote about the 4 tools I use to track and combat Google’s Algorithm updates.
Way better than any Click 4 Click scams out there (that just end up getting your account banned and you lose all your money).
What Is The Hardest Drug To Quit?
Read the article now to find out:
Tumblr is the hardest drug to quit.
“Trolling is the act of purposefully antagonizing other people on the internet” – UrbanDictionary.com
Well, I guess meeting the quota for Google Adsense is now out of the question…I woke up this morning to check my email, only to find this in my email inbox:
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 cooperation.
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
To be honest, I’m extremely pissed off. I was almost at the $100 mark to get paid, and a day or so before I could meet that amount, my account was disabled. After doing some research, I found that C4C on Tumblr was the cause, because it breaks the TOS in some way (though it was stated in the small print). I was getting social traffic, rather than getting organic traffic (i.e. asking people to click my ads and in return, I would click theirs.)
So, to those who are using C4C, please be careful! Find another alternative to monetize your Tumblr, or open an actual website, otherwise you could meet the same fate. I’m sorry to those who have been clicking my ads, you were a great help and you gave me hope! I’m sorry that you wasted your time, though. Thank you so, so much for helping me with the gas situation to get me to and from school…I really do appreciate it.
I just hope that none of you end up with disabled accounts too - Google may begin to crack down on this “fraud” soon and take your accounts out as well.
Actually, it’s not in fine print, and it’s told to you not only in the ToS, but when you sign up and they give you a short page of basic rules.
Not to mention, it’s pretty obvious that asking for clicks is fraud.
As someone who uses AdWords to advertise, it’s pretty crappy to find out someone’s been clicking your ads with no intention to buy, just to make money. It costs the advertisers money every time you do that. It’s not like you’re taking from the billion dollar Google corporation (they profit)…you’re actually taking from the advertiser, who is often just a little guy like me who’s extra money goes into ads because they’re trying to get their business off the ground (about 75% of businesses fail in the first year).
Google decided to get rid of their Google Places and replace it with Google+ Local.
More recently, there has been a surge in peer-to-peer sharing, and formal sharing institutions are quickly becoming a thing of the past. It doesn’t require an in-depth analysis to recognize the role of technology in this shift. What started online as the sharing of information has quickly turned into a full-fledged economy, with individuals sharing their homes, cars, and skills with the help of mobile devices.
What started online as the sharing of information has quickly turned into a full-fledged economy. As the sharing economy grows and individuals assume the risk of sharing personal property, they are turning to technology as a way to mitigate those risks. People renting their homes through services like Airbnb are relying on social network profiles and online reputations of potential renters to gauge who they should share their home with, while services such as TaskRabbit link directly into public records that allow them to perform background checks of potential “rabbits.”
I don’t care what you do with my stuff as long as you link back to me.