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Google AdSense problem

Google Adsense is a program that enables websites to earn money from advertising.

Users can create ads and place them on sites across the web.

Recently, there have been reports of Issues with Google Adsense.

Some users have been reporting that their AdSense account has been suspended or closed.

Others have been reporting that their adsense earnings have been reduced.

There is no clear explanation for these issues, and Google has not released a statement about them.

Google Adsense is a program that enables websites to earn money from advertising.

If you are experiencing trouble with your Google Adsense account, please contact Google support.

Google AdSense Bots Gone Wild: Author In Violation For Torrenting His Own Book!

For all of the creative brain-twisting Google expects in its famous job interviews, its corporate culture is incredibly rule-bound. This is perhaps most in evidence when it comes to issues of copyright and advertising. A small, but egregious, example just surfaced on /r/technology on Reddit. Based on response to the linked story on TechDirt, Google has resolved the case, but not before revealing a blind spot in its automation.

Here's the setup of the story from the link on TechDirt: "A few years ago, Jackson, while deployed in Iraq, wrote a book about Python (the programming language) called Start Programming with Python. He decided to give away the book for free, as a "thank you" to the open source community which, he notes, has provided him with tremendous value over the years. He has always made the book available for free, and linked to various sources where you can get it. At the same time, he's offered people the option to support him via donation. He also made a little bit of money via Google AdSense ads on his site."

So let's line this up: the guy is an Iraq vet, he's a member of the open source community for which he has written a resource that he is (for the most part) giving away and he wants to monetize the traffic to his site with AdSense. What could be wrong with that?

The problem stemmed, it would seem, from Jackson's decision to post his torrent file on The Pirate Bay and Demoniod, which do, it must be said, traffick, to a large extent, in stolen content. But Jackson repeatedly contacted Google (by email, of course, this being Google) and explained the situation and even removed the (assumed) offending links, and still they disabled his account.

As I said above, it was only through the agency of the editor of the TechDirt blog, Mike Masnick, that Jackson's problem was resolved. Many, less community-engaged people would have just given up, but the author's persistence won out.

But, if you think this is just an edge case, listen to the terms of what Jackson supposedly violated:

COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL: As stated in our program policies, AdSense publishers are not permitted to place Google ads on sites involved in the distribution of copyrighted materials. This includes hosting copyrighted files on your site, as well as providing links for or driving traffic to sites that contain copyrighted material. More information about this policy can be found in our help center ( ).

What? If a publisher hosts a copy of their own eBook, they can't run Google AdSense ads on their site? Publishers and businesses of all kinds do this all the time, why did this guy get nailed? Is it as simple as the fact that he linked to The Pirate Bay and Demoniod? Clearly, by the time a human being at Google intervened, the problem was easy to solve, but, once again, this points to the fact that most people and businesses are unaware of the stated terms of service of the services that they use. In this case, the TOS make no sense, but since nobody reads them this has not been much of a problem!

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