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En ik heb deze keer de terms & conditions op voorhand zéér aandachtig nagelezen, en ze nérgens geschonden. Ik zal maar eens een vriendelijk mailtje sturen om te vragen wat ik verkeerd gedaan heb zeker?

update Ik lees mijn GMail niet echt aandachtig overdag. Deze zat er blijkbaar tussen:

Hello Michel Vuijlsteke,

Your AdSense account was found to be related to an account previously
disabled for invalid click activity and we have therefore disabled your
account. 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.

As outlined in our programme Terms and Conditions, Google reserves the
right to terminate any publisher’s participation at any time.

Yours sincerely,

The Google AdSense Team

Ik mag volgens de Terms & Conditions zeggen hoeveel ik ermee verdiende (“You may accurately disclose the amount of Google’s gross payments to You pursuant to the Program”), maar omdat ik helemaal geen risico wil lopen: laten we zeggen dat het voldoende zou geweest zijn, op maandbasis, om een zéér degelijke eigen server bij een degelijke hostingmaatschappij te zetten.

Wij zouden het geld wel kunnen gebruiken, eigenlijk, als ik er zo over denk. En dus alsnog, voor de zoveelste keer, mijn ondertussen standaardmail bovengehaald:

Dear AdSense Team,
 
I had Google ads on my website from March 17th 2004 until June 27th 2005, when I received an e-mail notifying me that it had come to your attention that “invalid clicks have been generated on the ads on [my] web pages”.
 
I sent you several mails asking for clarification but never got more than standard form letters in reply.
 
Since then I have re-applied for AdSense several times, and have been refused each time. The reason given, at each time, is that “After reviewing [my] application, [your] specialists have found that it does not meet [your] programme criteria”. My polite mails for more explanation, in more or less the same words as right now, have yet to result in more than the same couple of standard form letters.
 
When I was admitted into the AdSense programme four days ago, I thought that my slate had been wiped clean. That whatever it was that I may or may not have done wrong had run into some sort of internal Google statute of limitations.
 
It turns out is hasn’t, and my being admitted was just an oversight.
So we’re back to where we were before: might I enquire as to the nature of what happened on or about June 27th last year that made you conclude that I had been committing click fraud? Is there any way at all that I can find out what you’re accusing me of doing?
 
Is there in fact any way I can prove that I didn’t violate your terms and conditions back in the summer of 2005?
 
Failing that, can you tell me if there is any chance that I will *ever* be readmitted into the AdSense programme? And if so, how can I go about things?
 
Best regards,
 
Michel Vuijlsteke

Hoeveel wedden we dat het antwoord dit zal zijn?

Hello Michel,

Thank you for your email regarding the action taken on your account.

We understand that you wish to receive specific information regarding the invalid clicks we observed on your account. However, due to the proprietary nature of our algorithm, we cannot disclose any details about how our monitoring technology works or what specifics we found on your account.

As you know, Google treats instances of invalid click activity very seriously. By disabling your account according to our policy on this matter, we feel that we have taken the necessary measures to protect our advertisers and to ensure that invalid clicks will not continue to occur on your site.

Publishers disabled for invalid click activity are not allowed further participation in Google AdSense. We appreciate your understanding.

Sincerely,

The Google AdSense Team

…en als ik dan nog reageer, dat het dit zal zijn?

Hello Michel,

Thank you for your response.

Please note that we have certain policies in place that we believe will help ensure the effectiveness of Google ads for our publishers as well as our advertisers. We have thoroughly re-reviewed your account data upon receipt of your response and have reconfirmed that invalid clicks were generated on the ads on your site. According to our policy on this matter, we have disabled your account in order to protect our advertisers.

We appreciate your understanding.

Sincerely,

The Google AdSense Team

…en als ik het dan nóg niet kan laten om te reageren, dat ze mij dit gaan voorschotelen?

Hello Michel,

As previously explained, due to the proprietary nature of our algorithm, we cannot disclose any details about how our monitoring technology works or what specifics we found on your account. However, we can assure you that we have again reviewed your account thoroughly and accurately, and have confirmed that your account violated our program’s Terms and Conditions.

As such, we are unable to reinstate you into the program.

Sincerely,

The Google AdSense Team

Arbitraire fuckers.

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