Google AdSense Publisher Claims JavaScript Framebuster Lead To Google Ban

Feb 22, 2013 • 8:14 am | comments (11) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google AdSense
 

Google AdSense logoA WebmasterWorld thread has one Google AdSense publisher claiming that a JavaScript framebuster technique led to his site and AdSense account being banned by Google.

He said after several years, his account was banned by Google AdSense because the JavaScript framebuster code he had led the page to reload and reload in an endless loop. It lead to crazy numbers of impressions over a 40 minute period. The publisher wrote:

The account was disabled on Jan 18 2013. But Google Analytics intelligence report showed a spike in pageviews (and they weren't clicks but pageviews do inflate advertiser costs) on 18th Jan 2013. After digging deep, I realised that someone from France (I'm in India) was using the Google Translate service to view my site. And my site has a framebuster javascript which caused the page to load in an endless loop. The usual pageviews of about 800 per day got inflated to 4500 that day. I've sent them a clarification. But I doubt they'll listen of their highhandedness. I was at fault but I'm not a cheat. I've paid my apologies and the last respects to AdSense.

Some are having a hard time believing a publisher would be banned so quickly for such a mistake. Some are saying it is possible and are trying to ensure things like this do not happen to themselves.

Netmeg said that she is extra careful:

Stuff like this is why I watch my traffic like a hawk (not my AdSense, my traffic) and if I see any anomalies, AdSense comes off till I nail them down.

I guess that is being incredibly careful.

Are you paranoid about this? Have you seen anything like this before?

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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Comments:

Anti-SEO

02/22/2013 04:01 pm

This is simple framebuster : if (top != self) { top.location.replace(self.location.href); } How it can "cause the page to load in an endless loop" ? No chance. Nothing personal, but if one would ask me who are the biggest online scammers, I would say - Indians. My personal algo rises big red flag when Indians are around. And I'm a kind of person who trust people, but these guys ........ And they are always nice in excuses - "Dear Sirs ... Kindly allow me to do it again ... I'll not cheat anymore .... It was not my fault". Couple of months ago I saw how Daniweb used javascript with AdSense. I did the same, but later I got notification from AdSense team, that this was not allowed. I removed the script. No probs at all. Just not sure why Daniweb still uses it. But this is another story )

John Doyle

02/22/2013 04:42 pm

All Indians are scammers? Badly worded comment as opposed to blatant racisim I hope.

addz123

02/22/2013 04:46 pm

I got banned from Adsense indefinitely with no reason given. I also tried the appeal which was impossible to find the link, which says you can appeal once, but they instantly sent me automated response saying I couldn't appeal. In other words, I'm banned forever, no reason given, without an appeal. I literally haven't even been making more than £3/month with adsense, they were on a few of my sites doing nothing. This is why I hate that company. Furthermore, I got an email the following month from a UK Google account executive asking to help me start an adwords campaign. I literally told him his company was scum and that I wasn't interested working with them.

StevenLockey

02/22/2013 04:49 pm

It goes into an endless loop when Google tries to load it in a frame to translate it, it then breaks out the frame, then Google tries to translate it again and so on. Having said that, its pretty much the guys fault as deliberately or not, he was increasing his page-views which is against the TOS, however they are normally pretty good about distinguishing actual problems vs attempts to game the system.

Anti-SEO

02/22/2013 05:56 pm

It would be racism, if I would be happy about that. But I'm absolutely not. It's sad every single time. It costs a lot. I had to spend countless hours to create the algo against the cheat. It raises black PR from the caught cheaters no matter how polite you are. This is just statistic. Furthermore, the second place hold Americans )

Anti-SEO

02/22/2013 06:03 pm

Google can't try to translate it again because you land on the page of the framed website. There is no Google there. Just the original page. Otherwise the script doesn't work properly and neither Google nor advertisers should be responsible for that.

Amit the Scammer Singhal

02/22/2013 09:32 pm

"but if one would ask me who are the biggest online scammers, I would say - Indians." Amit Singhal is the biggest scammer, ever, thanks to the manipulation of serps. He was even acknowledged by other Indians as one to be proud of.

Anti-SEO

02/22/2013 10:05 pm

Don't try to convert my words into nationality issue. I'm talking about the residency and this is an economic issue.

Dario Petkovic

02/23/2013 06:08 am

Everyone should be given a right of appeal IMO and The big G is not always as forthcoming

Amit the Swindler Singhal

02/23/2013 10:21 am

afraid of your boss Mr Googler? It took a Indian to rig search, Marissa Meyers wouldn't do it so Amit the Indian Swindler took her place as VP. As you said, the "biggest online scammers, I would say - Indians" and an Indian is the biggest individual scam artist. Amit Singhal manipulated SERPS to increase ad clicks and to favor advertisers, that is why Google's ad clicks and earnings have increased since Panda.

zawadi

03/20/2013 02:47 am

That person and may others may have loss their Adsense account because of Botnets. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/03/19/chameleon_botnet/

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