Internet Cafe Owner Receives Google AdSense Ban

Aug 13, 2007 • 8:08 am | comments (7) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google AdSense

A WebmasterWorld thread tells a story of a Google AdSense publisher who used his "60 internet kiosks and cafes around Las Vegas," as a means of generating some more side cash for those kiosks.

What he did was default the kiosks to a page which had AdSense on it and a Google search feature, powered by AdSense for Search.

Technically, doing that is just fine. But I suspect the suspicious high volume of clicks from the same IP blocks, over time, raised a red flag.

He explained he made about $10 to $20 per day, mostly from the search side. He said, "People from the kiosk did about 150 searches per day and check out my Vegas website." He emailed Google early telling them about his situation, which they cleared. But then soon after, he found himself banned from AdSense.

He is obviously frustrated.

Google is suppossed to be this great green company. I've done business with many people over the years. Nobody has ever treated me this bad and ripped me off like this before.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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Jaan Kanellis

08/13/2007 06:59 pm

Good idea. How about doing this at college labs stations?

Rob Abdul

08/14/2007 12:09 pm

On a good day I can make $3 on Adsense on 50 unique visits. Google would not be Google if they did stamp out grey-areas. I pay out much on Google Adwords and I expect Goolge to give me quality clicks back and police their system so. I’m frustrated that he actually got away with it for a while.

Kenneth Larsen

08/15/2007 07:38 pm

Think I will tell all my kiosk customers of this idea, its one great idea and hey its not like Google cant afford it so our we feeling sorry for them i dont think so.


08/21/2007 12:13 am

"I’m frustrated that he actually got away with it for a while" I dont think he got away with anything. He provided highly targeted ads to advertisers? Google made a mistake by banning him. A flaw in their system.

Surinda Weerakoon

03/25/2008 05:55 am

it's good from sri lanka.act its good for Asian country's

nate higgers

09/20/2013 02:14 am

ppplease its a legitamate concern. And this blogger is just trying to profit from this misfortune...worse than google which defrauds publishers and google doesnt refund those poor advertisers for the "false" clicks! it still bills the advertiser. Ummm, a disgusting win-win for a Capital Pig company, that not only doesnt list a Phone #, but not even a decent email! And we all have seen there Lavish Office compounds!

nate Higgers

09/20/2013 02:16 am

no..your frustrated $exu@lly

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