Spending an hour or so every day scanning forum threads, you are bound to find some of the wildest theories on SEO, search and AdWords/AdSense. In fact, I likely spot a few a day and rarely report on them.
But I have to write about the latest AdSense myth I spotted in a WebmasterWorld thread on the topic of AdSense Ghost Cookies.
The publisher, who was obviously banned a few times from using Google AdSense, said (I have to quote it):
I have heard that Google writes a “Ghost Cookies” to a person's pc when his Google AdSense account disabled, So he cant reopen a new account from this PC. Is this is right? Thanks
Seriously? Anyone with half a brain looking to scam this system would simply delete their cookies. If not that, then download a new browser or use a new computer.
Amazing how these theories get out there.
Yes, Google uses pretty detailed methods for preventing repeat AdSense abusers to register new accounts. No, they are not perfect but maybe cookies is one of dozens of methods to prevent this from happening.
So I doubt deleting your cookies or using a brand new PC would get you back into AdSense without having to do other things.
At least I got to post a picture of a cookie in this post.
Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.