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Discussion in 'Google Adsense' started by snooze, Apr 29, 2012.

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  1. snooze

    snooze Active Member

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    A few months ago I saw this video. The Andrew was saying how much he makes with minisites through adsense.

    A few weeks after watching the video I went back to study his sites and notice all the adsense were gone. The only thing I can conclude is G suspend his account as a result of the video.
     
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    I would say you are right as it's part og their T&Cs not to disclose this publically.

    I had a warning from the big G this week in my adsense account that one of my sites had "comments spam" - so keep an eye on your WP comments settings to make sure you don't get your account blocked for not removing spammers!

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    thanks for reminding me why I don't 'bank' with google :cool:
     
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    90 adsense sites is likely to raise a red flag in Google I would have thought. Can anyone have 90 sites that provide useful content?
     
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    The interview with Andrew Hazen was really insightful, however I can't help feel that if he spent more time on developing the core coupons.info domain his business would be stronger. The network idea seems to be popular but must be a nightmare to manage and better results could surely be achieved via developing a strongly branded core site. The coupons.info domain has amazing potential but at current I can't help but think the design is lacking.

    Discountvouchers, myvouchercodes or vouchercodes really is the better way to go in terms of developing a sustainable mode.

    Anyways Andrew seems to be very successful so maybe his approach has merit.
     
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    It's possible to have so many domains in Google Adsense that it literally says there are too many to view when you click the 'Sites' option in the nav, and that's way more than 90.

    I think massive earnings + massive number of sites raises a red flag.
     
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    Too true. A lot of the big names that have got banned recently have had that combination
     
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    This is by no means a swipe at you or your statement, but I have heard this numerous times and I just can't understand what Google would have against this?

    If you have many sites making lots of money due to your many quality websites with quality content, whats the issue from Google's point of view? The fact they have to pay out?

    Their advertisers have got traffic/clicks based on these quality websites with quality content.
    The fact you have many of these websites should be immaterial, surely?
     
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    Maybe you have 89 high quality sites and 1 that is borderline.

    Probably just be that once that flag gets raised you get a manual review which then puts you at risk. Like putting a bullseye on ya back
     
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    I completely agree with your points, but Adsense has been a bit of an odd fish lately. I don't know whether they are being investigated or whether they're doing it off their own bat, but there seems to be a shake up in banning big accounts and reduction of earnings for others. Some of the people who've been banned and earn xxxx or xx,xxx per month have received emails stating they've been banned just because of the 'risk' of invalid clicks. As far as I know all these people have 200+ sites as well. It could easily be a coincidence, but it seems like it's more risky.
     
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    That's a very good point. Could drag your adsense quality score below a certain threshold or something.
     
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    I did read about some big coupons sites being hit. They could have been hit for a number of reasons including that they may not provide any useful or unique content.
    Since G will tell no one why they are banned, it's just speculation
     
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    One of the suspects was coupon sites that didnt actually offer any coupons. Google may have seen those as misleading users there for no other reason than to get clicks. But as you say will never know.
     
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    For a coupon site not to feature coupons is a missed opportunity, I'd had thought coupon affiliates would generate more money and help create a loyal site following.

    I've visited the site twice and was miffed, it could have been an excellent resource but leads nowhere and delivers nothing.
     
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    according to a poster "Troy" on the earlier linked site:

    "Great interview! I think the business plan is fascinating. As far as I can tell the business plan goes like this.

    1. Convince large numbers of people that your sites have lots of coupons.
    2. Actually have zero coupons on your sites.
    3. large numbers of people click on ads hoping to receive coupons they thought site would provide

    I don’t intend this comment to be negative or provocative, it is just what I am seeing. Am I correct?

    I just learned that one of the best ways to increase your CTR is to make sure that your site does not have what your visitor is looking for.

    The squeaky wheel gets the dough=)"

    Perhaps Google has caught onto this bad practice.
     
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