I read the open letter that a so called ex-Google Employee divulged to the public accusing Google of banning hundreds of web publishers from its AdSense advertising system.
Some say it could be a disgruntled publisher that got banned. However, after reading the article, there were some points that I had to agree.
I won’t deny I got banned at first by clicking on the ads myself. However, my wife opened up one of her own and there was even no self-clicking that happened. This thing they call click-bombing wherein someone else, perhaps a competitor or just someone who wants to ruin the publisher for no reason at all starts clicking the ads on websites.
Naturally, AdSense will see it as an illegal move, hence the ban. That was what happened to my wife’s account and it seems that until this day, Google still has not done anything to solve this kind of problem.
Oh, and do not waste your time trying to email to appeal because they never reply back which holds true based on the expose that was shown to the public.
The accusations could be possible. But of course the accused will always deny. There are many AdSense publishers who are angry because of this expose. They just hope it ain’t true.
Have you read it? If not, read it here and let me know what you think.
Well, I said in some ways because I am not sure if other services of Google are not like the one I am currently having a problem with.
A week ago, I received an email that they auto-renewed the domain that I registered. I had totally forgotten about that domain because I barely used it. I was not even expecting that the default setting in their web console for managing the domain for auto renewal was set to true.
So anyway, I called up my credit card company and they said the only way to waive the transaction is to call up the merchant.
Then I started sifting through Google’s help pages only to find out there is no way to contact customer support.
I mean, what the hell?! They put up a Contact link only to be diverted to useless pages where you have to read and read and read on possible solutions but not even 1 link that redirects me to a form so I could voice my complaint and have them cancel the auto renewal transaction.
Well, guess I just have to live with it. To be on the safe side, I deleted my credit card information in my Google Wallet account. That way, I won’t be screwed up with their unbeknownst to me default settings. If I want to buy something, then I will add my credit card information and delete it right away after the transaction.
Google screws customers in some ways and can never be trusted
Nothing surprising here really. After the downfall of its bust operating system Vista, I knew it was just a matter of time till Apple catches up and overtakes Microsoft in stock worth. Ever since the iPod debuted, it has catapulted Apple upward and upward. When the iPhone and iTouch were released, it made Apple even more popular.
So it comes as no surprise that Microsoft’s dominance as the tech industry’s most valuable player has ended.
Just last month, Microsoft’s market cap exceeded Apple’s by about $25 billion, but now Apple is in the lead by nearly $3 billion.
Microsoft’s consumer products business is struggling to compete as Apple’s hot new items like iPad and iPhone capture the attention of customers. I agree that instead of trying to create its own audience and create new innovations, Microsoft has been playing catch-up in industries like mobile and media (Zune).