click_adsI 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.

Adding Google AdSense code into your Blogger account is fairly easy, although this wasn’t possible before when I was new to Blogger. The reason why I want to add Google AdSense code manually rather than using Blogger’s AdSense gadget is because of channels. Channels are pretty helpful is segregating page impressions of ads and this is not possible if you use Blogger’s built-in Adsense gadget. To manually add code (this is assuming you know how to generate AdSense code in your AdSense account), do the following …

1) Once in the blog of your choice, choose LAYOUT

2) Click ADD A GADGET

3) Choose HTML/JAVASCRIPT and click the + (plus) image

4) Paste your Google AdSense code

5) Click SAVE

That’s it! It took me quite a while till I thought about having to check if placing AdSense code in an HTML/Javascript gadget is now possible or still not. And now that it is, I’m very happy as I can keep track of my page impressions through channels.

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