I got a notice from Google the other day that our Google Ads had been deactivated due to some sort of malicious activity. We’ve managed to make a few bucks from the ads, so I was a little concerned (and they hadn’t payed us yet.) It wasn’t a huge amount, but we were actually counting on this extra cash to cover some of our trip expenses.
They won’t tell us what we’re being blamed for – it’s supposedly all proprietary. As far as I know, we’re not doing anything malicious – unless logging on from a different location every day just blows their mind. So, I did the only thing I could possibly do. I filled out an online form to appeal their automated “decision.”
The next day, I got an automated response:
After thoroughly reviewing your account data and taking your feedback into consideration, we’ve re-confirmed that your account poses a significant risk to our advertisers. For this reason, we’re unable to reinstate your account. Thank you for your understanding.
They thoroughly reviewed our account? We’re a risk to Google? Their advertisers? They keep all the money we supposedly earned for putting their silly ads in front of our readers? We have no ability to do anything about it? Thanks for understanding?
You suck, Google.