I originally wrote this post back in 2013. It’s still very relevant today.
The Problem With Google Adsense
I’ve been getting feedback from people about notices like this that they’re getting from Google in relation to their Adsense accounts:
Google AdSense ad serving has been disabled to your site
Google are never specific in what is actually wrong with a site. They provide vague hints of things webmasters should look at and it’s left to the webmaster to figure out what rule they’ve broken. Google could be very helpful here in telling a webmaster what to do to get a site back in compliance with the Adsense Terms of Service, but they …
If you’re interested in making money online then at one stage or another you’ve joined an affiliate network or ten.
We tend to assume that that these institutions are above-board and act in a fair and reasonable fashion. But that’s not always the case.
Some are certainly above-board and honest in their dealings. Others, however, use umm…questionable…tactics in dealing with affiliates. Let’s look at some examples…
These guys are pretty honest as networks go. However, there are some “hidden” charges that you may no be aware of. We all know they take a percentage cut of any transaction (about 5%) that cuts into commissions. That’s expected. But they do impose …