This is a letter I wrote to Google, asking them to reconsider their decision. Not because I was going to strike it rich by using this service, but because I don’t like to be “in trouble”.
My AdSense account was recently disabled. I filed an appeal, and the appeal was denied. I was told that my account “posed a significant risk” to advertisers. I simply do not understand how this can be. While my traffic has increased over the past few months, I have not solicited clicks nor have I ever purposely clicked on my own ads. I am horrified that I’ve been blackballed from a program that I have recommended to practically everyone I know. You’re talking to someone who never even got sent to the principal’s office in school – I can’t believe that I’m in trouble with Google. I respect your company so much, and felt really great that I was a part of the Blogger community and an AdSense user. I implore you – reinstate my AdSense account. I will only put one ad on my page and I will advise people who read my blog NOT to click on the ads. I’m not sure what caused this problem to begin with, but if you say there was invalid clicking I’m not inclined to argue. I don’t see what happens outside of my own home or office. I am very certain, however, that my blog is small potatoes, and that I am NO risk to advertisers. I am an aspiring writer who was just hoping to make a little bit of pocket change on this blog – just enough to offset the cost of my monthly iTunes purchases.
If you look harder at my account you will see that I am not a risk. If you would tell me exactly what kind of invalid activity you detected on my account I could work WITH you to correct it. Just cutting me off and writing me off is not the right way to go. I believe in what you’re doing and want to be a partner in all this. I thought I was a responsible account holder and am very upset that you don’t agree. I feel that my integrity has been called into question and I’m very upset by it.
I know you’re a great big company with more emails than you know what to do with. I know you’re all very busy and that I’m just one tiny person on the whole other side of the country and I don’t matter. I have always thought that Google was better than the other large corporations out there. I hope you prove me right, and all the naysayers wrong.
Thank you for taking the time to read this, and I hope you respond.