Life After a Google Adsense Ban. Alternatives are not looking good.

Google Adsense Money LostIt’s not been long since I blogged about being banned from Google Adsense. After spending a couple of hours reading other blogs about this subject, it seems that the alternatives do not pay out anything close to Adsense. Google obviously hold the monopoly of this market and almost all of their revenue comes from their advertising platform.

Many people seem to come to the same conclusion about the alternatives. The highest paying alternatives return a fraction of the revenue that Adsense delivers. You would need to increase your traffic tenfold to make the same revenue.

Networks like InfoLinks sound great but all they do is clutter your website with links and drive your visitors away, all for very little in return. Adbrite in theory sounds good. You can pick and choose which banners appear on your site but the revenue is poor compared to Adsense. There are lots of other alternatives which I have also trialled, in my opinion, not one of them was worthy of banner space. This is simply because Google Adsense is so big and widely used that competitors, large and small, cannot and never will be able to compete with Google. If you have been banned from Adsense you will never be able to apply again. It’s a lifetime ban. Of course, there are ways around the ban.

This method of getting a new account is not guaranteed to work because Google knows more about you than you’re closest family members, for instance, your web surfing habits and patterns, your bookmarks if you use Chrome, websites you frequently visit and hundreds of other ways of spying on you. Google is god and it knows everything!

Even if you get a new account this will not stop competitors from clickbombing your adverts. This is a major problem for publishers. I have read numerous blogs about people being clickbombed by competitors and trolls. This almost always results in a ban for invalid clicks. It seems that Google has not attempted to filter out these style of attacks.

I have now gone down the affiliate route. You can actually earn more money with affiliate programs. It does require a little more work though. With Adsense you can just insert the code and sit back and watch the money pour in. With affiliate programs you need to keep the banners and links up to date and look out for special promotions to maximise your earning potential. In my opinion, it’s well worth the extra work involved. You can earn £10o’s for converting a single click into a signup or sale. You may not earn anything for days but then you convert a click into a sale and you have earned more with a single click than you ever could with Adsense. The potential is huge, especially if your your website theme and banners match, for example, if your site topic is about mobile phones then look for an affiliate which sells mobile phones, mobile contracts etc. These will convert very well as mobiles are not cheap and you will earn a percentage of the sale.

If you are struggling to generate revenue from ad networks (CPC/CPM) then it’s worth switching to affiliate ads.

I would love to hear your experiences and tips. Please feel free to comment, your comments help other people in the same situation. Don’t let Google rule your life because one day they will screw you over.

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  1. Written by jenna
    on 03/01/2013 at 10:57 am

    Thank you for this. I was also banned from Google Adsense for invalid clicks. I know that I did absolutely nothing wrong on my part, I was very careful so my only guess is that it was a competitor or a troll. My entire income depended on adsense (which at the time was quite a reasonable income) so when my account was banned, I got into deep financial trouble as I haven’t found anything that comes close to it, although many claim that they pay better.

    Knowing that I hadn’t done anything against the terms and conditions, and I did everything right, I think it is really unfair that Google banned my account based on something that someone else did (I am assuming) and until they figure out a way to filter out all the invalid clicks (other ad networks have no problem doing it) then I will strongly recommend that people don’t use google adsense based on the fact that you can become dependant on that income and then it can just dissappear without doing anything wrong or even without a decent explanation.

  2. Written by Holmes
    on 28/01/2013 at 1:42 pm

    A friend was banned but he stil uses his old sites

  3. Written by Adsinnpk
    on 28/02/2013 at 10:56 am

    My adsense account was banned in 2008. Now I tried again with docstoc. But I am not getting approved. I changed my IP, my address, and my Payee name but not getting approval. Google denied my application. Kindly help me what to do? By the way I am from Pakistan.

  4. Written by Jaspreet Makkar
    on 01/03/2013 at 1:17 pm

    That is an excellent piece of information. Thanks for this great article.

  5. Written by UhHa
    on 15/03/2013 at 6:25 pm

    Screw Adsense – had an account since 2003 clean and by the book – was up to $8000 + a month with our two main blogs. In March 2014 account disabled.

    So I said screw em!!!! We have a lot of traffic so I was on the phone making direct deals with merchants.

    One week later our income is at $10000 + a month and we are still in the slower season of the year.

    THEN we get an email from Bing Yahoo via inviting us into their CPC program! Installed their code and it’s earning an extra 1700 a month.

    So thank you Adsense!!! Now fuck off!

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