Monday, July 20, 2009

Ad Nauseum...

So our Adsense account was shut down for some reason yesterday and it sucks.

Not just because we're so unclear as to why to account was closed but more so because we almost had enough money in that account to get our intern Chet the used PSP we promised him for his birthday. Sorry Chet.

According the the email we recieved from Google, our AdSense account posed a "Significant risk" to Google's AdWords advertisers. Whatever that means.

Here's the full email that we were sent:


While going through our records recently, we found that your AdSense
account has posed a significant risk to our AdWords advertisers. Since
keeping your account in our publisher network may financially damage our
advertisers in the future, we've decided to disable your account.

Please understand that we consider this a necessary step to protect the
interests of both our advertisers and our other AdSense publishers. We
realize the inconvenience this may cause you, and we thank you in advance
for your understanding and cooperation.

If you have any questions about your account or the actions we've taken,
please do not reply to this email. You can find more information by


The Google AdSense Team"

I'm really not sure what that means. I looked around the internets and I found that Google is famously ambiguous when explaining why accounts are closed unless some sort of "illegal click activity" happens, which would have been stated in my letter had that been the case.

In the few minutes I took to researched what the hell happened to the account I only found angry and frustrated people bitching and complaining about how Google screwed them.

So that's that. From now on, we're just gonna cut Google out of the equation and offer ad space to anyone directly. We're gonna reach out to local Baltimore businesses. Places that we actually like, and go to, places that know and love.

Places like Pizza City on Sherwood Road:

Stoko's on York Road:

And of course, Norma Jeans on Baltimore Street:

If you're in Baltimore and you're interested in having your business advertised on Fish And Spaghetti, hit us up at

Operators are standing by.


  1. Aww..I'm sorry that happened to you...

  2. it's all good, we'll be ok. wanna buy some ad space? we got it for cheap.

  3. Your blog is very nice check out mine at I hope you will join

  4. thanks yo, i'll check you out.

  5. Google AdSense is awful. I suggest trying,,,, etc when you get disabled by Google (I say WHEN you get disabled, not IF you get disabled - it's just a matter of time).

    Google AdSense has been a complete waste. Just as my site was starting to generate a few bucks on a daily basis, and it came time for me to setup my payee info they went and shut me down with the same "we found that your AdSense account has posed a significant risk to our AdWords advertisers." B.S. reason. Like everyone else that has found themselves "shafted" by Google, I played ball and appealed. Within 1 hour of my appeal submission, I got rejected with the very same B.S. answer - NO REASON, NO EXPLAINATION, NO DIDDLY SQUAT. I've reviewed, over and over, the Terms & Conditions as well as my site and I did not violate any TorC (yes, I even have a privacy policy on my site). At this point, I'm seriously considering legal action against Google and their AdSense program. It's obviously a complete SCAM!

    Google (as well as all publishers that use Google AdSense) can be guaranteed that I, nor any acquaintance of mine, will NEVER click on any ad offered up by GoogleAdSense on any web page ever again. Let's see how that "poses a significant risk to our AdWords advertisers".

  6. At the risk of full disclosure we did pose a risk to advertisers; they risked having their gaskets blown by our constant stream of awesomeness.

    Frankly, that's just not up everyone's alley.

    I say good riddance.

  7. We've been thrown out of way classier joints then this. I just feel bad for Chet.



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