• http://www.medicalentrytest.com/ waqar

    That was harsh man :) Google will confront it easily

  • http://www.youtube.com/trailsofdoom Trails of Doom

    Adsense is even more damaging to youtube content publishers. I run TrailsOfDoom a paintball youtube channel. I advertised for adsense for 3 years from 2009 through 2012. I invented a new way to film paintball and my channel blew up in February of 2012. I was invited into the “pre-roll” advertising back then and one of my videos was featured on a paintball companies facebook page, which went out to the 100,000 people who “liked” their page. So my video got thousands of views in under an hour. Since they were from all over the world, and the fact that my viewship on youtube was blowing up, I would assume it flagged my account, and in one month I finally hit the $100 threshold to get my first check. But, instead of a check, I got the “your adsense account has been flagged for possible invalid click activity”. I appealed and got the computer generated response a week later (at 4:30 in the morning EST). My channel has continued to grow (ad free now) and is getting ready to hit 10,000 subscribers, and I average 100,000 views a month now. With my average viewer watching around 5:00 of each video! Which is amazing retention for youtube.

    All for nothing, as I have never made a single dime from the hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars spent on camera gear, and editing…

    And it is a LIFETIME ban, and there is NOTHING you can do about it. As they lock your adsense account, and you can’t get rid of it. So I am in fact a youtube partner, with no ability to monetize my content… I have all the other “features” though on my youtube account.

    So when I think of Google now… I think of the evil they have done to me… As a youtuber with a big following in paintball, I never recommend others to get into the game, as Google always wins. And the little guy like me get screwed.