I was able to talk with Retz of Pinoy Big Blogger fame in the last Philippine BlogCon and he told me that he got banned from Adsense due to click fraud, or at least that’s what the Adsense Rep told him what happened.
In short, there was too much repetitive clicking happening on his ads. And that’s it — he lost his $1,200 to $1,400 monthly revenue from Google Adsense.
The unfortunate part was he never got an early warning. They just ban him immediately.
My theory was that some of his visitors got too click happy and it’s dependent on the niche you are into, showbiz being one of the most vulnerable to click happy visitors.
So, over-optimizing your ads could get you in to trouble, eh?
The next question would be — is there life after Adsense? :) We’ll talk about this on my next post. ;)