Google AdSense is a Prude

The future financial success of this blog was dealt a significant blow recently when I received this e-mail from the people at Google AdSense:

“Thanks for your email. However, please be aware that because your site was found to be in violation of our program policies, it is no longer eligible for participation in the AdSense program. Should you choose to remove all of the adult content then you may submit the site for review by visiting: https://google.com/adsense/support/bin/request.py?contact=noncompliance .

Your account remains active, and you are welcome to place Google ads on other sites which comply with AdSense policies.”

I think it’s debatable if my site truly has “adult content” on it.  Sure I talk about porn and dirty words found in Urban Dictionary but it’s no worse than anything you’d see on FOX in primetime.

As noted above, Google says I can have my account activated if I remove all the adult content.  THAT’S NOT HAPPENING.  I will continue to give the people what they want.  I will continue to talk about tits and farts and people I want to punch in the face.  I’ll continue to write sexist columns and bitch about my fiancé even if it means sacrificing the two dollars a month I currently bring in with Google AdSense.

Although losing the ability to place Google ads hurts the chance of my blog becoming profitable in the future, I am not too worried about it.  There are plenty of other ways to make money online. Contrary to popular belief, Google does not control everything.

There are plenty of other advertisers out there. Do you know any? Because I could really use some cash.

6 comments for “Google AdSense is a Prude

  1. ThatAintKosher
    May 6, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Google AdSense wouldn’t come near my site. I got a similar email saying that they refused to have anything to do with me in the first place because of my “adult content.” You go to my site a lot; is it really that bad? I do drop the f-bomb a lot, but I’m from Brooklyn; that’s just our native language. You should tell AdSense to fuck themselves and see how they like that.
    .-= ThatAintKosher´s last blog ..It Turns Out I Do Have Feelings. Don’t Tell Anyone. =-.

  2. May 6, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Wow. That is surprising. Yeah your site isn’t bad at all. I’d say mine is much worse, when it comes to adult content.

  3. May 6, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    Years ago when I started out a family website I used Google Adsense and had problems with them. They go out of their way to look for problems, I’ve heard the same story over and over from a lot of webmasters, plus not many people click on their ads. Purely by accident, I found out that people will click on porn ads, so I started a softcore porn site. I get hundreds of clicks every day and a check in the mail each month. I use Black Label Ads and Juicy Ads, now they don’t pay anywhere close as to what a click on a Google Adsense ad pays, but they do generate tons of clicks which makes up the difference.
    Now, if you don’t want porn ads on your site, Black Label Ads also owns AdBrite which is non-porn but I’m not sure what their terms are.
    It’s important to write about whatever you like and not have Google dictate what you should or shouldn’t be writing about. If you have any questions, send me an e-mail.

  4. May 7, 2010 at 8:20 am

    Thanks for the info. I signed up for AdGenta after my account got suspended and I thought it sucked. I’ll have to check out AdBrite and see if that works better.

  5. May 10, 2010 at 2:53 am

    go to problogger.net and search for any articles on monertization or advertising. (is that a word?)

    there definitely are other options….I’ve gotta say though I really didn’t think your website was that bad, content wise? Doesn’t bode well for me :(

    I guess I better fly straight and stop saying poo poos and fiddle sticks in my posts from now on!
    .-= thelamest(dot)com´s last blog ..Urine Trouble: Hand Washing Epic Fail =-.

  6. May 29, 2010 at 11:54 am

    It would be nice if they enacted some sort of criteria for advertisers. I have to actively block the borderline fraudulent sites one at a time. It would be nice to be able to block anything with “gold” in the domain name :)

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