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.