This Article is About
google adwords
astronomical rates
fateful day
checking account
period of time
phone number
Banned From Adwords - What Can I Do?
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

That Fateful Day

I still remember the day like it was yesterday. I had received an email from google about my adwords account. I was pretty excited because my adwords campaigns weren't running. My ads weren't receiving any impressions. After increasing my bids to astronomical rates I decided to give google a call and see if they could tell me what was going on. They said they would look into it. Shortly there after I received an email from them.

Suspended = Banned Forever

The email said something to the effect of my adwords account had been suspended. I later learned that suspended is a pretty deceptive word. Banned is a more appropriate word than suspended. Suspended is usually associated with something temporary that will go away after a period of time. As I later found out I was banned for life.

The email instructed me not to contact google regarding this issue anymore. Their decision was final. I decided I didn't have anything to lose, so I gave them a call. I explained to the lady what was going on and she asked me if I wanted to "escalate" the issue. I guess "escalating" would be the equivalent of appealing the decision, they ask someone hire up to review the case. I said yes, and they looked into it. I received another email saying that they were standing by their decision.

I called them back a final time. I asked them what suspended meant. How long was the suspension for? The lady's reply chilled me to the bone: "It's permanent." I felt like someone had kicked me in the gut. I felt angry, sad, and disgusted all at once. After about a week of feeling sorry for myself I looked into what I could do.

Sneaking Back In

I did a couple of searches online. I found a website where a guy had been banned as well. He provided a guide on how to get back in with Google Adwords. This involved getting a different phone number, checking account and credit card, mailing address, gmail account, and using a proxy to access adwords. He said to login into your old accounts, change the password to something you would never remember by typing random characters on the keyboard, and then logging out.

It seems that if you log into your old google account that has been banned and then log into your new account Google will be able to associate the new one with the old one and they will ban your new adwords account as well. In order to get a new account you have to change everything that they could identify you by. Name isn't a big deal since lots of people have the same name, but everything else has to be changed.

Another solution was to get a close friend or relative to open up an account for you.

If you want to get back in on good terms without sneaking in then find out what you did wrong. Read through their terms and conditions, their webmaster guidelines, and then go back through all your campaigns and find out where you violated their rules. Once you find the violation(s) fix the problem and give them a call. Once you call be very polite and courteous. Explain to them that your account was suspended. You went over your campaigns and found where you violated their terms and conditions and you fixed the problem and that you were wondering if you could get your account reinstated.

If it was a small mistake that you did on accident or out of carelessness then you might get your account back. I've heard of people getting their accounts back. However, if you were blatantly disregarding their rules then I wouldn't be hopeful.

What I did

I ended up doing nothing. I figured if Google didn't want me playing on their playground I would find somewhere else to play. I decided to focus on article marketing and SEO something that I had been avoiding by using PPC. I loved the idea of direct linking because I wouldn't have to make a website or write a bunch of content.

However, now I'm realizing that making a website and writing content isn't that bad. It can be pretty enjoyable and fun. Also, I'm providing valuable content to people who are searching for it, instead of just trying to get by with the bare minimum. Although, I wish I wasn't banned from Google Adwords I think it was a good thing. It shifted my focus from trying to make money online by doing the minimum amount of work possible to making money by helping people find solutions to their problems.

Don't worry there is life after Google Adwords!

Street Talk

No comments present
You May Also Like
What is Google Adsense And Adwords?
Google Adwords is a Pay Per Click advertising program provided by the Google search engine which allows you to display your own Adwords ads which is relevant to your specific niche or product that you are promoting. You choose your own highly targeted low competition keywords and every time someone…
By: David18 in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Internet Marketing   Jun 17, 2012  
  Likes: 0

Sell product online
Are you looking to sell a product online? If you are then there are many aspects to selling a product online and we will go through some of those aspects in this article here. Selling Products Online – step 1- Research Your first task if you are going to start…
By: Anthony Muzonzini in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Ecommerce   Aug 30, 2011  
  Likes: 0

Sell online products
There is a lot for you to consider when you want to start selling items online. One of the many htings to do when first starting out is research. This is very important and I know its something that you probably have no idea how to do or want to…
  Likes: 0

A Good Proxy Site - Do You Need to Pay for It?
There are a number of way to connect to proxies on the Internet. Web based proxies, using the manual proxy settings on your browser, or by using proxy software. There are paid as well as free sites available on the Internet, but as with any product, and especially with stuff…
By: Rodders Gillam in  Computers and Technology   Nov 24, 2011  
  Likes: 0

Starting A Business - How To Get Customers To Buy
I have noticed when starting a business, online or off line, that the process of wooing a customer is similar. Business is all about the customer - keeping them happy so that they keep return and buying from you. First common thread - Demand Starting a business off line is…
By: StartBusiness in  Business  >  Small Business   Dec 19, 2011  
  Likes: 0

Just What Google Adwords Are Able to Do To Improve Site Visitors
Ppc have previously demonstrated and affirmed its leadership drive an automobile visitors. No matter the dimension and also nature of your organization, if you crave to be able to generate publicize as well as ad distance that can push quantities regarding website visitors to the web page, you probably should…
  Likes: 2

Why is Optimizition of Your Blogs Important?
Optimization of your blogs is very important to your website and online success. Many bloggers fail to understand the importance of search engine optimization. The purpose of blogging is to gain popurality and have more people from all over the world read your blog posts. Therefore, it is important that…
By: Viora Mayobo in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Internet Marketing   Aug 03, 2011  
  Likes: 0

Keyword Research Guide Using Google Adwords Tool
A guide to finding good key words and phrases. Choosing the appropriate keyword in your marketing promotions is an essential component of building and promoting your affiliate marketing business. One thing to realize when using the Google Adwords Tool your keyword research guide is that the results are a little…
  Likes: 10

Do You Have An Internet Marketing Plan?
Developing an internet marketing plan doesn't have to be hard. It's actually quite a simple task. If your goal is financial freedom then you most defiantly need an action plan. There are many ways to advertise your online business so before you can establish a plan of action. You must…
By: angie smith in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Internet Marketing   Dec 15, 2012  
  Likes: 3

Groupon Has A New Marketing Strategy, An IPO
The Groupon IPO is coming. I don't know about you, but I am getting really, really excited (sarcasm goes here).With the IPO of Groupon nearing, and the price point being set for their initial public offering, there has been a bunch of contraversory surround the not only the viability of…
By: Kyle in  Investing  >  Stocks   Oct 29, 2011  
  Likes: 7

Make Money From Home Internet Marketing
If you want to make money from home internet marketing is as good a solution as you can find. The only problem for most people is avoiding all of the false guru promoted schemes that claim to be able to make you a millionaire overnight. There simply are no such…
  Likes: 1

Make Money Blog Product Research Skills
Writing work from home by article writing to make money. Many skills are required to master article writing including niche research, keyword research, search engine optimization. Use riveting and descriptive titles using action words. Preview the contents of the article body in the introductory paragraph. Write the article with short…
By: chuck wells in  Writing and Speaking  >  Article Marketing   Feb 05, 2011  
  Likes: 0

Are You In Desperate Need Of PPC Help?
Are you bleeding money in your PPC campaign, or have you made a blunder and had your Google Adwords account cancelled altogether? You need some serious PPC help at this point, and jumping on the next pay per click "guru's" bandwagon isn't going to help. I've been in your shoes,…
By: Tony Penman in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Internet Marketing   Sep 29, 2011  
  Likes: 0

Facebook Marketing Secrets
Do you have a facebook acount, and do you do affiliate marketing? Would you like to know how to combine the both to generate a nice income and also drive traffic to your affilate offers? Facebook can generate a lot of traffic to a site, and with Facebook marketing secrets,…
By: Len Cecchetto in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Affiliate Revenue   May 19, 2011  
  Likes: 0

Sell books online
If you want to sell books online, then you are in the right place because in this article, I will take you through the process of getting your own book to sell online. Sell books online – step 1 – research If you are going to start selling something online,…
By: Anthony Muzonzini in  Internet and Businesses Online   Aug 22, 2011  
  Likes: 0

Article Views: 2500    Report this Article