Will Google Adsense ban you for using Stumbleupon?

It is hard to believe that Stumbleupon can actually get AdSense account ban for invalid impression fraud!

Apparently, many bloggers that practised Stumbleupon experienced such a case with Google AdSense when they received an email telling them their account is banned. Why? It appears that, Google detects massive traffic source from stumbling would not have visitors clicking on the ads thus generates very low CTR, results in unintentionally making impression fraud.

Did anyone of you receive such email before? Perhaps it was caused by Stumbleupon that caused your accounts to get invalid ad impressions, since Google never tells you why you were banned anyway. I guess having too high CTR or too low CTR will be a problem to you.

I am new to the Stumbleupon function, thus I went to find a review of it before I tried stumbling. That’s when I came across a few articles reviewing about it with some horror Google stories behind. Creepy!


(Remember to use good blogging manners)

8 Responses to "Will Google Adsense ban you for using Stumbleupon?"

YeinJee said... August 13, 2008 at 4:11 PM

Show us facts and examples, don't just write without proofs.

ME, Myself and My Site said... August 13, 2008 at 4:25 PM

yeinjee: for more proves, please visit this site who received a letter from Google, based on this experience ...you judge whether he is right or not.


ME, Myself and My Site said... August 13, 2008 at 4:31 PM

he mentioned that he got a letter in here ...(http://www.pinoymoneytalk.com/2007/01/10/stumbleupon-and-adsense/)

YeinJee said... August 13, 2008 at 9:52 PM

Both article didn't mention that Google were actually banning or warning anyone for using Stumbleupon... it's merely speculations from the author.

First, Google have no problem with natural Stumbleupon traffic.

Second, Google will not ban sites for having low CTR.

Three, the key to get good traffic from Stumbleupon is good contents, nothing else.

ME, Myself and My Site said... August 14, 2008 at 1:00 AM

There is a link that direct to seonewsblog.com from the 1st link I’ve posted….
Quoted :
I know this sounds very hard to believe but it is a real fact and many webmasters that practice Stumbling had felt it. The worst thing about that is that most of them didn’t really realized what they were doing wrong as their visitors did not do any click frauds, and therefore there was no reason for their account to be banned. In reality Click Frauds are one of the many CPC frauds on the Internet.
(….he also mentioned …)
Also I strongly suggest that if you have very low CTR (lower than 1%) you should try to change/optimize your pages in order to show highly relative AdSense ads or lower the ad units so that you CTR can go higher.
I agree with your point three about good traffic equals good content, regardless stumbleupon or not. (but, he did explain about how Invalid Impressions Fraud works )

Please visit his site for further readings.


ME, Myself and My Site said... August 14, 2008 at 1:17 AM

terence chang gave a better insight in his article, compared to me.


YeinJee said... August 14, 2008 at 11:49 AM

Invalid Impressions Fraud is about Adwords, not Adsense. That dude had no clue what he was writing.

Problem these days are that so many 'making money online' blogs are written by people who don't know about making money online... that includes you my dear.

There are many wrong information that are misleading. Find the right resource and learn, don't waste your time on those gossipy money making 'experts'.

In fact, why do you want to write about making money online? Write about something that you are good at instead.

ME, Myself and My Site said... August 14, 2008 at 12:11 PM

YeinJee: thanks for the information

i am currently interested in finding out more about how to make money online and thus i blog about it.. if what I've found from the searches are misleading, comments are always welcome... "there is always room to learn"...correction can be done if there are other facts to prove.

thanks for dropping by ^_^

**i am searching now for other sources to learn how to make money online**

Have a great day ahead~~


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