And I Thought Google and I were Friends…

Now that my blog is hitting the charts big time with a whopping 6,000+ unique visitors a month, I was curious to do a little Google Adsense experiment (I am in the ad-tech business, after all).

I followed Google’s steps meticulously, and that’s the email I received earlier today.

As mentioned in our welcome email, we conduct a second review of your AdSense application once AdSense code is placed on your site(s). As a result of this review, we have disapproved your account for the following


– Unacceptable site content

Really Sergey, Unacceptable site content? What, are my posts not humorous enough to your algorithms taste?

Of course, there is no customer service email, and the only option I have left is to dispute my case in front of an algorithm. Wow, I can’t wait to own a self-driven Google car that won’t allow me to go to places because its algorithm thinks they are unacceptable.

It’s the last time I am paying for your drinks.


I emailed a friend that works at Google, who forwarded it to the right department internally. Miracle! My site was quickly approved. Shame on Google that required Vitamin P to get things done.

Here are my Google ads in their full glory:

6 thoughts on “And I Thought Google and I were Friends…

  1. the reason you were rejected is not because of existing content. Google now has predictive analytics in use and it was the article you will be writing in 3 months that has objectionable content that is causing you the trouble. There is nothing you can do about it. As you can see the algorithm was right after all – you did already write this negative article about Google.


  2. next thing you'll know, some algorithm will decide to boost search results with content that was created by people in your network, but then decide that *your* content will not be boosted for *your* friends because *you* are unacceptable.

    anyway, No adsense for you, come back one beer!


  3. I love it when google disables our adsense account because someone posts a photo of a woman's foot in a sandle with a diamond bracelet.. and the reason is – fetish content. WTF? Good enough reason to disable a partner's entire advertising account, innit?


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