As predicted Google has once again showed that their selection of posts in alleged violation is not so much about Google AdSense ad placement, it is exactly the same as before that they somehow have issues with Thai Ladyboys. As nothing on our page in question has changed in the content since the day it has been posted and we have won not once but two times already once they came to their senses, this has now become less of a war about content, and more about some people at Google who have their own personal issues.
Now we could go on and cite all we said before and point out the facts that the photos were taken on public streets in Thailand and not in some secluded room. We could go on and point out that none of the photos meet the requirements set forth to be in violation criteria that once again Google sent. Note that is the exact same form email as before. So as to not do that we will simply link back part 9 to earlier parts of this thread. What is new and we will mention now is some people at Google because of their repeated behavior have taken to insulting the Kingdom of Thailand by saying what you see in public violates Google’s AdSense policy. The thing that elevates this is the email is not signed by the person at Google who has an issue, it is signed The Google AdSense Team thus implicating Google itself.
Google’s email to us for this time;
This is a warning message to alert you that there is action required to bring your AdSense account into compliance with our AdSense program policies. We’ve provided additional details below, along with the actions to be taken on your part.
Affected website: preapism.com
Example page where violation occurred: http://preapism.com/2011/02/01/no-old-ladyboys/
Action required: Please make changes immediately to your site to follow AdSense program policies.
Current account status: Active
Why was this action taken against my account:
Google ads may not be placed on pages with adult or any kinds of non family-safe content. This includes, but is not limited to, pages with images or videos containing:
- Strategically covered nudity
- Sheer or see-through clothing
- Lewd or provocative poses
- Close-ups of breasts, buttocks, or crotches
Content of this nature is considered to be in violation of policy, even when placed inside articles which are innocuous. Please note that to fix this violation, you need not censor the content itself, but you should stop placing ad code on the page.
What resources do I have to keep my account safe:
- Program guidelines
- Using site: search to find violations
- Recommended solutions for policing your content with ads
- Short animated video & policy refreshers on this topic
How to resolve:
- If you received a notification in regard to page content, we request that you immediately remove Google ads from the violating pages. If you are unable to, or unsure of how to remove the ads from these pages, or would like to continue monetizing the page with Google ads, please modify or remove the violating content to meet our AdSense policies.
- If you received a notification in regards to the way ads are implemented on your site, please make the necessary changes to your implementation.
You do not need to contact us if you make changes. Please be aware that if additional violations are accrued, ad serving may be disabled to the website listed above. You should immediately take time to review your pages with Google ads to ensure that they comply with our policies.
Additionally, please be aware that the URL above is just an example and that the same violations may exist on other pages of this website or other sites that you own. To reduce the likelihood of future warnings from us, we suggest that you review all your sites for compliance. Here are some useful resources you might be interested in.
- AdSense policy FAQs
- Using site: search to find violations
- Recommended solutions for policing your content
- Content filtering
For more information regarding our policy warning notifications, visit our Help Center.
We thank you in advance for your cooperation.
The Google AdSense Team
Now we at Connecting the Dots have no problem at all making this all very public. We have taken a page from Ralph Nader’s game book when he published compromising photos of himself that General Motors was trying to blackmail him with. Ralph Nader was a consumer advocate pointing out the life threatening dangers of some car models that were being produced. Needless to say Mr. Nader did a proper job of embarrassing General Motors and they fixed the problem he pointed out.
So what we have here (as before) is some people clearly not seeing what is in front of them. Perhaps they have personal issues with the LGBT thing. So we would go so far as to say that this person(s) working for Google has at the minimum violated some internal Google Policies about sexual discrimination, and perhaps even some anti-discrimination laws in the United States. We will leave that to lawyers to figure out should it come to it. So with that said, we have no problem with a lawyer picking this up and running with it if they want to make a name for themselves, just let us know.
So as before we must go through the cycle of having out AdSense ads blocked a bit before we are given a means to reply back to them. So when that happens, part 12 of this series will be posted. So now we just sit and wait for the inevitable.
Part 1 Start of series