Yes, like thousands and thousands of other internet marketers out there, I was banned from Google Adwords… for life!
When I first got the cookie cutter, you have been banned email from Google, I was like WTF? I really couldn’t understand it. I mean, when I first got into affiliate marketing I used some shady tactics but I got my warning and stopped all that. Then out of the blue, I get banned. I wasn’t even running any ads except for a tutoring business.
So I did some digging. It seems that my old campaigns were just paused and not deleted. And apparently Google treats paused campaigns as active campaigns when seeing if they should ban you or not. Bummer.
After I was banned from Google, I looked at advertising with Yahoo and Bing. I found that I would get approximate 1/5 the traffic for roughly the same cost per click. So I would be doing the same amount of work and receiving 1/5 the traffic.
So I have two options now, switch to strictly organic traffic, or use another credit card and name.
Anyways, this was sort of just a rant on the mass algorithmic banning Google just did. I hope it didn’t affect any of you.