Google Adsense banned us a few days ago again, as they’ve done many times before in lesser fashions. This time it was because of an article published more than 8-years ago, which had literally zero traffic, according to… well, according to Google.
Listen, dastardly bastards, if you’re motto is “do no evil,” then consider, you know, not being evil fucking bastards once in a while… I’m just saying this as a publisher. Kinda tone down the evil factor.
But since I’m already on the outs with you, dear Googleages, let me expand on it a bit.
You say “content is king,” but if that’s true, why do you reward the reprint spammers who steal content infinitely over actual content producers? Is it because you don’t even have a handle on your own system, or because you don’t care as long as the rampant aggregators bring you sufficient funds to keep the whole thing afloat?
I’m going to guess it has to do with money over content, value and overall benefit of the web. I’m guessing that because of, you know, your search results.
To be quite plain, let me just say this… Fuck you, Google. You’ve never afforded me the benefit of the doubt, and I know from first-hand accounts you do that for bigger publishers. I told you point-blank that you’re my primary (damn near ONLY) source of revenue, and it meant nothing. You don’t ban bigger publishers, nor smaller ones. I’m just in that sweet spot where you can’t bother to hesitate banning me.
I deleted NINE YEARS of archive stories to satisfy your sick, sadistic, fucked up appetite for free-market censorship, and even that wasn’t enough, apparently. In any other situation this would be a censorship outrage, but no, this is just normal business.
Do you really want me to shoot a letter of cooperation to the folks at Bing? I can. From what I can tell, they’re desperate for people like me (actual content producers with over a decade of consistent production history) to make partners with.
I’ve bent over backwards to accommodate your random, bullshit, assorted requests, and after ten years together this is how you treat me? Jesus Google, I’d think you’re my mom and I just came out as gay. I’m your forgotten child. Do you really want me to disclose how much money you’ve given me to date?
I’ve heard horror stories from three of my writers about Google Adsense in the past, but just assumed they were blowing it out of proportion. Nope, you guys are the very definition of sociopathic soul-fuckers. You make final decisions, stand by them, and to bloody-all hell with you and your entire business thereafter. You guys really are evil. The Wifi capturing on the Google cars? Truly sick and evil.
This may very well shut down the site entirely. Bad news, there’s nowhere you can complain to. They set it up that way very specifically, and you can’t avoid them, they’ve got a patent monopoly.
So Google, if you were a person, and I met you, I would punch you square in the mouth. Sounds sadistic, but I only feel that way because you’ve punched me in the balls five times now to date. “Do no evil”??? Yeah, that sounds as good as Fox News saying “fair and balanced” and Papa Johns saying “Better ingredients, better pizza.” It’s just various forms of the same steaming pile of shit.
If you’ve had similar experiences, please post in the comments below.