Thursday, August 04, 2005
I Fought the Law and the Law Won
Posted by Sam at 7:37 PM
Who would have thought that google, a multi-million dollar corporation, builder of brilliant web technology, and an all around nice company, is smarter than me? Clearly, I didn't.
Remember how jazzed up I was about the whole advertising on sambot thingy? Well, as you may or may not have noticed, there's a gaping hole in my design where there should be ads for "Sexy Girls and Sexy Guys," "Baking Supplies," and "Glenn Danzig Endorsing Viagra." I received an email from google last night, informing me that "invalid clicks have been generated on the Google ads on your site(s). We have therefore disabled your Google AdSense account."
Invalid clicks? Huh? Oh... you must mean all of the clicking of my own ads that I was doing. Yeah... I'm not really s'posed to do that, am I?
I'll be ok. Thanks for your concern. There are other ad services out there. Maybe I can re-apply to google? Maybe this is a sign that I should stop being such a whiny sell-out (what would my pretend punk rock girlfriend think about ads on sambot anyway?). It was no real loss though. I mean, that $11.40 would have been nice. In fact, I already had it spent in my mind. But, I'm not going to cry over it... not anymore, anyway. I will however, leave the gaping void in my sidebar there for a while. No, not because I'm lazy. But, to remind us all that crime doesn't pay or some other equally as lame cliche about cutting corners or hard work or blah bliggety blah blah blah...
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Oh... I feel compelled to tell my reading audience, that I truthfully did not spend that much time clicking on my own ads. I think however, that I unwillingly enlisted my housemate as a partner in crime. She's such a sweetheart that in her spare time she thought that she could make me some extra cash by clicking randomly on sambot's ads. Isn't she great? But, unknowingly, we were just dooming ourselves. How did google know?
Comment By Sam on August 04, 2005 8:29 PM
Google may log ip addresses. Or, they are psychic and use mindmeld.earth.google.com to know all, see all, rule....ALLLLLLLLLLLL!
I hear them...in my mind...laughing from their Ebony and Ivory towers...muahahahahahahahahaha. MuuAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHa.
We have naught to do but watch, as they live in harmony amongst themselves and...oh no, they've come for m...aaaiiiieeeeeeeeee!
Comment By Blackwatch on August 05, 2005 10:36 AM