More AdSense Publisher Bans by Chris Trayhorn, Publisher of mThink Blue Book, February 9, 2012 Two recent cases of AdSense publisher bans highlight publisher discontent about Google’s mysterious methods for determining when to ban… The incidents sparked chatter about Google’s methods for banning sites without first issuing a warning, failing to communicate fully, and then — in these cases, at least — reinstating accounts when an Internet-famous person is involved, or when someone kicks up a stink with a government agency. The outcomes are often very different, online comments suggest, when a typical small publisher is involved. As developer Yuri Nazayov put it in a Google+ thread, “If someone is a reasonably famous old-school hacker and other people raise a bit of a sh-t-storm, then an actual human will step in. If it’s just some dude, he gets a form letter." Filed under: Revenue Tagged under: Adsense, Advertise, Fraud About the Author Chris Trayhorn, Publisher of mThink Blue Book Chris Trayhorn is the Chairman of the Performance Marketing Industry Blue Ribbon Panel and the CEO of mThink.com, a leading online and content marketing agency. He has founded four successful marketing companies in London and San Francisco in the last 15 years, and is currently the founder and publisher of Revenue+Performance magazine, the magazine of the performance marketing industry since 2002.