Google AdSense Ban on XahLee.org

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From 2005 June 4 to 27, i was briefly on Google's AdSense advertisement program. The following report from them gives a glimps of XahLee.org's traffic.

Saturday, June 4, 2005 - Monday, June 27, 2005 Download CSV file
Totals 47,552 405 0.9% $1.09 $52.06
Date Page impressions Clicks Page CTR Page eCPM [?] Your earnings
Tuesday, June 7, 2005 547 0 0.0% $0.00 $0.00
Wednesday, June 8, 2005 1,679 17 1.0% $1.03 $1.73
Thursday, June 9, 2005 2,273 31 1.4% $1.38 $3.14
Friday, June 10, 2005 2,635 29 1.1% $1.75 $4.60
Saturday, June 11, 2005 1,837 13 0.7% $1.52 $2.79
Sunday, June 12, 2005 2,427 12 0.5% $1.08 $2.63
Monday, June 13, 2005 2,859 29 1.0% $0.54 $1.55
Tuesday, June 14, 2005 2,798 22 0.8% $1.08 $3.01
Wednesday, June 15, 2005 3,107 16 0.5% $0.62 $1.94
Thursday, June 16, 2005 2,670 22 0.8% $1.11 $2.96
Friday, June 17, 2005 2,610 27 1.0% $1.44 $3.77
Saturday, June 18, 2005 1,985 25 1.3% $1.37 $2.72
Sunday, June 19, 2005 2,159 21 1.0% $1.14 $2.46
Monday, June 20, 2005 2,625 18 0.7% $0.59 $1.54
Tuesday, June 21, 2005 2,788 19 0.7% $0.91 $2.54
Wednesday, June 22, 2005 2,762 28 1.0% $1.26 $3.47
Thursday, June 23, 2005 2,486 19 0.8% $0.60 $1.50
Friday, June 24, 2005 2,466 26 1.1% $1.99 $4.90
Saturday, June 25, 2005 1,797 12 0.7% $1.12 $2.01
Sunday, June 26, 2005 2,239 12 0.5% $0.76 $1.71
Monday, June 27, 2005 803 7 0.9% $1.36 $1.09
Totals 47,552 405 0.9% $1.09 $52.06
Averages 2,264 19 $2.48

After my accout reached $50 and they are obligated to pay according to their policy, then apparently a human from Google took a routinely gander on my site, then kicked me off citing that my site having “racial” materials therefore violated their policy. Quote:

Our specialists have found that your account is not in compliance with these program policies. Specifically, AdSense policies prohibit content containing racial intolerance, or which advocates against any individual, group, or organization. As a result, we have permanently disabled your account.

Google has certain policies in place that we believe will help ensure the effectiveness of Google ads for our publishers as well as our advertisers. We believe strongly in freedom of expression and therefore offer broad access to content across the web without censoring results. At the same time, we reserve the right to exercise editorial discretion when it comes to the ads we display in our AdWords program and the sites on which we choose to display them in our AdSense program, as noted in our respective Terms and Conditions.

Thank you for your understanding.

I politely emailed back asking that it is reasonable to pay me the due $50 at least. They agreed. However, i was negligent with my personal finance, and never really checked, knew, or followed up, to know whether they actually paid me. (as far as i know, i don't think they ever did. But during those years i have postal mails piled for months, so i might have lost it. In any case, even if they paid, i never cashed.)

xahlee.org 20050622 snapshot
Screenshot of XahLee.org home page as of 2005-06, according to Source web.archive.org, accessed on 2009-08-21.

I'm guessing this George Bush “hatred” header warranted Google's ban, at least according to their policy interpreted in a conventional way. Might also be this article linked near the bottom of my home page at the time: Too Many People on Earth, among others.

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