How I got paid $250 for reporting an Adsense Cheater!
Let me tell you a story about karma and how I made $250 by reporting an Adsense cheater!
It started when I came upon a web site where some kid was blatantly breaking the rules by asking his buddies to click on his Adsense ads.
This has got to be one of my biggest pet peeves! Why do people think they can break the rules at the expense of other peoples' AdWords budgets?
So I did what a lot of people do... I contacted Google!
I figured Google would shut this punk down immediately. Boy was I wrong!
Every time I went back to this kid's web site the message asking his friends to click the ads were still there! This went on for a few weeks and I really started to get ticked off at the lack of response on Google's part.
So I decided to take matters into my own hands.
I used this software I created called "Google Sponsor Lister" (You can get it at AdsenseSchool.com) to find every sponsor who was targeting this kid's niche.
I contacted each sponsor directly and told them there was a chance their ads were being displayed on a cheater's site. I figured if THEY complained to Google, something would happen!
Well I guess I was right! One of the sponsors emailed me back two days later and said:google_ad_channel = "7940249670, " + AB_cat_channel + AB_unit_channel; google_language = "en"; google_ad_region = 'test';