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No Google, No McDonald's, No Crying, No Problem?

Anyway. I still don’t use Google to search on the computer for anything. Not at ALL because of the whole AdSense thing. Seriously. But because I use Yahoo. My homepage is Yahoo. I used to write there and still have content at Y!CN - well, for now, anyway. Read here about that change. It’s my comfort zone.

But I wouldn’t search on the phone for anything, either. For a LONG time. G would say, “just GOOOOO...”.


“Grrrrrr,” he’d mutter.

Pffft. Not going to give them MY searches. Nope.

Finally I relented. Of course. You can’t own a darn smartphone and not acquiesce to the search feature that is Google.

I mean, you can .

I gave up McDonald’s for a whole year (so far) and that’s been easy. But...


That’s my point, though.

Is Google too BIG?

Too big to care about a few - hundreds or thousands or whatever - folks on any given day.

Too big to not do their job *AdSense* properly.

Too big to tell the truth when going about their “job”.

Too big to work on changing policies when it is so very obvious that the old ones aren’t working.

Too big.

Too BIG.

Given my experience with Google AdSense, I’d say, “YES”.

I’m small potatoes. Pennies. Change. Chump. Yup.

And the feeling I get is that I didn’t matter to them.

Oh, wah. WAH WAH WAH.

Yah. I know. Cry me a river.

I didn’t, you know?

I didn’t shed a single tear through the writing of all this here in 2014. I’m proud of that. Emotional as I am. I didn’t really get all that angry either. Oh I shared my irritation throughout. It’s easy to dip back into remembering all those feelings and frustration and confusion.


The bottom line here is that Google AdSense handled things wrong back in 2011 and they are still doing things wrong in 2014.


Unbelievable because it would appear - and I don’t have all the details, so forgive me for gathering the bits and pieces and putting two ‘n’ two together... would appear that Ashley ‘s* situation here is similar to my situation back in 2011.

If only in that:

He has/had a Google AdSense account.
He had a website that he used to put AdSense ads upon.
With rapid growth of the site, views grew.


AdSense sent that dreaded email.

What BLOWS MY MIND is that AdSense is still impossible to contact by HUMAN.

Because email/website/whatever has worked so well for them all this time.

(Please, dear GOD, note the sarcasm there.)

But maybe it has. Worked for them.

Ahhhh. Maybe that’s the point.

See? All sorts of assumptions abound. But really, Google AdSense. Speak up if you have something to say. Or stay quiet. Whatever.

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*Ashley - please note: this was written before ownership was transferred to MaeLou and elitecodex . I'll explain further about all that as I near the end of my sad Google AdSense story!


To Be Continued... ~~~~~~~~ The Real Google AdSense Scam - Hype or Truth? ~~~~~~~~ Go Back to the Beginning...

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bestwriter wrote on July 17, 2014, 7:16 AM

I thought you had moved on. And that's what we should all be doing. Its not just Google there are many situations where we are treated the way Google treated you but if we have to survive we have to move on.

SandraLynn wrote on July 17, 2014, 7:20 AM

I HAVE moved on, bestwriter - I have GOT to get the rest of this story out of me. I'm almost done :) I wrote it in one crazy swoop one day and broke it down into chunks that have now taken me more than a month to parcel out. ALMOST there. Though I now have to rewrite the ending. I can't not finish it, though. Ya see?

bestwriter wrote on July 17, 2014, 7:31 AM

Good you are almost there. There is a cut off time for everything in life and that is our survival. Excuse me if I sound like a consultant. But I am emoticon :grin: only to friends.

MisfitChick wrote on July 17, 2014, 12:53 PM

Yes, Google is far too big to care... They're right up there with Facebook and Twitter. :)

SandraLynn wrote on July 17, 2014, 5:01 PM

No worries, my friend. Had I not taken this long to bring it public... I looked it over today and I'm thinking to make it probably 3 more segments, since I will rewrite the end a bit, considering what has happened just in this last month, here and to me personally :) Thank you for looking out for my psychological state :) I'm fine, I promise :)

SandraLynn wrote on July 17, 2014, 5:02 PM

That's interesting, Abby - I hadn't heard it was bad, necessarily. More a comfort thing. But now you are a BING girl :)

SandraLynn wrote on July 17, 2014, 5:03 PM

Facebook for sure, lol. I hadn't heard that Twitter was doucheeeee. Hmmm. Eh, it happens. When I get big, I'll still be...well I'll still be me. Darnit. ;)

BarbRad wrote on July 29, 2014, 1:27 PM

I only have AdSense through my HubPages account. I've never tried to put their on my own sites. I prefer to use affiliate links on those sites to monetize them. It's a shame Google appears to be so picky about who gets to use their ads.

FreyaYuki wrote on August 16, 2014, 5:03 PM

It does seem like Google is too big. It isn't the only search engine though. There are many others aside from Yahoo! and Bing. Hopefully, those other search engines can also be successful so no one can try to monopolize the market.

FreyaYuki wrote on August 16, 2014, 5:06 PM

Interesting. Now I'm curious why one should not use Google search.