Goodbye Google Adsense
A couple years ago (...I think...) for shits and giggles I set up a Google Adsense account.
I tried to make it as unobtrusive as possible and had the ads show up at the very bottom of the page. No side bars. Not popups about 'Hey, you have adblock on!' or the like.
In that time I have racked up about $10 bucks worth of ad revenue that I'm aware of. However, I never connected it to a wallet or whatever the hell the term is in Adsense, so I never cashed out.
This week I decided to delete the account, but according to the robots at Google my blog was deemed to be 'Scraped content'.
I'm not sure why, seeing as I wrote all of this, but some algorithm somewhere has determined it has all been scraped. Or some of it has. Who knows.
What is great about the whole situation is that I don't give a shit about any Adsense moving forward and want to delete my account. That is currently impossible to do as they have greyed out all options in my admin page.
So for now this is all in limbo. I've submitted feedback but I'm not holding my breath on this one.
The code for Adsense (and Google Analytics) has been removed from this blog and will never again darken my doorway.