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My Google AdSense account has been disabled

For the past several years ever since I became an AdSense publisher in 2006, I have come across or read horror stories of those whose accounts have been disabled by Google for various reasons, ranging from “invalid clicks” to “risk for our advertisers”. I never thought that this would happen to me, because I felt confident that because I have always been in good standing with Google and have received payments from them for years, my account will never be at risk of being banned. Furthermore, I have never told anyone to click on my ads, or click on the ads myself in order to inflate my own earnings. This is simply because I don’t believe that one should kill the goose in order to get the golden eggs.

Today, however, whatever trust I had in Google is shattered, because to my utter horror and dismay, the dreaded “Your Google AdSense account has been disabled” message has come into my e-mail.


Effective SEO and marketing strategies for your website

For a website to be successful, it should have a good name and awareness amongst the online community. If you have not yet become established enough to have done this, then you should do your best to be featured highly on the list of search results for those keywords that most relate to the content of your site. Whilst you can include most of the keywords in the text of your actual site, sometimes you will need to include additional keywords to help potential visitors to your site to actually find you in search results. You can also promote your website on various other sites and web directories in order to increase your popularity and rank you higher in the internet search results.


Google opens office in Malaysia

I never thought this day would come, but it has. Google has officially announced their setting up of an office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. According to reports, Google will also tailor current products such as Google Maps, Google News and Google Translate for local markets.

Google Southeast Asia chief Julian Persaud said Malaysia has one of the “highest percentages of usage of Google’s Web browser, Chrome, in Asia Pacific” together with 17 million Internet users from a population of 27 million.

“The online environment in Malaysia is growing rapidly, with significant developments in both broadband Internet access and e-commerce activities,” he told reporters.

“We are pleased to establish our newest operations in Kuala Lumpur, where we can draw from the highest quality local talent to further help users find the information they’re looking for,” he added.

Is this a sign that Google AdSense will eventually have Bahasa Melayu language support? I sure hope it does. It will empower a significant number of blogs in Malaysia, most of which are by bloggers writing in Bahasa Melayu and a fast-growing niche. I am sure a lot of Malaysians are eagerly waiting for the day to arrive.

Hat-tip: Amanz


Google PageRank update for 2011

After a long period of nine months, Google PageRank (PR) finally updated today! I am quite pleased with the results of this update. In fact this blog of mine achieved a PageRank of 4, which is not too bad considering how little time I spent on the blog. PageRank is important as it is among the 200 signals that are been taking into consideration while displaying SERPs in the Google search engine.

Google PageRank is an indicator on the Google Toolbar which shows how “authoritative” a website is in Google’s view. Since a major update for the Google PR indicator takes place for only a few times a year, it is of no surprise why webmasters wait anxiously for every round of PR update. Last year, the most recent Google PageRank update took place in April 2010. Since then, there were minor Google PR updates but no real major update, which is very unlike the usual case.

61 Comments is for sale

I can hardly believe the news myself when I first knew about it but apparently has put themselves up for sale. For those who do not know what is, they are a well-known domain registrar and hosting company and aggressively promote their products through television and internet ads, something other domain registrars rarely do. The company is valued at USD $1 billion.

So who would buy My guess is as good as yours, but I would not be surprised if the big G buys it. In fact I cannot imagine any other buyer apart from them would show interest in a domain registrar like