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Google Hammers AdSense Arbitrage Sites

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On June 1st, low quality websites that have been set up for arbitrage will have their AdSense accounts shut down, as Google begins a big crackdown.

Google Hammers AdSense Arbitrage Sites
Google Hammers AdSense Arbitrage Sites

Arbitrage is a fancy word for “buy low, sell high.” It’s a term that usually appears in conjunction with stories about the commodities markets. Google has no desire to see its AdWords and AdSense products commoditized by enterprising people who buy a cheap ad that leads to a more valuable page stuffed with AdSense units.

Jennifer Slegg has posted her account of numerous AdSense publishers receiving a breakup letter from Google. The search advertising company will shut down AdSense accounts it has deemed offensive.

In some cases, arbitrage and so-called ‘made for AdSense’ sites have been licenses to print money. Some sites noted in Jennifer’s post have been bringing in $10,000 or more per month to their publishers.

“There doesn’t seem to be any appeal process, other than the usual one,” she wrote. “And I wouldn’t hold my breath that any of these accounts would be reinstated.”

Naturally, the move is not without controversy. “Google

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