Will ‘Evidence’ Show Google Stole Money From Publishers?

By: Chris Crum - May 27, 2014

There are a lot of claims by AdSense publishers who say Google has not paid them what they’re owed. Recently, a person claiming to be an ex-Google employee described (at length) a plot by the company to keep from having to pay publishers, and shutting down their accounts ahead of payment dates. Since then, a lot of people have said this happened to them, and a class action suit has been launched against the company.

Media coverage has been highly skeptical of the allegations, which Google has dismissed as “complete fiction,” but the suit remains, and the “leaker” claims to have plenty of evidence of the company’s guilt.

Are you buying this whole thing? Do you believe Google executed a plot to swindle AdSense publishers out of owed money? Share your thoughts in the comments.

Last month, the leaker posted the allegations to Pastebin. It’s a fairly long and detailed story, but it claims that many Google employees (including the leaker) were involved in the plot, following “direct orders of management,” and that it spanned many years.

“No one on the outside knows it, if they did, the FBI and possibly IRS would immediately launch an investigation, because what they are doing is so inherently illegal and they are flying completely under the radar,” the leaker wrote.

Since the leak, the FairSearch Coalition, a group made of Google competitors, which consistently seeks to have Google investigated and regulated over various aspects of its business, has indeed called for a criminal investigation into the matter.

“Google often tries to reinforce its image and reputation as a tech innovator rather than an advertising-funded corporation driven by profits,” the coalition said in a statement. “But These recent allegations are another sign that Google’s thirst for profits comes at the expense of meeting its legal obligations and commitments to business partners it says benefit from its own dominance. In the past few years, the company settled for $500 million with the Department of Justice for assisting in the illegal sale of prescription drugs online, and several state Attorneys General have voiced concern over Google’s revenue from ads placed with YouTube videos that depict or promote illegal and other activities harmful to consumers and even children.”

“Trust, but verify is an old maxim that applies to Google’s business too,” it added. “The time may be near for another investigation into Google’s business practices. The outcome could very well be potential criminal and civil charges against the company, especially if top executives were aware of the practice, as they were in the illegal pharmaceutical ad sales.”

Last week, a class action suit was launched against the company, but interestingly enough doesn’t rely on the leak that brought this whole thing to alleged light. The suit was filed by consumer rights law firm Hagens Berman, which had recently filed another suit against the company related to phone pricing. It claims that Google “unlawfully denies payments to thousands of website owners and operators who place ads on their sites sold through Google AdWords.”

The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, and alleges that the company “abruptly cancels website owners’ AdSense accounts often without explanation shortly before payments are due, and refuses to pay for the ads that ran prior to the cancelation.”

“This wrongful practice has sparked numerous bitter complaints from website owners across the Web, with some reporting losses reaching thousands of dollars a pop,” said Steve Berman, one of Hagens Berman’s founding partners. “What we believe to be true from our research is that Google’s practice is likely hurting thousands of website owners and operators who feel they have no way to fight [a] giant company like Google.”

After the initial leak came out on Pastebin, there were indeed numerous individuals commenting around the web that it sounded suspiciously like what had happened to them, sometimes matching time periods mentioned in the story. You can read some of them in the comments section of our own article about the document. Whether or not any of these claims have merit will apparently be up to the court to decide.

The suit claims that contracts and terms of service Google requires publishers to sign are “unconscionably one-sided, giving Google free reign to embark on what the suit claims are actions devoid of good faith or fair dealing.”

“We have heard from Web publishers who tell us the same thing: Google cuts them off right before a payment is due, and stonewalls them when they object,” said Berman. “Google’s company motto is ‘Don’t be evil.’ Knowing what we know, I think they have a lot of work to do to be true to that goal.”

Free Range Content, which operates Repost.us, is the named plaintiff. It claims to have noticed a spike in AdSense earnings in February, and then at the end of the month, Google allegedly issued a report stating that its estimated earnings for the covered period were over $40,000, which it admits seemed “far too high”. Then, in early March, it says, two days before a scheduled call with an AdSense representative, Free Range Content was informed that Google had disabled its AdSense account.

The suit is seeking damages for All U.S. AdSense publishers whose account was disabled or terminated, and whose last AdSense program payment was withheld permanently by Google.

But the plot thickens. As some have pointed out, Berman has represented Microsoft in the past, and wonder if the company is behind this whole thing. Microsoft, keep in mind, is a major part of the FairSearch Coalition.

Perhaps the most interesting part about this whole thing is that the class action suit supposedly does not depend on anything from the leaker, yet the leaker claims to have plenty of evidence against Google, which they said they would release in the event of a suit.

After the leaker’s initial post, they wrote a second one countering Google’s denial and issues pointed out in the press making it look illegitimate.

After the first post, for example, Google said color coding and “extreme quality control” programs described in the leak don’t exist. Google’s Matt Cutts, who isn’t part of the AdSense team, talked about the leak on Hacker News, citing “wrong terminology,” “untrue policies,” and “the lack of specific names of people”.

TechCrunch called the leak “fishy” because the leaker “didn’t use language consistent with Google’s internal lexicon,” and that the leak “purported that ‘invalid clicks’ were used by AdSense publishers’ competitors to get their accounts cancelled for fraud, but Google has sophisticated algorithms to detect this kind of attack.”

“Functionally, Google is believed to refund advertisers if it doesn’t end up paying their money out to a publisher, so it couldn’t earn money by the supposed scam laid out in the class action suit,” wrote TechCrunch’s Josh Constine. “And killing off publishers with high lifetime values to Google just so it could get a one-month boost in its revenue is an unsustainable and thereby unwise strategy.”

In the second post, the leaker wrote this in response to “certain misconceptions and confusions”:

Firstly, many have asked why I did not approach the leak in a more official capacity and bring my information to the attention of law enforcement. I want to make myself perfectly clear, my employment documents (such as the NDA’s and non-competes) have very strict wording when it comes to releasing internal information in regards to processes and privy information. Google is not just some little company with little means of repercussion. They have gone after other internal leakers and were successful in damaging and ruining their lives on multiple levels. I do not want to be the next one.

I honestly believe very little would have been done if I had brought the information solely to law enforcement, even on the federal level. Google would have simply lawyered up and made it go away (which they have done before). I felt it was better to release the information to the public and let the publishers who suffered the thefts bring forth a civil case against Google. I think a civil action against Google will carry more weight to it, and have a much stronger outcome to the public than a federal case would. The second reason would be that my identity would be front and center if I had approached law enforcement, and if Google were to have squash it immediately I would not have been able to anonymously release the information to the public as a backup plan. The third reason is fear. I do not want to be in the direct identifiable crosshairs of Google’s legal department. I have taken very extreme measures to cover my tracks and identity. I know what they can do, and I know which services and servers do what. I have made sure everything leads to dead ends and that tracking will be virtually impossible. I wasn’t hired by Google for my body. I know, right now, there is a team inside Google working very hard to track me down. They will scour every service and product they have access to in an attempt to find me. But they might as well quit right now, I am an insider and know the inner workings. I know the how’s, the why’s, and who’s. It will be quite futile on their part, but I will still exercise extreme caution.

In regards to my wording of the leaked information. I had planned and carefully thought out every word and every way I had said it. Everything was planned. The timing. The wording. Everything. It is not by accident, nor are there any accidental omissions. Of course I was not going to use terms only employees and former employees would know to explain everything. That would be simply foolish. I kept it informative and only mentioned a few select terms so that Google themselves would know I was who I said I was, because only an employee would have known. So everyone must know that I wrote it for the public, not for Google employees.

Lastly, and more importantly, there has been lots of talk about my information not stating any names and that I did not provide any hard proof. Many individuals have brushed off my information as a falsehood solely due to that and claim that I have nothing substantial. I want you to go a reread my previous information release. Where did I exactly say I did not have proof or hard evidence?

As to that point about evidence, the leaker claims to have documents, files, lists, and names.

“I have all of it. Like I said from the beginning, I have carefully waited and carefully planned everything out,” the leaker wrote. “I do everything with reason and purpose. I have to be exceptionally careful in every way. So you ask why haven’t I released it? The answer, if I release everything I have now, it will give Google too many possible avenues to discover my identity. Also doing thing such as publicly naming people and giving Google a pre-emptive look at what I have will only make them prepare for the class action lawsuit that will hit them. They won’t be caught off guard and they will have time to come up with excuses and explanations in attempts to rid themselves of this issue. I do not want that to happen. I want the people to win. I want those who had money they earned, that was stolen from them, to get the right to fight for it on equal grounding. That is why I have chosen to only release it to the legal representatives of the class action lawsuit against Google in regards to AdSense. If those representative decide to release it, then it is up to them, but right now as it stands, I will not. I will carefully monitor the situation and wait to see how it forms and pick the right timing for the release of the evidence to the legal representatives. If several months go by and no class action lawsuit manifests, then I will have to selectively release a few key pieces of evidence to the public at large.”

But a suit has indeed been filed. We’ll see if the “evidence” surfaces. According to the leaker it’s “extensive and quite detailed”.

AdSense is said to account for roughly a third of Google’s revenue.

There are a lot of questions about these allegations and the lawsuit. Did this actually happen? If so, is it still happening (the leaker suggested that it might be)? If the allegations are bogus, as many believe them to be, do they just come from a disgruntled publisher (one of apparently many) with a lot of time on his/her hands? Is Microsoft and/or FairSearch somehow involved? Will we ever learn the truth? Discuss.

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  • Anon

    I think it’s very disingenuous to mention Microsoft in this, regardless of their involvement this allegation suggest massive fraud perpetrated by Google, and it doesn’t matter which other companies are supportive of this case.

    I don’t care if Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter or any other major net corporation is encouraging this case, if Google has not acted criminally then they have no reason to be concerned.

    Personally, I have seen far too much evidence to suggest that is a valid case, and it would actually be bizarre if a greedy corp like Google WASN’T fleecing people of their earned income through the program.

    Corporations are ruthless, profit-driven machines, they have no morals and no ethics. It should automatically be assumed that Google is acting with this ruthless criminality unless it can be proven that it ISN’T. That’s the only way to deal with mega corps these day. Trust none of them, suspect everything, make them prove that they are not just like every other evil corp on this planet.

    • DIESEL

      Uhm, we have this thing in America, “innocent until proven guilty”. Perhaps you’ve heard of it?

      Also, for the record, your (obvious) bitterness aside (perhaps you have had some previous issues with Google which would be why you are so bitter), corporations are a business structure, and cannot be “evil”, as a business structure lacks the capacity for such a thing as deliberate maliciousness.

      That said, not all businesses or business structures go out and allegedly commit acts of fraud.

  • Steve Gardner

    if guilty, they should be penalized like they penalize websites for a few crappy links. Make them shut down for a month and see how fast they move in court to get it reversed, unlike us webbies that they have destroyed and we have NO recourse. Bastards they are!

  • http://www.historycentral.com Marc Schulman

    I do not believe its a plot but I think they are free with other people money. Two years ago they cancelled our Ad Sense account at a time they owed us at least $3,000 they claimed despite us being around on line since 1995 that we were engaging in click Fraud, something that was patently false. Since we have been around for a while we managed to reach out to a high ranking Google exec who had our account reviewed manually and immediately reinstated with apologies- However the $3,000 that was never credited to us. Was I going to fight Google?

  • http://azblog.me/ AzMandius

    Looks like the mighty google-shmoogle got into trouble after all. That ain’t taht bad though, they should taste thier own food one day.

  • https://www.facebook.com/robert.brady.TexasSoundGuy Robert Brady

    That’s funny! I just tried to login to my Adsense acct – no can do.

    “An error happened while fetching the data.” (I smell something rotten)

  • http://www.2bubbleblog.com 2BubbleBlog

    Interesting about Repost.us because I had a spike in February too and next payment, I had roughly 10% cut off from my earning without any explanation. The only thing is I didn’t complain knowing that they won’t answer nor give any details anyway… Don’t be evil, really?

  • Xangis

    Plausible, but good luck ever getting any evidence. More worthy of investigation is using the guise of going against “link selling” to destroy other advertising competitors. Adsense is just the selling of links. Shouldn’t every company that uses it be penalized?

  • Walt Landers

    We trusted “that company” with our internet advertising, and our ‘adwords’ bill kept going up each month with meager to non existent in store sales results. Calling their customer service got us a surly young voice, concluding that lack of results was our fault. I changed to another company for less than half the price, and suddenly our phone and email were bustling again….there IS something rotten in g-land.

  • http://vizfact.com/ VizFact

    Oh my skank. This is very not surprising, exciting, and interesting. Of coarse they are dirty and with the help of that “Whistleblower” (Leaker doesn’t sound right), if legitimate, a lot of people may be receiving their rightfully owed funds. http://vizfact.net/

  • https://restore.solutions/ Numus Software

    This happened to us.. we are Genuine and are 100% backing the suit.. guys.. how the *** do you have an opinion if you are not a victim of this fraud. £6300 GBP was owed, our account was stopped.. they reviewed it a month later and re-instated it.. we are sure that the clicks were never re-reimbursed.. and hey on another note Google are knowingly allowing negative SEO to take place.. did you know to knowingly allow your goods or services to be used to a financial detrimental effect to a USA based company from out side the USA is covered by the anti-terrorism laws..

    We have extensive posts on this too..

    “Google trawls the web and indexes it for profit.. it is not the web”

    .. not our quote.. cant think who said it.. and respect to who ever it was.. times are changing.. maybe that’s why Google purchased Boston Dynamics.. among other companies.. the writing is on the wall…. diversify or die.. maybe we should just get into hedge funds and short the human race.. MAN WAKE UP

    :) Never Give Up

  • ned

    I have read many forums where website owners complain of Google Adsense just pulling the rug out from under them. Costing them houses and incomes. I think that Google is almost criminal. They try to be “take overs” and bully everyone. If you notice, it is almost impossible to reach them by phone. They are striving for their place in the “New World Order” and they will only get worse.The Government is going to take over the internet soon anyway so enjoy while you can. It has been a waste of time to get Google to index a small guys site. They can have it all.

  • emperornasigoring

    There may be a lot of website,or ex website operators like myself who have abandoned their Adsense accounts for one reason or another leaving a small amount of earned credit in the account, in my case around 45 dollars. Google only pays out amounts over 100 dollars. Of course i read the terms and therefore have no real complaint. I do though, think there is a moral obligation for any company holding credit by way of earnings should pay the amount however small.

  • Charlotte

    Google did the same to me 2mos ago and they shut down my account and then kept money That I made they closed my account down before I even got a payment they still owe me for the 100 thresh hold and the 86 dollars that I made Over The Thresh Hold.

  • http://smathisenterprise.wix.com/stanleymathis Stanley Mathis

    http://477619.spreadshirt.com/shop/designs Not only is Google ripping its AdSense partners off, but the search engines are all stealing from the average web content developer, as well, by REDIRCTING SOME POPULAR WEBSITES TRAFFIC to their paying customers like LogoSoftwear.Com, Zazzle Inc., Cafepress, ArtPal, Zimbio, and now, Dallas Art On Canvas, all are companies I have DELETED my subscription to. Google and Bing, I have noticed, are preserving CACHED PAGES of our “META TAGS” for contacting our ex business partners for the purpose of ripping us poor folks off. With Google’s eyes in the sky, I believe they are actually planning to “TRACK, and kill people. Things discussed in places. I don’t trust any of the heads of these companies. Because I haven’t earned $300.00 in over 26 years in this racist nation, and a racist belief of blacks in the Bible, they’re stealing everything from me. The search engines are all stealing from web the average web content developer, as well, by REDIRCTING POPULAR WEBSITES TRAFFIC to their paying customers like Zazzle Inc., Cafepress, ArtPal, Zimbio, and now, Dallas Art On Canvas, all companies I have DELETED my subscriptions. Google and Bing, I believe, preserving CACHED PAGES of our “META TAGS” for contacting our ex partners to offer deals that rips us poor folks off for our prospects. With Google’s eyes in the sky, watching us they view as enemies, I believe they are actually planning to “TRACK, and kill people. I hear things discussed in secret places. I don’t trust any of the heads of these companies. Presuming I am very ignorant, and blind, as they did in the mental institution I was railroaded into, in 2004, some racist Jews, Germans, and Irish folks have claimed, and are coveting my estate.

  • Jorge

    “Google stole money” assumes the money was in the publishers’ hands to begin with. That is inflammatory. However, there is plenty of anecdotal evidence to conclude that Google “cheated”, “swindled”, or “short-changed” its publishers.

    Power corrupts: Google power corrupts Googlelutely.

  • truthsayer2us

    It’s long past time for a comprehensive GRAND JURY INVESTIGATION
    of GOOGLE Corporation’s varied malfeasance, corruption
    and racketeering —
    including seemingly warped profiteering via deliberate collusion
    w/ shady WebSpam (scraped names/phone#, random-aggregator
    keyword-stuffed crap) and fraudulent Spam-Junk SNIPPETS.
    note:
    Some of these obscene WebSpam sites apparently
    serve as ‘honeypots’ for (wannabe) espionage, blackmail etc.
    by NSA-Mossad clandestine Ops. & ‘moneypots’ for Kabbalah Cabal’
    organized-crime syndicates — also associated sleazoids, corrupt
    predators, fraudsters & scamsters !
    ==========================

  • Potlocker

    They got me for over $7000 in December

  • Louis kearney

    We have Google ads on over 100 websites. We banked the first cheque Google sent us and was returned as unpaid by our Bank. Since then we have never again received any payments. Who can fight Google? How? There is no email address where one can contact them to enquire about such matters. So yes, they basically steal the money they promised to pay-but they did receive the money from the advertisers.

  • http://www.e-wali.com/ Ahmad Wali

    I agree.. It happened with me! Google often shuts down or disable your Adsense account forever without disclosing the exact reason ahead of payment date. They will never listen to you once you are banned or disabled! I agree..

  • mikesingermusic

    We have provided the ULTIMATE and ABSOLUTE PROOF that Google has deliberately STOLEN people’s money for their own profit. We have PROVEN it. We took Google to court in Miami, Florida. They hide behind the law in California, so people cannot sue them in their home State. The PROOF is at: http:www.GoogleDeception.com

  • Paul Crowley

    Understand that nothing here would be of any interest to law enforcement – this is a civil matter, not criminal.No amount of shady dealing would surprise me in the advertising business. If a business realizes they control both ends of the pipeline, as Google does, then whatever they say the numbers are, those are the numbers. If they declare “fraud” at the end of the month there is little the ad publisher can do except take their marbles and go elsewhere – except there really isn’t anywhere else to go, now is there?Finally, for those relying on Google ad payments, you have to understand in a business relationship that is unauditable there will be problems and complaints that there simply is no reasonable solution for. Google can tell you whatever they want and there is no way to verify it. And if you are dependent on Google ad payments, you have built a business on a sand dune that can shift with the wind.

  • Anonymous

    Google doesn’t need to operate in the way it alledgedly operates in order to make huge piles of cash and frankly, it’s not suprise when many claiments suddenly come forward as they all collectively reason that they can get a slice of the legal pie.

    Evidence is king, Show us the evidence, not your stories.

  • mylogoisgreat

    I have had similar issues with Google adsense.
    My account was 1 year old and I had to spend first 7-8 months to accumulate my first $500 from adsense. And after requesting a cash out they kept it in queue, reviewed, issues to my address in Bangladesh, all these took another 2.5 months.
    When I deposited the check in bank they had to clear it, thus kept me waiting for another 20-22 days, finally I received a call from my bank saying my check bounced back.

    Yes, it did bounce back and I found my adsense account suspended.
    During the 3+ months that I spent waiting for my first payment, my publisher account accumulated another $400 before getting suspended.

    Its just irritating that they showed ads on the sites 1 long year and at the time of payment they found issues with our content (breaking their TOS).
    Google just received some free ad impressions!

    (well, now I am commenting here using my free gmail account.
    ok..thanks Google for all free services but i have some bitter feelings too)

    – SAN
    http://shareyt.com

  • Ohio-Boy

    We let Google become too big for it’s britches and now there’s gonna be a stand off.
    My question is, where is Anonymous when you need them, those guys could make Google suffer anytime they wanted to, I sure wish Anonymous would take a glance at Matt Cutt’s and give him a spoon full of reality, don’t act like he’s innocent in all this.
    He’s helped big corporations like Martha Stewart climb up the ranks on TOTALLY non related searches for $$$ cash in his pocket while destroying mom and pop shops that deserve the ranks.
    Keep it up Cutt’s, keep it up.

  • sano

    Google is scamming publishers. google suspended my publishing account when it was time for them to pay and they never pay me. i will rather use kingkatomaster publishing program because they don’t scam or cheat on their publishers like google.

  • MSFT.pk

    PRESS RELEASE

    May 20, 2014, 7:59 p.m. EDT

    Hagens Berman Announces Class-action Lawsuit against Google for Allegedly Denying Payments to Google AdSense Users

    SEATTLE, May 20, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Hagens Berman, a consumer rights law firm, today filed a national class-action lawsuit against Google GOOG +0.01% , claiming the company unlawfully denies payments to thousands of website owners and operators who place ads on their sites sold through Google AdWords.

    The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, alleges that Google abruptly cancels website owners’ AdSense accounts often without explanation shortly before payments are due, and refuses to pay for the ads that ran prior to the cancelation.

    “This wrongful practice has sparked numerous bitter complaints from website owners across the Web, with some reporting losses reaching thousands of dollars a pop,” said Steve Berman, attorney representing consumers and founding partner of Hagens Berman. “What we believe to be true from our research is that Google’s practice is likely hurting thousands of website owners and operators who feel they have no way to fight a giant company like Google.”

    According to the suit, Google’s popular AdSense program translates annually to billions of dollars payable to website operators that host its ads via AdSense. Google’s AdSense advertising program induces website operators to host space for ads on their websites. Each time a visitor to the website interacts with the ad, the ad publisher who hosts the ad earns payment.

    The complaint claims that the contracts and terms of service Google requires web publishers to sign are unconscionably one-sided, giving Google free reign to embark on what the suit claims are actions devoid of good faith or fair dealing.

    “We have heard from Web publishers who tell us the same thing: Google cuts them off right before a payment is due, and stonewalls them when they object,” Berman said. “Google’s company motto is ‘Don’t be evil.’ Knowing what we know, I think they have a lot of work to do to be true to that goal.”

    The complaint states, “Given Google’s contractual terms purportedly permitting it to withhold payment to publishers with disabled accounts, and in light of the experience of the plaintiff in seeing this policy actually effected, the total of earned funds that Google has refused to pay its AdSense publishers could be enormous.”

    The lawsuit claims Google is in violation of contracts with users and in violation of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, unjust enrichment, and violation of the California Unfair Competition Law.

    The named plaintiff, Free Range Content, Inc., is a California corporation that owns and operates Repost.us. Free Range Content first noticed a spike in AdSense earnings in Feb. 2014. At the end of Feb. 2014, Google issued a report stating that the plaintiff’s estimated earnings for the covered period were over $40,000 – a number that seemed far too high. Then on March 4, 2014—two days before a scheduled March 6, 2014 call with an AdSense representative was slated to occur—the plaintiff received word from the AdSense program that Google had disabled its account.

    The lawsuit seeks damages for all U.S. Google AdSense publishers whose AdSense account was disabled or terminated, and whose last AdSense program payment was withheld permanently by Google.

    Concerned consumers are encouraged to contact a Hagens Berman attorney by emailing GoogleAdSense@hbsslaw.com or calling (206) 623-7292.

    Additional information about the investigation is available athttp://www.hbsslaw.com/cases-and-investigations/cases/Google-AdSense .

    About Hagens Berman

    Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP is a consumer-rights class-action law firm with offices in nine cities. The firm has been named to the National Law Journal’s Plaintiffs’ Hot List seven times. More about the law firm and its successes can be found atwww.hbsslaw.com . The firm’s class-action law blog is located atwww.classactionlawtoday.com .

    SOURCE: Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP

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    • http://azblog.me/ AzMandius

      This article is all over internet, why post it all here as a comment, a link would suffice :)

  • MSFT.pk

    I am also a victim of Google Inc. Google withhold my USD50000+ (Fifty Thousand USD) with reason that they have right to withhold payment of any publisher as per agreement. It is a fact that Google snaches money from Advertiser and did not pay to publishers and make billions of dollars. Google often get the free rides and did not pay to publishers. Google charge advertiser for impressions but pay for clicks only.

    Here is the Skydrive link for my case document: https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=2EDA517ECE5FE2B0%21765

    A simple logic for Google Cheating :

    How Google pay 68% to publishers, When a user get free Credit of worth 100USD on purchase of hosting worth 1$ to 8$. All this leads to cheating being done by Google.

    Google another offer is pay 25$ and get worth of 100$. How google pay 68$ to publisher when getting 25$ from Advertisers.

    For how long can the goat be safe?

  • Everythingalmost

    Yes, Eventually the evidence will , but the questions is when not if ! You see it all of the time companies with unlimited resources have the MONEY and POWER to drag things on and on with the hope of the accuser/s giving up, time will tell.