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Disappointed (and discriminated) by Google AdSense

July 8, 2003 at 6:12 by adverblog Comments

I’m very disappointed by Google AdSense. I might even say I’m angry with Google. A “perfect” machine that fails in a quite miserable way.
So, here is the story….
As many others I was excited by the idea of earning some money to support this blog through Google AdSense Program. I’ve tried to apply for it twice, and both times I got the following answers:

Dear Martina Zavagno,
Thank you very much for applying to Google AdSense. We are eager to
let you to start serving AdWords ads on your website. Currently,
however, we are only able to target ads to English content. As your
web content is primarily or entirely in a non-English language, we are
unable to accept your website at this time.
We hope to be able to offer Google AdSense to non-English websites
soon, so we have placed your application on hold. When we are able to
target ads to your sites language, well contact you at the email
address you provided us.
We appreciate your patience.
The Google Team

All right, I’m Italian, my English might not be perfect, but please, at least you guys, gimme a sign what I’m writing here on Adverblog at least resemble to English.
I wrote emails to Google complaining about its reply, but I haven’t heard back from it in almost one week time.
My only “fault” has been to insert my Italian address for payment…
How can I solve this situation? How comes Google AdSense Commission don’t even look at web sites but just checks the owner’s nationality or postal address??
The perfect search engine is not so perfect anymore???
(and here, again, I refer to the fact that Google Toolbar is not available for Mac users)

2 Responses to Disappointed (and discriminated) by Google AdSense

  1. jeremy says:

    I got a similar letter when I signed up, though they stated that my site was a personal site, even though it is very similar to two other blogs that I found out about the adsense stuff from (hivelogic and daringfireball). i replied asking why they made a distinction between the sites, and received a reply saying that they hope to support more sites later. not much help, but at least they are replying.
    oh, and if you want a mac google bar, go sign this petition.

  2. I received the folowing Letter:
    We’ve noticed that you’re displaying AdWords ads on a site
    ( containing pages that are unacceptable according
    to our program policies.
    At this time we are only able to target ads to English content. We hope to
    make this targeting available for different languages in the future.
    Unfortunately, we do not yet have a date as to when AdSense will be
    available for your language. You may check back with us in a few months
    for an update on when AdSense will be available for non-English websites.
    Until we are able to offer this service targeted to your specific
    language, please remove the AdSense ad code from your site.
    Thank you for your patience.
    -> the strage thing is: the ads from google on this german page are in german language!
    -> they earn money from a german company and dont pay the german site for the click!

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