- My boyfriend's blog, Tarnished Reviews, lost its Google AdSense. On New Year's Eve. They were quick to say "Ha ha, no," to his appeal when they canceled the account for receiving too many clicks. How many clicks are too many? Who knows. They don't specify. It could have been as simple as a click or two a day from me, at my home IP address.
- Today a major book reviewer, the Bookish Brunette, was completely deleted for some violation of terms of service. What did she do? Who knows! Google isn't saying. When I go on Twitter and watch drama unfold, I much prefer it to be about some news event (I had popcorn with the Iowa caucuses) or something, not a book blogger trying to figure out where best to move her blog. Which, by the way, was followed by hundreds of readers. And had a domain she was paying for. Google doesn't discriminate between free services and pay. When they arbitrarily decide to cut you out, it doesn't matter.
Changes are coming! (And if Google decides I'm next, I'll let you know through social networking where I am!)