7th November 2019
Google’s crazy “advertisement policy” has shut down advertising on this blog and all subdomains
Addendum: see my discussion here.
I was able to scrape a small amount each year from google ads, which helped promote liberty in India. But in October Google suddenly shut down ads on my website + subdomains without any notice. I later found that one page had been flagged: https://www.sabhlokcity.com/2013/08/there-was-no-aryan-invasion-of-india-since-there-was-no-aryan-in-the-first-place/
I raised a request for a review and informed google that this page is an extract from a 1876 book + an academic discussion. They responded:
Certain sources of advertising are restricted from appearing on content that:
- contains gruesome, graphic, or disgusting accounts or imagery.
- depicts acts of violence.
Clearly they have not bothered to read that page. Further, there is absolutely no other violation and I can’t go on a witch hunt within my pages to second-guess what google considers “shocking”.
This is pure bad manners. Academic discussion is called “shocking”. What kind of uneducated people has Google hired?