|AdSense Program Policies Deep Dive - Abusive experiences|
There will be many people reading this who are not 100% sure on what "Abusive experiences" entails. But in this post I will break it down for you and tell you how to avoid it as a breach in this policy will see your Adsense account terminated for sure, so it's well worth knowing how to avoid it...
What Are Abusive Experiences?
Google lists 8 main "Abusive Experiences" and those are Fake Messages, Unexpected Click Areas, Misleading Site Behavior, Browser History Manipulation, Social Engineering (Phishing and Deceptive Sites), Auto Redirect, Mouse Pointer and Malware or Unwanted Software. But what do they really all mean?!
To put things short they all mean no manipulating people into clicking on your ads and no user experience that might be considered unexpected. Some sites will prevent you from clicking on the back button, some will force you to click near or even on the ads in order to move forward and some will even try and instal software on your PC that will do all sorts of evil things.
So...how do you avoid your own site breaking these rules? You make a normal blog or a normal website! Imagine all the years of Adsense data Google has, then you can imagine how easy it would be for them to spot a site breaking this rule. Getting more clicks than it should, getting clicks on one particular ad-unit time and time again. If you think you are smart enough to game the Adsense system you deserve to have your account closed. Abusive experiences are all about anything unexpected, so keep it real, keep it normal, that way this policy will be something you will never have to concern yourself with.
You all know the end drill by now. As always if you have a question about this post or anything else Adsense related do let me know in the comments below.