Sunday, September 19, 2004

AdSense - Terminated

To say that I was making a fortune with AdSense was a massive overstatement. You'd be surprised at the number of clicks I got throughout the whole time, which was only one. So, it wasn't a big deal when they found out that I was under-18 and closed my account.

Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2004 10:07:48 -0700
From: "Google AdSense" <>
To: [deleted]
Subject: [#14314633] Google AdSense - Program Policies


Our Terms and Conditions require that publishers be at least 18 years of age in order to participate in the Google AdSense program. For this reason, your account has now been permanently closed. In order to comply with AdSense policy, an adult must be responsible for the site. Your parent or guardian may submit a new application at Please note that, should the new application be approved, all payments will be made to the adult responsible for the site.

For a complete list of AdSense criteria, please visit:

We will pay out your disabled account according to the payment schedule outlined in the AdSense Terms and Conditions ( Accounts with a final balance of US $100 or more will be paid during the next payment cycle, while accounts with a balance of less than US $100 will be paid within approximately
30 days of the end of the year.

Thank you for your understanding. Feel free to reply to this email if you have additional questions or concerns. For technical support, please email


The Google Team

I'd be happier without ads on this blog anyway. =)


GlassCharm said...

Ah well. It was just a matter of time till they found out anyway. Don't worry, there are other ways of making money out there. ^_^

Silhouette said...

Ad free is the way to be! :P I'm sure if you wrote to The Star once a week, you'd get more money...

anDee said...

ah har!

Andy said...

GC: Definately not worrying, I don't mind its adsense err... I meant absence at all. It's not that "earthshaking" as you might thought.

Silhouette: I'm sure the folks there at The Star would be using my letters for toilet paper... xD The time that anything related to me would be published in The Star would be the same time pigs fly in the sky!

Andy: I'm sure you have much more to say that that, don't you...?

anDee said...

Well not really, am I staring to annoy you already? :P I never really did believe such a big company like Google can make a blooper as big as that. I rest my case.

Andy said...

Andy: Annoyed? A bit actually. Wanna upgrade to being a thorn in the arse? XD (J/k)

Well, they say that to err is human and since Google's a mostly human company, you get my point...

Jin said...

andy lim ! you are finally online ! and you owe me a gmail for so long already ! >.< how could you ?! right. on with the comment for the termination of google adsense. maybe you can try two years later ^^

Nicole said...

Couldn't you ask your sister or parent to sign up? Don't tell them the URL of your blog. I clicked on the Adsense advertisment but the link didn't work. So much for Adsense.