Over the past 24 hours or so, Google seems to have cancelled a massive number of Google AdSense accounts. Emails are going to these publishers that read “Your Google AdSense account was recently cancelled.”
Of course, this is causing major panic in the support forums. In fact, when I logged into my own account, I see a violation notice but when I click on it to take action, it says there are no violations.
Here is a screen shot of the email many publishers are receiving:
Here is the violation notice:
When I click through, it says “You have no account level policy violations on record. Thank you!”
There are tons and tons of complaints on this on Twitter and mostly in theGoogle AdSense Help forums.
A top contributor in the forum implied this is a bug. He wrote:
We (I am talking as Top Contributor who are not Google employees) have no updates on this “Problem”.It seems like a big issue and I am sure a TC/Google themselves will update people when we/they have more information.
No word from Google yet on this.
Forum discussion at Google AdSense Help.
Update: Google posted a new message explaining these account closures were done because these accounts were inactive for a really long time. Google wrote:
Some of our publishers received a message from us today regarding an account closure. We’ve closed these accounts because they have been inactive for a while. Please note that active accounts have not been affected.If you received this message and would like to reactivate your AdSense account, please reapply by logging into your Google Account and then visiting www.google.com/adsense.
Here is an account closure email I received today at 1:45pm ET on an AdSense account I no longer use and haven’t used in over 10 years: