Automated site generation company informs customers that its Adsense account is canceled.
Domain Embarking, one of several companies that creates auto-generated sites for domain names, informed its customers that Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) canceled its Google Adsense account.
In an e-mail to customers, Domain Embarking wrote:
On May 15th, 2008, DE received notice from Google AdSense that our publisher account had been deactivated. NO specific reason was given in this notice, or to our appeals over the following weeks. We’re simply in the dark.
In lieu of this uncharted stop, we took the initiative to completely overhaul our infrastructure so as to continue our dream of providing a “Net Friendly” parking solution to the domaining industry. In hindsight, we’re now thankful for this dilemma, as we believe our efforts have produced a HUGE IMPROVEMENT towards fulfilling our goals, and those of our domaining members. Namely, our members can now insert THEIR OWN AD CODES AND KEEP ALL THEIR PROFITS!
Sites by services such as Domain Embarking are sometimes referred to as “Made for Adsense” or MFA sites by the internet community. In this case, I suspect some of the problem is Domain Embarking’s system shared Adsense profits amongst its members. So if I used the system, I may have benefited from clicking on another clients’ web ads.
Google isn’t paying for Domain Embarking’s previous earnings, so customers may not see payments again for a couple months. Domain Embarking wrote:
1. As a result of being deactivated by Google AdSense: ALL MONIES earned, (and not yet paid) are cancelled. In our case, this meant DE was not paid for the entire month of April and the first 15 days of May. Poof! All Gone. Going forward with some good news: Even though we will NOT receive payment from Google, we have decided to honor all AdSense monies earned, (Through Click-shares) by our members up to the date we got cancelled!
2. Member payments have been suspended until no later than September 1, 2008. In order to continue offering our services at 100% free of charge, we must recoup the earnings voided by AdSense and the subsequent 6 weeks it took us to rebuild the DE program. (Not to mention the 45-60 days it will take to begin receiving payments from all our new advertising partners.)
3. The new DE program NO LONGER tracks, records or pays “Click-Shares”. All members that had qualified for payment will be cashed out in total when payments resume. For all members that have NOT yet met the minimum $25.00 earnings, it will be necessary to transfer or register at least one domain name through our New Net Profits Inc’s Go Daddy powered registrar in order to have Click-share monies applied to your new Premium Share earnings account, as this is now the ONLY way earnings are accrued and paid by DE.
There was controversy several months ago when several WhyPark customers reported having their Adsense accounts canceled. It was unclear if this was due to using the WhyPark system. However, many WhyPark customers are still able to use Google Adsense on their domains, and WhyPark is adding a new ad feed. Another competitor, EvoLanding, switched from Adsense to Yahoo Publisher Network before nixing that in favor of a private label ad feed.