Archive for May, 2006

I’m Sorry Google

Friday, May 26th, 2006

I broke the first and second rules of Google Club. Never talk about Google Club. I received the following email warning me:

Hello,

While reviewing your account, we noticed that you are currently displaying Google ads in a manner that is not compliant with our policies. For instance, we found violations of AdSense policies on pages such as http://www.tacosntonic.com/page/2/

Publishers are not permitted to encourage users to click on Google ads or bring excessive attention to ad units. For example, your site cannot contain phrases such as “click the ads,” “support our sponsors,” “visit these recommended links,” or other similar language that could apply to the Google ads on your site. Publishers may not use arrows or other symbols to direct attention to the ads on their sites, and publishers may not label the Google ads with text other than “sponsored links” or “advertisements.”

Please make any necessary changes to your web pages in the next 72 hours. We also suggest that you take the time to review our program policies (https://www.google.com/adsense/policies) to ensure that all of your other pages are in compliance.

Once you update your site, we will automatically detect the changes and ad serving will not be affected. If you choose not to make the changes to your account within the next three days, your account will remain active but you will no longer be able to display ads on the site. Please note, however, that we may disable your account if further violations are found in the future.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Sincerely,

The Google AdSense Team

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To avoid the risk of having your account disabled for violation of AdSense policies, we recommend that publishers also review the important guidelines found here: https://www.google.com/support/adsense/bin/answer.py?answer=23921&ctx=en

Thanks for the warning Google, it will never happen again.

Happy Birthday to Me

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

I turned 28 today and I feel great.

Time to go party like a rock star. Either that or watch the season finale of LOST.

Merlefest 2006

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006

I attended Merlefest 2006, and had an amazing time. As usual, I take pictures of everything I do so make sure to check them out.

Every year Merlefest is held in Wilksboro, North Carolina. This was my first time at Merlefest and I got to go backstage and rub elbows with all of the artists. It was 4 days and 4 nights of incredible music and great times. It was an excellent vacation, but now I’m tired from the long days and lack of sleep. I guess I need a vacation from my vacation 🙂