Haha! Man! I had to dispute with Google once, but they saw my side of it and gave me another chance. There were a lot of clicks coming from me, like maybe a 100 or so. Well, maybe I'm exaggerating. Problem was, I logged onto a corporate network where I work, and did some of my AdSense mods from that network. Lo and behold, it's the same network whose public IP is the same for everyone that's on that network. I had to explain this to Google and they decided to reinstate my account. They were quite nice about it too.
So let me see if I can toss in my two cents here. February was when I launched The Article Project. It was actually when I learned PHP and I've come a long ways in two months. February I was making pennies, and then I got sick of it so I purchased like 2000 untargeted visitors from good-traffic.com. In addition, I earned over 2500 credits with TrafficSwarm (http://www.trafficswarm.com/go.cgi?331501
), and I just got a notice from them today that my account was credited 1000 credits for notifying them of a possible cheater. They would've given me 10,000, but they already knew of the cheater, so they just gave me 1000 as a courtesy. Btw if you haven't guessed, these credits are redeemable for targeted visitors. I have now over 4000, thanks to TrafficSwarm, all free, and now I'm getting ready to go full strength on redemption of credits.
Ugh, where I WAS going with that was to say this; I increased my revenues by over 1200% from February to March, and I'm making perhaps 200% more this month (April). I just thought I'd first explain where I was getting all the visitors from.
I'm rather excited to see AdSense bring in some good income. I saw a promotional offer type thing on the Internet, and one guy made like over $4,000 in a single Friday. I emailed the guy in regards to the validty of the screenshot, cause I even copied the HTML and modified the source to make it look like I made over $2 million in a single day and I wanted to confirm that he didn't just do the same. Never got a reply back, so I figure he did and was trying to scam some people. But in terms of realistic income, I've made $30 within the past two months and I'm closin' in on that $100 minimum payout. However, I'm in need of some help determining the content's usefulness. Ugh! I think I just need to put out more articles, I dunno. But I've found heavy content to bring in the most revenues and I've seen my ad unit eCPM up to $126.00 in the past (on another occasion, it was $83.33), so the potential for making good money is out there. Last week was a great week for me because I made over $11.00 on Thursday! w00t w00t! Haha.
Well, all things must come to a close sooner or later. Just thought I'd share my story!