This message came to my web guy yesterday.
This is a warning message to alert you that there is action required to bring your AdSense account into compliance with our AdSense program policies. We’ve provided additional details below, along with the actions to be taken on your part.
Affected website: ajournalofmusicalthings.com
Example page where violation occurred: “Mildly NSFW Fun: The Dirtiest Album Covers Ever According to Rolling Stone.” [We’ve taken it down because we can’t afford to piss off AdSense again. If we’re honest, we need the money to keep this site running.]
Action required: Please make changes immediately to your site to follow AdSense program policies.
Current account status: Active
Google ads may not be placed on pages with adult or mature content. This includes, but is not limited to, pages with images or videos containing:
- Strategically covered nudity
- Sheer or see-through clothing
- Lewd or provocative poses
- Close-ups of breasts, buttocks, or crotches
These were album covers, people! Records/CDs that were on display in stores and online for years! And it was a link to a friggin’ Rolling Stone article! Here’s the link featuring the offending artwork, by the way. I wonder which of these album covers didn’t meet with Google’s moral codes?
This is what happens when you let machines make decisions and not humans.