A gallery of my work organized by year.
Well, looks like I’m just another victim of Nipplegate 2012. Got an e-mail from Google this afternoon that they have suspended my adsense account due to lewd and provocative content. The example page they linked to in order to show the kind of content they object to was this very old page (nsfw) buried deep in my site.
I’m not sure if it’s the cigar, the nipples, or the peek of labia, but other than the model being nude, there’s nothing lewd about this shot.
Here’s the list of unacceptable content from Google’s advertising arm:
As stated in our program policies, AdSense publishers are not permitted to place Google ads on pages with adult or mature content. In addition to photos and videos which contain nudity or sexual activities, below are some other examples of unacceptable content:
- Lewd or provocative images
- Crude or indecent language, including adult stories
- Sexual tips or advice * Sexual fetish sites (e.g. foot fetish content)
- Adult toys or products * Ads or links to external sites containing adult content
- Adult links and/or adult keywords within the meta data in the source code of your site
So, I ask you, what have you seen here on my site that meets those criteria? Even *linking* to, or *talking about* some topics gets you kicked off the largest online advertising system in the world.
So while I’m off to find a new advert company for my various photo and text blogs, I leave you with this oh so lewd, provocative and indecent image. Or at least that’s what Google thinks of it.
I have a Google+ account now. Not too happy with the TOS with respect to my photography. Handing Google rights to do anything with everything I post there for all time is not something I’m really all that comfortable with. I am not even close to what you’d call an Intellectual Property zealot, but damnit, I do want some control over what happens to my works. If you want to do something with it, ask. Chances are, I’ll say yes.
I’ll post more about my fun with it in the future. So far I do like the interface and it is not nearly as cluttered as Facebook. Competition’s great. Better products are even better.
Since this is a photography blog, here’s some eye candy for you!