On my last site, one of the guys that owned the site with me was a jackass and decided to up the click rate on google ads (yes, I know...before you say it, i know, I know!!!) without me knowing. Google banned the account (quite rightly so), we lost a good $150 that I had genuinely accumulated and they refuse to reinstate it (I obviously didn't tell them it was a person I knew).
The annoying thing is that the guy that clicked the ads was in the UK and I'm in Tokyo, Japan - there was no way I could have done it but they have listed my IP address and so I can't go anywhere near google ads as it just blocks me, the rest of google is just fine.
This is now really causing problems because I moved away from that site and now run my little photography site on my own (lessons learned I guess) and I wouldn't mind putting a few ads here and there but I just feel lost. I don't think google will let me near them even if I use a different username - I tried chikita on the old site and all I had was empty ads or ads for handbags. I don't have enough users for amazon to work either, so I do feel like not knowing where to go.
Also, do you think having such a ban could affect my search rankings on my new site?
I was wondering if anyone had any ideas?