- Answer me fast!
- I need help NOW.
- AdSense URGENTLY needed.
While a hacked account is something we consider sort of urgent or needing immediate help, we actually can't help you with that, nor can AdSense staff even help you. You have to recover your account on your own. That's the sad truth. Because of privacy laws, AdSense usually can't step in. They can't tell if you're the account owner, or if you're a hacker trying to get into the account. The actual account owner needs to recover their Google Account and mail account. So while this could be something I too would consider urgent, as much as I'd like to help, I probably can't.
The other thing that we might consider urgent would be a click-bombing. But there are already things set out in the Help Center for you to follow if you think your account is being sabotaged.
The first step would be to de-authorize (or de-verify) your website or blog (or turn off monetization on your channel temporarily). In some cases, you might want to remove the ads on a blog completely, which can be done quickly if you use gadgets/widgets or a plugin to place your ads. Then second step would be to gather the statistics from your stats (whether it's a 3rd party statcounter, or Google Analytics), and lastly, you submit a report to AdSense providing the stats information, the rough time period it occurred, and what you've done to try and stop it. The form and further information can be found on this article in the help center: Keep Your Account in Good Standing
There is another, older article in the forum written by one of the TCs whose website was attacked by a disgruntled publisher (yes, we've all run into this and had to deal with it the same way any publisher does), and his article describes the things he did to stop it, and to recover his account (because yes, his account was disabled once, and heading for a second one.) Please read this useful and helpful thread(Facing & Beating a Click-bombers Attack) and his other thread (The Crash Course Emergency Strategy for Click Bombing Attacks)- bookmark these for the future in case you run into sabotage. You can also post in the AdSense forum, stating what you've done to try and stop the click-bombing, and asking for any additional steps you might need to take (also see: "How to Prevent Sabotage", and if you use a self-hosted site, see "Blocking IP Addresses")
So beyond that, nothing else are things we consider urgent. We don't consider getting approved urgent; we don't consider ads not showing being urgent; we don't consider not having received a payment urgent (yes, I know ... I'm certain a person who didn't paid get does consider it urgent); we don't consider not understanding your stats urgent.
When you post these things in your thread title (urgent, important, need help fast) and you aren't being click-bombed, your question will get answered no faster than any other question on the forum. There are hundreds of questions posted every day. We answer them as we get to them, we answer the ones we can answer or the people we can help. Some don't get answered at all (because if we can't help and don't have answer, there is nothing to offer help with), but we try to keep the not-answered ones to a minimum. The thing is, we're just other publishers. We're not staff, and there's only so much we can do.
Urgency usually doesn't exist in our world.
posted by J. Gracey Stinson