Class Eligibility

You are a class member if, during the period from July 11, 2004 through March 31, 2008, you were a United States resident who had a Google AdWords account and were charged for clicks on advertisements appearing on parked domains or error pages. Both individuals and businesses can be class members.

Estimated Amount


If you are a class member, and you submit a valid and timely claim form, you will receive a payment from the settlement fund in proportion to the amount of money you spent on parked domains or error pages between July 11, 2004 and March 31, 2008. The amount you receive will depend on how many class members file claims. You must have spent at least $1.00 on AdWords ads served on parked domain and error pages between July 11, 2004 and March 31, 2008 to receive a payment from the settlement fund. The maximum amount you can receive is the total amount you paid for ads on parked domains and error pages during this time period.

Proof of Purchase


Case Name

In Re Google AdWords Litigation,
No. 5:08-cv-03369-EJD
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Case Summary

Plaintiffs brought this class action lawsuit against Google Inc. on July 11, 2008, alleging that Google failed to disclose to its AdWords customers that it placed their ads on websites known as parked domains and error pages. Parked domains are websites with little or no content, and error pages are websites that users visit when they enter an unregistered address into their web browser. Plaintiffs claimed that parked domains and error pages are low-quality and that Google’s conduct violated California’s laws against unfair competition and false advertising and sought restitution—money awards—for class members. Google denied these allegations.

Settlement Pool





Google AdWords Settlement
c/o Analytics Consulting LLC
P.O. Box 2005
Chanhassen, MN 55317-2005

17 responses to “Google AdWords Class Action Settlement”

  1. Jonny mae Snyder says:

    Please send my information to the following belove claim and pin number

    ADMIN – Hi Jonny,

    That is not our role. All communications regarding this settlement are handled directly by the class action administrator. His information is available under the subheading “contact”.

  2. Ashley Miller greene says:

    Did not get postcard because I have moved
    Ashley Miller
    Ashley Miller greene
    Ashley greene
    David greene
    Robert Miller

    Could be any of those I set up on

    New address
    7132 W 85th st LA CA 90045

    Prior addresses were Los Angeles, Newport Beach, Glendale

    I’m not even sure what email I used but I definitely had Adsense

    ADMIN – Hi Ashley,

    Please note that are unable to help you. We are not the class action admin,.

  3. Tanya Y Leon says:

    I never Received a postcard due to relocation please reply

    ADMIN – Hi Tanya,

    My reply won’t help you at all. You need to contact the admin directly.

  4. Darcy Moore says:

    Please email me a pin number and information

    ADMIN – Hi Darcy,

    We cannot. Our website is purely informational and we are not in charge of specific administration issues.

  5. Loria Smith says:

    Please send me a postcard with pin number so I can file this claim.

    ADMIN – Hi Loria,

    We are not the class action admin thus we are unable to help you.

  6. Denice Harris says:

    I didn’t get my post card and how can I update my information.

    ADMIN – Hi Denice,

    You can do so by contacting the class action administrator.

  7. Concerned customer says:

    It is a really bad idea for the website to request your bank account number. This is something a phishing operation would do/!

    ADMIN – Hi Concerned Customer,

    We did not request your bank account #. If a settlement admin asks for your account info it is with the purpose of paying a settlement.

  8. Isai says:

    Why are people so dumb and keep giving their information in the comments? How can they be so clueless?

    ADMIN – Hi Isai,

    The mysteries of humanity are profound 😉

  9. russ godfrey says:

    I have been doing adwords since 1995 and still do.

    • Fargus Wanamaker says:

      You advertised with them before Google even existed. Impressive!

      ADMIN – Hi Fargus,

      Time travelers…

  10. russ godfrey says:

    you also need to sue Adwords Express!!!! Contact me for the reasons!! I believe express is way worse and they are more liable for the crap sandwich that is Adwords Express!!

    They screwed me out of only $1300.00 until I shut it down. Contact me about ADWORDS EXpRESS please

  11. Michelle says:

    How do you know if you paid for ad clicks that were on parked domains?

    ADMIN – Hi Michelle,

    If your conversion was low you can probably suspect that you are a member of the class. Reach out to the admin for additional details.

  12. Esther St John says:

    I did not receive a post card because I changed addresses and last names. Would there be a way to exchange this for some sort of services?

    ADMIN – Hi Esther,

    I believe e this is a cash settlement

  13. Darlene Meachan says:

    Just seeing what the status is on this case?

    ADMIN – Hi Darlene,

    Nothing new to report.

  14. Jim says:

    Any new status on case?

    ADMIN – Hi Jim,

    Nothing at the moment

  15. cory says:

    Is there a current case against AdWords? My business was overcharged every day for months, we have proof via weblogs. We were charged for clicks that didn’t exist (ie. we have about 5 legitimate clicks per day and we are usually charged for 7 -8). Also blocking the IP address doesn’t work even though Google said it does. I have been overcharged hundreds of dollars and Google keeps telling me to relax – they are looking into it. Looking to recoup the money they overcharged my business.

    ADMIN – Hi Cory,

    Your best bet is to contact the attorneys that handled this case. They can look into potential class actions.

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