I'm having some issues trying to start monetizing my hubs, but I was disapproved by Google and never received an e-mail explaining exactly why they would not approve me.
I know I have one hub that includes rather adult content, which also happens to be my most popular one - Snuff - and it has been set to "Ads Disabled" so I'm not sure what the problem would be there.
Are there any other guidelines I'm missing? Most of my content is short stories and the topics I write about are not always kid friendly. I try to include a warning on these hubs but maybe that isn't enough? They're not all as graphic as Snuff, but they do include some language and mature content (abuse, death, etc.)
Will I have to remove these stories and only include all-age appropriate hubs to make any sort of ad revenue?
If so, how do I go about getting AdSense to review my site again and approve it?
I had a hard time getting my adsense account approved when I first applied Rianna Hardesty but once I removed the amazon and ebay links on each of my hubs my Adsense account was active. I had around 50 hubs when I applied and my hubpage account was 7 months old. I see you have some amazon links in your hubs. I suggest you remove these links and see if it helps to get your account approved.
Great suggestion, Suranee 1969. I will try that next time. . .
Back to you Rianna, the same thing happened to me when I was submitting a Hub on sexy lingerie. The Google ads won't come on board, so I just decided to post the article somewhere else, on Helium to be exact. Had I known Suranee1969's suggestion, I would have done that, but that's too late now.
I would suggest having 10 solid hubs, only using pictures you have permission to use, and trying again.
Even with the more "morbid" hubs in addition to the 10 "regular" hubs, would they still accept me?
It would be safer to leave those topic unpublished until after you are accepted.
You need to submit from the same account with the same email address. Adsense tracks your IP address and they only want one account per user.
Perhaps "adult" content hubs can't have google ads... But go to edit hub and where you write your summary, tags, etc. there is a tab for settings. Go there and see if you can enable google ads...
If your adsense application was rejected you should have been told why. You can try to submit a new application but I don't think you will be able to use the same email for your adsense account. You will probably be asked to use a different email address.
Your best chance of getting approved by Google will probably be to open another account here and write hubs which are more targeted to general audiences. If most of what you write is adult type information, related to death, or really graphic, you are lowering your chances of being accepted.
Would it be acceptable to delete my general audience related hubs from this account and repost them on a new one?
Probably it's acceptable. But you'd have to wait awhile for the Hubs to be de-indexed after you delete them before you put them on the new account to avoid a duplicate content violation. I'm thinking the problem with Adsense might still be resolvable, though. They should have sent you an email telling you why you were not approved. How did you find out you were not approved? Was it through email or was it on your Hubpages account under Earnings settings?
It's a little confusing signing up for Adsense through Hubpages, I remember having trouble back when I did it; for one, you don't have to put a code on your Hubpage because HP does all that for you, but Adsense will ask you to put the code on when you're under review; anyway, there's a Hub written on this subject you've brought up called, "How to Fix Google Adsense Account that is Disapproved or Under Review on Hubpages" written by a Hubber named Christine Miranda. It might be some help. One thing I remember is that you can sign into Adsense with your email address even before you are approved and find some info. Hope something in what I said here helps.
It was through the earnings settings page, I never received an e-mail. I"m going to check out that hub you metnioned
I signed up for adsense true blogger.
After 5 posts on it and one day later i was approved.
Now i use this same account for hubpages (only just getting started) and for some other blogs and sites as well.
So it's maybe a try to make a blog with enough content to get approved and use that acount here.
That's a good idea. Blogger is a quick, easy way to post content for free, and it is a Google blog. In fact, Blogs on Blogger are automatically put on Webmaster tools. Could get an Adsense account through blogger then use the account here. Makes sense.
Fabulous icon- one of my favorite movies. And thanks for the tip, I'll give it a try. Any idea on their policy about "morbid" content?
Here you go:
AdSense program policies
It says something about no Pornography, adult or mature content.
But i think if u can post it on here it will be all right for adsense too.
Have some bloody trailers on my blog too. And never had any warnings.
That's a really good idea Cult, but I would still wait a few weeks to a month, at least, before applying again, or they may think you are just messing with blogger for adsense approval.
Also, I have had adult content blogs (not pornography, but sexually-oriented topics) on blogger and been fine there - both with blogger and with adsense. The ads were just blocked off the post if the content was to risque, but still appeared on my other posts.
So if I tried twice and was disapproved both times, would it be a good idea NOT to create a new page for myself but rather remove the more "mature" content, wait a month or so, and then try submitting again? Or since I already tried twice, will they automatically deny me again?
Personally, I would build up my content and show Google I'm here for the long run, and wait about month to apply again. If they accepted me cool, and if not oh well. They would be stupid not to accept you at some point, you are a great writer and could earn them money, so it would be pointless to deny you after you have established yourself. I also would write about what I want to write about as long as it doesn't mess around with HubPages rules. As long as it's not promoting drugs, pornography, and violence/hate, I don't see a problem with it. After all, if you got stuff to share, why not share it?
I guess it would depend primarily on how many Hubs you have published. I have only 3 published hubs, and after publishing my 3rd one, I tried to activate adsense, which was promptly rejected!!! The reason given was that there was not enough content for google to put me in their database, or something to that effect. What they were trying to convey was that my hubs were not sufficient for generating sufficient hits/ revenue....
If you want to speed up the de-indexing process you can use the Google URL Removal Tool which only takes about 24 hours.
https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools … mp;rlf=all
I had the same problem before and Adsense application rejected without reason. I got Adsense approved after having 8 hubs.
Rianna....Most answers to just about all questions hubber may have, are described in the "learning center." If you search through this information, 9 out of 10 times, you will arrive at the answers you need. If this is not helpful to you, you may need to address your questions to HP staff. Because they are so busy, it may tale a few days to receive a response, but eventually they will help you if they are able...Good luck to you!
So, I only have 3 more hubs to create before I have 10 "all-age friendly" content. Do you suggest I continue creating hubs on here, or give the Blogger a try?
Just curious since this is the first time I've tried a site like this (well, besides Squidoo, which did absolutely nothing for me) and I'd like to keep my hubs stocked with both content everyone can enjoy and also my own personal writing that can be more on the PG-13/R side of things. No pornography, just a lot of horror.
If you're trying to get approved by Adsense, then having any "Adult Content" Hubs is probably not a good idea. Adsense is very prudish and it doesn't take much to upset them!
I recommend you also take some time to read HubPages TOS. If you plan to do a lot of "R side of things" articles, you're likely to be steering close to the line of what's allowed and that can be a frustrating experience. Especially as HubPages' automated filters can't pick up everything before you publish, and it can take days, weeks or even months for a human moderator to notice. So you can be merrily publishing Hub after Hub, thinking they're all OK, and wake up one morning to find they're all unpublished for breaking the TOS.
In general, I think that kind of material is best kept for your own blog.
I remember seeing something before when looking through their pages about "gruesome deaths" or "mutilation" and various other similar topics, which as a horror writer, would definitely be included in my work.
Ack, this was meant to be in response to Cultfilms
Alright, I took all of my content that might be deemed "inappropriate" and resubmitted. I hope this works, otherwise I'll be pretty disappointed. I spent quite a bit of time on this stuff! It would be extremely helpful to make some money from it.
If it don't work. There are always other blogs or you're own site and other affiliate programs. For me it seems harder to get some thing posted here then to get adsense. Case i can't just copy paste from my site
Eventually they will blacklist your blog too. Two of my blogs with were cut off from adsense for brief coverage of sexual health issues in one case, and discussion of the rise of erotic romance novels in the other.
That's really disappointing. These types of topics are things that are useful AND get a lot of hits. Sexuality is a huge topic that people search for online, and it's sad that Google doesn't understand what a huge impact allowing these blogs could make.
That is so crazy. I had a blog for men that talked about sex and 'how to' graphically, and I never got banned. I think sexuality is a part of life, and it is different than pornography, so what they heck? And sexual health? That's just weird. It's like Google is saying that is bad or something. I wonder how they pick and choose.
The reason is that they use automated filters ("robots") to catch the bad stuff. Robots can't make sense of what they're reading - all they can do is look for "naughty words". So that's how they judge. And of course, if you're going to talk about sexuality seriously, you can't avoid using "naughty words".
Which means that even serious treatments of sexual matters are risky, if you want to keep your Adsense account safe.
Btw can't wait to read some of you're posts.
The way you make it look. It's gonne be really horrific.
Got denied again. Had an e-mail this time, but no reasons as to why I was denied. Are there any other ad sites that are more lenient on content?
I've created a new account, and will be importing my GOOD hubs from the old one over to this one and deleting the old account. I think I'll wait a week or two before publishing the hubs so that they're completely off before they come back on again. I'll also make sure to mention that I had an account before but I wished to make a new one, just so there's no confusion about who the content belongs to.
Another question I have- do they look at hubs with links to Amazon products and deny those as well? I apologize for asking so many questions - I have looked through the help sections and FAQ but sometimes I'm really bad at making heads or tails of more technical terms and prefer to have someone who has personally tested things out themselves explain it to me. Layman's terms, I suppose.
I guess whenver Adsense is banned. This shouldn't impacting Amazon or Ebay to my understanding. Unless violated HB or Amazon policies. I suggest to check if they sent mail to you or contact them to check this out.
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