We have been working with Google on a fix this since early Friday morning. The problem appears to have been caused by Google's rollout of a significant change to the way Google Accounts work. While he hoped for a resolution on Friday, at this point it looks like it won't be fixed until Monday.
If you want to create or associate an AdSense Account through HubPages, you'll simply have to wait until this is fixed. We do not recommend signing up for a new AdSense account directly with Google unless you have your own site outside of HubPages, as your application will not be approved.
For people with an AdSense account already active, this issue has no effect on the serving of ads or your earnings.
Oh - finally an answer. I am new to hubpages and have been searching the web high and low for an answer to this error. Thanks for informing us here. If there is a next time (hopefully not) maybe you can add some info to the error message saying that you are aware of the problem.
Hi Paul, Being new to HubPages, and not knowing better, I went ahead and applied through Google Adsense direclty using my HubPages URL. If they do not approve my application, will this affect my ability to apply through HubPages once it is up and running again? Thanks!
Most likely they will not approve it. When that happens, I'd suggest emailing firstname.lastname@example.org for help. They should be able to get your old application cleared out of the way, allowing you to apply again through HubPages.
Perfect! So they emailed me back and said they had partially reviewed my app, and to click on a link to "activate my account." Should I just not activate it so I can go ahead and re-sign up under HubPages? What do you think? Thanks for your help!
Hi Paul - I tried it out and still got the same message as before. However, I then logged into my adsense account and it gave me a message saying something like "another site is requesting to use your adsense account" and I approved it for hubpages.
Still I am not able to see it working on the hubpages side for this.
Thanks for the report. Your account is associated correctly now, and I think I've fixed the underlying problem.
Occasionally, we run into an issue where Google gets are request, takes action on their side, but does not send us a proper response. In those cases, we can't complete the association on our side. Anyway, we are looking into that, but usually it can be worked around by trying again until it does work.
So when i did link my hubpages with adsense account it never actually says accounts are linked and still says congure on account page but it does say active...so i guess i get paid if people click the ads now.
It seems to be more complicated. Google Adsense confirms it's linked to Hubpages but I keep finding my affiliate settings of Google Adsense in - not set -
I'm new here and when I follow all the steps, things go wrong when entering the 5 digits and the zip code. I get an error message of Google and an email later. The link in there goes to Google Adsense to confirm it's all linked. It seems to be a vicious circle.
I'M SO HOPING THIS HAS TO DO WITH THE SAME PROBLEM YOU DESCRIBE IN YOUR POST. SO PATIENCE IS ALL I NEED?
If you look at the page and you already have a google adsense account, you can add it. The only issue is what you read above. It says to wait until your account is six months old for everyone but if you already have an account, you can link it before the six months is up. It's a new hubpage deal.
i found out how to do it. You got to go to my account on hubpages then You should be able to associate an account, or signup for a new Google AdSense account, but hold on! If you try, the error you see will say an internal error occurred, which indicates a problem in Google's handling of our request. That's OK. Next you go to Google Adsense.com and just active it from there. when you come baack to hubpages.com it schould say google adsense Actived.
please, paul, i have succesfully associated my adsense account with my hubpages account since last week. But hubpages has not started serving ads on my hubs. Whenever i login to my adsense account i will see no data available. What will i do
I'm still having problems. I am having the same issue even with the blogger. Frustrating. But I did email email@example.com so hopefully we will get something accomplished. I don't want to write until this gets straightened out. If not, who knows?
I received an email from hubpages and it had a link that brought me here!!! I reattempted to apply gith google adsense and even though I do NOT have an adsenxe account this is the error message I get when I try to reapply: A user with the email you specified already exists Please select a different Google Account login to access this account.
Ok. So I fixed my problem I think! I hope it works. I ended up giving a different email address so I was hopefullly able to correct everything. This confusion with google adsense and having to have one to activate the hubpages ad program may turn many talented writers away because of the headache it can cause.
That DIDN'T WORK! i applied for my blog and was accepted there and now I CANNOT add adsense to my hubpages. I wrote to team twice and both times was referred to this hub! UGH! Frustrating! I apologize if i'm annoying.
I am not an expert, but I think it works easier if you hook up adsense to a site like hubpages first. They usually won't look at you until you have at least five articles published. Adsense is also slow. When you try to add the thing to hubpages, what messages do you get?
When I go to link adsense and type in my email and the last five digits of my phone number and the zip code and click yes that I already have an adsense account it takes me back to the page where it gives you the option to click yes or no for an existing adsense account.
Carrie, I was having the same problem. I was using Internet Explorer (7 and 8) with the same result. After talking to Hub's tech support, I decided to try installing a different browser --- I chose Chrome and was able to authorize with no problem(well Adsense didn't like Chrome for some reason, so had to go back to I/E and click on the link sent to my email again!)
Hopefully this will help others who are having the same issue(I/E can be a strange beast sometimes!!! As can any browsers!!!)
it usually gave me a message when that happened. i emailed hubpages and said I was still having a problem. They replied that all was good and if I still had a problem, talk to google. So, I went and relinked, and it worked. I think multiple requests jam up the system and hubpages has to fix that.