I joined Hubpages about six days ago, but my adsense affiliation was rejected. I never copied anything from other sites except upload photos from the web. My photos are not my own. I got a reply from adsense which I pasted below :
Unacceptable site content:
In order to participate in Google AdSense, publishers' websites and
application information must satisfy the following guidelines:
*Your site must have been active for at least 6 months before you apply
*You must provide accurate personal information with your application that
matches the information on your page.
*Your website must contain substantial, original content.
As I'm completely new, I do not fulfill the 6 months of site active criteria.Can it be because of this? or the uploading of photos.Now I'm reapplying again under different email ID which I did not Give to hubpages. HELP.
There are some good sites where you can download free graphics and photos to use on your hubs. That's what I use. If Adsense has a complaint about you violating copyright, it will close your account. Better to be safe than sorry.
Just to clarify this first point - you are infringing copyright if you upload ANY photos from the web without permission of the photographer. Just because they're on a website doesn't mean they're free to copy.
You either have to
- contact the photographer and ask their permission or
- use one of the sites like Morguefile that lets you use photos for free, or
- use a site like Flickr that lets you use certain photos (those under Creative Commons licence) provided you give the photographer credit with a hyperlink.
Having said that, I doubt if Google checked out the origin of your photos before rejecting you. And I don't think the 6 month rule applies if you join through HubPages because HP has been around a lot longer than 6 months!
Could it be the nature of the photos, or perhaps the text of one of your Hubs? Adsense won't allow any "adult" content, so if your photos were suggestive, or if one of your Hubs makes any mention of sex (even in a serious way) that could be the reason.
If you want to apply for Google Adsense, it is recommended that you write your own content with your own right of picture (if you copy it from other website, you better write down the source where you take the photo). You can reapply with another website, but it is recommended you build your own website (e.g. www.chatuana.com) with at least 10-20 pages inside, not from hubpage - this is not your personal webpage (This is my personal experience). I hope it can help you.
I guess that "6 months period before application" might well be the requirement.
I got my Adsense account after about 5 days on here. I don't know why you weren't accepted. o_O Did you follow the guidelines Hubpages mentions on the Affiliate Settings page when you went to sign up for Adsense, or did you do it on your own?
I had a adsense account before I joined hubpages so that didnt present as a problem...
try acessing it with other site first... blogger or wordpress would be fine
Well I put some bear baiting and dog fighting photos but no obscene things.
Wikimedia Commons is another great site. Photos are either Creative Commons licensed or public domain, and the rights are clearly shown.
Thanks to all, I'll start taking photos from those sites you all suggested.
You'd think they would be clear about the reason for the rejections - it's ridiculous that it has to be a guessing game.
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