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What Is The Difference Between ca-pub and pub AdSense Publisher ID?
If you are an online publisher, whether it be on your own websites or blog or on a revenue sharing website such as HubPages, you will likely be familiar with a method of making money using Google AdSense. For some, it provides a great source of revenue and for others, slim pickings, however it is still one of the most popular methods of monetisation that online content creators pursue.
Many applicants are not successful and are rejected due to a failure to adhere to the Google AdSense terms and conditions. The rules are strict because of the huge number of people who use this method to earn off their own content, making proper moderation after approval very difficult. Obey the rules, and provide enough quality content and you will be presented with your AdSense publisher ID.
Whether it will be a ca-pub or a pub ID however depends on your method of application. Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a ca-pub id and a pub-id?
You are not alone.
The differences are rather significant.
How do you get a ca-pub id?
If you have applied for an AdSense account via a hosted partner website, and are successful, your account will be marked as a hosted account and prefixed with a ca.
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What is a ca-pub AdSense Publisher ID?
A ca-pub AdSense publisher ID is an AdSense account with limitations. It is also referred to as a Hosted AdSense Account.
This means that it can only be used with sites using the Google Adsense API partnership program.
This includes sites such as YouTube, Blogger Blogs, Google Sites and revenue sharing sites such as HubPages and Wizzley.
What is a pub AdSense publisher id?
If you apply directly to Google AdSense using your own site (not one hosted by someone else) and are successful, you will receive a pub-id . This means that you have a full AdSense account and all of your websites will generate AdSense ads with the standard publisher id.
Can I change my ca-pub Id to a pub id?
To go from ca-pub to pub, there is an option to submit your own website for approval – you can do this in the ad setup section of your account.
Word Of Warning
Regardless of the publisher id you have, as soon as it is applied to your account/website, Google AdSense approved ads will start to display.
Do Not Ever Ever Click Onto Your Own Ads!!!
If you do you could risk having your AdSense account banned and once it is banned, that is it. You can never apply for one again because the terms and conditions clearly stipulate that you can only ever have one account per person (and per household).
Also, once you have been approved, do not think that you can get away with placing your id onto sites that have content that is forbidden such as adult content or sites with duplicate content.
Why Was My AdSense Account Rejected?
Many people, regardless of the method of application receive a rejection notification from Google. There are a number of common reasons however each application is processed individually.
Some of the common reasons for a rejected AdSense account include:
- Age: You must be 18 years or over.
- Age of Site: In some locations, such as China and India, you are required to have owned a website for a minimum of 6 months.
- Domain: Preference is given to top level domains such as .com .com.au .org.
- Content: If your website has insufficient content is cannot be assessed. As a publisher, you must provide unique and relevant content that gives users a reason to visit your site first. – If your website is full of auto generated content with little or no original work, chances are you will not be successful.
- Violation of Policy: You may be violating one of the many policies such as duplicate content, adult content, sites that document hacking and even drufg and alcohol related content. Details of the AdSense policies.