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Google Adsense - Problems with your Adsense A/C? How to solve a 404 Error broken Link and Stuck Page.

Updated on January 21, 2012

Google Adsense with no sense!

We all know what it feels like when you go to click on your google adsense account and there is nothing there. I am not talking about how many clicks you have had today, or how much money you have earned, I am referring to the fact that sometimes when you sign into your google adsense account, you find, to your horror that the page has disappeared, zilch, gone into hyperspace! In other words all you get is a blank white page with the words and numbers 404 error broken link, staring at you!. Now what do you do. Yes, you panic.

Now, if you are anything like me you have Google Adsense, but no sense. In other words you have no idea of what on Earth to do. So first of all let's deal with the Stuck screen syndrome.

Stuck on Today's earnings.

The stuck screen syndrome is where you sign in to your google adsense account, take a look at todays earnings and then try and see what you earned yesterday, or last week. So you click away and what happens? Nothing.

If you scroll down the page you will see on your messages, a spiral going round and round but not getting anywhere. You try and sign out and start again. But it is still the same. Zilch. Nothing.

This can be rectified quite easily, if only for a few moments.

So, take a look at your screen. At the top right hand corner under Safety, you will find the words inPrivate Browsing. Click on this and a window will open. Here you will see that inPrivate browsing is on. To turn it off, just click and close it. I have used this a few times and it seems to work for about five minutes then you have to do it again. It can be a pain but at least you will see your earnings for the days and weeks. So that is relatively simple. Okay? But what happens if you sign in and after it seems that it will go to the right page, you are then annoyed to see that the web page is down. Now what can you do?

Google Adsense 404 page not available. Broken Link

 So there you are, staring at an empty page. For anybody that doesn't know what this looks like, see the picture below.

Error 404

So Let's Get It Back!

This screen literally means that you have lost the link or URL. Fine, But what do you do now? There isn't anything that you can click onto, to try and retrieve your lost page. This happened to me when I was trying to change my google adsense old version screen to the new Advanced updated screen. You will see the sign in the right hand corner of the page when you sign into google adsense. You might think that it will be a better layout compared to the old fashioned one. Especially if you, like me, were having trouble with the Stuck Page syndrome. So that is exactly what I did. I clicked on the sign to try and make my google adsense page more up to date. I have done this before without any trouble, but decided I liked the first screen the best. The only reason why I tried to change it was because I was having trouble with it. And then, whoomp! The whole lot went bang and disappeared. So what did I do? Panicked!

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I Asked For Help! Simple!

Now if you are anything like me, you will spend at least an hour trying to figure it out for yourself! Yes? Thought so! But then I realised that Google Adsense had forums and Ask For Help bits and pieces that you could click on. I then realised that I was spending at least another two hours on trying to find the right link to help me! There are so many questions being asked, and so many answers, and the annoying and frustrating thing is that they are never quite the questions that you want.

So I have one answer to that!

Ask your own question!

I know this may sound obvious, but the trouble is, when we want to know something, we want to know it now! But sorry, it doesn't work that way!

Next best thing to do.

The next best thing to do, is to try and find an area of questions that are similar, and more importantly, looks like they have been asked recently and answered pretty quickly too. Then place your question there. If it looks at least two years old, try and find one that is more up to date. I know this sounds silly, but believe me it does work! I have asked questions before on an old page, and never got an answer. Try and find one that is obviously going to be clicked on again. If someone has asked a question you can guarantee that they or someone else will come back to see if they have got a result. So therefore at least two or three people will be active in this forum or part of the site.

Simple Instructions. Thank Goodness!

Yesterday I asked my question, and much to my delight I got my answer today! A gallant man by the name The Caped Crusader! galloped to my rescue! lol or should I say, flew down with wings of steel, or something! Anyway here's the answer to that horrible question:

How Do I Get My Google Adsense Page Back?

Open your browser.

Make sure javascript is enabled.

Make sure ad blocker is off.

Disable inPrivate browsing.

Clear Cache.

Delete google.com cookies.

And if all that doesn't work, then just click on the link below. It does it all for you.

I had already tried the above and it didn't seem to work on my pc. Which is understandable considering it isn't a very good one! So if all else doesn't work, the link will definitely get you back on track.

As you can see, the link below just says google adsense. So I will give you the actual URL behind the magic! This is just in case you want to know why this particular link works for this problem.

https://www.google.com/adsense/disablebeta

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      TheMMAZone 6 years ago from Kansas

      Hey Nell,

      This is an extremely useful hub for anyone working with adsense. I have never been lucky enough to do anything with it. I think I have had the same $1.65 in my account for 3 years even thought I have adsense on some of my sites. Do you do well with adwords? (not asking for numbers)

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      Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

      Hi Nell I am in the process of trying to earn a little money from my writing and I have a good few hubs bookmarked and that's just where this one is going.

      Tips such as yours are priceless and thank you so much for sharing.

      As well as bookmarking it deserves an useful/up also.

      Take care

      Eiddwen

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      Hillary 6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Never had that problem, but I find the adsense site confusing. It takes me forever to find what I'm looking for, but then again I visit so rarely I should expect to forget :) Cheers!

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      Merlin Fraser 6 years ago from Cotswold Hills

      I think I need a lot more help... I didn't join Hub Pages to earn money and I'm one of those who write for fun and therefore fall short in the ernings stakes.

      I signed up with Adsense and amazon and have never made a bean from either...

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      Audrey Kirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

      Thanks for providing us with sound information, Nell - will have to check it out!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Nell, I'm illiterate when it comes to 'know how' on the computer, but i know many can benifit from this knowledge. Thank you.

      Cheers

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      Genna East 6 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Thank you, Nell. As someone who is new to hubpages, I find your hubs are very helful!

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, MMA, I only signed up in the first place thinking I would earn a bit of pocket money! lol I don't earn a lot, but I do try and get the right key words, it doesn't always work, but I have earned about 2 and a half payments so far! with Amazon I am getting gift cards instead of money so that I can save for something nice! but I think it is only on a few hubs that I have been lucky, but it does help sometimes, thanks for reading it, cheers nell

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, Eiddwen, thanks for reading it, even though you may not need it yet, if your pc is anything like mine then one day you probably will! ha ha cheers nell

      Hi, Green Lotus, it is just a habit I have got into, I can go weeks without looking then I have to take a peek! lol thanks again nell

      Hi, Merlin, I think some people aim to earn money and others write really interesting stories, like you, but without any monitory factor, I have done a few money ones purely because I am not working at the moment so every little helps! as that annoying ASDA advert says! or is it Tesco's?...not sure! hee hee thanks again nell

      Hi, Audrey, hope you don't need it, but if you do, hopefully it will sort it out for you, thanks again nell

      Hi, Ruby, thanks for stopping by, I just like to write down something that I have been investigating! lol it drives me mad when I can't figure something out!

      Hi, Genna, glad to help, just in case you get stuck! thanks so much, nell

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      Audrey Kirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

      Anything that helps us with the ways of the Internet, Nell....we are all winners~!

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      Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you, Nell, for advising before the devil strikes.

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      CMHypno 6 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

      Thanks for all these Adsense tips Nell, I can't even begin to imagine my panic if I couldn't get into my account page!

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, Audrey, thanks again!

      Hi, Hello hello, thanks for reading it, I hope you don't need it, but hopefully this will help if you do! thanks again nell

      Hi, CMHypno, ha ha I know just how you feel, I did panic a bit! thanks again nell

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      maggs224 6 years ago from Sunny Spain

      Hi Nell, great hub as usual packed full of useful advice I shall know where to look if I get this problem.

      I am voting you up and hitting the useful button :)

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      jacques.gim 6 years ago from Lancashire

      Thats good reading and a lot to think about I need to try it I will have to come back to you with a question if not sorted.Thanks for the infos

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, maggs thanks for reading it, sorry I couldn't help earlier, I am not sure exactly what the problem was? thanks nell

      Hi, jacques, glad you liked it, and thanks

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      poojabrahmi 6 years ago

      Earning money through adsense is not easy at all. You need to make put in a lot of effort to promote your website and post on it on a regular basis. Most importantly, you need to own a number of blogs/websites. You can't rely upon just one blog for making money through adsense.

      On a different note - Nell I am not flattering you; but by just looking at your picture - you look like a kind lady!

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, poojabrahmi, thanks for reading it, I have tried redgage, but it seems that it takes forever to earn anything, I think it is because it started off as a good site, but now people don't tend to click on ads, as we all know why we are there! zomba is a complete waste of time, and shetoldme was fine but somehow my link doesn't work now, I may try snipsy next! I also do have a url site that I submit too, but I am not sure that is very good either! ha ha but thank you so much for your nice comment, I really appreciate it, cheers nell

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      you are a lifesaver for when things go wrong, and this hub proves it, bravo.

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, Rebecca, thanks so much, I was getting so annoyed with it, I decided that I had better investigate! lol cheers nell

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Very inspiring hub and very informative. I never find like this before. But better to prevent or if something happen like this, we can solve this problem. Thank you very much, Nell for writing this. Vote up. God bless you,

      Love and peace, prasetio

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, zafar, I think it is just trial and error, maybe you need to check your tags or title? I will come and take a look, thanks for writing, cheers nell

      Hi, prasetio, thanks again, I did get stuck on this 404 page, and was determined to get it sorted out, thanks so much as always, hugs back!

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, zafar, sorry, it seems that I must have deleted your comment by mistake! if you come back over, please give me a comment so that I can find you again, sorry

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      katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

      What great sage advice. Well done and simply helpful. Google Adsens is very approachable and helpful, your spot on! Thanks :) Katie

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, katie, I couldn't believe how quick they were! thanks again nell

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      Kathy 6 years ago from California

      Great Hub Nell Rose! You did a fabulous job with the visual aids, so important with issues such as this. I have had similar problems and like you I tend to want to solve myself, although you learn so much that way, seeking help from the "Help Pages" is a more direct and usually faster route. Good Job!

      Thumbs Up on this one! Kathy

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, This is a message just to say that today, 12th Feb, if the link is not working, don't worry, I believe that the whole Google Adsense network is down. Ho Hum! it's not just this link, okay? I am sure it will be working on Monday.

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, Kathy, You popped up at the same time I was writing! lol thanks so much, I do like to figure things out for myself, it drives me mad if I can't do it! thanks for reading it, cheers nell

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      pmccray 6 years ago from Utah

      Whoa . . . I haven't had this happen, but with this new technology it's not if, but when. Thanks so much for this advice. Voted up marked useful and bookmarked.

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, pmccray, thanks so much, hope you don't need it, but it's here if you do! lol cheers nell

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      Audrey Hunt 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      How can I thank thee - let me count the ways :) Seriously, Nell...because misery loves company, I love this hub! Bookmarking it because I will most likely be turning to it monthly or more. And your article is chocked full of great information and tips. Thank you for being so darn smart!!!

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, vocalcoach, ha ha trust me when I say, these things will not beat me! lol well, not just yet anyway! thanks for reading it, and I hope it helps! cheers nell

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      sord87 6 years ago

      no 4 in chinese means die, you choose 4, meaning you are choosing the dead end,something with no solution at all,but i found out there are few people very smart in dealing with 404 page,they make money from it.However you just given me how to use inprivate browsing which i never use it before.Thank you for great idea.If you know how to make 'something 'from 404, It is very much appreciated if you turns it into writing.TQ

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, sord, glad you found it helpful, and thanks again, nell

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      EmmaMedu 6 years ago

      Hi Nell, this is very useful information. I didn't have this problem, but sometimes yesterday's earnings won't show, but after a few clicks, everything is showed ok.

      I bookmarked this hub, just in case I will need it.

      Thanks!

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, Emma, I hope it helps if it is needed, I sometimes panic if I can't see it! lol so I have to get to the bottom of it! thanks, nell

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      Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

      Hi Nell,I was having problems logging in to my Google adsense account and guess what your hub just sort of jumped out at me.

      I have printed it out and I am going to follow your instructions in a bit.

      Thank you for sharing this one.

      I will let you know if I was successful.

      Thanks for sharing this one Nell.

      Take care

      Eiddwen.

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, Eiddwen, I am so glad it was helpful, I just wasn't going to let the silly thing beat me! lol thanks again

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      Peg Cole 5 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Another helpful article from you Nell. Thanks so much. I'm always learning something from you.

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi Peg, thanks so much for reading, cheers nell

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      Zeeshan Masud 5 years ago

      Hi I am using joomla 1.5.23 and from 1st day my site not showing google adsense even code is correct.Just showing black at add place.www.bollystreet.com kindly anyone guide me i will be thankful to you.

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi, Zeeshan, I must admit that I am not sure exactly what the problem is, the best thing to do is to actually give Google Adsense an email asking them for advice, or maybe click on their site and see if anybody else has come up with the answer, okay? Good Luck! cheers nell

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