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Losing My Google Adsense Account - My Hubpage Days Are Now Over!!

Updated on February 28, 2012

Over this past Christmas holiday, I got introduced to Hubpages. The idea of making money via my Adsense Account while writing about things I was interested in really peaked my interest. Over a two week period, I wrote a couple of dozen of hubs on several topics covering sports, technology, family, and life. I was really into this. I worked hard over a few weeks and was starting to see results as advertising money was starting to dribble in.

I had used Adsense Ads on personal web pages, but the web pages I had were for very specific with limited audiences, so they never really drew alot of traffic. I tried some blog sites as well but couldn't get traffic there either. That why Hubpages really caught my attention. Hubpages itself already had many many followers so by simply creating interesting Hubs, the traffic just came. The views of my Hubs grew day by day so I continued trying to write at least a Hub a day for the first month.

I had just started promoting my hubs on some external sites like Reddit. I was amazed at the immediate results in terms of traffic. I now had a new mission to create more and more passive income via my Adsense Account ("piponmelrose"). Just when things started going well, I received that ever dreadful email message from Google saying they suspended my Adsense Account due to "illegal clicks". I was absolutely devastated. Adsense was the cornerstone to my passive revenue strategy on the Internet. I displayed ads on everyone of my web pages, I monetized several Youtube videos via Adsense, I shared Adsense revenue on blog sites, and now I was advertising via Hubpages.

All that hard work to get this revenue stream rolling and it's all gone down the drain. I appealed the suspension, but was told that my appeal was denied. My only assumption around the illegal clicks would be if friends or family members were clicking on some of these ads but like I said, the sites i used were not real traffic heavy sites, so they were not drawing much traffic.

Hubpages was my answer to the traffic issue!! I was making lists of future hubs to write and was looking forward to publishing each and everyone of them. Without an Adsense Account, my desire to continue writing Hubs is gone. It was the combination of a passive revenue stream along with the ability to write about anything that drew me to Hubpages.

It has been well over a month now that I've NOT been active on Hubpages. Without the ability to monetize my work, it's not worth putting in the effort. Writing good hubs was alot of work and took serious effort. The Adsense payouts were the incentive to put in all that effort.

The worst thing about this, even though I've not done anything over the past month on Hubpages, my Hubs continue to generate traffic. Of course, no revenue comes along with that traffic since I no longer have an Adsense Account to link to my Hubpages account. It kills me to think about how much additional traffic and revenue I'd be generating if I had kept up with my daily efforts of creating hubs and publicizing my hubs!! All my best laid plans came crashing down

I read all the Hubs about suspended Google Adsense Accounts and from everything I've read, once Google suspends your account, you will never get it back!!! If someone from Google does read this, consider it another appeal to have my account re-issued. Without it, I'm afraid my Hubpage days are over and all that hard work to get to this point is all now simply wasted effort!!!!

Doubleklm (piponmelrose - Google Adsense)

Adsense Suspension Poll

If you've had your Adsense Account suspended, did you ever get it back?

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    • doubleklm profile image
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      doubleklm 4 years ago

      No, that acount remains suspended.

    • redwhiskeypete profile image

      redwhiskeypete 4 years ago from Indiana

      I'm waiting to see if they send my payout to paypal on the 28th

    • Learning in Life profile image

      Megan Sisko 4 years ago from SW Florida

      Did you ever get it worked out?

    • redwhiskeypete profile image

      redwhiskeypete 5 years ago from Indiana

      I guess I will find out soon, Im nearing the point where I can cash out with my Hubpages earnings. I will try and ask them (Hubpages) this question.

    • doubleklm profile image
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      doubleklm 5 years ago

      Interesting redwhiskeypete. I found that without an AdSense account, i was not able to still collect advertising money from Hubpages. The Hubpages ad program still required an Adsense account (at least that's what I found out). If you're still going strong with only Hubpages ads, good for you! Thanks for the comment.

    • redwhiskeypete profile image

      redwhiskeypete 5 years ago from Indiana

      Google suspended my account without notice and no explanation. They have ignored all my requests to find out why. Im finding that this is a very common for google to do this to people. I don't know how much money I would have made with adsense but Im doing ok with the hubpage earnings program. I too was hoping to write for many years using adsense so I feel for you. I wrote a hub on here about the arrogance of google.

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      cfin 5 years ago from The World we live in

      Read my article on the same issue with adsense some people there might have some ideas in the comments. They may not have been confirmed as working, but if you try them, they 'might' work.

    • doubleklm profile image
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      doubleklm 5 years ago

      For those that replied to the Poll Question saying you did get your Google Adsense account back after it was suspended, can you share with me what you had to do to get it reinstated?

      Thanks

      doubleklm

    • vocalcoach profile image

      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Yes - you must be signed up to a google Adsense account.

      Once you have done that you will begin earning revenue on hubpages. It's an easy step. I wish you luck.

    • doubleklm profile image
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      doubleklm 5 years ago

      Hubpages just confirmed for me that there is no way to earn ad revenue on hubpages without a google Adsense account. What a bummer!

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      xonefourthree 5 years ago from Narnia

      Ok so you dont het money from google adsense but go onto earnings and then earnings report on the left

    • doubleklm profile image
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      doubleklm 5 years ago

      I've done all that and everything was working fine until my Adsense Account got disabled. Now, my Hubpages Ad Program says not active since I have not associated a Google Adsense account. Below is a cut and paste of the page. It requires the Step 2, which I can't do. I've submitted my tax info which was approved, I associated a Paypal account which was successful.

      Ad Program

      The Ad Program is an additional way to easily earn money from traffic to your Hubs. The Ad Program works great alongside Google AdSense, and has the potential to significantly enhance your overall earnings.

      We just need a couple things to get your Ad Program started. Please complete the 2 steps below to activate your Ad Program account.

      1. Sign up for the HubPages Earnings Program Complete

      2. Associate a Google AdSense Account Incomplete

      How do I get rid of step 2 and just earn ad revenue with the HubPages Ad Program. There is now way for me to activate the Hubpages Ad program without a Google Adsense account.

      I'm obviously missing something because everyone is saying to do the things I already did but it appears the lack of a Google Adsense account is what is not allowing me to activate the Hubpages Ad program!!

      Help!!

    • xonefourthree profile image

      xonefourthree 5 years ago from Narnia

      Basically go on my account, earnings, then hubpages ad program. Enter your tax info and associate a paypal account and off you go

    • doubleklm profile image
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      doubleklm 5 years ago

      Amazon I'm signed up for and is active but Ebay, similar to the Ads Program, requires a Google Adsense account.

    • doubleklm profile image
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      doubleklm 5 years ago

      I thought the only way to earn money through ads is by associating your Google Adsense account. When I go to configure the ad program, the second step requires me to associate my Google Adsense account, which I can't since its been suspended. Based on that, the Hubpages Ad program is "Not Active" so I'm not earning any revenue at all!!!

      Any input you can provide would be appreciated.

      Thanks

      Doubleklm

    • doubleklm profile image
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      doubleklm 5 years ago

      Thanks!! How are you able to get income from HP Ad program without a Google Adsense Account?

    • doubleklm profile image
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      doubleklm 5 years ago

      Thanks all for your comments. Can someone elaborate more on the Hubpages Ad Program. When I tried to configure that, they list two steps. The first is to sign up for Hubpages Earnings, which I have done. The second step is to associate a Google Adsense account. This second step is what I can no longer do since my Adsense account has been suspended. Because of this, the program entitled "Ad Program" is listed as "Not Active" so my hubs are not earning any ad revenue.

      Am I missing something here? Is there something else I need to configure in order to collect HubPages advertising earning as opposed to Google Adsense earning?

      Thanks in Advance!!

      Doubleklm

    • vocalcoach profile image

      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Keep writing for Hubpages and you will generate income from the ads and your hubs. And remember to add your tracking code to join hubpages. You will still get additional income from that.

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Most of my income comes from the HP Ad program. You should still be able to get money from that.

    • xonefourthree profile image

      xonefourthree 5 years ago from Narnia

      Hi what you can use is the hubpages ad program. They dont check it as much and you dont get banned