When you send out the request for an account should you get an email back right away or does it take a while? Will the not respond to you at all if you've only published one hub? Does anyone know of a way to contact Google? Or a way to cancel your google account?
I signed up, I never got an email and now it won't let me do anything. I've just wasted the last two hours trying to call someone at google or get them to return an email (really lousy customer service for sure ) I can't even find a corporate hq number to call.....
Does anyone know if there is a way for HubPages to clear out the Google Ad Sense on your account so you can start over?
Did you fill in your information? If so it can take several days or weeks to be reviewed. And generally it takes about 10 quality hubs to get approved.
I clicked on Configure and filled out whatever you do to get the process going but I didn't get an email confirmation back from them - should I have or no? I don't have ten hubs yet - I just wanted to get everything set up. Will they not respond to you at all until you do? It seems to be a mystery how the whole process works.
If you filled it in, now you just wait. They will either approve or reject you.
Overall it is simply a slow process. While you wait, you would need to add some more quality hubs. A goal of ten good hubs is the general guideline that others have shared in order for Google to accept.
Well I've decided that GoogleAd Sense is the devil. All the literature I read before signing up said you had to have at least one hub before applying...they really should be more specific. If it's ten then say ten. I'm rather literal like that and don't get the whole "well they said one but they really mean 20 thing" and as far as "substantial content" that Google mentions AFTER you've been rejected is VERY subjective at best. Honestly I found the whole process SO incredibly UNCLEAR, FRUSTATING and just ridiculous that it really soured me on HubPages and GoogleAdSense. It really takes the oomph out of bother to write at all. At this point I will probably close down my account and begin all over again. And truly the support I'd gotten from Hubpages was really less than adequate. The whole attitude was like "hey were too busy to deal with your questions"...how about making the process actually CLEAR so that people know how the process works and it's not just some random, mysterious thing that sucks up half a day....CLARITY PEOPLE - isn't that like a rule in writing somewhere??
Bottom line Google Ad Sense just doesn't care and that's fine then take your ads off my page if you're not going to approve me...I think that's fair. If their process actual made sense or worked I wouldn't have this problem. I never received a rejection email anywhere, not in my inbox, not in my spam box...never received one. My status just mysteriously changed for no reason...ridiculous.
The problem is that Hubpages can't really explain what Adsense wants. And they themselves do not give firm definitions of what is enough content for approval.
Adsense is not an instant gratification way to make money, even once you have enough content created to get approved. I write elsewhere with tens of thousands of pages crafted over the course of several years. If you were looking for a get rich quick scheme, this is most likely not for you.
Shame, as you do write well and over time would most likely do quite well.
Hi "Cook"...No I really wasn't looking for a get rich quick scheme at all...trust me on that one. I have my own biz that I spend the majority of my time (and very long hours) on but I'm just very discouraged that the process wasn't simply more straight forward. I think my expectations were realistic in that I figured it could, over time, be some part of my income....small, whatever but some income is nice. My frustation comes with the lack of clarity. It feels like it's a guessing game with Google......and being rejected is also fine but again the lack of clarity and professionalism; I never received a rejection email or a clear way to reapply at a later time. The REALLY frustrating thing is that it keeps telling me that I have a GoogleAd Sense account but I've never been able to access it. I try to put in a password which they say are all wrong then it kicks me over to change my password with my gmail account which I do but then when I finally get back to HubPages that doesn't work either......it's just too stupid.
Thanks for the compliment on the writing. No worries though I won't stop writing. I'm actually writing an article now for a publication. It's not a paid gig...it helps promote my biz and gains me some exposure so.....What I'm thinking is of just starting all over again. I was too concerned about wasting more time to go ahead and post a bunch of articles and go through the same craziness all over again SO I'm thinking just move my hubs over to the new account (cut and paste), close out the old account and start over. Hopefully after time I'd get accepted into the program....who knows. It still just blows my mind that it's just impossible to speak with anyone at Google. I don't understand how any company functions like that - I mean what if the IRS wants to talk to them who do they call?
If you care to share on any of the other writing sites love to hear about them! Thanks for the comment.
I do believe Google's "guessing game" is by design. Google doesn't publish exactly what their parameters are to qualify for AdSense, or once approved for participating how to get the best paying ads placed on your pages or how to the most traffic from them, because then it would be far too easy to game the system. that would result in advertisers not getting what they're paying for: real traffic interested in the pages they land on, relevant to the products and services the advertisers are paying for, that will result in sales.
The IRS can get a hold of who they need to at Google because the company would have provided a contact name and number with the government, who issues their tax ID number in the first place, and provided that information on their tax returns as well. They save a fortune by keeping contact to a minimum with their content creators. Follow the rules they do give and you'll do fine!
I sent a request to be signed up to AdSense and they didn't get back to me for about 3-4 weeks. Unfortunately my application was denied but I only had 3 hubs at the time so I was kind of expecting it. I just applied because I felt quite optimistic because I had gained quite a lot of views in such a short space of time.
I think I'm going to write a good 10-15 hubs before I apply again and fingers crossed they accept my application.
Good Luck in trying to get an AdSense account, it sure is hard!
As you only have two Hubs, the most likely result is that Google is going to reject your application.
Right. And I get that. If you read my above long ramble...it's the lack of clarity around the whole process that is frustrating and makes me more apt to write elsewhere which is what I've been doing. The way the process is supposed to work is not how it worked for me. I never got an email. If you get an email you have a place to reapply. Plus it keeps telling me that I have a Google AdSense account but I can't get into it....hence the frustration. Not having a live person that you can actually talk to is ridiculous.
I assume you checked that you had entered the email correctly, and that it was not in your spam folder?
In any case the thong to do it write 18 more hubs, and then apply again.
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