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  1. badchair profile image61
    badchairposted 10 years ago

    Google AdSense denied my application. Is this just because I started today?

    1. relache profile image72
      relacheposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Most likely.  They want to see applicants with an established and substantial web presence (their wording).

    2. bac2basics profile image85
      bac2basicsposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I wish Google would stop inviting new hubbers to join when they have just started writing. You need to have quite a few hubs published before you will be accepted and once you have been denied through lack of content it´s the devils own job getting accepted when you re-apply, I know because I applied to join after an invitation from Google too.I think you need to have at least half a dozen to ten hubs published until you are good to go. So keep writing good quality hubs , build up your portfolio and wait a while.

      1. Matthew Meyer profile image71
        Matthew Meyerposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        One of the most common issues is people applying for the program without enough content.  There is no specific amount that you need to have.

        That being said, we recommend people don't apply before having published ten, high quality and entirely original Hubs that are at least 800 words each.  These are general guidelines and NOT the specific standards, word counts, or Hubs for which Google is necessarily looking.

        We at HubPages try to toe the line of providing some general pointers for AdSense application without the implication that these guidelines are facts or that they insure your AdSsense account is approved.

        1. MoonByTheSea profile image93
          MoonByTheSeaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks for this helpful overview. As a newcomer, I've read about such a range of experiences applying for AdSense that I wasn't sure when I should submit my first application. The guidelines you've mentioned make sense--thanks for posting it!

          1. Matthew Meyer profile image71
            Matthew Meyerposted 10 years agoin reply to this

            Glad to help!

      2. Xenonlit profile image61
        Xenonlitposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Forget Hub Pages for now if you are a new writer. Open an account at Blogger and start writing a few quality blogs. Put links up at Twitter, Digg and Facebook.

        That will get you started. I don't know what is going on with Hub Pages, but make a move elsewhere. After about a month, try reapplying here. Most importantly: DO NOT let any site take up all your time. Put eggs in many baskets.

    3. ikepius profile image60
      ikepiusposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Does google own hubpages?! I dont think google should dictate who can earn stipends and who cant. Besides, who decides what hubs are quality hubs, and what hubs are not? Google should only be interested in clicks! Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely! Ahhgrrr!!

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image91
        Rochelle Frankposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Google is the one who is paying you, so they can make their own rules.
        Hubpages is providing a platform for publication -- they get paid by Google too.   Google should only be interested in clicks? They are a business and they sell advertising. They are interested in earning money from advertisers.

      2. Matthew Meyer profile image71
        Matthew Meyerposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        HubPages is not owned by Google.
        Google does provide many of the ads that are placed (we use other ad networks as well) in HubPages content though.  Google AdSense has content requirements related to where and how these ads can be displayed. 

        Think of Google as a broadcast TV network who sells ads.  As advertisers who buy commercials on television don't want their ads on certain shows or types of programming, Google has ad customers who are concerned about where the ads they purchased are displayed online.

        1. ikepius profile image60
          ikepiusposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks, but I just thought hubpages should decide what content is quality. Google should place their ads, and worry about the clicks. Sounds simple enough to me!

      3. dwachira profile image79
        dwachiraposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Google might not decide which Hubs are quality Hubs but Yes, Google is concerned with quality. Why? Because Google is determined to remain competitive and continue being trusted as the number one search engine by its users, just like in any other business. Users experience on sites is one factor that is being used by Google to rank sites on worthiness and the quality of content.

        Google has already stated that its aim is to ensure its users get the right and relevant answers from searches and in the shortest time possible without ranking low quality sites high in its search results. Users are quite irritated when search listings and/or the corresponding web pages do not meet their expectations, quality of content being a factor. They become increasingly irritated when the same website appears over and over again for multiple searches. They are not only irritated with the website but they also get irritated with the search engine that keeps delivering listings from the same site over and over again. This is what search engines like Google aim to stop and one way to stop it is by making sure publishers and publishing sites present quality contents to its searchers.

  2. KDeus profile image88
    KDeusposted 10 years ago

    Welcome to hubpages! Google needs to see a handful of well-written articles before they will approve you. I submitted right away when I first came here and several times after. I just got approved this past week. It has been suggested to have about 15-20 quality hubs as well as some followers before trying to resubmit. Keep writing and participating on the forums, in questions, and leaving quality comments on others' hubs. Then try resubmitting!

    1. kingkos profile image60
      kingkosposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      so i dont need to wait for 6 months for approval? what i need to do is create more hubs. thank u for this question!

      1. WriteAngled profile image76
        WriteAngledposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Google says:
        "In some locations, including China and India, we require publishers to have owned their sites for 6 months. We've taken this step to ensure the quality of our advertising network and protect the interests of our advertisers and existing publishers."

  3. rumanasaiyed profile image77
    rumanasaiyedposted 10 years ago

    Yes you are right... Google will not approve you so early. You have to publish at least 10-15 good quality hubs. Even I was having the same problem like you , I am also not approved yet, but we have to be patient and try to concentrate on our writing.

    Hope this will help smile


  4. todom12 profile image60
    todom12posted 10 years ago

    I am along with yall I heard it had to be at least 20 hubs. If you have figured out how to post picture's please let me know I don't understand the whole concept yet. I am scared to post any picture for all of the legal aligations

    1. Marisa Wright profile image86
      Marisa Wrightposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      If you look at the slider in my profile, you'll find a Hub on how to use photos from Flickr.

  5. Faiha profile image61
    Faihaposted 10 years ago

    I also applied immediately and got denied for blogger. I hadn't thought that first I need to put up blog posts and then apply. I assumed I had to sign up for Blogger and Adsense together. Ugh! I might try from HubPages now once my hubs reach 10. Best of luck to you too!

  6. lemonkerdz profile image92
    lemonkerdzposted 10 years ago

    Forget applying until you have 10 hubs. Google want to see you have good content. 10 seems to be the magic number. Just don't make the mistake of pumping out quick low quality hubs since it won't help your cause in getting interest in your hubs. Patience and hard work, nothing comes for free.

    1. profile image0
      alwaysamberposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Don't feel bad. I have been denied about 7 times already. I'm starting to get very disappointed sad

      1. Barbara Kay profile image74
        Barbara Kayposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        alwaysamber, That is crazy. You have enough hubs that you should be approved. Too bad that you can't earn from the Hubpages ads right away.

      2. essencz profile image58
        essenczposted 10 years agoin reply to this


        Do concentrate on your hubs more than getting an AdSense account approved! The fact is, eventually your account will be approved! Sometime, you need to have organic search visits even if you've written 20+ hubs! There's nothing to worry but stop applying for AdSense every alternate day

        Whatever you earn for the first month will get easily compensated when you concentrate on quality hubs! Do read more about optimizing your content with targeted keywords!


  7. Marisa Wright profile image86
    Marisa Wrightposted 10 years ago

    Adsense seems to have raised the bar lately.  Once upon a time, ten Hubs was enough, but now it looks more like twenty.

    Don't forget that if you live in Asia, India or parts of Africa, you will have to be established for 6 months before you can apply.

  8. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 10 years ago

    Well, for one thing Rochell is correct. Google makes its money from advertisers, and they want content. One hub won't do it for sure.

    1. psycheskinner profile image80
      psycheskinnerposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      However OP has a bunch of decent hubs.  It is odd it is taking this long.

      I would suggest letting it wait two weeks to settle before reapplying.  Maybe a little age will help.

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image91
        Rochelle Frankposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        The OP has one hub and has been here a little more than a day...

        And my remarks were to another newbie who wondered why Google had so much control.

        1. psycheskinner profile image80
          psycheskinnerposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          Oops, I thought I was in another thread.

          You are quite right.

          1. Rochelle Frank profile image91
            Rochelle Frankposted 10 years agoin reply to this

            OK-- I think I saw that other thread. I looked at her hubs and it seems that a lot of them were only a couple hundred words long... not bad, just short.

  9. BuffyG profile image60
    BuffyGposted 10 years ago

    Has anyone been rejected and then recently approved? Can you say how many hubs you had when you were finally approved?
    I now have 13 and just got turned down again, though 2 of them are recipes so maybe they don't rank as well because of the short word count.
    Will aim for 25 and see how I go.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image86
      Marisa Wrightposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Adsense seems to be getting very fussy lately. 

      I suggest you apply for Adsense using your Blogspot blog, which looks well established and has lots of content.

      1. BuffyG profile image60
        BuffyGposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks! Unfortunately I get the same response that they aren't currently interested. Don't know why or how to fix it.

        1. Marisa Wright profile image86
          Marisa Wrightposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          Does that mean you've applied twice?  That's a no-no and may be part of the problem. 

          You can only have one Adsense account which you then use everywhere.  If I were you, I would cancel any application you've made through HubPages (you'll probably have to send Adsense an email). 

          I notice from your profile that you were based in Japan.  Did you by any chance apply there?  Some countries (not Australia) have a mandatory six month probationary period before they can get Adsense - I know that includes several Asian countries, no idea if it includes Japan.

          1. BuffyG profile image60
            BuffyGposted 10 years agoin reply to this

            No, I applied in Australia.
            I applied for the hubpages through a different account, but they might have linked the two.
            I've been trying to work out how to send AdSense an email, contacting them personally does not seem that easy.
            Thanks for the advice, I probably shouldn't be surprised it's not working if I'm not completely following their rules.

            1. Marisa Wright profile image86
              Marisa Wrightposted 10 years agoin reply to this

              I just had a look around and you're right, trying to find out where the heck to contact them is a nightmare.

              I don't suppose it works to reply to the rejection email?

              I do think you need to get the HubPages one cancelled if you can.  If both accounts have the same snail mail address you'll be in trouble.

              Maybe someone else knows the email address to write to?

              1. joanveronica profile image67
                joanveronicaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

                As far as I know, there is no email address for G. I've been trying for almost a year  now, and the only way to make contact seems to be in the forum or the help, somewhere where you can find discussions. (On the G. Adsense pages) If you participate there, and if you're lucky, some human will pick up on your problem and make some contact with G.Ads.  If you re-apply after that, and get really lucky, you MIGHT get the approval. It's really a nightmare. In the meantime, work on getting your traffic up as high as you can. Hope this helps!

                1. BuffyG profile image60
                  BuffyGposted 10 years agoin reply to this

                  Thanks. Any advice right now is appreciated.

  10. Pool Of Thoughts profile image60
    Pool Of Thoughtsposted 10 years ago

    I will once again share my experience, even though I realize I could be an exception rather than the rule. I was denied like all of you all are saying. When I tried signing up directly through Adsense and listed as my URL it would flag it and say I needed to sign up through Hubpages. When going through Hubpages to sign up for Adsense it would say my account it not 6 months old yet. I became miffed because without Adsense I was not allowed to earn money from any of the other programs on Hubpages.
           When going back to Adsense I realized that one of the options they offered me to get signed up with Adsense was to write a blog for Blogger, Google's version of Hubpages. As soon as I did this I was accepted. I now had my own Adsense account but was still unable to use it on Hubpages because of the 6 month flagging every time I tried to use it (Which said it was an Adsense policy before I could be approved). After speaking with the Hubpages Team I was able to somehow get this resolved. I currently only have 3 blogs (more on the way) and have already earned (.o4 cents...WooHoooo!). I've only been on Hubpages for 2 weeks or so.
             So, I dunno if I was the exception or the rule but that is my story and I hope it helps someone. Oh yeah, and I only have that one blog on Blogger, I have never written again for them because the whole setup seems so "Clunky" and difficult to use. I love the ease of use on Hubpages. Everything is straightforward and if you are willing to read you can learn lots.

  11. Yourcues profile image59
    Yourcuesposted 10 years ago

    Lots of good information here. Thanks to everyone for contributing. As I new user you have given a lot of explanations and ideas for future actions. Thanks to all!

  12. cptjarum profile image66
    cptjarumposted 10 years ago

    I also tried to apply for an account the first day but I got denied as well. They said that I needed to have an online presence first I interpreted that as writing a lot of hubs and from what I have seen on this discussion 10 might just do it for google. So just keep writing. Happy hubbing


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