Keep getting denied for Ad Sense

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  1. Angie Martin profile image61
    Angie Martinposted 10 years ago

    What am I doing wrong on my Ad Sense application? I keep getting denied for insufficient content, but have 16 hubs published and decent traffic. People with less Hubs seem to get approved without issue. I don't understand the reasoning behind the whys. I posted to the Ad Sense forum and got some very rude answers, like my page must be spam. I really just need help and some good answers smile

    1. madscientist12 profile image91
      madscientist12posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      When I had a little over twenty hubs, I was approved which was a couple of weeks ago. All of my hubs are featured. You have to make sure you have good content. And try to get to at least 20 hubs.

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      calculus-geometryposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Any more you need at least 20 hubs to get approved for Adsense if you are applying with a HubPages account as your website.  It also helps if your account is more than a month old.  It looks like you joined 3 weeks ago, so you probably just need to write several more hubs and wait a few weeks more before applying again. 

      I don't know about people with fewer hubs getting approved...possibly they already had an Adsense account before they started with HubPages.  The requirements for getting Adsense used to be more lax. I'm sure you'll be approved eventually, you just have to wait a while longer.

    3. pgupta profile image72
      pguptaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      There is two criteria
      1. You should be member for more than an month.
      2. Google loves long content.

      I hope you surely pass adsense test. Best of luck

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

      I think you're getting an unrealistic expectation - possibly you've been reading some old Hubs or forum posts.

      Only a few months ago, it was possible to get approved with only 10 Hubs and a few weeks' track record.  Recently, I haven't seen anyone get approved with less than about 30 Hubs and at least a month's membership.

      Adsense has been raising the bar steadily for years. It sounds very much like they've raised the bar again.

    5. drpennypincher profile image87
      drpennypincherposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Data point: My Adsense on HubPages got approved last week with 35 featured hubs, 3 months after establishing my account.   Just keep writing and apply again in a couple months...

    6. VVanNess profile image77
      VVanNessposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I hope it helps, but I had 36 Hubs, had been a member for 5 weeks, and had reapplied to Adsense at least 6 times before I was accepted.

      Check out: … le-Adsense

    7. rose-the planner profile image62
      rose-the plannerposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Okay, so now I am glad to hear I am not the only one with the Adsense dilemma.  Thanks for posting this question!

  2. SerraB profile image63
    SerraBposted 10 years ago

    Already having an adsense account seems like a valid answer, as that's why I have an account. I had it before I started publishing on HP.

  3. Angie Martin profile image61
    Angie Martinposted 10 years ago

    Thank you so much for the feedback! It is really helpful. I am going to write some more and wait another couple weeks before reapplying.

  4. rebthomas profile image80
    rebthomasposted 10 years ago

    I too have 24 featured hubs and recently got denied. I too have only been here a month and I was told to wait a while.  Most of mine are long hubs although there are a few short stories, intentionally so.  Just FYI I am where you are. I am waiting a month or so and hopefully it will go through.

  5. SAM ELDER profile image56
    SAM ELDERposted 10 years ago

    Angie try with 20 hubs Good luck

  6. sparkleyfinger profile image86
    sparkleyfingerposted 10 years ago

    Do you perhaps have a blog or other site? I applied via my blog, and was approved first time. It was then just a case of adding my ID to hubpages.

    1. Angie Martin profile image61
      Angie Martinposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I sure don't right now but I will keep this info in mind!

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    Educateurselfposted 10 years ago

    I applied for google adsense application when I have reached 20 hubs, but my application was denied as you have insufficient content. A few months ago google was very stricted on accepting google adsense application mo we need to work hard to publish at least 30 quality hubs.

  8. NicheWebsite101 profile image67
    NicheWebsite101posted 10 years ago

    It'd probably be easier to get adsense for a website (a 10 page site is all you need, or less) & add hubpages to it once it's approved. I got it with out incident on the first try with a website, then just added hubpages as an add-on site.

    1. WriteAngled profile image73
      WriteAngledposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      The other advantage of getting Adsense via your own web site is that you are given a fully independent account that you can use anywhere. If you get Adsense through Hubpages, WebAnswers or any other content site, it is only valid for use on content sites. If you want to upgrade to using Adsense on your own sites in future, you have to go through a further approval process.

      1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image84
        Marcy Goodfleischposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        I did not know that - I had been given the impression that once you have an account, you can take it anywhere. Hmmmm.

        Regrading the stricter guidelines, even though it's annoying for the good writers who create solid content but have to wait, with luck it will drive off the people who cannot write in English and who hear the 'get-rich' stories about writing on sites such as this. There's already a noticeable decrease in bad content when you hop hubs. Now, if we could get rid of the photo displays of 'Aunties' and the 180-word spam hubs that have been here for a while.

        1. WriteAngled profile image73
          WriteAngledposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          It's a relatively new change in Adsense policy, Marcy.

          Google now says:
          "If you signed up for AdSense through a host partner and you’d like to show ads on your own non-host partner website, then you’ll need to provide us with the URL of the site you want to monetize....

          ....Once your request is approved, you’re welcome to place your ad code on any website that you own without any further approvals. If your application is not approved, be assured that ad serving on your host partner site will not be affected. You can continue to monetize your hosted content as normal."

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  9. Jacante profile image59
    Jacanteposted 10 years ago

    I'm not sure if maybe it's because you've only been on a few weeks, rather than the number of articles at this point.  I know first hand there's some luck involved too....I was recently approved with 11 Hubs, but I've been on Hub Pages for a few months.  Also, I heard that having a focused niche helps too.

    The whole process seems very mysterious to me, and as I said, I believe there is an element of luck involved.  Stick with it, keep writing, and try to be patient.  Good luck!

  10. profile image54
    khopkins75posted 10 years ago

    Another way of getting an account is to make a blogger account. It's free and it's through Google. That was how I got approved years ago. It allows you to have your own blog. Look into it. It's a pretty good place, although I make more money on a self-hosted website than I do on a Blogger site, I get more traffic through Blogger. It would be a good place to use backlinks to your hubs as well. Worth a shot anyway.

  11. Angie Martin profile image61
    Angie Martinposted 10 years ago

    I tried to get approved again at 23 Hubs and 4 weeks after joining and was denied. I waited one more week at 30 Hubs and got approved! I even made my first 10 cents just one day after being approved! smile

    The trick is definitely to wait until after four weeks after signing up. I'm not sure if having 30 Hubs mattered or if I would have been approved at 25 Hubs. But at least I now have a "success" story to share! Thank you to all my fellow Hubbers who helped with their awesome advice!

    1. Ceres Schwarz profile image38
      Ceres Schwarzposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Congratulations. That's really awesome. I still don't have an AdSense account as I was also disapproved for insufficient content when I applied for the first time with only 11 hubs. So I'm just continuing to write more hubs for now.

      Now I know I'll need at least 25 hubs before re-applying to AdSense. Hopefully, everyone who's still having problems with applying to AdSense will finally get approved.


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