AdSense just denied me with 13 featured articles.

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  1. Zuki7 profile image64
    Zuki7posted 9 years ago

    Please help!  I was just denied AdSense and I have 13 featured articles.  What more do I need to do?

    1. Zuki7 profile image64
      Zuki7posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry, I forgot to put it was denied for content.  Here is the message:
      Further detail:

      Insufficient content: To be approved for AdSense and show relevant ads on your site, your pages need to have enough text on them for our specialists to review and for our crawler to be able to determine what your pages are about.

      To resolve this issue, please work through the following suggestions:

      - Make sure that your pages have sufficient text - websites that contain mostly images, videos or Flash animations will not be approved.
      - Your content should contain complete sentences and paragraphs, not only headlines.
      - Ensure that your website is fully built and launched before you apply for AdSense - do not apply while your site's still in a beta or "under construction" phase or only consists of a website template.
      - Place the ad code on a live page of your website. It does not have to be the main page, but test pages that are empty except for the AdSense ad code will not be approved.
      - Provide a clear navigation system for your visitors so that they can easily find all of the sections and pages of your website.
      - If you'd like to monetize YouTube videos, please apply for the YouTube monetization program ( … er=2490020). Note that blogs and websites that contain only videos will not be approved.

      As soon as you've made the necessary changes, we'll be happy to take another look at your application.

      1. DrMark1961 profile image96
        DrMark1961posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        You do not mention where you are from. Even though you received that message, if you are from India, Pakistan, and some other countries you will not be approved for 6 months.

        1. Zuki7 profile image64
          Zuki7posted 9 years agoin reply to this

          United States - Nevada

  2. DrMark1961 profile image96
    DrMark1961posted 9 years ago

    Your profile does not even say where you are from, but if it is not Davis County, Utah, it is going to take some time, a lot more than 2 days.
    Citizens from many countries are not granted adsense accounts until after they have been writing here 6 months. It is not that big a deal, since most people do not make much money their first 6 months anyway. Just keep writing, and have plenty of original articles in your account.

  3. The Examiner-1 profile image60
    The Examiner-1posted 9 years ago

    Write more articles - at least 20 to 30. When you insert photos it is best to display the source from where you have copied them. They must also be legally allowed. below are two links which will help with this:,
    Try to use additions, not all, but a few out of the poll, map, quiz, table, video, etc. Make sure your content is very good, well structured, and that you have proofread it perfectly.

    1. The Examiner-1 profile image60
      The Examiner-1posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I forgot to add that the content should be at least 1000+ words. If you can write more than 1250 it is even better.

      1. Zuki7 profile image64
        Zuki7posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks I will keep trying.

        1. The Examiner-1 profile image60
          The Examiner-1posted 9 years agoin reply to this

          That is the spirit. :-) Good luck.

  4. ksebastian profile image60
    ksebastianposted 9 years ago

    Wow, sorry to hear that. I'm just started  my about a week ago, and are already frustrated with dishing out stories for free. It kinda make me feel like they're stringing us out to get new material for themselves plus all the pics.  But I do hope that you get accepted and start making money soon. But I wish you best of wishes, and may you be successful.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image88
      Marisa Wrightposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      If it's any comfort, you're not missing out on much.  Until your sub-domain gets to a decent size, Google won't take much notice of your Hubs - and most Hubs take a few months to start earning.    A typical Hubber earns about $5 in their first six months!   So even if you have to wait a few months to get approved for Adsense, you're not losing much. 

      And remember, it's not HubPages who is keeping you waiting, it's Adsense - and HP has no control over that.

  5. Kathleen Odenthal profile image91
    Kathleen Odenthalposted 9 years ago

    they arent stringing you along. because of all the writing I have published elsewhere, I was quickly accepted by adsense, and it is very much worth it to put in the effort and get google on your good side

  6. SmartAndFun profile image94
    SmartAndFunposted 9 years ago

    Hi Zuki7 and ksebastian,

    Don't worry, no one is stringing you along. Google approves and hands out AdSense accounts, not HubPages.

    Getting your AdSense approved takes time and content. Zuki, you have been here at HP two days; ksebastian, for you it has been two weeks. Not only do the two of you not have enough articles posted yet, you haven't been on the web long enough. Do either of you have a blog or website that has been up longer than your HP account? If so, you may have better luck getting that approved for AdSense, then once approved, you can associate your AdSense account with HP.

    If you don't have another blog or website which is older and has more content, then you'll have to wait. Give yourself about 3-4 months, and during that time, keep writing and adding to your HP account. When you have about 20-30 articles and have been here 3-4 months, apply again and see if you are approved.

    Not only does Google want to see that your website (or HP account) has plenty of pages, it also wants to  make sure you're not a fly-by-night writer who creates websites and then abandons them before they really get off the ground.

    Don't stress about "dishing out stories for free." It takes time to gain traffic, so while you are not earning at the moment, all that you're missing out on is likely just a few cents a day.

    1. Zuki7 profile image64
      Zuki7posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your help and insight SmartandFun.  Everything else I read said to have 10 published articles and nothing about waiting a couple months.  I will wait, keeping writing and try again in a few months.

      1. SmartAndFun profile image94
        SmartAndFunposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        A couple of years ago, most people could get approved quickly with ten or so hubs. Google has tightened up and has made it more difficult to get approved. Unfortunately, there is a lot of outdated information still hanging around all over the web. Sorry you found all the old info.

  7. profile image0
    LisaKeatingposted 9 years ago

    I just finished my 8th hub and had read the same information about needing 10 to apply for AdSense. Is it better to wait to apply the first time or just give it a shot? Will applying require a certain mandatory waiting period? Thanks for helping us newbies.

    1. SmartAndFun profile image94
      SmartAndFunposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think it will hurt anything if you want to go ahead and apply and see what happens. However, when some people get turned down, they will immediately and continuously reapply again and again. I don't think that is smart. Apply once if you're ready, and if you get turned down, publish more and wait a month or two before reapplying.

      Because AdSense doesn't publish their requirements, it is difficult to say exactly what gets accepted or what is mandatory. I do think the advice to have ten hubs is outdated. The advice I'm giving is based on observation -- what people say when they come here and compare notes about the state of their accounts when they were accepted.

      AdSense appears pickier than they used to be, but it is not impossible to get approved. If you get turned down, just publish more, wait a month or two, apply again and you will eventually be approved.

  8. ilikegames profile image65
    ilikegamesposted 9 years ago

    If this is the case I might hold off on my application a little bit longer as well.

  9. uthmansy profile image77
    uthmansyposted 9 years ago

    i personally think it will be better to go on and read thier adsense guid line!

  10. chriscamaro profile image88
    chriscamaroposted 9 years ago

    Yeah, asking us is counterproductive.  Google tells you what you need to adhere to.  It may be simpler to just make a list based on their guidelines and ask yourself if you've fully satisfied each requirement.  Or message google.

  11. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 9 years ago

    Asking us is pretty sensible as Google Adsense does not say exactly how much content is enough and does not respond to inquiries on that subject, but we have observed that 10 is no longer enough (it used to be) these days it takes 20+ hubs in most cases.

  12. SmartAndFun profile image94
    SmartAndFunposted 9 years ago

    If someone can find Google's requirements and post them here, that would be great. I don't think you will find any published requirements, however. They prefer to keep it a mystery, for whatever reason -- perhaps so we can all continue playing this guessing game.

  13. VictoriaSheffield profile image82
    VictoriaSheffieldposted 9 years ago

    I am very sorry to hear that!

  14. profile image0
    LisaKeatingposted 9 years ago

    Thanks for all the replies. It helps to know I should quit focusing on 10 and shoot for higher. I also have a blog. I might try that direction also.


  15. Author Cheryl profile image80
    Author Cherylposted 9 years ago

    Your not going to get approved with only 13 hubs.  I was well over 50 before they approved my application.  Keep writing.


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