Why am I not getting approved for Google AdSense? I am a former squidoo member. I have 300 pages (many of which rank in the 80's-100's according to the hubpage ranking), and they are all legitimate pages (not sales-oriented or lacking in sufficient words). Some of the pages received hundreds of views each day. I have updated over 200 of them since the squidoo transfer and am still actively working on updating each of them.
When I was first transitioned over to hubpages, I applied for Google AdSense and was denied. Hubpages members said that I needed to wait a few months to get established at hubpages first. I just re-applied last week and again received the status notification of "Association Disabled by You or by Google for TOS Violation."
I have never had a Google Adsense account before. I have not disabled any Google Adsense association. I have no idea what my violation of TOS might be. Please help!
What country are you writing from? People in the US, Canada, and western Europe get approved a lot quicker than those in Asia, Latin America, or Africa.
That TOS letter is standard for Google, just a form letter that they send everyone not yet approved.
Bit racist, don't you think? Equality for everyone.
It is all confusing to me as well! I will follow your discussion to see if anyone posts some that makes sense to me. All I have read so far is how difficult AdSense is to get so I am waiting and watching and reading. Thank you for asking the question!
Nancia, Adsense is not difficult to get. Unfortunately people who transferred from Squidoo weren't told that they needed to wait at least a month before applying, because Adsense won't approve a brand new account, so you've probably seen a lot of posts from those people about failures.
You've got enough Hubs and enough time under your belt, you should be approved no problem. Just make sure you apply through HubPages and follow the correct process.
Have you received an email from Google about the status of your second application? The message you are seeing is from Hubpages, so maybe your application is still under review by Google.
I had 62 lenses and I was also rejected for TOS- months ago with the same notice. I have not invested in updating after spending a week of cleanup after my migration from Squidoo. I am in California, and not offshore. I find that I am spending more time on Pinterest than on my pages.
I am in the US.
I did receive a generic e-mail from Google AdSense, which I posted below. I am unsure as to why my 300 pages would not meet their guidelines.
I did click on a link they provided to find more details, and it is mainly legal jargon that provided no helpful insight.
This is the e-mail reply I received:
Thank you for your interest in Google AdSense. Unfortunately, after reviewing your application, we're unable to accept you into AdSense at this time.
We did not approve your application for the reasons listed below.
Site does not comply with Google policies: We're unable to approve your AdSense application at this time because your site does not comply with the Google AdSense program policies or adhere to the Webmaster Quality guidelines. It's our goal to provide our advertisers sites that offer rich and meaningful content, receive organic traffic, and allow us to serve well-targeted ads to users. We believe that currently your site does not fulfill this criteria.
Here are some recommendations to help you improve the user experience on your site and comply with AdSense criteria:
It’s important for sites displaying Google ads to offer significant value to the user. As a publisher, you must provide unique and relevant content that gives users a reason to visit your site first.
Don’t place ads on auto-generated pages or pages with little to no original content.
Your site should also provide a good user experience through clear navigation and organization. Users should be able to easily click through your pages and find the information they’re seeking.
This is the standard email that people get when they have a brand new account or not enough Hubs. So did you receive the same email again this time, or was that from your first application?
I just checked. My Dec. 6 e-mail from them was different. The one I got on Sept. 8 said they denied me because of Insufficient Content.
The only thing I can think is that you have one or more Hubs that don't meet Adsense criteria. Can you think of any Hubs which might be in that category? If HubPages has disallowed ads on any of your Hubs, those are the culprits. Otherwise, see if you can think of any which might be using "prohibited words" accidentally (one Hubber had trouble with a Hub on water butts...).
This would be my bet as well. By the way, I was approved with only 50 hubs and only 1 month after transfer, so time and quantity are definitely not a factor in you case. I know about one case, where a whole site with thousands of articles was banned for because somebody published public domain photo of old painting (from Wikipedia), because the lady on the picture was not properly dressed. Graphic material and some phrases can get you into serious trouble. I believe in your case the reason is one of these.
I can't think of anything that might be misconstrued as inappropriate on my pages. I mainly write lesson plans for teachers, and I have a few child development articles tossed in as well. I have not disallowed hubpage ads on any of my pages.
Does anyone have ideas on how to get approved or how to get in contact with some who can provide me with details on how to get approved?
I sent you an email, iijuan12. Did you receive it?
No, I did not get an e-mail from you. I checked my e-mails for my Yahoo account that is connected to my hubpages. Would the e-mail have gone somewhere else?
I have just now sent another email. It will be interesting to see if this one reaches you.
I did receive it, though it went directly into my spam folder for some reason.
I found your other e-mail in my spam folder as well. Thank you so much for taking the time to reply with constructive feedback!
iijuan12, if you get approved by Adsense on your next try, can you give me a tip on how you did it? Thanks!
Yes, I can definitely do that! I will wait a bit before I apply again, though.
Based on what I read from online reviews, Google changed their policies in terms of applying for Google Adsense account due to spammers which makes it difficult for a writer to apply with them using Google partner websites such as Blogger and Hubpages so if you will create your own website and pay for a web hosting company, your application will get fast approval.
Thank you for the suggestions! I don't have an interest in creating my own website that would require me to pay for the web hosting, but I can definitely look into the YouTube partnership program.
I doubt Google is discriminating against their own sister company Blogger
psycheskinner it's not what I meant. Blogger is owned by Google but it's much better if you have a self-hosted account, the approval is faster. With blogger, it takes time.
I know of nothing to support that. People are still getting very fast approval from blogger and youtube so long as they are not under the 6 month requirement.
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