More trouble with AdSense: "Difficult site navigation" Suggestions?

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  1. katleigh profile image93
    katleighposted 14 months ago

    I got a message from AdSense saying:
    Your AdSense application status

    As mentioned in our welcome email, we conduct a second review of your AdSense application once AdSense code is placed on your site(s).

    We did not approve your application for the reasons listed below

    Difficult site navigation: During our review of your website, we found your site difficult to navigate. Potential navigation issues include: redirects, pages behind a login or restricted access, broken links, excessive pop-ups, dialers, and pages under construction or not yet launched.

    1. louise-barraco profile image38
      louise-barracoposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Once my Adsense got shut down I just used the hubpages ad program so much easier

  2. katleigh profile image93
    katleighposted 14 months ago

    Not gonna lie, I thought you had to have AdSense to use the HubPages program. Now I feel kinda dumb, just activated that in one click. Thanks so much!

    1. louise-barraco profile image38
      louise-barracoposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      You don't and it makes life easier not having it in my opinion anyway  good luck

      1. jimmyglaughlin profile image86
        jimmyglaughlinposted 14 months agoin reply to this

        Why? Curious why you feel that way?

    2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image96
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 14 months agoin reply to this

      You DO have to have the Adsense program in order to use the HP program, but when you activate the HP program it is the main place for your ads.  I don't think you can use it if Adsense has not approved you yet, but I don't understand how you can have been here for 2 years and still not have been approved!

      If Adsense has approved you, only then you can choose to make it your first ad program or you can choose to use it in conjunction with the HP ad program.

      I looked at a few or your articles, however, and saw that you are not using capsules, don't have photos and do have some spelling and grammar errors.  If you want to be accepted to Adsense, these may be issues you should think of working on.

      1. katleigh profile image93
        katleighposted 14 months agoin reply to this

        Really? Would you mind to elaborate?
        Some of my newer Hubs lack photos, but I thought I used capsules well.
        I hope my grammar is okay, I'm an English major!
        Thank you for your help and interest, by the way.

        1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image96
          TIMETRAVELER2posted 14 months agoin reply to this

          An Examination of Liteary Nationalism Across the Globe is an example of how you incorrectly spelled a word in one of your titles.  I noticed this in another hub as well.

          Check one of my articles out to see how I use capsules.  I don't see this in the one or two of yours that I looked at.

          I was an English teacher, so if you are an English major, I'm surprised that you are making such obvious mistakes.  Surely you know to proofread, use spell checkers, etc.  To do otherwise is to create problems for yourself.

          One more thing.  Directing people to view your Avon store is not acceptable here.  HP is not supposed to be used as a site for people to advertise their businesses.  This may be one of the reasons you're having problems with Adsense.

          1. katleigh profile image93
            katleighposted 14 months agoin reply to this

            My hubs regarding Avon are some of my most popular and were featured the quickest. I'm just providing information about the products we offer and letting the reader know they can see more on my homepage. Avon is a very popular company, and often representatives read reviews if customers have any questions. If I did make any remarks about direct sells, however, I'll fix that as soon as possible.
            I had issues before I put my Avon articles, but it seemed to be quantity and not quality that caused me problems. And this time it seems it might be an issue with the backlinks, which aren't present in my Avon Hubs.
            I will go back and proofread, but it's strange that I nor my professor or Grammar and Hemingway picked up on the grammar errors, as most of the ones I think you're referring to were modified essays. Perhaps it's in the copy and paste?
            Regardless, thank you so much for your input.

            1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image96
              TIMETRAVELER2posted 14 months agoin reply to this

              I don't know how anybody could miss a blatant spelling error in a title!  It is "literary" not "liteary".  There is another one, also, where you used "There" in a title, which also was incorrect.  There's no question that this is a problem.

              And...regardless of how well your Avon hubs have done, if you are writing them to tout your business or have info on your profile that does the same, Adsense will not approve you.  Not my rules...I'm just the messenger here.

              1. katleigh profile image93
                katleighposted 14 months agoin reply to this

                But that isn't what I'm doing? You're supposed to write about your expertise and interests. I happen to be interested in and know a lot about our products. Anything would be a latent function; I'm sure other makeup ads on the page would also catch equal attention.

                I suppose I just overlooked it, I have a tendency to write quickly. I apologise if this discussion upset you, but I appreciate your feedback.

                1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image96
                  TIMETRAVELER2posted 14 months agoin reply to this

                  The only thing that upsets me is when people ask for advice, I give it and then they try to make excuses.

                  I'm not the one with the problem here, you are.  Regardless of what you think, you are having an issue with Adsense that is keeping you from earning.

                  I don't have that problem, so am trying to provide thoughts that can help you to resolve yours.  I've told you what I think, and if you choose to continue doing what you are doing, the consequences are yours alone.

                  I think it's great that you know about your products, but unless you also discuss other products and can say why yours are better to use, Adsense will view your work as nothing more than a means for promoting your own business.

                  End of story.

                  1. katleigh profile image93
                    katleighposted 14 months agoin reply to this

                    I wasn't trying to make excuses and I apologize if it came off as such. This is a forum, I was discussing why I was doing what I did that and I didn't mean to come off as rude.

                    I'm still fairly new to HubPages. I made an account a long time ago but I let it sit untouched and only started writing again during the past few weeks. Honestly, I've been a little sloppy, and I've seen a lot of success with that sloppiness - I came to the forums to forgo the sloppiness and fix my mistakes and see even better things happen.  Like I said, a lot of them are recycled essays in which retyping things I probably made a few mistakes. I've been throwing things out there to see what sticks.

                    You made a lot of great points, especially about the reviews. I had never though to compare them with other products before. But that still doesn't make sense to me why it would be for "difficult site navigation" if I had a grammar error. I looked at other forums and it may be that I have a few unpublished Hubs, I had no idea it would affect that. I'm going to work on that first.

                    I didn't mean to cause such a heated discussion, I have had as much of your advice as I needed; it has helped me find the right direction for my writing. Thank you!

    3. Marisa Wright profile image97
      Marisa Wrightposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      You activated it, but you won't earn anything from it until your Adsense account is approved. 

      The "difficult site navigation" comes about because some of your Hubs have been moved to the niche sites (which is good going for a newbie, well done) and that means there's a redirect in place. 

      It may be worth sending an email to team@hubpages, but I wouldn't do it yet.  You shouldn't have applied for Adsense yet in any case, because they won't approve you with less than 10 Hubs, and your oldest Hub needs to be at least a month old.  In practice, many people find they need about 15 Hubs before they are approved. So wait until you get to that level and try again.

  3. Jesse Drzal profile image97
    Jesse Drzalposted 14 months ago

    Photos are not attributed properly either.

    1. katleigh profile image93
      katleighposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      You're right on that! There is a lot to improve on some of my hubs as of present, but I'm much more confused as to why it would be considered "difficult site navigation."

      1. Jesse Drzal profile image97
        Jesse Drzalposted 14 months agoin reply to this

        That I'm not sure.

  4. Jesse Drzal profile image97
    Jesse Drzalposted 14 months ago

    However, I do see at the bottom of this very thread there seem to be some ''related discussion'' pieces about the subject. I would browse through those. You'd be surprised, there is quite of bit information on the site from past forum discussion, and things of that nature.


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