AdSense says I need to post this statement proving I own the site...

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  1. gary777g profile image66
    gary777gposted 9 years ago

    I read all the topics and threads and sorry if I missed the answer to this somewhere - but Hubpages asks me "do you have an AdSense account" and I DO NOT...  AdSense denied me, since I do not own  I realise that there is where the problem lies, but not how to fix it.  They asked me do I own the site (and I don't think there is anything that I can say I 'own').  They said I could fix it by posting a statement somewhere that I adhere to Google's terms and conditions...  Where/how exactly am I supposed to post their little ditty and thus prove I own the site?  I'm a novice at this, and a bit confused, sorry.  Please help. Thank you in advance.  Gary

    1. Ronaldos profile image65
      Ronaldosposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I note that you are rather new to Hp. Give your hubs a few days to "settle" in and try again. You can only apply for your adsense account once you "own" some hubs to HP. I assume you have applied a while ago since Google takes up to 6 weeks for adsense approval, however, i dont think you had any hubs by then. Try again in a few days.

      1. gary777g profile image66
        gary777gposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you, Ronaldos, for your reply.  I did wait to apply to AdSense, as suggested, until I had some things for them to look at.  It was the URL problem, not the lack of content.  I'm not sure how to fix the URL that AdSense has for me, now that I have given them the wrong one, I don't think the instructions they have given me to fix the problem address the real issue of the wrong url.

    2. sunforged profile image66
      sunforgedposted 9 years agoin reply to this


      Im a little confused at your question, but heres my guess, you were denied by adsense because you put as your URL , try again and put

      as your url

      You should probably be accepted, you are correct you cannot place the proof of ownership code anywhere, so just retry with the correct url.

      When you are, scroll down to the bottom of your new adsense console page and you will find a code ( ca-pub-6736547612764 )

      something like that, insert that into the appropriate place in the "affilaite settings" tab in your hubpages account and your all set to earn, good luck!

      1. gary777g profile image66
        gary777gposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Dear Sunforged,
        Yes, you are correct - that is exactly what i did do.  Here is the response:

        We did not approve your application for the reasons listed below.


        - Domain ownership not evident


        Further detail:

        Domain ownership: To complete our review, we need to confirm your
        ownership of the site you've submitted. Please follow the steps below:

        1. Access the source code of
        2. Create a separate page on the site and paste "This post confirms my
        ownership of the site and that this site adheres to Google AdSense program
        policies and Terms and Conditions."
        3. Resubmit the application as described below after replacing in the 'Website URL' with the URL of the page where you
        have pasted the snippet.

        I now know (thankyou Sunforged) what I did wrong.  But I do not know how to fix it.

        1. gary777g profile image66
          gary777gposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          UPDATE:  I WAS able to simply resubmit my application with the corrected URL!  They said I should receive a reply in 1-2 days.  I will let you know how that goes.  Thank you for your help!  Gary

      2. gary777g profile image66
        gary777gposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        hey sunforged, thanks for your help!  AdSense up and running!  Gary

  2. Ronaldos profile image65
    Ronaldosposted 9 years ago

    He was denied so i doubt he has a adsense account. Considering the fact that Google takes a while to approve an adsense account and his hub ratio and dates, i doubt Google had anything to look at when he applied. A blank page i guess. Let his current hubs just settle, maybe add another one or twp and re-apply. Like sonforged said, do add the correct url though!

    1. gary777g profile image66
      gary777gposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      UPDATE:  Google AdSense up and running!  Thanks for your help.  : ) Gary

  3. Jane@CM profile image61
    Jane@CMposted 9 years ago

    Gary, do you have a blog on blogger?  If not, start one up & then use that as your door into google adsense.  I couldn't get adsense from just writing on hubpages, but once I started a blog on blogger, I was able to get it & was approved promptly.  HTH.  Another helpful hint, get a gmail email, its google, as is blogger.

    1. gary777g profile image66
      gary777gposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Jane,  Thanks for your reply!  Yes, I have a blog (don't use it though I should) and I had an idea that for my email I might have a better response if I used my gmail account GMTA  smile
      Sunforged got me on the right track.  I was able to simply resubmit my application with the proper URL.  You are right though, couldn't hurt to start Blogging...  I got that thing so long ago - when they invented the word!  I hope I can remember my log-in!  Gary

    2. gary777g profile image66
      gary777gposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      UPDATE:  Google AdSense up and running!  : )  Thanks!

  4. Marisa Wright profile image96
    Marisa Wrightposted 9 years ago

    This is interesting - just goes to show that if you're in the right country, having only a few Hubs is no barrier to joining Adsense.


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