Google Adsense Violation Because of "Shocking Content" on Healdove

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  1. eugbug profile image97
    eugbugposted 14 months ago

    So Google notified me that I have I have a violation on a page that serves ads. It turns out that it's my article about eczema. I'm guessing the "shocking content" is photos of skin with rashes which are pretty much essential to enlighten readers on how the condition manifests itself. I'm not sure I want to remove them just to suit them and in any case it would mean the article wouldn't turn up in an image search.

    1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image94
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Sorry to hear that. I had a page this year which, after being here nearly 7 years, suddenly became a violation. They seem pretty wishy washy about many things.

  2. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 14 months ago

    Don't mess with Google AdSense. Turn off the ads or unpublish the page. I've sacrificed a few pages myself; it's just the way it is.

    Edit. Or, as you said, bite the bullet and remove the images.

  3. theraggededge profile image98
    theraggededgeposted 14 months ago

    That's crazy. I saw the images and it's just reddened skin. Unsightly, of course, but not offensive.

  4. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 14 months ago

    Writing anything medical is a pain in the neck in so many ways... I've given up writing on the subject altogether.

  5. AliciaC profile image98
    AliciaCposted 14 months ago

    That's ridiculous. I received a violation notice for "shocking content" on a HealDove article recently. I didn't think there was anything wrong with the image when I put it in the article, but when I looked at it after I got the notice I realized that some people might have a problem with it. That's not the case with your images. As theraggededge says, you're just showing reddened skin.

  6. Beth Eaglescliffe profile image97
    Beth Eaglescliffeposted 14 months ago

    I agree with the comments above, it would be a shame to lose the photos as they help explain what eczema is. However, it may not be these that are causing the problem.

    There are two issues in the comments section that may be an issue.
    1. There is a self-promotional link from Sara Johnson that links back to HP (ie not a niche site).
    2. Also Susan W discusses using Silcocks Base which the bot may be reading as a banned word. Try deleting those 2 comments (and your replies) and see if that resolves the issue.

    1. eugbug profile image97
      eugbugposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Hi Beth,

      Yes, I just noticed the comment from Sara Johnson before I saw your comment here and I removed it.

  7. Kenna McHugh profile image89
    Kenna McHughposted 14 months ago

    I am not surprised. Opinions are rampant on the Internet. Still, it is NOT okay.

  8. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 14 months ago

    Sadly, it is not who is right that wins. It is who has the bigger stick.


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