Adsense says "Your site isn't ready to show ads."

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  1. Lorra Garrick profile image84
    Lorra Garrickposted 7 months ago

    Received notification from G Adsense that "We’ve found some policy violations on your site which means your site isn’t ready to show ads yet." The site they name is "," rather than any particular article of mine (I have 60 featured).

    They continue:

    "Valuable Inventory: No content
    As stated in our Program policies, we may not show Google ads on pages or apps with little to no value and/or excessive advertising until changes are made. This includes hosted ad pages or pages or apps without content."

    But strangely, according to Adsense reports, I've earned $0.21 so far (I recently signed up with HP). Furthermore, the "Settings" page shows that Google Adsense is "Active."

    I haven't yet emailed HP about this, as I'm predicting they'll tell me to ask about this in the forum.

    I'm not a techy person, so I really need some no-nonsense instructions on what to do. Whenever I check my "Earnings" it says I've earned a penny. This tells me that the system is activated and working, which contradicts the message from Google. Can anyone figure this out?

  2. Marketing Merit profile image94
    Marketing Meritposted 7 months ago

    Google has identified content on your site (i.e. your articles on Hubpages) which it claims breaches their policies. Don't ignore these violations, as they may well ban your Adsense account.

    You need to log into Adsense, go to Account, and then the Policy Centre. There, it will list the pages that are causing it offence.

    I have to confess that I always struggle to find the policy centre, but hopefully, you will have more luck.

    1. Lorra Garrick profile image84
      Lorra Garrickposted 7 months agoin reply to this

      Google says "One or more of your ads.txt files doesn't contain your AdSense publisher ID."  So it's not a content issue (innocent content mostly about fitness and exercise).  But I don't have a clue how to add my publisher ID to this ads.txt thing. This shouldn't even be happening, because I'd think that HP would have an automatic process that ensures that when you set up Adsense, there are no glitches.

      1. Marketing Merit profile image94
        Marketing Meritposted 7 months agoin reply to this

        Be careful here Lorra. The ads.txt is usually a separate issue and not considered a violation. You would be surprised at just how sensitive Big G has become. I had to remove a photo of a verruca, as it was deemed too graphic.

        Was anything showing in the policy centre? Did you get a box saying no violations?

        As regards the txt file, you can check this out by going to and searching for your publisher ID. There may be a delay in HP adding it and/or Google crawling the page.

        As a final thought, you may want to check what sites you have listed in Google, for running your ads. Often, they appear on their own, but sometimes, you may add them manually.

        Good luck and let us know how you get on with this.

        1. Lorra Garrick profile image84
          Lorra Garrickposted 7 months agoin reply to this

          The Policy Center says I need to add the Pub. ID to the ads.txt, but then, below that, it clearly states NO violations, and I think it also says "Congratulations."

          As for images that are deemed inappropriate, I have several articles about obesity, and some of the images aren't very flattering. I can't believe Google would flag these (e.g., woman in revealing bikini).

          I do not have any other sites that use Adsense.

          1. Marketing Merit profile image94
            Marketing Meritposted 7 months agoin reply to this

            Ok. That looks promising!
            As I explained above, you can search the ads.txt file yourself. It is simply a text file and you can use the 'find' command to locate your publisher ID
            Also, if you search the forum, there are a number of threads about ads.txt issue, which may also provide additional advice.
            Good luck!

            1. Lorra Garrick profile image84
              Lorra Garrickposted 7 months agoin reply to this

              thanks for the tips. Of course, I don't have a clue how to "find" my ID or how to search for the ads.txt file. Hopefully my developer will come through. All I know how to do is write.


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