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Updated on November 21, 2010


Sure, Google AdSense is an easy and convenient way to make money, but once you’re blocked by Google, it’s really goodbye to all that! Many people probably do not bother to read the conditions set forth in the Terms and Conditions of Google AdSense, and opt rather for an easy-on-me “I Agree” to whatever you say as long as the money is coming. Here we review some of the things you must not do so that you may enjoy AdSense benefits for a long time.

Reason 1: “If I click on my own ads I get more money, right?”

Wrong! If you click on your own ads and hope to fool Google, then you are definitely shooting yourself in the foot. No point asking your friends to click on your ads either or subscribing to overseas companies who do nothing else but click on AdSense ads because Google will find out and disable your account. “How’re they gonna find out?” people keep asking, but believe me, it isn’t worth your while trying to ascertain that. Google countenances that accidents may happen and excuses these occasions but clicking on your ads at the rate of 100 per minute surely cannot be reckoned as an accident!

Reason 2: “What about copying content from internet pages and passing them to Google as my original content?”

Google Page Crawler will spell the end of your account. The Page Crawler finds out those who copy protected content and disables their account. Besides, that is plagiarism and you could be sued for it. Content here refers to text, pictures, videos etc

Reason 3: “Everyone knows porn sites have great traffic, now what about putting my AdSense account to these porn pages?”

By the terms of Agreement, Porn, Hacker, Warez, Drug and Gambling sites are tagged as having ‘questionable’ or ‘banned’ content and putting AdSense on these pages means offering Google your account to be disabled.

Reason 4: “But the Google Ads are just text and are boring, well what about adding some life with pictures?”

True, Google ads are just text blocks but they must be let like that. If you are smart enough to stick up ad relevant pictures such as the picture of a laptop in an ad about laptops, then you are asking that your account be disabled

Reason 5: “And what about having more than one AdSense account?”

For some reason, some people may have more than one account and that legitimately, but for most of us we are entitled to only one AdSense account and , in truth, that is enough!

Reason 6: “But at least I can publicise my click through rates, earnings per click and impressions, can’t I?”

Sorry, for some professional reason, Google says you can’t.

Reason 7: “What about creating many no-content pages and filling them with Google Ads?”

Again this breaches the Terms of Agreement. No hard feelings, but these such accounts with not a blessed alphabet on their pages save the ads do well to be disabled.


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      babithababa 5 years ago

      But , in my case I am 100 % innocent . I did not touch a single ad on my site . Ony thing is I promoted my article on Hub pages with facebook friends . Had a good traffic . Adsense was blocked . Please tell me why Google is so cruel ? I fear Google's machine plays bad .

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      Ezeh Izuchukwu 'Sirwar' Williams 7 years ago from Enugu, Nigeria

      Oh sure, I learnt my lesson. Now I rewrite whatever articles I plan to re-publish. Thanks again for the ideas.

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      Susannah Birch 7 years ago from Toowoomba, Australia

      Interesting, Sirwilly. I wasn't aware of this. Although of course it's much better to be safe than sorry.

      However I always rewrite any content I plan to use on another site, since I believe that it opens up a whole new range of keywords for the article.

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      Ezeh Izuchukwu 'Sirwar' Williams 7 years ago from Enugu, Nigeria

      A year ago, I re-published content I had on Hubpages on my PR3 Blogger blog. GA ended up shutting down my blog at on account of breached rules regarding content ownership. I tried to follow it up and prove to Google that it's all really my content but they didn't respond to any mail.

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      Susannah Birch 7 years ago from Toowoomba, Australia

      That usually isn't a problem, although if anyone ever copies your work you can file a DMCA complaint with google if they show Adsense adverts.

      Here is hubpages words on duplicate content:

      However it's really shooting yourself in the foot to place the same content on two sites. Google will always choose to rank one of them higher, meaning that since hubpages has a high authority with google, your hub version will likely rank higher than your site version.

      A better idea is to write a similar version or related topic and then place an appropriate link back to your site.

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      Stories Inc. 7 years ago

      This was very helpful, but what about having content that is your own, but published on different sites (for instance a blog and on HubPages), with one of the two having Adsense on it, does that go against rule number two or not?

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      Susannah Birch 7 years ago from Toowoomba, Australia

      So true and I've bookmarked this to give to new members who complain on the forums in future. :)