When ever we talk about blog monetization method, Adsense is one of the favorite and most suggested way as it gives us recurring income and one of the most and highest paying ad network at this time. Now, Google Adsense consider the quality of pages where ad is displaying seriously. Probably one of the horror Email which you can get from Adsense with this subject: “Google AdSense Ad Serving has been Disabled to Your Site“, and couple of days back I joined the club of those unlucky people who got similar Email. Here is complete Email which I got from Adsense team:
During a recent review of your account we found that you are currently
displaying Google ads in a manner that is not compliant with our program
Please note that this URL is an example and that the same violations may
exist on other pages of this website or other sites in your network.
COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL: As stated in our program policies, AdSense
publishers are not permitted to place Google ads on sites involved in the
distribution of copyrighted materials. This includes hosting copyrighted
files on your site, as well as providing links for or driving traffic to
sites that contain copyrighted material. More information about this
policy can be found in our help center (
ACTION TAKEN: We have disabled ad serving to your site.
ACCOUNT STATUS: ACTIVE
Your AdSense account remains active. However, please note that our team
reserves the right to disable your account at any time. As such, we
encourage you to become familiar with our program policies and monitor
your network accordingly.
Issue ID# xxxxxxx
Problem with Adsense disabling account and How I fixed it:
Earlier I have written about how to avoid violating Adsense policies and I have taking utmost care for the same. But, I was unaware of the fact that Adsense team not only allow you to host copyright content but also if you are linking to sites which shares copyright material illegally, they consider it as policy violation. Amit Banerjee, has given a detailed insight on the same.
Anyhow, In short if your blog has external links which links to pages or websites which are distributing copyright content, your Adsense account might be in danger. Though, this is really a grey area as many sites which are famous for free file hosting like Rapidshare and many others inluding Torrent sites might come into the same segment.
So, lets assume your Adsense Ad serving has disabled for a particular site but your account is active, here are the steps you can take to re-initiate your Adsense serving on particular site:
- Delete all such posts which violate Adsense policies
- Disable Adsense on all such posts (Though, this might not consider as best option)
- Change the domain, remove content and reapply for Adsense (Last option, which is least recommended)
In my case, I removed that content as soon as I got that Email, as I was linking to some free movie watching sites. But even though, after 7 days I got this Email from Adsense:
This was like WTH moment for me, but instead of shouting about it, I though it’s better to connect with Adsense team and tell them to look into the issue directly and notify that it’s a mistake as I have removed the content violating their policies.
Steps to re-initiate your Adsense account:
This is the page, which is your best friend for now. And use this contact form to contact Adsense team and tell them you have made changes. Make sure, you are logged into same Gmail account, for which your Adsense is enabled.
Just for the reference, here is Email which I sent to Adsense team:
Hey Adsense team,
I’m an Adsense publisher from last 3 years and it has been one of the main monetization method for my blog network. I make sure that I follow all the quality guidelines and best practices mentioned for Adsense. Couple of days back, I got an Email stating one of my content is violating Adsense TOS, and I removed the content immediately. But, after a week I got another Email stating “Adsense ads are disabled for particular site”.
I believe it’s a mistake, as I have made all necessary changes as asked. I would love to get a re-review of my issue ID=##### and I’m willing to work closely and make any changes to give more value. Looking forward for your response.
That was my Email, which I sent using above mentioned Contact form along with all necessary details like Pub ID, issue ID and Affected site URL and within 3 days, I got this Email from Adsense team:
Thank you for making the requested changes to your site in order to comply with our policies. After thoroughly reviewing shoutmetech.com, we have now re-enabled ad serving to this site. Because ad serving to your site was temporarily disabled, you many notice a delay of up to 48 hours or more before ads begin appearing on your site again. We appreciate your patience and cooperation.
So, if you face any such issues with Adsense banning particular site, you know what steps you have to take and how to renable Adsense. My suggestion is to, maintain the quality of your blog, stop copying paste, stop serving ads on domain which are auto-curate content or if you are using any other method to automate your site, it’s time to rethink your strategy as Adsense team is getting strict about their policies.
Have you faced any such issues recently? Is your account renabled now? What corrective action and what channel you used to contact Adsense?