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Google AdSense Ad Serving has been Disabled to Your Site : Fix

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Google AdSense Ad Serving has been Disabled to Your Site : Fix

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:

Hello,

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
policies
(https://www.google.com/support/adsense/bin/answer.py?answer=48182&stc=aspe-1pp-en).

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EXAMPLE PAGE:

http://shoutmetech.com/594/websites-to-watch-free-movies-online-without-downloading/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ShoutMeTech+(ShoutMeTech+%7C+Technology+Blog)

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.

VIOLATION(S) FOUND:

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 (
http://www.google.com/adsense/support/as/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=105956
).

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:

Google AdSense Ad Serving has been Disabled to Your Site

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.

Regards

Harsh Agrawal

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?

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  • hunny garg

    hi, i m faced this issue recently and ads services being disabled on my blog.
    which kind of url should i submit in submit url option??
    and should i remove all the android apk fix like how to get unlimited coins and all.
    So tell me what should i do now?
    On the same site i got adsense approval.

    Reply
  • Ahamed Ishak

    Hi Harsh Agrawal

    Your post is very help full. I’m recently started my website. I have a hosted adsence account to my youtube channel which is not eligible to show ads in my website. So I applied to Adsence for convert hosted account to a normal account. I got a email from adsence saying I have Copyrighted Materials In my site. So I removed some images from the site. And I re applied. Still I didn’t get any reply from adsence.
    This is my website http://www.tutecentral.com/
    I have links to github from my website. Github is a popular code repository site. Is this a Copyrighted Violation

    Reply
    • Harsh Agrawal

      @Ahamed
      As per my knowledge, linking to Github is not a problem as it’s a popular platform. They might have rejected your application as your blog has few posts. I suggest to add more posts (10+) and reapply and see if it works or not.

      Reply
  • Ricardo

    Very nice article. I certainly appreciate this site.
    Continue the good work!

    Reply
  • Janlewala

    Adsense blocked my website without any notice. So I have no issued ID. Can you tell me how to I remove ban from my website?

    Reply
  • Jose Johnson

    Hi Harsh ,

    Very nice and detailed post this is.. First of all thanks for this wonderful post..

    I had gone through the same situation you mentioned in the post…As soon as i got the message i deleted several external linking posts also removed some 404 links and reapplied

    after few weeks everything went well…

    Do you know any online tools which webmasters can use Verify to verify whether their website is compatible with google Adsense TOS

    Reply
  • Teckop

    My account was disapproved due to program policy issue but i haven`t and never copy any articles….

    Reply
  • Deepak

    Bro Please help me
    AdSense Ad Serving has been Disabled to my blog last month coz i was using live streaming which was against adsense tos but now i have removed it from my website .

    Reply
  • Saurabh Rai

    first of all congrats Harsh.. As I have also faced the same problem. But after following everything too. I didn’t get the solution. But you are an old and premium publishers, I think that is the reason behind the positive reaction. Still, congrats again.

    Regards
    Saurabh

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  • Henry

    I have the same problem. Google just email me today that my ad serving is disabled.

    The problem because i put links that google think i might against their policy. But i swear to God that the link is given by a company for press release.

    To avoid huge traffic for download request, the company upload the file to website similar like mediafire, to give mirror link to ther users. Actually it is an online game publisher which is legal and they uploaded it themselves.

    I explained this to google, and removed the links too. Hope they can activate my ada again :(

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  • Jerrywhyte Obamwonyi

    I am having the same problem on my site right now, its so painful that for the past 22 days i am still battling to re-instate back adsense to one of my top performing site that gives me over 99.9% of my monthly income.

    I have written adsense several times, they only reply once, and they have turned a deaf ear to the rest of my appeal request should i still keep emailing them using this form https://support.google.com/adsense/bin/request.py?contact_type=policy_violation_appeal i have always used?

    Or changed my domain name and do htacess redirect? so confused!

    Reply
  • Ishan Verma

    my ad sense account is disabled for copyright content , i have deleted all my post and links and applied for re-consideration by re appeal form , but still i got no reply from google from 2 weeks.
    Please Help !

    Reply
  • samuel

    hi, my name is samuel, i also had related reason with your recently and for same reason as linking to copyright contacts, i have made necessary adjustments and because there might be some i didnt know about, i installed a nofollow pluging for external links, do you think that would help in getting my account re-installed?

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  • Omar

    Thanks for sharing this story!

    I think you are very fortunate that they actually told you the reason and website and just did not ban your account. This happened to me. They just banned my account and did not give me any reason, and also owed me a bit of money as well.

    But anyway, I hope you got your issue fixed.

    -Omar

    Reply
  • jayaar

    Harsh,
    I can never imagine that this could have happened to you. We keep on learning.
    Good article with great details.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Regards…….

    Reply
  • jeet

    How Google treat makes us more complicated on this matter, if somebody have less idea on this suspicious links and copyright contents, they can never able to convince them. Each of your internal and external links are important. Need to note it from the beginning. Thanks for sharing this idea with us.

    Reply
  • Quicknol

    Its really pathetic, Some times we do provide thridparty links for benefits of readers. But from now onwards we need to be very careful even for providing the link for third party sites. Harsh thank you very much for bringing awareness about this issue.

    Reply
  • Itender Rawat

    Hey Harsh! Can u help me out in this Issue:
    Adsense disapproved me 6 times
    First 3 times I got Unacceptable site content
    2 Times page type Issue
    and now Not Complying with Google policies!
    I am confused! What to do now? What can be the main problem? I copyscaped all the posts via premium copyscape accnt!

    Reply
  • ZK

    Three Things to build a successful Online business

    – Have Awesome Content
    – Build a responsive mailing list
    – Market your products to your list and audience

    Never work with a network you don’t have any control over…Why depend on Adsense and other networks for income.

    Reply
  • Ritesh

    Harsh… very good explanation. Speaking honestly, I never heard previously about disabled adsense account due to publishing ads on non-compliance websites/blog. Definitely going to help a lot of bloggers who have just started to monetize their blogs.

    Reply
  • Kunal

    Never faced such issues but if I ever do, I would not certainly panic after reading this post and will take the necessary steps.

    Reply
  • Peter Lee

    I’m glad I read this. It’s terrible, seems like they’re getting stricter nowadays. Adsense is no longer a good option to earn long term online income if you asked me, it’s like you would lost everything in just a snap if you made one wrong moved! Don’t put all your eggs into one basket, try other Adsense alternatives too! Appreciate you sharing this with us Harsh! Thanks.

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  • David

    Hi Harsh, Glad you posted this. I have not lost my adsense account yet and I hope I never do. It sounds horrible that you lost over 1 week of income from your blog.

    I have seen other google departments do what you described above. They send the same letter again even after you have corrected the problem. Good to know that you were able to finally get through and get some relief.

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  • Malathy Badri

    Harsh, what a detailed post! Your helping nature by giving relevant links to Google policies, contact form etc is appreciated.
    The checklist by Amit should be noted by every webmaster and blogger.
    I am going to blog about your post for the benefit of my blog readers.
    Thank you Harsh, thank you very much.

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  • Amit

    This is indeed very scary.

    One thing I would like to say is that the age and reputation of your Adsense a/c is also a deciding factor as far as the reinstatement goes. If you’re an Adsense publisher for 3-4 years, chances are you will get back to normal. However, this is not so easy for new publishers and Adsense is going very strict, given the introduction of 2 step verification process is already in effect.

    Checklist:
    1. No links to torrent sites, mediafire, megaupload and the entire army of free file hosts.
    2. No links to any blogspot blog (or a blog on a free domain) which is new and not widely known.
    3. Never host any executable file or anything which you have not created on your own. If the author has uploaded his material on a free file hosting site, I would choose not to write about the same on my site. That’s because you never know how much pirated content that third party site is hosting and what is the future of that third party site going forward.

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    • Krishna Verma

      Actually, if you are a premium publisher, you can do almost every act prohibited by general publishers. But I will also agree that the age and reputation of the blogger has an impact on the appeal being heard.

      One question for Harsh,
      If an adsense account is disabled, are the websites using that account blacklisted too ? I mean can ads be displayed on those websites with another adsense account ?

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  • Cyracks

    Hi Harsh, i also got thesame problem and google disabled ads serving to my site. So what i did was to remove only the links pointing to such sites google complained about with out deleting the entire post. Will that affect my appeal to google to re enable ads serving to my site?

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  • Krishna Verma

    There is a lot of lesson for every blogger in this incident. This incident shows that one should not rely on one source of income especially if you are making your living online. Just one email and you are nowhere from $$$$ per month.

    I am glad to know that you got your account back.

    Reply

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