“Google AdSense Ad Serving Has Been Disabled to Your Site”: Here’s the Fix

Whenever we talk about blog monetization methods, AdSense is discussed as one of the favorite methods because it offers us recurring income and it is currently one of the highest paying ad networks.

These days Google AdSense strongly considers the quality of pages where ads are displayed, and they take this very seriously.

An email which no blogger or webmaster wants to receive from Google AdSense is one with the following subject line: “Google AdSense Ad Serving has been Disabled to Your Site“. A few days ago I joined the club of unfortunate recipients of this email. Following is the email which I received from the AdSense team in its entirety:


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.

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 my account and how I fixed it:

I have written in the past about how to avoid violating AdSense policies, and I have taken the utmost care to avoid any such violations myself. However, while I was aware of the fact that the AdSense team does not allow us to host copyrighted content, I did not realize that if we are linking to sites that share copyrighted material illegally, this is considered a policy violation. Amit Banerjee, has given a detailed insight on this subject which is worth reading.

In short, if your blog has external links which link to pages or websites that are distributing copyrighted content, your AdSense account might be in danger. I must say, however, that this is certainly a grey area, as many sites that are famous for free file hosting such as RapidShare and many others including torrent sites might fall into the same category.

Let’s assume your AdSense Ad serving has been disabled for a particular site, but your account is still active.  Here are the steps you can take to re-initiate your AdSense serving on that particular site:

  • Delete all posts which violate AdSense policies
  • Disable AdSense on all such posts (this might not be considered the best option)
  • Change the domain, remove the content and re-apply for AdSense (a “last resort” option, which is least recommended)

In my case, I removed that content upon receipt of the email noting the violation. I had been linking to some free movie watching sites, and this was apparently a policy violation, and I thought I had corrected it. However, seven days after taking this action, I received this email from AdSense:

Google AdSense Ad Serving has been Disabled to Your Site

Obviously I was very surprised to receive this email, and I immediately connected with the AdSense team and asked them to look into the issue directly, as I had removed the content violating their policies.

Steps to re-initiate your Adsense account:

Should you find yourself in this situation, this is the page which you will want to refer to closely. In addition, use this contact form to contact the AdSense team to tell them when you have made the necessary changes correcting the stated violation. When you reach out to contact the AdSense team, make sure you are logged into the same Gmail account with which your AdSense account is enabled.

As a reference, here is the email I sent to the AdSense team:

Hey AdSense Team,

I have been an AdSense publisher for the past three years, and it has been one of the main monetization methods for my blog network. I make sure to follow all of the quality guidelines and best practices mentioned for AdSense. A couple of days back, I got an email stating that some of my content is violating AdSense TOS, and I removed the content immediately. A week later I got another email stating that the AdSense ads were disabled for that particular site.

I believe this is a mistake, as I have made all necessary changes as requested. I would like to have a second review of my issue, ID=#####, and I am willing to work closely with you to make any changes necessary to offer more value. Looking forward to your response.


Harsh Agrawal

I sent my email using the contact form linked to above, along with all necessary details such as publisher’s ID, issue ID and the URL of the affected site. Within three days I received this email from the 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 a particular site of yours’, you know what steps you need to take to correct the issue, and how to get AdSense re-enabled.

I suggest that you take care to maintain the quality of your blog, do not copy and paste, and do not place ads on domains which contain auto-curated content. Indeed, if you are using any other method to automate your site, it is time to rethink your strategy, as the AdSense team is getting more and more strict about their policies.

Have you faced any such issues recently? Is your account renabled now? What corrective actions did you take and what channels did you use to contact the AdSense team?

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Harsh Agrawal is a blog scientist and a passionate blogger. He is blogging since 2008 & writes about Blogging, SEO, Make money online & tech. His blog, ShoutMeLoud receives 1 million Pageviews/month and have over 700K subscribers.


COMMENTs ( 49 )

  1. says

    Dear harsh,
    My account has been disabled for invalid click activity.
    Now I use my brother account to display ads on my website, but ads are not displayed on my website. My account was disabled not my website, then what happened?
    Please reply

  2. Ganesh says

    Hi Harsh ,
    Yesterday I’ve Received A mail stating “This is a warning message to alert you that there is action required to bring your AdSense account into compliance with our AdSense program policies. We’ve provided additional details below, along with the actions to be taken on your part.”

    I’ve Removed All Adsense code From That affected website….with in 2 hrs of email Received
    then , I tried to mark the issue as “Removed ads” in STATUS menu in adsense dashboard

    *Then the url with


    Did anyone face this issue…?

  3. Pawan says

    Yesterday my AdSense account is disabled for I clicked on my own ads.
    I sent an appeal but I know they would never enable it again.
    I would change my primary domain and reapply for AdSense but just want to confirm with harsh .Will this be fruitful?

    I got AdSense approved within 12 days of registering domain.

  4. says

    My adsense account was disabled once a few years back for content spam. They gave me three days, if I remember correctly, to fix it. I fixed it, ad serving resumed but months later I dropped the domain.

    It’s good to read about the experiences of other webmasters on this issue.

  5. Viraj says

    Hey Harsh my Adsense account is disabled due to invalid activity. Also I checked on isbanned.com, my site is banned from Adsense. Is there any way to recover it?

  6. says

    Hi Harsh,
    I am new to blogging and my blog is about 3 months old. I am looking forward to

    your advice as this is very critical for me. I got adsense account approved. I had

    not clicked on any of my ads but I think unknowingly I failed to obey some of

    their policies and I got my adsense account banned. My question is:
    ” I learnt that providing other site links and referring to them increases site

    traffic so I used them extensively in my content. Is this permissible? Please

    suggest earliest”


  7. says

    Hi harsh, I really look up to your advise for my website related issues. First of all thanks for that. I am about 3 months old to blogging and I also got adsense account. I never clicked on my ads, but may be unknowingly I violated some policies and no wonder, adsense banned my account. My question is:
    “I learnt that referring to other sites and providing their links in your content is one of the sources of increasing traffic that I did extensively. Am I doing wrong? Can’t we refer and link to other sites?”

    Please clarify.

  8. says

    I have another problem. The googlee-mailed text is below. After reading that please tell the solution … Thanks in Advance.



    With our advertising programs we strive to create an online ecosystem that benefits publishers, advertisers, and users. For this reason we sometimes have to take action against accounts that show behavior towards users or advertisers that may negatively impact how the ecosystem is perceived. In your case, we have detected invalid activity on your AdSense account and as a result it has been disabled.

    We are limited in the amount of information we can provide about your specific violation. We understand that you may want more information about your account activity. However, in order to protect our proprietary detection systems, we are unable to provide further details.

    In some cases publishers can make significant changes to correct the violation and are willing to comply with the AdSense program policies. For this reason, we offer an appeal process as an opportunity to work with you to resolve the issue. Please be sure to provide a complete analysis of your traffic or other reasons that may have generated invalid activity in your appeal. Submit your appeal using this form and we will follow up accordingly. Before submission, please review the list of the top reasons for account closure.

    Thanks for your understanding.


    The Google AdSense Team

  9. says

    Hey Harsh:

    Recently my website got approved for adsense , i was very happy or that but today morning I got a message from adsense, Stating that We’re sorry you have clicked your own ads and for this cause we’re disapproving you.
    I seriously wanna earn so I turned bad clicking my ads. I have contacted Adsense for reinstate and they rejected that too.
    Can I apply for it again via a new account?
    Please come with a reply Waiting for it badly.
    Thanks In advance

  10. says

    Hai #Harsh_agarwal.

    How you can directly contact adsense team.? Give me the email address.
    I need your help i placed the ad code on my blog but its still blank in the past 6 days. When i can start earning??? How much days need to get fully approval???

  11. says

    Hello, please how do I fix this message I got from adsense. It is adversely my earnings now.

    ==Ad unit “new ***responsive” is only seen 9% of the time it is loaded. Making an ad unit more viewable can increase your revenue.==

    Thanks a lot

  12. swati says

    i was doing some thing. i dnt know how i clicked on pin, though adsense is asking for my city pincode so i entered that three time and after that my account has been disable

  13. says

    hello mr. harsh.. i have some problem like that too, ads disabled on my site, but my account is active. when i click Policy Violation Appeal, as you say, im directed to this link https://www.google.com/adsense/app?rd=1#policy-appeal

    and the message on screen like this.

    —Policy Violation Appeal

    No sites have been disabled for ad serving for your account. If you are still experiencing trouble serving ads on a site, please read the troubleshooting documentation.—

    and why the ads cant show on my violation site?

    fyi, notification for ads disable for my site is on 1 Oct 2012.

    i have delete the violation content, but ads is still disabled on my site.. can u tell me what should i do to fix this problem…

    thanks for your attention.

  14. Toby says

    Hi Harh!
    My adserving on my website was blocked yesterday. They will pay me the money which came from that site until yesterday?
    I stay in stress. Please answer me if you know. Or maybe someone else know. Thanks

  15. says

    Hi Harsh,

    Thanx for all information you give through your blogs. I really appreciate your efforts.

    I got a mail from google that my adsense account has been disabled 4 days back. I appealed 2 times with all possible cause of the same including my accidental click on ads after which I took precautionary measure like using Ad overlays and all and also transparently mentioned that as some of my friends and relatives knew about my new site so they might have done it but nothing done intentional. But got rejection.

    Today I came across your blog and seen these tools to check wheather my site is banned by adsense or not. A relief thanx to you that its not yet. Now, what can i do to use adsense again??? can I create a new google account and then go for adsense or I should wait for some time. What all suggestion you have about this scenario as i dont want to take risk this time.

    One more thing I have a youtube channel too which was linked with this disabled google adsense account now youtube channel is should that your account has been disabled and a red icon there how to fix that as youtube channel status is in “good standing” as as my site status. Only thing is wrong is that my google adsense account got blocked.

    Need your suggestions and support on same. Thanx in advance

    • Hardik Lamichhane says

      Hi Atul I can’t stop myself to reply you coz like you I just had faced similar problem but now i fixed it.
      As my experience please use different Adsense account for your Blog and Youtube Channel. In your condition apply for your channel with a new and fresh account which will approve only after some hours if your channel is disabled for monotization. And for your blog you can reapply your application with your old account. That’s it. I did like this which solved my problem.

  16. Basit Khan says

    Hey countryman!
    Mr. Harsh Agarwal, the same issue is with me and adsense again sent me the email even i have immediately removed the content along with 46 more suspected contents but they sent me again an email showing the same deleted content. Please tell me how did you direct contact adsense. This article is seemed to be written only for me dear Harsh. Please give me the link or email address to direct contact to adsense team. I will be extremely waiting for your kind reply.

  17. hunny garg says

    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.

  18. says

    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

    • says

      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.

  19. says

    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

  20. Teckop says

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

  21. Deepak says

    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 .

  22. Saurabh Rai says

    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.


  23. Henry says

    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 :(

  24. says

    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!

  25. says

    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 !

  26. samuel says

    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?

  27. says

    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.


  28. jayaar says

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

  29. jeet says

    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.

  30. Quicknol says

    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.

  31. Itender Rawat says

    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!

  32. ZK says

    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.

  33. Ritesh says

    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.

  34. Kunal says

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

  35. Peter Lee says

    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.

  36. David says

    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.

  37. Malathy Badri says

    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.

  38. says

    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.

    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.

    • Krishna Verma says

      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 ?

  39. Cyracks says

    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?

  40. Krishna Verma says

    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 eespecially 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.