What to do When Adsense Account is Disapproved?


Adsense is one of the easiest ways to monetize a Blog and is one of the best advertising networks. AdSense team maintains its quality by approving only quality Websites for using AdSense.

They have a very strict TOS and they keep banning accounts, which violates Adsense TOS. The hardest part is getting inside the AdSense ad network. Most of the time, you will find bloggers complaining Adsense account is disapproved and many of them become hopeless.

I have already published a complete AdSense guide for beginners to get started with it.

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Harsh’s earlier guide on How to create Adsense account covers all the basic steps to apply and get your Adsense account approved.

Though, one thing which we have not talked about and is very important: What to do when Google disapproves your AdSense application?

How to Deal with Disapproved AdSense account?

When any blogger’s Adsense application is rejected, it’s a disappointing time for him. He feels very frustrated and at times many newbies quit blogging. Let me clear some air here, and Shout it loud: Adsense is not the end of your Blogging career.

Even if you don’t have an approved Adsense account, you can still make money from your Blog. Check out ShoutMeLoud, and realize how many Adsense ad units you see here. You would notice, Harsh uses only one 468*60 ad unit below post permanently and if I’m not wrong, it’s only because of his Adsense revenue sharing program.

Anyways, I’m not saying you should not reapply for Adsense, but before you do so, there are things that you should be taking care of.

Difference Between disapproved Adsense account and Banned Adsense account?

– When we apply for an ADSENSE account and ADSENSE reject your application this is known as ADSENSE account is disapproved. When an application is disapproved, we can always reapply for an account.

– When Google ADSENSE stops you account for something illegal or wrong you were done then this is called as ADSENSE account is banned. When our ADSENSE account is banned, in most of the cases we can’t reapply or use Adsense again with the same name.

Stay calm and don’t lose hopes

AdSense is an advertiser-centric network and to meet their advertiser’s demand, they need more publishers. But at the same time, to maintain their quality of ads and ad network, they accept only quality sites. Now, if your application is rejected, it means your blog is missing something and you need to work on it to make it better.

This is one of the reasons, AdSense has six months old blog policy for getting an approved application, as 6 month is enough time for a blogger to improve his blog. So, don’t lose hope and read on for what you should do before reapplying for approval again.

Don’t reapply Instantly

When AdSense team rejects an application, they usually mention the reasons like “insufficient content ” “URL you specified is not owned by you“, “Due to copyright material” and so on.

You need to understand what went wrong and how you can fix it. If it’s ownership issue, you can always reply back and Adsense team will give you a way to show the ownership of your account. If it’s because of publishing copyright material (Plagiarism), you can remove all such posts and reapply for Adsense after adding more quality and original content and so on.

First thing: You need to understand what went wrong and how you can fix it. Just giving up here is not a solution and as I mentioned, you need to work according to their guidelines to get a disapproved adsense account approved.

Work on the design of your Blog:

One of the mistakes which I have seen many bloggers do is, they create a new blog, add few content, add lots of different ad networks, use a crappy or distorted design and apply for Adsense. Believe me, first impression is very important and it’s your blog design which matters a lot. If you are on WordPress, you can use any professional WordPress theme from premium theme network or from elegant theme, as it’s cheap.

If you are on BlogSpot, use a blogSpot theme which is not only beautiful but also looks professional. Don’t clutter your sidebar widget and post with lots of blog widgets and different ads. Once you are approved for Adsense, you can always add as much widget or different ad network. (If required).

Build more traffic and Monetize with other Ad networks

Work on improving the quality of your blog and blog articles. Also, if you are waiting for a few months before reapplying, you can use any of the mentioned AdSense alternative ad networks to monetize your blog.

You can also take help of direct advertisement or use Buysellads meanwhile. Though again, most ad networks expect a quality site. And one of the most important criteria is traffic on your blog. If you have a decent traffic blog, you will be accepted in most of the other ad networks. Here are some articles which will help you to increase traffic on your site:

Read all rules, terms and conditions carefully

ADSENSE disapproved of your application because “your blog doesn’t meet their guidelines and fulfil all the criteria”. So, read all the conditions carefully and you will find you all mistakes and you can fix it in time.

Clear your all mistakes

Now you got all your mistakes. So, this is a time to clear all mistakes. Take your study opened and repair and remove. Don’t let any chance to reject your application for another time. Here is a list of some of the beginner mistakes, which you should avoid:

Take the final test of your blog

We have to leave nothing in the room for rejection. So, we will take the last test of the blog and clear all the remaining mistakes we found.

Reapply for GOOGLE ADSENSE account

Now if your blog cleared all tests and mistakes, it’s the time to resubmit your application. You will find a link in rejected email from AdSense team to reapply for your AdSense account.

Another tip is to use a custom domain and have a Google apps account. Now, use your Google apps Email Id to apply for Adsense account. This works for many.

AdSense team rejects your application for wrong reasons and one way to bypass this is by reapplying again and again. If you have read Harsh’s story, you would know he also got AdSense account approval after reapplying adsense application for 6 times.

What’s Next?

That’s it, guys! Hope this article will help you to get inside the AdSense ad network. And believe it or not, there is many more blog monetization method, but Adsense gives you peace of mind with a recurring income stream. If you follow the above tips, I’m sure next time you will not be disappointed with a rejected Adsense application. Once you get your account approved, do come back drop a thank you comment and share this post on your favourite social network.

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68 thoughts on “What to do When Adsense Account is Disapproved?”

  1. soumya

    Hi Arpan.. I am new to blogging. My blog is 4 months old. but i applied for adsense when my blig reached 10 posts and got rejected. Then again i applied using another email address but didn’t get any reply. After that i stopped operating my blog due to some problem.Now i check my blog i see my pub id has been disapproved from the 2nd email address. I didnt get mail. I couldnt understand anything from this. Can i reapply using this email address

  2. jaskaran singh

    i wnt to ask ,can we joint our youtube approved adsesne to our google blog and display ads on youtube as well as my blog.please help my adsense account was not approved please help

    1. Promise Godwin

      Yes, if you have an Approved Youtube Adsense Account you can associate it to your blogger blog. Note: It works on Blogger platform only. Not on private Domain.

  3. Rishav Chauhan

    Hi Admin, My blog is not getting approved from AdSense, in their Second Review Mail they mention the following reasons ..

    It’s important for sites displaying Google ads to offer significant value to the user. As a publisher, you must provide unique and relevant content that gives users a reason to visit your site first.
    Don’t place ads on auto-generated pages or pages with little to no original content.
    Your site should also provide a good user experience through clear navigation and organization. Users should be able to easily click through your pages and find the information they’re seeking.

    Plz Help me …..

  4. Hi! I thought your article was really interesting but I still have two questions after reading it.

    1. Is there a limit to the amount of times you can reapply to use adsense? I saw somewhere a long time ago that you can only reapply one time..does that still hold up?

    2. can you monetize your youtube account if adsense account is disapproved? i’m reading all this stuff about how hard it is to get your adsense account approved now 🙁 so I want to try youtube.

    1. Harsh Agrawal

      1) According to my info there is no limit to it.
      2) Yes you can monetise your Youtube account. Infant it’s easier to get a AdSense account via Youtube.

  5. bex

    Helpful article as I was disapproved for lack of content. (Blogger told me to sign up for AdSense right away, so I did, not realizing I needed content. Bingo, immediate disapproval.)

    What can I do if I can’t find my original email? It seems to have gone missing though I know I had saved it.

    Any time I try to reapply through the AdSense page, it tells me I need to reapply through Blogger. I click that link and it takes me to my blog where in “earnings” it just shows the disapproved banner and no options. So frustrating.

  6. Rahul

    I want some adsense help.

    2 years ago my adsense account got banned. Now I want to open a new account with following details.

    1.New laptop
    2.New name and address.
    3.New google id
    4.new IP address ( but used on the computer which is banned. However I bought the data card after 2 years of account ban.)

    I have checked in google sandbox that my website is not banned from adsense. I bought a new data card that has no relation with invalid activity, but I have used it with the computer from which I was banned.

    So should I use this new data card on my new laptop to create a new adsense account.

    1. Doe Man

      You can go forward with all these you’ve said. am also running for that because my account was once Banned too though I don’t have anybody giving me money to start blogging but please make sure you don’t have any plagiarized content on your website because that’s only thing that can save you from adsense and make sure you have more than 30 post

  7. Ashwani Gaat

    How many visitors are good for applying Adsense?
    what is the reapplication time for adsense?

    1. Harsh Agrawal

      There is no minimum traffic requirement, but the main criteria is to have a quality site.. Even if you are getting 50-100 PV daily, you can apply for it.. Though, make sure your site looks professional and well-managed.

  8. Yuvraj

    Hi, I was disapproved for my blogger blog that does not have sufficient content. Now I want to apply for my New website but there is no option to change url. How can I apply with the same Email address?

    1. Harsh Agrawal

      You need to follow the link from the disapproval Email to resubmit your application.

  9. ocean

    i’m getting rejected by adsense for
    Insufficient content
    – Copyrighted material

    i write all my blogs my self, i dont do copy/paste. i only use the pics from other websites, i cannot get the pics elsewhere. can u pls suggest me what change should i make to get adsense approved?

    thanks in advance.

  10. Paul

    Nice post. I lost my adsense account at least four times for my old sites. Now I can apply your tricks to be approved for adsense again. No doubt, Its a good and compact post.

  11. Vipin

    Hello Arpan,

    I have applied for google adsense for my blogspot blog (www.indianmoneybank.blogspot.in) and they rejected the application.

    Later I bought a custom domain (wwww.investorindian.com) through google but when I try to resubmit the application, my old blog address (www.indianmoneybank.blogspot.in) is displayed. As I am not able to change the address what is the alternate solution? Waiting for your reply.

    *My old indianmoneybank.bogspot.in domain is already redirected to new address.

  12. vipin soni

    Hey, I am not getting approved for adsense even i am getting good amount of organic traffic from google itself. all article in my blog is unique, design is also simple, i am also not using widgets, even i didn’t used keyword in the post. what should i do?

    1. Arpan Aravandekar

      @ VIPIN
      i checked your blog and if you are not doing seo you cant get traffic through search engines. I think you are doing seo as, you are telling me that, you are not including any keywords in article
      also, you can monitise your blog with some other ad network like Infolink or chitika or anything else

      1. Arpan Aravandekar

        vipin also, do some change in design bcoz, your design is unique but not simple to browse

  13. Basavaraj

    Hi, recently my blog completed 6 months and currently I have around 1000+ daily visitors. But once again my blog was rejected by adsense quoting the below message. Can anyone guide me in this regard? I really not getting what is going on.

    Further detail:
    Site does not comply with Google policies: We’re unable to approve your AdSense application at this time because your site does not comply with the Google AdSense program policies (http://support.google.com/adsense/bin/answer.py?answer=48182,https://support.google.com/adsense/bin/topic.py?topic=1271507) or adhere to the Webmaster Quality guidelines (http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?answer=35769). It’s our goal to provide our advertisers sites that offer rich and meaningful content, receive organic traffic, and allow us to serve well-targeted ads to users. We believe that currently your site does not fulfill this criteria.

    Here are some recommendations to help you improve the user experience on your site and comply with AdSense criteria:
    – It’s important for sites displaying Google ads to offer significant value to the user. As a publisher, you must provide unique and relevant content that gives users a reason to visit your site first.
    – Don’t place ads on auto-generated pages or pages with little to no original content.
    – Your site should also provide a good user experience through clear navigation and organization. Users should be able to easily click through your pages and find the information they’re seeking.

    Please refer to the Webmaster Quality guidelines for more help on how to provide a positive experience for your users.

    As soon as you’ve made the necessary changes, we’ll be happy to take another look at your application.

    1. Arpan Aravandekar

      do some seo.
      and re-apply , make some backlinks, get some search engine traffic and then try

  14. Shippy


    I had an approved adsense before, since I was new to blogging when I deleted my blog and got a new email address and blog, I applied for another adsense of course with a my new email address. I had put the same name and account number now my new application has been rejected due to violation. I checked my old email and found out that my adsense account from there is working. What can I do? Should I make a new blogger account and import my blog and use the old adsense account?

  15. Anirudh

    Many people do this Mistake, Reapply for Adsense Immediately after Disapproval. by the way, great post 🙂 Thanks 🙂

    1. Arpan Aravandekar

      i cant get anything from your blog.
      but… the given steps in artricle and you will get definitely approved adsense account

  16. Basavaraj


    My blog was previously started on 9th Dec 2011 in wordpress.com. I migrated to old domain on 14th June 2012. After migrating I applied 4-5 times. But they rejected every time saying that not obliged to adsense policy. Can anyone look at my blog tell me the reason for rejection? My blog link is http://www.basunivesh.com.

      1. Basavaraj

        Hi, I followed the steps provided above and clarified few doubts too. But after re-applying, again my blog was rejected saying the same reason. Can anybody help me out what may be the reason? Currently I have around 1000+ daily visitors (Google Analytic data).

  17. anil

    @ Arpan Aravandekar Your site is registered on 16-Oct-2012. 🙂

    And according to policyGoogle, Google Adsense will be approved only in 6 month old blog.

    Then How u approved your Adsense on your www. t4t***** site in just 1 month ?

    plz answer in details.


    1. Arpan Aravandekar

      hey this is my second blog migrated from my my blogspot blog and my adsense account is also old one from my old blogspot blog

      1. Sudhir

        Hi Arpan,

        I have already approved adsense account since 2 years and running it successfully on my first site.Can I put ads on my second site without waiting for 6 months?

        Plz do reply.Thanks in advance.


        1. Arpan Aravandekar

          yaa you can directly add you adsense to your new blog but, before that just check out that your blog qualifies all the terms and conditions of adsense.
          if you break their rules they can also, ban you.
          keep in mind adsense is very strict.

  18. arafat

    Very Nice article about banned Adsense account. Hope blogger will get help form this article.

    1. ARPAN

      Yes, newbie bloggers can definitely helped. But, i written about rejected account not banned account.

    2. Arpan Aravandekar

      ThanKS a lot for your feedback
      but , i wann a tell you this article is about rejected adsense accounts not for banned adsense accounts

  19. Raplus

    I don’t agree with following point.

    “This is one of the reason, adsense have 6 month old blog policy for getting an approved application.”

    My blog is only 3 month old. But I got approved from Adsense.

    1. Arpan Aravandekar

      Yaa we are assuming this period. you can get your account in less than three months also if you very great content and great visitors . also, it depends on many more factors.
      but, the ideal period is of 6 month.

  20. sushain pandita

    Thanks alot dude for these tips.I think that these tips will definately help me with the problem which i’m facing with google adsense.Once again thanks alot.

    Happy Blogging.

    1. ARPAN

      try this tips and tell me your results……

    2. Arpan Aravandekar

      yaa…. definitely you get adsense account.

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