Let’s talk about your Google AdSense status
Pending, disabled and banned: what are their differences? If you come across these three situations, you might be extremely worried and bothered. Don’t worry we’ll help you get out of there.
But first, let us tell you more about them:
AdSense accounts that are pending mean they’re still in line waiting for approval before you can start working on with the ads. There are some AdSense applications that take only a day while there are some who needs more time than that. You can send an approval request to AdSense here. Here are some simple tips to help you get your AdSense approval quicker and get out of or stay away from the pending status:
- Write quality, original and engaging posts or copies. Google admires websites that aim to help people. Providing quality information gives you an edge as it meets one of Google’s standards.
- Run your site for at least two months first. A site that just started running live yesterday will not get an approval as it’s required by Google to have your site run for more than two months first before you can apply for AdSense.
As the name says it, when your AdSense is disabled, your account is suspended and will not earn money. You may apply for an appeal if this happens to you. But to help you not get there, here are several reasons why an account is disabled. Here are some of them:
- Invalid traffic. Once Google detected malicious and invalid traffic from your ads, they can disable it.
- Defying Google’s best practices. You can get suspended for something heavy as selling drug paraphernalia to something simple as using someone else’s work without the author’s permission as well.
- Making your ads and web content unidentifiable from each other. Make sure that your content is still the main focus of your site or blog. Doing this is a violation of Google’s best practices for AdSense.
There are several reasons why an AdSense account is banned by Google. One of the major reasons is probably continuous illegal traffic and a violation of AdSense program policy or two. If you are experiencing this as of the moment, don’t fret, there is a way to appeal to Google for reconsideration.
Here are our tips and suggestions on what to do just in case you were disabled or banned by AdSense. Consider doing the following first before applying for an appeal:
- Check AdSense’ best practices and review your site to see if you violated any of those. Change your site accordingly and made sure that this will not happen in the future. Tip: regularly check for best practices updates as it can happen more usual than you think.
- Report if the site is hacked. This should be done as soon as your site is hacked. To help you with this, Google has a page specifically made to report hacking activities from your account.
- Remove ad codes near navigation and download buttons. These confuse visitors and are misleading. Remove codes from obscure areas on your site before appealing for reconsideration.
- Remove previously created spam ads (if you have done so) and those bot ads from the comments section. Spam ads are prohibited under AdSense best practices. Spambot ads from the comment section reduce your site credibility. Both affect your site or blog’s quality.
We recommend doing the four tips above and double checking your site for any best practice violations before applying for an appeal. You may also keep this information in mind when planning for an AdSense campaign.
If you’re a newbie to Google AdSense, we have several blog articles to help you get started in understanding more about the service. We recommend reading our other blog posts for a better understanding of what AdSense is and how the program works.