How Not to Get Your AdSense Account Banned – Beginners Guide
If you have a blog and you have attracted a good number of visitors, the next thing you might want to consider is display advertising. By far, AdSense is the best product that allows others to place ads on your blog.
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You know what the exciting part is? When your readers click on the ads, you have some extra cash in your pocket. Easy money, isn’t it? But before you get all excited, take a deep breath and make sure you know how not to get your AdSense account banned.
Before we dive deep into the dos and don’ts, I want to give you an insight to what AdSense is. It is a strict disciplinarian. It has a set of rules which are expected to be followed by all users.
If you fail to do so (make sure you don’t), you get banned for life. And by that, I mean you can never use this quick money generating product ever in your life. Now you know why I called it a strict disciplinarian?
I read a billion stories of people who made millions through AdSense. And as many people who lost it all because of faulty practices. I don’t want you to be the faulty one here so here’s how not to get your AdSense account banned.
- Be Unique if You Have Been Disabled Earlier – How Not to Get Your AdSense Account Banned
If you have been cut off from the AdSense family earlier, chances are you will be cut off this time again and the next time too. You might not know this but the AdSense accounts are not approved by some computer based software; they are approved by real people from Google.
So if you think you can fool your way around by making a new account just with a new email id, you are wrong my friend.
What you can try doing though is create an account with new information all together, which will have a new id along with a new contact number, a new address, etc. This might reduce the risk of being banned.
- Stick by Google’s Rules
When you get money for ad clicks, it’s not Google who pays for it. It’s the advertiser who does. So when you violate the rules and regulations set by Google, it means you are disrespecting the advertiser. And for Google that is not less than a crime.
- Clicking on Ads on Your Own Website, YouTube Channel or App.
Google uses an updated tool to track the clicking behaviour. If you are found clicking on your own ads through same or different IP addresses, you will be banned. Don’t do that ever. It’s like stepping into a puddle on purpose.
- Encouraging Clicks
While you resist yourself from clicking on those tempting ads, you are also not allowed to coax others to click on them. However sinful an indulgence it seems to be, DON’T DO IT. You will regret when caught.
- Do Not Violate Content Guidelines
If you place ads on pages that hold inappropriate content, Google is done with you. Now what classifies inappropriate? Anything to do with pornography, hacking, software cracking code, piracy, weapon related content, illegal content, content about alcohol and tobacco, etc.
Read the content guidelines here: Guidelines
- Original Content
If you put out content that has been copied from other sites and has copyright issues, don’t use AdSense in the first place. You are bound to be banned.Google’s ad publishers do not publish ads on sites that have content with copyright issues unless the blog owner has a legal right to use that content.
While practicing how not to get your AdSense account banned, you must avoid publishing content that directs users to sites that have copyrighted content, sites that host copyrighted material and files, content that displays copyrighted text and images.
- Source of Traffic to Your Site
To Google, it matters where your traffic comes from. If you use paid to click programs then ads won’t be published on your site. Also, if you send emails or display ads as a result of any software, Google will unfriend you.
- Ad Placement
You are not allowed to place more than 3 ads on one page. If you overlook this rule, you know what will happen. I don’t even have to mention it this time. You should not place ads on pop ups or pop unders or send them through emails.
Ads that mislead by saying click here to win this and get that are considered as violation.
- Easy Site Navigation
Let your site be easy to navigate. Google wants its advertisers to benefit when they pay for the ad clicks. If your site does not meet the standard requirement then Google might not want to be associated with you.
- Protecting Children’s Online Privacy
If you have any pages or content on any of the pages that come under Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), you must intimate Google about such pages.
You are also not allowed to use Google based advertising to target and re-target audience below the age of 13 years.
- Content Related to Gambling
Unless you belong to the certified group of countries that are allowed to place ads on pages with gambling content, you will be banned.
Google has a closed group of countries who are allowed to put ads on pages which talk about winning prizes on playing games or placing bets. You need to be from one of those countries to do so. If you are not, please don’t try this stunt.
Be fair in this money game. The greedier you become, the more money you fail to make. If you want clicks on the ads, do it from a place of impartiality.
Put out content that your target market loves. Attract them to your site through sharing your content on social channels, having conversations with them and building a healthy relationship with your audience will benefit you in more than one way.
This will make them want to follow you regularly and eventually get exposed to the ads (naturally and not influentially).
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