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Thursday, April 13, 2006

Google AdSense Rejected Me, Again

This isn't the first time I've gotten into a bit of trouble with Google AdSense. Well I wouldn't call this trouble, more like they just aren't interested in having my api site as part of their contextual ad network even though it does have great and unique content. I guess they'd rather have sites like this wasting AdSense advertiser money. And yes, of course, I added good ol nofollow in my links to those AdSense scam web sites.

Here's my latest application in which I asked for ApiBlog to be included in their network... you tell me what's wrong with this picture.
Hello Jason Dowdell,

Thank you for your interest in Google AdSense. After reviewing your application, our specialists have found that it does not meet our program criteria. Therefore, we are unable to accept you into our program.

We have certain policies in place that we believe will help ensure the effectiveness of Google ads for our publishers as well as for our advertisers. We review all publishers, and we reserve the right to decline any application. As we grow, we may find that we are able to expand our program to more web publishers with a wider variety of web content.

Please note that we may not be able to respond to inquiries regarding the specific reasons for our decision. Thank you for your understanding.


The Google AdSense Team
After the initial surprise of getting denied again wears off, the technical analysis of my declined AdSense application begins.

How to get accepted by Google AdSense
I now know that if your name (including the registrant and contact information used in the whois info for the domain name in your AdSense application) is the same as an application that has been declined in the past, that you'll definitely be declined every time you try to get one of your sites in the AdSense program. Now if you're using blogspot you should have no problem as the whois info is Google and not you.

You'll also want to use a different email address than ones you've used in the past when you've been denied. If you decide to use a gmail address then I highly encourage you to use that address for at least a month before applying to the program since spammers have tons of gmail accounts they don't use and activity on your gmail account may very well be used to determine if you're a spammer or not.

By Jason Dowdell at 04:02 PM | Comments (7)

(7) Thoughts on Google AdSense Rejected Me, Again

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Comments by I Am A Spammer : Thursday, September 21, 2006 at 12:27 PM

Have a look at a post I put on my Blog.

its entitled Small fansites and blogs beware Google are thieves.

Comments by Steve : Wednesday, September 19, 2007 at 04:06 AM


Google has allowed websites for years to make money selling their Google Pack. Suddenly, thousands of sites promoting the Pack have disappeared from the web!!! I may be the last one. This is a easy class action suit. If interested in joining up contact me:


I worked very hard on this website. The content is unique and well thought out.

This is consistent with Google guidelines.

The sole purpose of the website is not JUST to get conversions.

This is consistent with Google guidelines.

The information provided gives the website visitor a plethora of empirical data and information about Google and other company products without requiring any software installation whatsoever.

This is consistent with Google guidelines.

I do have permission of Advertisers for ads at various networks which is contrary to your inferred statement below.

This is consistent with Google guidelines.

Please provide me with a phone number of someone I may discuss this with. At the very least I would hope that Google would allow me to have a chance to respond to these issues and if necessary, make any corrections.

Further, it seems to me that Google has used a broad brush and eliminated hundreds of websites that had been allowed to earn Adsense for years.

It would seem to me that Google was/is complicit in these websites erections, designs, operation and lifespan by the mere fact that for years Google paid out on Adsense for these websites.

Now that Google has attained a saturation from the combined efforts of all of these sites (including mine), Google appears to have now decided to simply utilize Googles Google Pack PRIME search engine rankings (which are also a by products of sites developed by people like me) to "keep the conversions rolling" without needed to pay partners anymore.

It was the partners that popularized all of the Google Pack products and now it seems that Google is abandoning its partners, and doing so indiscriminately.

I need to raise issue with this evaluation of my website.

In lieu of the 7 day deadline imposed letter writing is too lethargic of a response tool. I await a phone number with someone I can speak with at legal a.s.a.p.


H. Ryan

p.s. I have cc'ed my attorney.


On 10/9/07, Google AdSense <> wrote:

Hello <my name concealed for now>,

Our specialists regularly review partners participating in the AdSense
network for compliance with our program policies. As stated in our
program policies, publishers using online advertising to drive traffic
to pages showing Google ads are required to comply with the spirit of
Google's Landing Page Quality Guidelines

In addition, publishers participating in the Google referrals program
may not use online advertising to drive traffic for the specific and
sole purpose of generating conversions, unless they have the express
permission of the advertiser. Please note that Google does not give
publishers participating in the referrals program permission to use
online advertising for Google products or those of our Google Pack

After a thorough review of your account, our specialists found that
your sites and your business model are not a good fit for the AdSense
program. As we're no longer able to partner with you, your AdSense
account will be disabled in 7 days and ad serving will cease at that

Please rest assured that you will receive payment for all outstanding
earnings in accordance with the standard AdSense payment schedule.
However, you are not eligible for further participation in the AdSense

Thank you for your understanding.


The Google AdSense Team

Comments by H. Ryan : Tuesday, October 09, 2007 at 10:18 AM

Face it, once you've been removed from Google adsense program, there is NO getting back in. In fact, it even appears that they blacklist your family members as well. First, the site I listed for this comment,, is a duplicate of another site that I co-own that is not in MY name. The other site was approved by Google Adsense under my partners name. When I applied to Google for catbed furniture, they said it was denied as it did not meet their requirements (LIE). It DID, in fact, meet the requirements, AND the content was not all the same either. Just similar. So, back to blacklisting entire families. My wife wanted her own site, so I built her one. The domain and everything to do with the site is in her name and our address and IP have changed since I last applied. The site, , was built carefully to make sure it met ALL Google guidelines for adsense. This morning, we received the standard Google rejection stating that the site did not meet their requirements. So, my point is that here is a new site, new domain owner of which neither have ever applied. I believe that since her site is hosted along with all of mine, that they banned her solely on that association. It all sounds very underhanded, one sided, and discriminatory to me.

Comments by Douglas Seese : Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 07:54 AM

hello adsense just rejected me..hmmmft.

pls visit

Comments by lantot : Sunday, December 28, 2008 at 03:52 AM

Douglas Seese says: "So, back to blacklisting entire families."

Sounds like Imperial China just a hundred years back where whole families get executed log, stock, and barrel if one member of the family offended the imperial family. We are just lucky that Google is not the government of any country.

A lifelong ban? Sounds a bit draconian. What is Google's value system? It is not like Google has never been on the wrong side of the law. And what if the Court declares a lifetime ban on them to continue operating? Will they fight back or merely say, "I think it’s fair, we did the same to others too!"

Comments by Simon Lau : Friday, January 30, 2009 at 02:29 PM

Why was my AdSense Account Application Rejected? Can anyone help me out?

Page Type: In order to participate in Google AdSense, publishers websites and application information must satisfy the following guidelines:

- Your website must be your own top-level domain ( and not
- You must provide accurate personal information with your application that matches the information on your domain registration.
- Your website must contain substantial, original content.
- Your site must comply with Google AdSense program policies.

Comments by Frustrated AdSense Account Applicant : Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 02:01 AM

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