Banned By Google AdSense – AdSense Account Disabled – Mistakes to Avoid to Prevent Google AdSense Account Ban or Disabled
Website owners and bloggers often complain about their Google AdSense Account being Terminated or Disabled. Adsense Accounts are terminated or disabled only because of mistake of webmasters and bloggers. Let us now learn and understand why Adsense Account gets banned...
Website owners and bloggers often complain about their Google AdSense Account being Terminated or Disabled. Adsense Accounts are terminated or disabled only because of mistake of webmasters and bloggers. Let us now learn and understand why Adsense Account gets banned and how to avoid getting your Google Adsense Account banned.
People around the world are using Google Adwords advertising for Internet Marketing. Google displays their ads through Google AdSense and publishers with Google AdSense on their Blogs or Websites make money when people click on these Ads. Google AdSense is not Pay per Click or any Affiliate Marketing. It is online advertising or internet advertisements.
If you are looking for “How to Make Money Online”, Google AdSense is the best online money making source on the Internet. But you need to remember that you do not make any mistake while using Google AdSense or your Account may get banned or terminated or disabled.
Google AdSense program is a popular web advertising program which provides a good income source for many websites owners and bloggers. There are well defined terms of service to strictly adhere to when participating in the program.
So here are few helpful AdSense tips, probably many of you already know, and few of you might gain by knowing now. These AdSense FAQ are all picked from their Program Policies, Terms and Conditions and FAQ itself and presented in a simplified manner.
How to Avoid Getting Your Google AdSense Account Banned
- Never click your own AdSense ads or get them clicked: You know this very well. This is a surefire way to close you AdSense account. Keep a check if your family members or children are busy increasing your income by clicking your ads and indirectly trying to stop your income. Don’t even think of offering incentives for clicks, using automated clicking tools, or other deceptive software. AdSense is very smart to detect fraudulent clicks. Check the ads which appear on your pages by the Google Preview tool if required.
- Never change the AdSense code: There are enough means of AdSense optimization and customizations available to change the color, background or border etc to suit your needs. Do whatever you want to do outside the code, never fiddle within the ad or the search code. They know it when you do. The search code has more limitations to color and placement, but you should adhere to the rules. The code may stop working and violates the AdSense TOS.
- Do not place more than 3 ad unit, 3 ad links or 2 AdSense search boxes on any web page: Anyway, ads will not appear in those units even if you place more ad units. But this is the limit they set, so it is better to stick to it.
- Do not run competitive contextual text ad or search services on the same site which offer Google AdSense competition in their field: Never try to create link structures resembling the AdSense ads. Never use other competitive search tools on the same pages which have AdSense powered Google search. They do allow affiliate or limited-text links.
- Do not disclose confidential information: Do not reveal any information related to your account like the CTR, CPM and income derived via individual ad units or any other confidential information they may reveal to you. However, you may reveal the total money you make as per recent updates to the TOS.
- Label headings as “sponsored links” or “advertisements” only: Other labels are not allowed. I have seen many sites label ads with other titles. Don’t make your site a target in a few seconds gaze.
- Never launch a New Page for clicked ads by default: AdSense ads should open on the same page. You may be using a base target tag to open all links in a new window or frame by default. Correct it now as they do not want new pages opening from clicked ads.
- One Account suffices for Multiple websites: You do not need to create 5 accounts for 5 different websites. One account will do. If you live in the fear that if one account is closed down for violation of TOS, believes me they will close all accounts when they find out. You can keep track of clicks by using channels with real time statistics. They will automatically detect the new site and display relevant ads.
- Place ads only on Content Pages: Advertisers pay only for content based ads. Content drives relevant ads. Although you might manage some clicks from error, login, registration, “thank you” or welcome pages, parking pages or pop ups, it will get you out of the program.
- Do not mask ad elements: Alteration of colors and border is a facility to blend or contrast ads as per your site requirements. I have seen many sites where the URL part is of the same color as the background. While blending the ad with your site is a good idea, hiding relevant components of the ads is not allowed. Also do not block the visibility of ads by overlapping images, pop ups, tables etc.
- Keep track of your content: So AdSense is not allowed on several non content pages. But it is also not allowed on several content pages too. Do not add it on web pages with MP3, Video, News Groups, and Image Results. Also exclude any pornographic, hate-related, violent, or illegal content.
- Do not alter the results after ad clicks or searches: Ensure you are not in any way altering the site which the user reaches to after clicking the ads. Do not frame, minimize, remove, redirect or otherwise inhibit the full and complete display of any Advertiser Page or Search Results Page after the user clicks on any Ad or Search results.
- Avoid excessive advertising and keyword stuffing: Although the definition of ‘excessive’ is a gray area and is subject to discretion, yet Google AdSense with correct placement, focused content and high traffic will get you much more income than other programs, so excessive advertising is not required. Keyword stuffing does target better focused ads, but overdoing it is not required.
- Ensure your Language is Supported: AdSense supports Language “Chinese (simplified Japanese, Danish, Korean, Dutch, Norwegian, English, Polish, Finnish, Portuguese, French, Russian, German, Spanish, Hungarian, Swedish, Italian and Turkish. Now Hindi Also”. In addition, AdSense for search is available in Czech, Slovak, and Traditional Chinese. If your web pages language is not supported, do not use the code on such pages.
- Hidden texts: Filling your advertisement page with texts too small to read, has the same color as the background and using CSS for the sole purpose of loading them with rich keywords content and copy will earn you a penalty award that is given to those who are hiding links.
- Page cloaking:There is a common practice of using browser or bot sniffers to serve the bots of a different page other than the page your visitors will see. Loading a page with a bot that a human user will never see is a definite no-no. This is tricking them to click on something that you want but they may not want to go to.
- Multiple submissions: Submitting multiple copies of your domain and pages is another thing to stay away from. For example, trying to submit a URL of an Adsense as two separate URLs is the same as inviting trouble and even termination. Likewise, this is a reason to avoid auto submitters for those who are receiving submissions. Better check first if your domain is submitted already an a certain search engine before you try to submit to it again. If you see it there, then move on. No point contemplating whether to try and submit there again.
- Link farms: Be wary of who and what are you linking your Adsense to. The search engines know that you cannot control your links in. But you can certainly control what you link to. Link farming has always been a rotten apple in the eyes of search engines, especially Google. That is reason enough to try and avoid them. Having a link higher than 100 on a single page will classify you as a link farm so try and not to make them higher than that.
- Page rank for sale: If you have been online for quite some time, you will notice that there are some sites selling their PR links or trading them with other sites. If you are doing this, expect a ban anytime in the future. It is okay to sell ads or gain the link. But doing it on direct advertisement of your page rank is a way to get on search engines bad side.
- Doorways: This is similar to cloaking pages. The common practice of a page loaded with choice keyword ads aimed at redirecting visitors to another “user-friendly” page is a big issue among search engines. There are many SEO firms offering this kind of services. Now that you know what they actually are, try to avoid them at all costs.
- Multiple domains having the same content: In case you are not aware of it, search engines look at domains IP’s, registry dates and many others. Having multiple domains having the same exact content is not something you can hide from them. The same goes with content multiplied many times on separate pages, sub domains and forwarding multiple domains to the same content.
Many of the above techniques apply to most search engines and is not entirely for Google only. By having a mind set that you are building your Adsense together with your pages for the human users and not for bots, you can be assured of the great things for your ads and sites. Not to mention avoiding the wrath of the search engines and getting your Adsense and site account terminated altogether.
- Bottom-line: Never Violate Google AdSense Terms of Service, once your account is banned, it is gone forever and your all repeated requests will fall into deaf ears. If you have any doubt in your mind write to Google AdSense Support, they are very supportive and responsive.