12 Ways To Prevent Your AdSense Account From Getting Banned
Google AdSense is a Privilege Not A Right. Without a doubt, Google AdSense is one of the most popular ways to make money as a blogger.
You get paid based on people viewing the advertisements on your website as well as clicks. The more impressions and clicks you receive, the more money you can make.
However, Google has some strict guidelines that we must follow as publishers. This is to help prevent fraud that can cost advertisers thousands of dollars.
This makes total sense because Google gets a small percentage from each advertiser. If they piss the advertisers off by not enforcing the quality of leads that they receive. Google will lose a lot of revenue.
If you are deemed to be troublesome in the eyes of Google. They will have no trouble removing your rights to use Google AdSense.
Once you’re banned, they will also ban you from ever creating an account using your living address, so it’s important to keep things legitimate.
In this article, I will show you 12 Ways To Prevent Your AdSense Account From Getting Banned. Without further ado, let’s get started!
#1. Clicking On Your Own Advertisement
Do NOT click on your own Adsense Ads! Don’t even think about it. I can’t stress enough when it comes to clicking on your own AdSense Ads.
Google is a multi-billion dollar company and the chance of you pulling a quick one is not very likely.
There are reports of people changing Ip-Address, spoofing locations, etc to cheat the system. Unfortunately, Google knows every bypass in the book of cheats.
They won’t disclose how they do it, but why jeopardize the full potential of your account for a quick dollar?
#2. Over-Using Keywords
Keywords are essential in terms of gaining authority in search engines, but over-using is going to get you negative results. Like anything in life, too much of anything is NOT good for you.
You should always focus on viewer experience! It is absolutely okay to have a keyword at the beginning of the article, but you should focus the rest on delivering quality content!
#3. Encouraging Clicks
Do NOT encourage clicks in any way! This means you should not tell your viewers that by clicking on your AdSense Ads, they are contributing revenue to help fund the website.
This will get you banned very quickly with almost ZERO chance of appeal. Google AdSense/AdWord is one of Google’s source of income and they work very hard to ensure the advertisers are getting the best traffic for their money.
#4. Asking Friends/Families/Acquaintances for Clicks
This is probably the easiest way to get clicks because you have more control over this group of people. The problem is, Google monitors all activity on your AdSense account and can easily analyze any inappropriate activity.
#5. Illegal Traffic Source
Traffic is most definitely the key to gaining more revenue with Google AdSense because traffic means exposure. You might be tempted to try out a paid service to gain traffic hoping to maximize your earning potential.
However, these are usually computer-generated (bots) and most likely NOT REAL people going to your website.
Besides, Google frowns upon paid traffic from illegitimate sources, so just DON’T do it!
#6. Tampering with AdSense Code
Are you wondering if there is a way to tamper with the code provided by Google? This is definitely a BAD idea because it can be seen as trying to CHEAT the system.
Even if someone claims that it can be done, it’s best to just avoid it because it’s not worth the potential risk of getting your account terminated.
#7. Copyright Material
It is within Google’s policy to respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).
Even though you were approved for Google AdSense, it doesn’t mean Google stops monitoring your website’s activity. They will continue to monitor your website’s activity to ensure that it continues to meet their guidelines.
If your website is found with Copyright material, they will terminate your Google AdSense account!
#8. Selling or Promoting Counterfeit Goods
This is a HUGE no to Google because you are not allowed to sell or promote a product deemed to be a counterfeit. Google prides on the legitimacy and counterfeit products will only result in issues in the long run!
#9. You can NOT reveal AdSense Data
You need to be very careful when displaying any sort of information to your viewers when talking about Google AdSense. The following is a portion copy of their policy:
You agree not to disclose Google Confidential Information without Google’s prior written consent.
“Google Confidential Information” includes without limitation:
(a) all Google software, technology, programming, specifications, materials, guidelines, and documentation relating to the Program;
(b) click-through rates or other statistics relating to Property performance in the Program provided to You by Google; and
(c) any other information designated in writing by Google as “Confidential” or an equivalent designation.
However, You may accurately disclose the amount of Google’s gross payments to You pursuant to the Program.
#10. Do NOT send Google AdSense Ads via Email
There was a trend of publishers sending Google AdSense Ads via Email and was quickly found guilty and got their AdSense account terminated.
If you truly care about making a passive income, don’t even try! Only place Ads where Google approves.
#11. Do NOT link to prohibited websites
Within your article, you should never provide a link to a website that fits the below categories:
- Porn – Adult Material
- Content that promotes Racism and Violence
- Content that promotes Hacking/Cracking
- Content that promotes Gambling
- Pages selling Drugs and Alcohol
- Pages selling Weapons and Ammunition
- Distribution of school coursework
- There are probably more, but these are the most common!
#12. Unsupported Languages
Unfortunately, Google doesn’t support all languages, so you want to make sure your website meets this specification.
If your website contains unsupported languages, you want to make sure you change this NOW! Before you proceed, you should take a look at AdSense supported Language.
Thank you for reading!
I’ve never had my Google AdSense Account disabled or terminated. Even though I don’t place Google AdSense on my blog anymore, it doesn’t mean I want my account terminated.
Who knows, maybe I will start displaying Google Ads again the future. To many bloggers, AdSense is their source of income and their motivation to continue to do what they do.
Hopefully, this article was informative and educational! Remember, It’s not easy to get Google AdSense Approved, but it is VERY EASY to get your Google AdSense to account terminated.
If you need any feedback on your website to prepare for an application for Google AdSense, feel free to contact me by Clicking Here.
You should also take a look at the Google AdSense Policy Page by Clicking Here.
Otherwise, please leave a comment down below if you have any questions and I will try my best to help you out!