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How do I get my Adsense Account unbanned?

If you find Google has banned your Adsense Account first check your E-Mail
for an official notice from Google with the reason for banning. Read the E-Mail carefully!

Think about why your account was banned?

Did you click on your own Ads repeatetly?
Did you buy traffic to your website?
Did you take part in a "Click exchange program"?
Did you try to cheat Google Adsense in any way?

Sorry but you got banned for the right reasons.
People like you harm the Advertisers that earn us publishers money.
However if you learned from your mistake and you wont do it again you can try the below.


Did you comply with Google Adsense Terms of Service?
Did you follow the Google AdSense Program Policies?
Do you follow the Webmaster Guidelines?

After reading the official E-Mail from Google Adsense notifying you about you being
banned and checking all above mentioned questions, start to correct what you did wrong.

Remember that Google will give you only an Example for why you got banned so there
might be other TOS or Program Policy violations on your site(s) that you need to correct.

After you have done that contact Google Adsense by writing an appeal here:
Google Adsense Invalid Activity Appeal

Make sure your writing is FRIENDLY!
Tell them everything you have done to correct for what you were banned,
including URLs to the content you changed to comply with their TOS and Program Policies.
Promise them you wont repeat your mistake and that you will take every measure to further
comply with their TOS and Program Policies.

Keep your fingers crossed.
If you did not hear from Google Adsense for about 6 Weeks try another appeal.
If you still did not hear from Google then move on and next time you apply for an Advertising Network
better read the TOS and Program Policies more carefully.

Should I be worried about all the accounts disabled for invalid click reports?

There seems to be a lot of concern by many Adsense Publishers
surrounding accounts being disabled for invalid clicks.

Sometimes it is necessary to disable some publisher accounts to maintain
the quality of the network and ensure the long-term viability of the program.

Adsense has strict policies and guidelines for invalid clicks.
However, each escalated case is re-reviewed by a team dedicated to detecting
invalid activity using several specialized tools and a wide variety of techniques.

Generally, this action is reserved for deliberate and egregious violations of the ToS
and should not affect most of the publishers. In most other cases, Adsense tries to
work with publishers to comply with our guidelines and improve the results of their
AdSense implementation.

In all cases, if you notice something suspicious in your account statistics,
or if you feel there has been a misunderstanding, please email Google Adsense.

Can I sign-up if I'm under 18?

Yes. You must have a parent or guardian submit an application using their name as the payee name and all payments will be made to the adult.

Why can't I log in into my AdSense Account?

If you didn't get a invalid clicks E-Mail, try clearing your cookies/temp files etc, reboot and try again.
If you still can't log-in after about a day then contact Google AdSense at adsense-support@google.com
or ask in the Google Adsense Help Forums.

So I was clicking my own ads, and now my account has been disabled. What do I do to get back in?

Sorry but you got banned for the right reasons.
People like you harm the Advertisers that earn us publishers money.
However if you learned from your mistake and you wont do it again then read:

How do I get my Adsense Account unbanned?

I've been denied twice from joining AdSense. Why?

Content! Content! Content! And read the AdSense Terms of Service and Adsense Program Policies.

Some reasons are:

1. Site under construction.
2. Not enough pages.
3. Not enough traffic.
4. Site that doesn't comply with the Program Policies or ToS.
5. No original content (e.g. scraped content from other pages, copied articles or blog posts, auto blogging)

If you have multiple Websites try signing up with a different Website.

Don't give up. Many people have had to sign up a few times before getting accepted.

I signed-up for Adsense and Google says I got banned before, yet I've never used AdSense?

If you get this E-Mail......

Your AdSense account was found to be related to an account previously disabled for invalid click activity.
A publisher who has an account that has been disabled for invalid clicks is not allowed further participation in the AdSense program.


...and you've never used AdSense before, try to figure out WHY they might be thinking you were once banned.
Is it your IP Address (like using a public computer)?
Owning a domain that was once owned by a user that cheated AdSense?

Once you figure out the cause, send them a nicely worded explanation, and cross your fingers.

Why haven't I received my PIN?

There are several reasons why you might not have received your Personal Identification Number yet.
  • Your account is not on PIN hold.
    You will be required to verify your PIN only after your account balance reaches $10.00. If you do not see a hold displayed on the Overview page, under the Reports tab, then it means that your account is not on PIN hold yet.
  • A PIN might not have been sent to you.
    You have to wait for a week after your account balance reached $10.00 for a PIN to be generated and mailed to you.
  • You haven't waited for 4 weeks after your last PIN was generated.
    PINs often take up to 4 weeks to reach you by mail. You can find the date on which your most recent PIN was generated by logging in to your account and viewing the Account Settings page under the My Account tab.
  • Your payment address is not valid.
    Take a moment to review your payment address, and make updates to your address if necessary.
If you have still not received your PIN after reviewing the common issues notes above,
you may request up to a maximum of 2 additional PINs by following these instructions.

How do I change my payee name?

Though the AdSense Terms and Conditions don't permit transfers of account ownership, AdSense does allow you to update your payee name
to fix misspellings or to make adjustments for changes such as marriage, death, or company mergers.

In most locations, you will have the option to change your payee name within your account by following these steps:
  1. Sign in to your account.
  2. Visit your My Account tab.
  3. In the Payee Information section, click edit payee name.
  4. Review the important notes about payee name changes, accept the terms, and continue.
  5. Enter your desired payee name and save your changes.
Your payee name change will take effect for the next possible payment cycle. Changes made before the 16th of the month typically
affect the current month's payment, while changes made after the 16th won't take effect until the next month's payment cycle.

For a list of countries that are not allowed to change payee name click here.

Can I sign up for more than one account?

No. Publishers are not permitted to maintain multiple AdSense accounts under the same payee name.

You can however create a second account for your business.
Please make sure that the account type (individual or business) and payee name are different from your original application,
and ensure that you can accept payments to that payee.

I tried joining a week ago but I haven't got any reply. What do I do?

Do I need to open another AdSense account for my second website?

No. After you have been accepted into the AdSense Program with one Website you are allowed to put
your AdSense code on any number of websites/blogs which comply with the Google AdSense ToS and Program Policies.
I fact you are only permitted to have AdSense account under the same payee name by the AdSense ToS.

Also as a quick site note, if you add your AdSense Ad code to another website you don't have to notify Google about that too.

I want to put AdSense on another website, how do I tell Google about my second site?

After you have been accepted into the AdSense Program with one Website you are allowed to put
your AdSense code on any number of websites/blogs which comply with the Google AdSense ToS and Program Policies.
If you add your AdSense Ad code to another website you don't have to notify Google about that.

How to report invalid activity in my account?

If you notice invalid activity in your account e.g. unusually high clicks or traffic spices you can report them to AdSense proactively. Also if you know you will receive unusually high traffic spikes due to e.g. a listing on slashdot, you can report them before they happen to protect your account. Use the "Invalid Clicks Contact Form" to report unusual activity

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