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How to Finally Get Google Adsense Account Approved

Getting accepted in the Google Adsense program may be challenging, but you'll eventually succeed!

Getting accepted in the Google Adsense program may be challenging, but you'll eventually succeed!

Have you received a lot of rejection mails from Google already? Are you having a hard time identifying the causes of every rejection you receive? If these are the question you are wondering about right now, this article is certainly for you! Upon reading the guidelines and information in this article, you will have a better understanding of how to get approved in the program and have an adsense account..


Getting Accepted in Google Adsense

Getting accepted in Google Adsense is really a burdensome task that can cause some serious disappointment upon rejection. This why I made this article to help you out with getting accepted in the program and addressing some adsense application problems.Hopefully, these things can help you out.

So, let's get started!

Neglected step in adsense application

The Often-Neglected First Step

This may sound so simple (yet often times, this is the most neglected step in applying for an adsense account), but the first step to get approved faster is to know and understand the policies of Google Adsnese itself. So, just to make sure. Here's the link for the Adsense Program Policies, as well as the Webmaster Quality Guidelines.

The most important part of the policies is the "Content Guidelines". A lot of hubbers are going against the guidelines enlisted without them actually knowing. So, you need to arm yourself with knowledge for you to know what to transfer out (or delete) and what not to write about for your future hubs.

In this article, we will explore my own application summary. We will base our discussions on the problems I encountered in getting my account approved. Hence, there may be other reasons for getting rejected that I may not be able to tackle about. However, I encourage you to raise these things up in the comments section for further discussion. It will be very much appreciated by the entire community!

Taking a Look at My Application Summary

AttemptNo. of HubsStatusRemarks/ReasonDuration in Hubpages




Insufficient Content

1 day




Insufficient Content

3 days




Insufficient Content

1 week




Page Type

2 weeks




Unacceptable Site Content

2 weeks




Site does not comply with Google policies

3 weeks




Site does not comply with Google policies

4 weeks




Unacceptable Site Content

4 weeks




Site does not comply with Google policies

5 weeks




Unacceptable Site Content

5 weeks





6 weeks

learning from experience Google Adsense

Learning from Others:

I've opened up a question in Q&A asking about how long did it take other hubbers to be accepted in Google Adsense.

If you haven't gotten your account, you may browse over it to have more idea about the matter. But if you already got accepted, I encourage you to participate by answering the question to help others out.

Learning from My Experience

Clumsy Mistake of Being Too Eager

Okay. So the thought of earning money online is totally exhiliarting, but it doesn't mean that you should be hasty about it. Trying to get accepted with 1 hub or post is extremely not recommendable. The chances of getting approved is very slim. Admittedly, there are lucky individuals who got accepted with 2 hubs. But, this happens very infrequently.

As a matter of fact, fellow Hubbers would recommend that you should start applying for an Adsense account after publishing your 10th hub just to be sure that you won't be rejected for "insufficient content". However, basing it on my experience, it appears that upon reaching the 6th Hub, Google no longer marks it with "insufficient content". With this, if you won't have any problems after your 6th hub, then you may already be approved. Of course, the number of minimum number of hubs may vary from person to person, that's why for conservatism, most people will recommend 10 articles/posts.

In order to fix Improper Page Type, you must:

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  • Make sure that you are not stuffing your hubs with keywords (especially irrelevant ones). Make the keyword density below or near 10%.
  • Make the site appear to be a content-based site rather than a discussion page or a chating page. (Google likes sites with rich, unique and hiqh-quality contents)

Addressing the Improper Page Type

After going through the insufficient content, I got a rejection mail from Google telling me that my Hubpages account is of "Wrong/Improper Page Type". Frankly, I didn't expect anything like that to happen. I thought that upon addressing the insufficient content, I'll get accepted immediately. But, it didn't happen. And so, upon browsing in the Hubpages forums, I learned that this is not a rare case. In fact, majority of the applicants experienced the same thing.

Moving on, according to Google: "Wrong Page Type includes (but are not entirely limited to) chat pages, sites that drive traffic through improper means, and sites that use keyword stuffing both in the content or tags of their pages."

In my case, it didn't take me long to identify why I received a "wrong page type" mark. I'm aware that I stuffed a lot of keywords in my hubs in hopes of driving some traffic. In order to remedy it, I just removed uneccessary keywords that do not even reflect the content/topic of my hubs. So I advise you to remove irrelevant keywords and not to do it in the future.

Unacceptable Site Content Image Stamp

In order to fix Unacceptable Site Content you must:

  • Browse over again the Content Guidelines portion of the policies, and avoid writing about the topics listed there.
  • Replace words that has explicit counterparts (even if the context is different).
  • Make sure that you don't write or even link to other sites that Google Adsense deem as competitors.
  • Re-read all your hubs, and try to revise things that the spiders may pick up.
  • (Optional) Stop publishing new hubs and focus on searching the hub that might be causing the issue.

Addressing the Unacceptable Site Content Issues

You'll know if you have resolved one of your issue when the reason for rejection changes. This is a mini triumph for you. But, you'll be needing to continue facing the challenges in order to achieve full victory.

In Hubpages (and even to other communities or social platforms), the "Unacceptable Site Content" is a very common phenomenon. You'll often say to yourself that you didn't go against anything, and that you were sure that you didn't write anything with explicit content. Well, you're not alone. I myself experienced the same thing.

The thing about Adsense is, in the first phase of your application, you will be screened automatically by their "spiders". And these things are highly sensitive about the words that you use even if the context is different. So, in my case, I needed to revise some of my hubs, and revise the words with their synonyms.

Identifying the source of the issue seems easy when you have less than 6 hubs. But, this will be much more challenging if you've already written more than 10 hubs. You need to go through each of them to point the words out. Hence, you have the option to temporarily stop publishing additional hubs, so that the things you'll need to review will no longer pile up.

Addressing the "Site does not comply with Google Policies" issue

Often times, this issue and the Unacceptable Site Content Issue keeps on interchanging (see the table again for better understanding). This could mean that the root cause of the issue might be the same regardless whether Google shows you Non-Compliance or Unacceptable Site Content. Hence, you could focus on revising your hubs.

On the other hand, receiving this as a reason for rejection may also imply that aside from the Unacceptable Site Content, you have mislooked some other policies. More often than not, this will have something to do with the Webmasters Quality Guidelines. Hence, to address this issue, you'll be needing to really orient yourself with the policy, and start revising your hubs or posts. This is why, in my opinion, this is worse than having the unacceptable issue. Remember that it says "with Google Policies". This may mean that you have violated more than 1 policy, unlike in unacceptable site content issue, you only need to specifically worry about the "Content Guidelines".

how to know if you got accepted in Google adsense
Having accepted in the Adsense Program is truly fulfilling and rewarding!

Having accepted in the Adsense Program is truly fulfilling and rewarding!

How to Know You Got Accepted

So, after correcting and addressing all the issues, how will you know whether or not you got accepted in Google Adsense? Well, it's simple. They will email you about the status of your application. Google will email you twice, and it's upon the 2nd approval mail that will tell whether you made it or not.

First Phase

Upon sending your application form, Google will send out spiders to your site in order to initially check for your compliance. It will usually take about 2-5 days for this phase to end. After that, you will receive an email from them telling whether or not they'll proceed with the second phase.

Second Phase and First Email


If you weren't able to pass the first phase, Google will message you with a message starting with "As mentioned in our first email...". In the email, they will tell you the reason/s why you weren't accepted. And hence, you'll need to work on these first before re-applying.

Temporarily Accepted

It is relatively easy to get accepted into the first phase of the application. Google will email you with a message starting with a greeting of "Welcome to Adsense!" signifying that you made it to the first phase of the application. However, you'll still not start earning within this phase. You'll only see blank (gray) spaces where the Ads will be placed upon your full approval.

You need to wait for about a week for Google to manually verify your site and check whether you are abiding truly by the policies.

Second Email


You will receive something similar as the one above (Second Phase and First Email). Most people get rejected during this part.

Fully Accepted

If you are accepted, you will receive an email telling you that you got accepted starting with the word "Congratulations!". (There are some who does not receive any second emails, but still manage to have their accounts approved.) This calls for a celebration! However, you still need to be very cautious because even if you were approved, Google can still disable your account. Thus, you still need to continuously abide by the policies, and read any updates if ever there would be changes in them.

Concluding Remarks

Getting accepted in Google Adsense is a serious and tedious task to do, but the rewards are great that you don't have to give up upon rejection of application. There are a lot of community out there (and even here) that will be willing to help you out and walk you through your adsense application. You just need to persevere, because remember this: one of the vital steps in getting accepted is actually believing that you will! You can do it!

Note: You may opt to raise your adsense problems by commenting below, I'll try my best to help you out. Plus, I'm sure that other hubbers will also extend some help to you!

comments and discussion for adsense

© 2012 Renz Kristofer Cheng

Some Healthy Discussion for Adsense Help

Dabby Lyric on January 04, 2018:


How would I use the same publisher/customer id? I don't understand.

Renz Kristofer Cheng (author) from Manila on January 04, 2018:

Seems like you've gone through a lot @Dabby Lyric.

I can remember that Google allows usage of Adsense account in multiple sites as long as those sites comply with Adsense policies.

You can also use the same publisher ID for both Youtube and Hubpages.

Hope this helps!

Dabby Lyric on January 04, 2018:

I made a HUGE mistake and I need Help!

I just realized what the problem was! I had TWO Adsense Accounts: one for Youtube and one for Hubpages! I just now realized that that isn't permissable. I tried adding on Hubpages with my first and only Adsens Account but I couldn't do it because they are both Host Sites. I tried asking for help on other sites and even sent Adsense feedback but I got nothing. So silly me goes and delete the first Adsense Account to create a new one that'll be attached to Hubpages.

I then go back and re-register my Youtube channel for another Adsense account so I could get revenue from both sites not realizing that I was messing up.

So I finally deleted the Adsense Account for my Youtube Channel...hell, not making any money there anyway since they changed their policy. However, I'd like to add it back onto an Adsense Account for when I do reach the required amount of views.

I like Adsense know all of this today. I hope that fixes whatever the problem was though no one brought it to my attention.

So my question is, is it possible to have Multiple Host Sites under One Adsense Account?


Dabby Lyric on January 04, 2018:

Is anyone following this Hub?

I have yet to hear back from Adsense. I feel like I'm just wasting my time trying! The last email that I've received was 12/28!

I keep logging in to see that my linked email is the Host Account. I can't get to 95% of my Adsense Account. I keep seeing the same message..."We are in the process of setting you for Ads" something along those lines.

I took a screenshot of it again and sent them another message about it.

I have NO clue why I can't get passed this stage in the process.

Dabby Lyric on December 28, 2017:

Hello Again,

I received my 2nd email from Adsense and it doesnt make sense to me:

Your AdSense application status

As mentioned in our welcome email, we conduct a second review of your AdSense application once AdSense code is placed on your site(s).

We did not approve your application for the reasons listed below

Domain ownership: To complete the AdSense approval process, you need to connect your site to AdSense. It’s so we can confirm you're the owner of the site and that your site meets the AdSense policies. To connect your site, copy the code from your AdSense homepage and paste it into the HTML of your site right after the head tag. Make sure to place the code on a page that receives traffic.

Learn how to connect your site to AdSense.

To update and resubmit your application, please visit and sign in using the email address and password you submitted with your application. Our specialists will review your account for compliance with our program policies, so please make sure to resolve all of the issues listed above before resubmitting your application.

For more information, visit our Help Center or search the AdSense Help Forum, where a community of publishers shares AdSense best practices.


The Google AdSense Team

This message was sent from a notification-only email address that does not accept incoming email. Please do not reply to this message. If you have any questions, please visit the Google AdSense Help Center to find answers to frequently asked questions.

Can someone PLEASE Help Me!! I had a Publisher/Customer ID before I received this but couldn't really access my account. Now, I can't even get to the account tab to get the that tab. How am I to paste the code here? I thought the code was already copied when I click on adsense report and it says it there.

Please help me!

Dabby Lyric on December 27, 2017:

Thank you Renz!

Renz Kristofer Cheng (author) from Manila on December 27, 2017:

@Dabby Lyric That's weird. Well, I'm not sure whether there had been updates as to the application process (which may no longer be covered by this article), but maybe you are in the stage wherein they issued temporary Publisher ID? Not sure. Yeah, you probably need to wait further. :)

Dabby Lyric on December 27, 2017:

Hello and thanks for your Hub!

I'm sitting here a bit confused about my application. I already have a Youtube Account through Adsense and now I'm trying to get hooked up with Hubpages.

It seems that I've already been approved due to having Publisher/Customer ID's. But I can't fully access my Adsense Account. I'm getting this message that says "we're working on setting you up."

Maybe I'm impatient but I just seems like something is wrong on my end. I haven't gotten an email of acceptance or rejection. I believe that I applied 12-23-17. It hasn't been 4 whole days yet.

Have I done something wrong? Or am I to wait for them?


Stacy Birch on September 01, 2016:

It was using my hubpages as a way to make them reevaluate me that finally got me approved.

Puneet Kralia from Jalandhar on April 08, 2016:

After reading this article I came to know how much difficult it could be to get a fully approved adsense account. But luckily I got my adsense account at my first attempt. To make sure that wasn't a fluke I tried to upgrade my friend's adsense, and it got approved aswell..!! Since then I have been helping people get their adsense accounts really fast thus sparing them the hassle of building a website..

Renz Kristofer Cheng (author) from Manila on July 06, 2015:

@Mihnea Andreescu The 10 featured hub is only the usual benchmark but may vary form case to case. Google sometimes want evergreen contents. Since poetry usually consists of fewer words than normal articles; hence, Google may have tagged you with still insufficient content.

Andrei Andreescu from Seattle, Washington on July 04, 2015:

Hi!I have 10 featured hubs -mostly poetry.But I still go rejected for insufficient content -what do I do now?

Kashif on July 02, 2015:

please check my blog , and tell me the chances of getting approval?

Yogesh Oza from Ahmedabad, Gujarat, INDIA. on June 28, 2015:

Thank you very much Yougotme for your kind interest on my problem. As per my previous comment, made two months ago, my presence on Hubpages is 9 months old. However, by now it is clear to me to become as much quantity conscious as possible.

Thank you, once again, to provide me such a useful guidance.

Renz Kristofer Cheng (author) from Manila on June 28, 2015:

@yograj yog I'm not sure if this applies, but in India, there is a 6-month restriction period. Hence, the question on how long you have been here in Hubpages. :D

Yogesh Oza from Ahmedabad, Gujarat, INDIA. on June 28, 2015:

And what about message conveyed to me? Is it not related with the issue at all?

Renz Kristofer Cheng (author) from Manila on June 27, 2015:

@Frederick sometimes it takes time for Google to recognize the changes. It will take a lot of patience, but you'll eventually make it. What I did for mine was just to continue on making hubs, and one day I just received the great news!

Renz Kristofer Cheng (author) from Manila on June 27, 2015:

@yograj How long have you been applying? And how long have you been in Hubpages? This may not seem relevant, but they may provide some answers.

Yogesh Oza from Ahmedabad, Gujarat, INDIA. on June 27, 2015:

Even after publishing 20th hub, two main messages are conveyed repeatedly as below:

(i) "insufficient content"

(ii) "to be approved for adsense and show relevant ads on your site, your pages need to have enough text on them for our specialists to review and for our crawler to be able to determine what your pages are about".

I am confused how to resolve this issue. I request you to kindly read my hubs and guide me. Thank you very much.

Palis Pisuttisarun from Bangkok, Thailand on June 27, 2015:

Very helpful hub and I voted up. I am getting rejected for "not complying with policy" even though I have read through all my hubs and I have made edits and changes but I am still getting rejected. Can you check my hubs for me? Thank you very much.

Akriti Mattu from Shimla, India on May 10, 2015:

Thank you so much for writing this post.

Yogesh Oza from Ahmedabad, Gujarat, INDIA. on April 13, 2015:

Thank you, yougotme, for replying. I also think to write further. Thanks a lot.

Renz Kristofer Cheng (author) from Manila on April 13, 2015:

Hello there yograj yog! Thanks for the positive feedback.

Sometimes, it takes time for Google to realize that you've written sufficient content already. My advise is to continue writing with passion, and be persistent in applying. Sooner or later, you'll eventually get approved. It's just a matter of time and perseverance. Good luck to you!

I guess the 6-month count starts when you become active in publishing your articles.

Yogesh Oza from Ahmedabad, Gujarat, INDIA. on April 12, 2015:

Thanks, yougotme, you have written very helpful article. However, i have published 10 hubs and google has not approved my appliation giving message, "insufficient content". Even after publishing eleventh hub, same massage is conveyed by google. Though i am Indian, on my profile HP has written that i have joined six months ago, but my first hub was published on sixth november. Please let me know, sixth months are counted on what basis, from day of first hub?

Renz Kristofer Cheng (author) from Manila on March 09, 2015:

You're welcome @SETHUSAGAR!

For those that I haven't replied to, I apologize. It's just that I'm currently busy at work. :D

SETHU SAGAR from TRIVANDRUM on March 05, 2015:

Thanks for your detailed comment on adsense

Mantas from Dublin on March 03, 2015:

Thank you! It is very useful. I tried to apply for Adsense with 1 hub and thought why the hell they rejected me... :D

Ian McGonigal from California on March 01, 2015:

I too had a difficult time getting ad-sense set up for my website. Although, it has been rewards since I have gotten it all sorted out. To this day, I have no clue why my first application was rejected... I followed all the rules.

Abhinav Garg from Bangalore on December 10, 2014:

I recently joined Hubpages and i find this article very useful. It provided me a good insight to applying for google adsence.

Demas W Jasper from Today's America and The World Beyond on November 27, 2014:

Fine Hub, discussion heavy (?), will Google like this one? I did. Thanks.

Renz Kristofer Cheng (author) from Manila on September 13, 2014:

@tazzytamar You are very much welcome! I believe 6 weeks may be sufficient; however, we can't be 100% sure that you'll be approved by then. The policy of Google may have become stricter (or not) over the years (since I wrote this in 2012), but definitely you will be approved!

Oh and by the way, welcome to the Hubpages Community!

@Ubaid I believe the reason for getting disapproved is the over-placement of other ads. The pages look so cluttered which may diminish the user experience. I guess, you should temporarily remove under-performing ads to avoid the clutter.

Anna from chichester on September 13, 2014:

Hi thank you so much for this information. I just transferred over from squidoo and have been deleting and improving each of my hubs one by one. I'm really struggling with adsense; just got denied yet again for insufficient content... With 104 hubs! Maybe I just need to wait two more weeks - I noticed you got approved after six weeks and wondered if this is a necessary amount of time?

Ubaid on September 08, 2014:

Hi, My site is and i applied for adsense 2 times. Both times same rejection mail

Site does not comply with Google policies: We're unable to approve your AdSense application at this time because your site does not comply with the Google AdSense program policies or adhere to the Webmaster Quality guidelines. It's our goal to provide our advertisers sites that offer rich and meaningful content, receive organic traffic, and allow us to serve well-targeted ads to users. We believe that currently your site does not fulfill this criteria.

Here are some recommendations to help you improve the user experience on your site and comply with AdSense criteria:

It’s important for sites displaying Google ads to offer significant value to the user. As a publisher, you must provide unique and relevant content that gives users a reason to visit your site first.

Don’t place ads on auto-generated pages or pages with little to no original content.

Your site should also provide a good user experience through clear navigation and organization. Users should be able to easily click through your pages and find the information they’re seeking.


MD. ZAKIR HOSSAIN SIKDER from Sher-e-Bangla Agriculture University on August 04, 2014:

Thanks for sharing good article. I applied for adsense. But my adsense account have not yet approved. I have 9 featured hub. Now what can I do for approving my adsense account? I am since 11 days in hubpages. Please follow me on hubpage.

Yuviter Pradeska from Prabumulih on July 14, 2014:

1. Make a blog that contains content articles about these tips or how to - The first step to do is to create a blog that contains tips. For example, you can create content articles about tips for being a good writer. By making such kind of articles, your blog will certainly will soon get approval from Google Adsense publisher. Making these types of articles such as this is not difficult. Because those articles that contain helpful tips to do something is one of the pillars of the article

2. Minimum should be 50 articles indexed in Google - When you will register your blog to Google Adsense, it is still unclear about the number of articles that specified the Google Adsense. However, at least there should be a minimum of 50 articles if you want to register your blog to Google Adsense. For an article on the blog at least the number of words per article is 400 words. If the number of words in your article less of these provisions, then chances are your blog will be included in the category of less content and consequently will be rejected

3. Article Make a truly original - That is, when you create an article for the need to be accepted by the Google Adsense, then you have to make the article contains truly original and 100% pass Copyscape. Its purpose other than copyright infringement, if your article is copy and paste the article, it can be ascertained blog you create will never be able to enter the top 10 of Google. However, if you are not proficient in English to writing articles, you can use article writing services both locally and abroad. The articles that have been passed Copyscape 100% when you send will certainly save time, because it does not need to check again on the Copyscape.

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Brett A Rogers from Canmore, Alberta on May 07, 2014:

I've been with hubpages for less than a month and have published 25+ hubs. Adsense still says insufficient content. What's going on?

Entered my profile page URL. Was that right?

Nadine May from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa on April 18, 2014:

Many thanks for your article. So far as I know I'm approved (after using a different gmail account) and I even see some earnings from last month and this month, Its very minimal and no I never did receive an congratulations email, but if I click on the link below my Adsense box I arrive at the page on Google that says:

Account Not Active ( so from my hubpages it must be linking me to the previous email address?)

An AdSense account does not exist for this login, as it is associated with an unapproved application. For more information about your application, please review the message we sent to the email address you provided with your application.

Is there something I must do on the hubpages site? Thanks for reading

ruthwalker on April 15, 2014:

Very helpful hub yougotme, have been wondering about this applying for adsense process, is a little clearer now, thankyou for sharing

Ashutosh Tiwari from Lucknow, India on March 24, 2014:


Thanks for your support. I finally got approved.

Johan Budi from Jakarta, Indonesia on March 17, 2014:

I have website that was over 1 years old now. First time I apply to adsense on 3 months old (march 2013) with -100 visitor/day and 50 articles (some of them short articles), and of course got rejected with the reason "site doesn't comply with google policy".

Then I apply again on last year (nov 2013) using other email that is adsense hosted account on youtube after get some organic traffic (+1000/day plus +2000 referal traffic from facebook) but I forgot to remove the other ads from other network and no privacy policy page, and got rejected again with the same reason.

Then on dec 2013 I decided to go for organic traffic only and make several significant change to the website content. Now, on march 2014 we got decent traffic on our site from organic and direct traffic (+10.000/day) with percentage of 70% organic and 30% returning visitor (does this can help on adsense approval??). Some of the website content are TV schedule (entertainment), health topics, entrepreneurs topic, and others life style topics.

Now I will try to re-apply the adsense account using the email that I used when first apply to adsense, but I want to make sure that this site is comply with adsense policy. Can you help me to screening my site at for the sake I missed some of the basic policy to get approved with adsense.

Thank you very much.

Renz Kristofer Cheng (author) from Manila on March 08, 2014:

Insufficient content may suggest that they are not looking at the 6 month-rule. Do you have at least 10 featured hubs? Well, it will be better if you have more than that. :)

Ashutosh Tiwari from Lucknow, India on March 07, 2014:

@yougotme No, I was just hesitating that Already I have applied 3 times.

One guy told me that we must wait for six month from the date we first published our first featured hub.

Is it correct ?

Last time I had applied on 12 of Jan, 2014 and they rejected it for insufficient content !

Renz Kristofer Cheng (author) from Manila on March 07, 2014:

@ravii I think that should qualify you for adsense. Did you try applying already? What did Google say in its email?

Ashutosh Tiwari from Lucknow, India on March 07, 2014:

@yougotme 6 months from when ?

I joined hubpages 2 years ago.

But I published my first nearly six months ago !

Renz Kristofer Cheng (author) from Manila on March 07, 2014:

@ravi1991 I hate to break it to you, but Google policy seem to have retained that policy, but again others are claiming that they were able to circumvent this. However, to be safe, I think you will need to wait 6 months. Still, I suggest that you try to apply once in a while. Who knows, maybe you'll get lucky! :)

Ashutosh Tiwari from Lucknow, India on March 06, 2014:

@yougotme and other hubbers

I have completed 25 featured hubs and my hubs have been viewed 2000 times. Do I have to wait six months, since I am from India, after completion of 25 hubs or from the date when I published my first featured hub ?

Thanks in advance.

Renz Kristofer Cheng (author) from Manila on January 03, 2014:

@Steve It may have something to do with the layout. Try checking the Webmasters Guide. Anyway, what message is Google giving you? It may give out a clue on how you should go about it.

@Sidays I noticed you already got approved in Adsense, great job!

Renz Kristofer Cheng (author) from Manila on January 03, 2014:

@Jim The 6-month rule applies only to selected countries, mostly in Asia. As for the insufficient content, Google wants you to add more content before they screen you up again. This is because they want publishers that somehow established something, but don't worry this can be easily remedied by adding more content.

Keeping the site a secret may not help as well, since good traffic is always a plus for Google.

Good luck Jim with your site and application!

Jim on January 01, 2014:

Do I really need to have my website for six months? I don't remember reading anything about that in the Adsense rules and policy. I've been denied twice fir insufficent content, but I really think I have decent content.

I wanted to keep my site kind of a secret until I jad Adsense so I don't have much traffic, is that a problem too? Why am I being denied?

My website is:

Thanks, Jim

SIDAYS on December 20, 2013:

My web site is i don't under stand why i'm rejected

Renz Kristofer Cheng (author) from Manila on December 16, 2013:

@Jasmeetk Sorry for taking forever to reply. Hopefully, by now, you already got your adsense account approved. If not, it is more likely that it's a matter of time before you finally get approved. I see nothing explicitly wrong with your hubs, and you've crossed the 6-month threshold. Just keep persisting. Same thing happened to me, and I was taken by surprise when account got approved. :)

Steve on December 09, 2013:

My website is, I don’t fully understand the reason for being rejected, all my contents are original and I would have to say unique than any other website in my niche.please suggest what I should do?

Jasmeet Kaur from India on November 25, 2013:

I know this question must be asked to you many times, but I am also facing the same problem " ADSENSE REJECTION"

Goggle rejection reason: Site does not comply with Google policies

I am not getting how to improve my hubs and where to correct. If it is webmaster guidelines issue then how to correct such issues

please please suggest and help me out :(

Renz Kristofer Cheng (author) from Manila on November 22, 2013:

@Varun You have a wonderful website! I think the only think hindering you to further your application is the 6-month rule for those who are in India. Hopefully, Google will grant you exception to that rule. :)

Renz Kristofer Cheng (author) from Manila on November 22, 2013:

@sahana ramanand Just keep pursuing the application. Do you have sufficient traffic to your blog/website? Working on your blog's aesthetics may do the trick (you may try to make it more compact). Also, you mentioned that the blog is just 5 months. Maybe that's the primary reason why. I hope this one helps.

Alice Smith on November 21, 2013:

Hi, i got rejected 2 times with my site The reason is ' site does not comply with policies.'

Can you please have a look and tell me the possible reason of getting disapproved?

Also, should i include xmal & html sitemap in the site which may help me getting accepted?

Thanks in advance

Alice Smith

Varun on November 20, 2013:

I have more than 100 unique posts originally written by me. Applied for adsense 1 week ago for the first time and got rejected today. They send me an mail telling that Site does not comply with Google policies.

Can you help me?

Site :

3 months old, from India, getting 1000 pages views per day

sahana ramanand on November 14, 2013:

I am 5 months into blogging and have published 60 articles.

I was too eager in the beginning and applied for adsense even when I hadn't finalized my blogs name. Obviously I got rejected. But then after about 10 posts, I opened and another gmail account, made myself admin to my blog[if you have applied with a certain name from one account, you can't change your blog's name from that account, you have to apply from another account] and then tried. Google rejected it saying "site does not comply with google policies". Since then, I have been applying and it keeps rejecting me with the same message.

I have not plagiarized any content. My site is unique. I have a good alexa ranking for a 6 months old site. So I don't know how its not complying with google policies.

Its kind of disheartening, because I am really working hard on my blog. Please help

For reference, my blog name:

Renz Kristofer Cheng (author) from Manila on November 07, 2013:

@Jack You may need to try applying again. The absence of response may be due to system glitches or due to the bulk of processing. This may suggest that you wait, or re-apply again until you receive your first email. Good luck with your application! I hope somehow this contributed something.

Jack on November 07, 2013:


I applied for google adsense for my own domain first day but I rejected because insufficient content & template. As a result I build up my site with unik content(Article) and template for 6 month(Cause I'm from Bangladesh). After 6 month I gain apply for adsense but now after 7 days pass I did not receive any welcome email from google(1st email). Please tell me what will I do now.

Mateusz on October 28, 2013:

Thank you for your reply. I'm definetly goind to try it, I'm just a beginner when it comes to webdev but I want to make a page and learn by upgrading it, ill start from image based content but add more informative content as I'll be getting better.

Renz Kristofer Cheng (author) from Manila on October 28, 2013:

@Mateusz I'm not exactly sure about it, but based on the Webmasters Guidelines, you should have informative content. 9GAG is an exception as well as other chosen sites (but, readers are the ones generating content through comments). However, even if this is the case, I'm not discouraging you to try, but definitely adding some great content from time to time will increase your chances of getting approved. Good luck!

Mateusz on October 28, 2013:


I just wanted to ask, is it possible to abtain adsense on a site thats mostly image based? (like 9gag). I mean, I would just add some images I found around the web. Or a site that would collect interesting articles and link to them? Or is it necessesary to write your own content?

Renz Kristofer Cheng (author) from Manila on October 24, 2013:

@Dieps It really is difficult at first to get accepted when your site is just new (which is your case). Just keep on posting great content (like you are doing right now, congrats by the way), and just persevere on it. Don't dwell much on the rejection because eventually you'll get accepted.

Renz Kristofer Cheng (author) from Manila on October 24, 2013:

@Abhijit Mahida Same with amit, there is a 6-month existence policy imposed by Google. This may be the reason why you are getting rejected. A lot experienced rejection regarding their application because of this policy. You may view cases of these by browsing through the comments here. I hope this helped you out!

Renz Kristofer Cheng (author) from Manila on October 24, 2013:

@amit Hello there! i assume that you are from India, and there is a 6-month existence policy imposed on the applicants from your country. This may be one of the reasons why you are getting rejected. Also, you seem not to have a lot of content, so adding up more will increase your chances of getting approved. Hope this one helps.

Renz Kristofer Cheng (author) from Manila on October 24, 2013:

@rajat jain Quality-wise you may have a great chance; however, in some countries the time of your blog/website's existence has high consideration. Google often times approves sites which are established already. Although this may be an issue, just pursue on with your application.

Dieps on October 22, 2013:

This post was pretty informative, I've been rejected 4 times due tot he policy issue. I haven't been able to figure out this problem, its driving me insane. If you could have a look at my site that would be great.

My website is:

Abhijit Mahida on October 22, 2013:

My site has been rejected 3 times,the reason being"Site does not comply with google policies".Can you please check it out and give me a necessary solution.

amit on October 19, 2013:

can you help me getting approved, I'm also getting rejected many times. Please review my site-

rajat jain on October 18, 2013:

Hi my website is and the website is over two weeks old I applied for adsense but couldn't clear the first round for few days . Now i have cleared the first round.. People say second round is only for testing.. What are the chances i will clear the procedure. I have over 70 posts and have a decent traffic of over 200 views per day. Please help

Renz Kristofer Cheng (author) from Manila on October 10, 2013:

@Delali This just means that you are getting closer. Try to be persistent, you'll get there eventually. I don't find anything obvious that may result to Google turning you down. However, since this is a job listing, you may add more content-based pages. This may help you out in getting approved faster.

I hope my suggestions will help.

Renz Kristofer Cheng (author) from Manila on October 10, 2013:

@ravinder payal I think you need to fix the layout (e.g. font size, positioning, etc.) to be in accordance with the Webmasters Guidelines. I'm not so sure, but the big fonts and color combinations may not be that appealing for Google that they tend to reject yours. Hope this one helps!

Delali on October 08, 2013:

My website has been rejected 15 times. I pass the first review but the second review says , site does not comply with google policies. Please take a look and advise.


ravinder payal on October 07, 2013:

hi my site is

i have been rejected 6+ times with the same message "Site does not comply with Google policies" Can you take a look and give me some suggestions ? I have also checked for broken links.

My site is for social networking , playing games and for posting classifieds. There are more than 50 pages on site.

Brigi on August 27, 2013:

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my website. Really appreciate it!

Renz Kristofer Cheng (author) from Manila on August 18, 2013:

@panther85 Your site actually looks very informative and useful, so I don't see any clear violation except that I noticed that the blog/site started in June 2013. There are restrictions of about 6 months in other countries before they get approved, so it may be this reason why you are kept getting rejected. Although, there are a few who claims that they by-passed the 6-month rule.

Anyway, I hope this helps!

Renz Kristofer Cheng (author) from Manila on August 18, 2013:

@Brigi From what I observed, the site looks more like a product listing (which Google may not necessarily like), so I think adding more content (with more words) may do the trick. Google loves great information they think users will find really useful. Maybe you can add up practical uses of the product, why they are important and etc.

I'm not quite sure about all these, but they may just do the trick.

panther85 on August 16, 2013:

I have this website:

I have been rejected 4 times with the same message "Site does not comply with Google policies" Can you take a look and give me some suggestions ? I have also checked for broken links. Everything is fine according to me.

Brigi on August 12, 2013:

Hello, i wanted to tell you that this post is awesome! It is a real example that if you want you can!

I have this website:

I got rejected twice with this message "Site does not comply with Google policies" Can you take a look and give me some suggestions? Maybe what am i doing wrong? I am posting what i like, rewrite mentioning the sources. Thank you in advance! Again, great post!

Renz Kristofer Cheng (author) from Manila on August 07, 2013:

@TestingQ Although I am in no way a Google Adsense expert, I think adding image will somehow increase your chances, so that it will immediately signal the reviewers that your site is a content-driven page. Right, now it somehow appears like a listing, and Google may prefer a content rich page. I'm not saying that yours is not (but it may appear otherwise due to lack of images), but it may just help.

If in case this trick won't work, you may register here in Hubpages, write some content, and apply for adsense.

Hopefully, this will help you out! :)

TestingQ on August 07, 2013:

Great Post its very Informative :)

I need your help...

I am having a blog(, I have applied for Adsense twice and got disapproved for "Site does not comply with Google Policies" issue. my blog has enough content and using from more than a year and having good amount traffic. still it is getting rejected could you please review my blog and suggest me your thoughts.

Thanks In Advance

Habib on July 26, 2013:

What could be the reason for this site to be rejected?

I have got 200+ pages there for god sake, lol

Renz Kristofer Cheng (author) from Manila on July 10, 2013:

@moronkee In as much as I want to help you out on here, I haven't been exposed to such case; hence, I have no knowledge on how to address that. My best advice for now is to post this query in the forums of Hubpages, so that other may be able to see it, and help you out.

Moronke Oluwatoyin on July 10, 2013:

Hello. I applied through my wesite initially and I was rejected. The second application was done thorugh hubpages and I got this warning.

Please help.

•It appears that your Google AdSense Account, with the publisher id ca-pub-7652981784700271 is no longer associated with HubPages. Your application may have been rejected by Google, you may have refused the association with through the AdSense Account Access Page, or your previosuly approved account may have been disabled due to violations of the Google AdSense Terms and Conditions. You should not apply again, as each person is only allowed to have a single Google AdSense Account. Please review Google's Disabled Account FAQ for further steps that you might take. If you have simply refused the association, you may be able to change that on the Google AdSense - Account Access page or by clicking "Next" below.

Renz Kristofer Cheng (author) from Manila on July 10, 2013:

@kapil Sorry, I haven't explored getting approved in adsense via Youtube. Once I get the chance to, I'll be sharing the story here.

kapil on July 09, 2013:

somebody can tell me how we submit adsense application via u tube ..

Renz Kristofer Cheng (author) from Manila on June 25, 2013:

@blueheron It usually happens especially when you just recently opened up your account/blog. Just give it a little more time, and they'll provide you with more specifics. In fact, you may get accepted after some time. Sometimes, they just need to make sure that your page will be updated frequently, and not just one of those that are initiated and then abandoned.

blueheron on June 21, 2013:

I was rejected today by google adsense for insufficient content, though I had 13 hubs up. All featured! I'm now up to 15.

I wish they would be specific about just how much content they want to get accepted.

Renz Kristofer Cheng (author) from Manila on June 21, 2013:

Yup! Once you get approved adsense will be checking the sites you've placed on once in a while. You just need to make sure that all those sites comply with google policies especially the content.

Kapil Thakar from Bangalore on June 21, 2013:

Thanks you I did it.. I have my blogger with only two articles in it. Does the same way I can associate that account too? Or I need to write more articles first then I need to associate it?

Renz Kristofer Cheng (author) from Manila on June 21, 2013:

@kapilddit Yup! You may use the same adsense publisher ID for your account here in Hubpages.

Kapil Thakar from Bangalore on June 21, 2013:

I have one more doubt.. I got approval for my youtube account. Now Can I associate my hubpage account with that google adsense?

Renz Kristofer Cheng (author) from Manila on June 21, 2013:

I'm glad that you were able to get your account! Congratulations!

For Hubpages, you don't need to implement the ads themselves. All you need to do is to type in your publisher ID under the earnings settings of your account here.

For your personal blog, you may create ad unit through "my ads" tab. You can customize how it looks, and afterwards adsense will provide you the html code. You will need to paste that in your blog (by editing the HTML). I hope this helps you out!

Renz Kristofer Cheng (author) from Manila on June 21, 2013:

That's great news! Google is really full of surprises! I didn't get a formal approval email from Adsense, all I know is that they are no longer sending me reject mails. With this, I assumed that I got accepted. Good thing my assumption was correct! Congratulations MizBejabbers, and thanks for the update!

Kapil Thakar from Bangalore on June 21, 2013:

I just got Approved Adsense.. As You have mentioned it will in two stage. I am able to login my Adsense. Now what I need to do start earning? How to setting up ad codes? Does it necessary or google will choose it automatically? What are the necessary step to do to configure the adsense account?

Doris James MizBejabbers from Beautiful South on June 20, 2013:

Followup to my original comment: I didn't think I'd completed my application, but lo and behold, I received in the mail a pin number from Adsense. When I finally got around to seeing what that was all about, I had earned close to $50 my first year. Apparently that stuff that I dumped out of was some redirect that happened after I completed my application. What a pleasant surprise!

Renz Kristofer Cheng (author) from Manila on June 19, 2013:

You're welcome epbooks! Yup, I myself became to eager to be approved that I failed to read the guidelines. Good thing I realized that, and started browsing through it. Eventually, I got my adsense account approved!

Elizabeth Parker from Las Vegas, NV on June 17, 2013:

This hub totally helped. I didn't realize I already had an account from years ago, so that's why I kept getting rejected-I don't think you can have two. All good now- so Thank you again!!

Krishna on June 17, 2013:

I am struggling to understand why my website has been rejected for an AdSense account. The reason given is "Site does not comply with Google policies".

My website provides latest information on government jobs in india, job notifications.I know that my site provides a good user experience from the feedback I have had. All content is authored by myself. My site is getting 50,000 to 80,000 visitors per day.

The website is

Any insight into why it might be considered not to comply with Google policies would be much appreciated, as would specific guidance as to how to overcome the problem.

My mail id is

Thanks in advance.


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