Most website owners want to get approved by Google Adsense so they can start making money. We all hear how great Adsense is and dream of the day when we can display their ads on our site. Maybe you have even applied to them already, but got denied. It happens to pretty much everyone (myself included). Can you guess what this 1 thing that will get you banned from applying to Google Adsense is?
Applying to Google Adsense
Yep. That will get you banned. Just simply applying to their ad company multiple times to try to get their approval will give you the message I received above. And you may be thinking well maybe she applied over and over or did it recently.
Nope. I haven’t applied to Google in over a month and only applied once a week for a month or so before giving up on them.
And after that happens don’t expect to be able to do anything about it. Google Adsense has the worst possible customer service. They have no phone number to contact and ignore your emails. So that means once you get banned, you’re done.
Who knows? Maybe down the road I would be able to apply again. But I am not going to hold my breath or even try again. I know so many people that have been blacklisted from them (which is way worse) over stupid things. One guy’s friend got on his website and clicked a few of his ads thinking he was helping him. The blogger got banned and he had no idea why at first. I imagine many trolls go around doing that to people. And who are you going to explain your situation to at Google? Nobody.
So what should you do?
If you are not currently blocked from applying yet. I suggest you hold off before you reapply. Google AdSense is very fickle, so work on your content and apply maybe once every 2 weeks maximum (more to be safe). But don’t get too worked up about it. I’ve been making decent money going through Media.net for a couple months now.
And ads aren’t the only way to make money from your site. Work on your affiliates and do a couple sponsored posts if you would like. Work on growing your loyal readers. Build their trust and they will buy from you when you refer products you believe in to them. Check out my blogging recommendations to see the affiliate companies that I use.
So what am I going to do now?
Did you know most of the big bloggers don’t even use Google Adsense? They are actually going through either Adthrive or The Bloggers Network. You have to have 100,000 monthly page views to apply to Adthrive and 80,000 monthly page views to apply for The Bloggers Network.
These companies essentially run your ads for you and negotiate you the highest possible rate. That’s how they make money so they never charge you for their services. Many bloggers make anywhere from $6-$11 per 1000 pageviews. That’s much higher than .50-$2 (give or take) from the majority of Ad companies.
I recently applied to both (but will drop the other for Adthrive in a heartbeat). It’s been a week so far, but I’ll be updating this post soon so I can let you know how long it takes to get approval.
*Update: I got accepted after about 2 weeks and my income has increased dramatically! But they won’t set the ads up on your site until you have had 30 days of steadily high traffic.
Have you been banned from Google Adsense? Let us know your story in the comments below.
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