Ten Of The Most Common Reasons Adsense Reject Your Application

Ten Of The Most Common Reasons Adsense Reject Your Application

We have already learned some great tips on how do get your Adsense approved, but this post will look at why it might get rejected. As long as you make sure none of these ten things applies to you or your site you should be fine...

Your Site is in an Unsupported Language

This is only going to apply to a small minority of people, but there are times it is a reason for an unapproved Adsense application. Here is a list of the Languages AdSense does support so as long as your chosen language is on this list you should be fine.

You Live in an Unsupported Country

While this is not a full list of countries that can't apply for Adsense partnership it is the main ones that people are rejected for. So sadly if you live in Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan or Syria you will never get approval.

Non-Organic Traffic

If you think you can outsmart Google by getting your traffic from less than legitimate ways you are ultimately kidding yourself. Organic traffic means from search engines or social media sites or even other websites. If you plan to buy site traffic and get Adsense approval you are in for rejection.

You Are Using Other Ad Networks

Adsense is not the only ad manager you can use, there are lots of Adsense alternatives to look into. But sadly you can't have 2 ad networks running at the same time. But that doesn't mean you have to use Adsense, maybe try the others and see what works for you!

Your Site Features Prohibited Content

If your site as a single post on the following...

  • Adult content
  • Adult themes in family content
  • Dangerous or derogatory content 
  • Recreational drugs and drug-related content
  • Alcohol-related content
  • Tobacco-related content
  • Gambling and games-related content
  • Healthcare-related content
  • Hacking and cracking content
  • Pages that offer compensation programmes
  • Misrepresentative content
  • Shocking content
  • Weapon-related content
  • Content that enables dishonest behaviour
  • Illegal content

You are in for instant rejection if your site's content fits any of those. But many of these "Prohibited" subjects are open for interpretation so as long as your site/blog is not blatantly aimed towards them you should be fine.

Your Site/Domain is Too New

If you have just changed to a new domain or have just made the blog or website the chances are good that your Adsense application will get rejected. But I will say this is often offset by having lots of good quality content to make it look much more established than it already is.

Broken Links and Redirects

If you have lots of broken links and redirects it makes Google think you are up to something and will reject your Adsense application. So make sure those 404's are fixed and those redirects full established before you do apply.

You Have Been Banned Before

If you personally or your site gets banned from Adsense before your new application the chances are good you won't get approved again. While this solely depends on the reason and the way you were banned in the first place it is still a factor that might see you never get Adsense approval again.

Encouraging Ad Clicks

This doesn't necessarily mean telling or asking people to click on your ads, it could mean placing the ads over images or in the way of content so you have to click on it to see the content. Ads should be seen as an addition to your content, never the main focus point.

Not Enough Content

This is the number 1 reason most people have their Adsense application rejected. If you don't have at least 10 posts and 3 pages or more you don't stand a chance on getting approved. So wait until you have achieved these small goals before applying.

Have you been rejected for some other reason? Do let people know in the comments below so we can all learn from others mistakes.