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"You have 3 working days to make changes to your 'deleted' site"
Google AdSense has disabled the ads to a site that it is no more active.

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Msg#: 4453665 posted 10:07 am on May 15, 2012 (gmt 0)


I received some days ago a notification that "during a recent review of your account we found that you are currently displaying Google ads in a manner that is not compliant with our program policies... EXAMPLE PAGE: site/page.html"

That page was a medical article about sexual dysfunctions. The problem is that I deleted long time ago that site, including the page given as example, and the domain name is now redirecting to another site that has nothing to do with the previous topic.

I hoped that Google will see that that site is no more active.

Today, I have received a new notification that "After reviewing your site, we've found that the previous violation was not corrected, or we’ve found another violation. Therefore, we've disabled ad serving to your site."

So Google disabled ad serving to a site that was deactivated long time before those notifications.

My questions:

1. Is it possible that Google makes the verifications using the cache of the old sites, without taking a look to see if there is an update?
2. How to contact Google AdSense support to report this problem (I checked but I saw no possibility for this)?

Thank you,




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Msg#: 4453665 posted 12:36 pm on May 15, 2012 (gmt 0)

Your best bet is probably to enter it over at the Google help forum, and convince a top contributor to flag it for Google review.


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Msg#: 4453665 posted 5:59 pm on May 15, 2012 (gmt 0)

How long ago was the offending page deleted?


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Msg#: 4453665 posted 7:00 pm on May 15, 2012 (gmt 0)

I see now that it is possible to be my mistake. I redirected the site to another site on April 29th with htaccess, but I see now that I did not delete the files, and it is possible that Google to not take into consideration my redirection. I received the first notification on May 7 and I did nothing because I checked and knew that it is a redirection, and yesterday I received the final notification for that site.

Anyway, the article was in Romanian and it was not sexual explicit, it was a pure medical advice, but it seems that someone else had another opinion.


Msg#: 4453665 posted 3:01 am on May 28, 2012 (gmt 0)

this is possible.

what to do , delete the site, or remove adsense or both.

1) yes if the site is somewhere indexed google can find it. you answered that yourself

2)no need to contact them just the delete the site, usually adserving stays live for the resto of your domain but you have to react within 72 hours. if you do not do that, you risk getting your adsesense disabled.

3)you are wrong about the content, AdSense is "family safe" - ask yourself, would you want your 7 year old read an article about sexual dysfunctions. if the answer is no, adsense should not have been there, so that adsense reviewer did the correct thing according to their polices.


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Msg#: 4453665 posted 4:25 am on May 30, 2012 (gmt 0)

ok I got the same message for my 7 y.o. site and corrected the mistake about bad words in comments (I have 30k comments, I cannot check them all so I removed comments for now), but how can they know everything's ok now, does someone from G check my site or it's done by bot? thanks


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Msg#: 4453665 posted 2:27 am on Jun 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

I received 5 of these emails over a 3 day period, and after either completely removing the ads or completely deleting the sites, 2 site had the ads serving turned on and the other 3 had ads permanently turned off. The only explanation is that google uses a random number generator to decided if their actions.

This sounds like a joke, but the only joke is taking google seriously.


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Msg#: 4453665 posted 10:13 pm on Jun 6, 2012 (gmt 0)

it's ok now i think, no message from g and ads are still running on all sites, but what i don't like about their (bot) message is they say you have errors on that page (example) and some other pages/sites (where?) which i should guess probably, i have 1000+ pages and 10+ sites, can't check thousands of pages for errors like profanity in comments etc.

they picked random pages with the profanity in comments (and i have filter to censor bad words) and they want to disable my ads, but still they display same ads on youtube which is encyclopedia of profanity and hate speech in all languages, so they break their own tos, we should report youtube for breaking the tos to see what happens :D

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