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Adsense Application Rejected - "does not comply with Google Policies"


sameer singh17

3:35 pm on Sep 7, 2012 (gmt 0)

Hi Guys,

My website is <snip> and is basically an analyst's take on the mobile industry.

My adsense application has recently been rejected because it does not comply with Google policies. I'm having some trouble figuring out what the problem could be. My domain and content are more than 6 months old. All my content is original and I even have original research on my website which has been referenced by the Guardian, CNET, Mashable, etc.

I would really appreciate it if any of the experienced folk here could take a look and highlight any potential issues.

[edited by: martinibuster at 3:50 pm (utc) on Sep 7, 2012]
[edit reason] No urls, pls. Try Site Review Forum [webmasterworld.com]. [/edit]


4:03 pm on Sep 7, 2012 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator martinibuster is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

Your post failed to mention that you previously had copyright violation issues due to your misunderstanding of what is legal. If you're going to make a post asking for help, it's always best to tell everything.

If the issue is not what's on the site then the issue could be something that's off the site. Your site has had good promotion so I won't brush you off. You may want to review Google's webmaster guidelines, specifically about links. If you have engaged in link wheels, link exchanges, three way links, or any other link manipulation then that's where your problem may be. Definitely take a look at the webmaster guidelines though and honestly survey your site against that.

Also check your IP (and domain) to make sure it wasn't previously associated with a banned site.

Good luck.

sameer singh17

4:39 pm on Sep 7, 2012 (gmt 0)

I apologize for missing out any details. The problem earlier was I had a few logos on images on my website, which I thought would be covered under fair use. I have since removed those images.

Thank you for your feedback, I'll try and dig out some details and try and correct any problems I see.

sameer singh17

4:51 pm on Sep 7, 2012 (gmt 0)

I'll check any potential link and domain problems, but I'm assuming any such violations would affect my Google search rankings/pagerank (of course, I could be wrong). But my search traffic has been steadily growing so far, with no hiccups.


5:13 pm on Sep 7, 2012 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator martinibuster is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

Not necessarily. Violations of Google's webmaster guidelines frequently help a site's rankings. But just because something didn't hurt you on the search side doesn't mean it's ok, and doesn't mean it will pass on the AdSense side. The search quality team and the adsense team are in different areas. I know, Matt Cutts gave me a tour of the Google search quality offices in Mountain View. ;)

sameer singh17

5:21 pm on Sep 7, 2012 (gmt 0)

Wow, what I wouldn't give to get one of those!

Thanks for all your inputs. Now, I've gotta figure out a way of checking all this out.

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