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Sites Copying Some of My Posts Can Cause Adsense Rejection?

     
9:44 pm on Jul 29, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Hello,
Suddenly I found that some websites took some of my posts and some others took the whole post on their website.
Some of them write a link to my original post, other not.
Is this considered a reason for Google to refuse me in Adsense program?
Some people on the web told me that I have to remove this content from Google using this link
[support.google.com...]

But I have no idea if its true or not!
Should I report the websites that didn't give me a link back to me? or I should report both? or what?

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4:25 am on July 30, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Hello seco, and Welcome to WebmasterWorld [webmasterworld.com]

That link appears to be intended for requesting removal related to legal issues. It is not illegal in most countries to quote from articles on other websites. A paragraph or two is considered "fair use" especially if they are decent enough to add attribution to the source of the shared article.

Some people will copy an entire article and not bother to give you credit for your work. In those case it depends on the laws of where you live and where the scraper site is being hosted. Sometimes you can get the article removed and sometimes there is little co-operation. Unless you wish to pay for legal assistance there is not always an answer.

There is a helpful article [webmasterworld.com] here that lists many of the reasons that Google might not approve a site for AdSense. I do not recall any problem caused by others copying your articles as being a reason.
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Thanks, @not2easy +
I'm sorry, Are you sure about this
"I do not recall any problem caused by others copying your articles as being a reason."
Because some people told me Google doesn't care about your post date if it's older than others.
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Hi seco,

I agree with not2easy. Other sites using your content should not affect your acceptance for an Adsense publisher account.

However, you should address this problem for several reassons, the main reason being ranking. If Google believes another site to be the source of the content and your site to be the copycat, you may see a ranking devaluation for those related searches.

[fix typo]

[edited by: keyplyr at 7:47 am (utc) on Jul 30, 2017]

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My ranking is good and I'm on the first page of Google for many keywords while other who copied my posts are not on the first page like me.
The problem for Adsense is about uniqueness.
I don't know how Adsense knows the original post from the others since they told me that date is not important.
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The problem for Adsense is about uniqueness
If that were true, there wouldn't be the thousands of cookie-cutter sites publishing Adsense.

Are you getting a rejection? Or is your concern hypothetical?
8:08 am on July 30, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Yes, I've been rejected.
My website is almost 6 months. and I'm not from India or China.
I have about 48 posts and most of them are 1500 or 2000+ words.
I have a good organic traffic, it's not that much, it's about 2000~ per week from Google search engine only.
I have a privacy policy, about, disclaimer, and contact pages.
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And exactly what is the reason Adsense have given you for rejection? I doubt it's because your content is appearing elsewhere.
9:27 am on July 30, 2017 (gmt 0)

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This is the rejection mail


Thank you for your interest in Google AdSense. Unfortunately, after reviewing your application, we're unable to accept you into AdSense at this time.

We did not approve your application for the reasons listed below.

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:

Itís 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.
Donít 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 theyíre seeking.
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So everything after Here are some recommendations... is what they want you to do to qualify for an Adsense publisher account.
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Yes, I know, but the email is not clarifying what is the exact problem.

Because I have ads else on my website and the website theme is responsive and there is a good navigation menu with all the mentioned above items.
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The problem is with your content. Google rejects sites if their content is (a) thin (b) unoriginal or in breach of copyright (c) poorly written or of little value. From the sounds of it your problem might be (c).

I suggest you get a third party to take a look at your site and make some suggestions. We can't help you with content issues here.
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What kind of third part do you mean? Is there any services that can help in this?
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A person or company that specialises in content creation or management. If you don't know anyone like that, you may have to hire someone.

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My website is almost 6 months.

If you had taken time to visit the article offered at the beginning you might have seen the most likely reason for rejection right at the top:
Has your site been active for at least six months?


You need to establish a track record of at least 6 months before applying. If your site meets all the terms and conditions listed in that article, try again in a few months.

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If you had taken time to visit the article offered at the beginning you might have seen the most likely reason for rejection right at the top:

What do you mean exactly?
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There is a helpful article [webmasterworld.com] here that lists many of the reasons that Google might not approve a site for AdSense.
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The six month requirement is applicable "in some locations", according to Adsense's T&Cs. It doesn't list those locations.