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Got Banned from Adsense

Sep 18, 2010 by     103 Comments    Posted under: Experiment

Updated : 22 September 2010

Thanks for all your comments guys and gals.

Due to comments and concerns about my readers as well as e-mail and comments received in facebook , I would like to give some ideas on how I got banned from Google adSense. I can say that I am guilty of having copyrighted material on my site but not all of my site and not those sites with Google Adsense Codes on it.

Here the points that Google AdSense might have been based their decision.

  1. In my link building effort I have made links to my site which have TV Shows and free streaming video online. But all my site with adSense does not have any streaming video.  I am just interlinking them thru footer or some post, This might be their main basis in their decision to banned my account.
  2. I have adSense placed on lyrics site, which might be considered as copyrighted materials. ( I have it for more than 3 years )
  3. I have sites that has programmed thru php to use adSense if it is English and adsense will be removed if the content is Tagalog and maybe Google Adsense has consider it as only 1 site. But this is a minor concern.
  4. I have made some blogspot blogs that pertains to TV shows and my mistake is to use the gmail account that I am using in Google Adsense. It made Google easy to trace my accounts.
  5. I have made Google Anayltics using the Google adSense E-mail address in which it is also connected to Blogspot blogs made specially for TV shows, which might be considered as copyrighted materials.

The main lesson learn is to separate link building strategy for your main sites and your copyrighted materials site. It is not a problem to link copyrighted materials to your adsense site , but not to link your adSense site to any copyrighted materials site. Just an advise.

This month might be a low month for me since I have my adsense account banned, I have tried to reinstate my same account and after 3 days they have replied that I am not eligible to make any adSense account.

So what is my plan ? My plan is to make a new account using any of my relatives in Philippines or my wife here in Saudi Arabia, but we might have problems in getting the money since my wife is not here as a working visa. Whenever I get a new account I will not use those account to any of the existing sites that I have, it will be applied to a new and fresh site that will definitely make Google Adsense happy. πŸ™‚ .

My existing sites will be used for Affiliate marketing sites and direct advertisers. Soon I will change the theme of tech at hand to adjust and fit it’s purpose. This site will still be in existense since there are other source of income that this site is making.

I will also clean this site from the links which I think violates adSense . Some of you might wonder since you did not see this post . Well this is opart of my random post which is hidden to RSS subscribers but not hidden to Google crawlers.

I am now testing some automated tools that will help me later in building again my Adsense Empire site.

I am too busy with my office work this last few weeks that is why i am having hard time to update my blogs. My blogs is just my hobby which let me earn additional income. This is not my main source of income but making money online contributes a portion of my total income.But I still have to earn something to pay my monthly bills thru hosting and my yearly domain payments. But even without adsense I think I could manage.

In the future i will be having affiliates links in my post, but don’t worry I always disclose if it is an affiliate links or not. But for sure I will tell you tools that I will found useful and will help my readers in their SEO Effort. I do believed that using tools to automate what you are doing is not Black Hat but a clever way of implementing White Hat SEO.  πŸ™‚

At the moment I have submitted my new application to Google AdSense using my same name but with my middle name , which is not shown in my previous account, I have used the same mailing address just to test how clever is Google. ( Although this is dangerous ) , I also have plan B for this.

By the way I always believe that everything works together for good.

My Previous post :

You might be wondering why I donÒ€ℒt have Google AdSense in this blog. Well I just got banned for having or being connected with copyrights item. Anyway I have to admit that I am guilty for that . Anyway I am doing some experiments to apply for another AdSense and be very careful just in case I got approve.

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  • that’s so sad, kakastart ko palang magblog natatakot na ako.

    • @igoydude,

      Basta ayusin mo lang ang pagboblog at iwasan ang mga copyrighted items.. di ka naman mababanned

    • @igoydude,

      You will really feel scared if you do not know the rules of the game. I myself couldn’t understand it but thanks all those individuals whom I asked and explained the matter to me.

  • hello, na banned din site nmin just few days ago.now im renovating our site, kasi naglagay ako ng go daddy na affilitae sa sidebar. then, meron pala google adsense na godaddy. Meaning nagcompete ung sidebar ko at google adsense. kaya na banned ako. anyway, i dont know how to get it back. sorry to hear that.

    • @dave,
      Hmm.. ngayon ko lang narinig ang story about Godaddy vs Adsense ah. dami ko namang kaibigan na meron the same pero di naman na babanned.. ung ba ang sinabi nilang dahilan ?

      • @Dexter Panganiban, maybe isa lang ung sa main reason. But a couple days ago, we wondered when we saw that both ads were running at the same time, the same banner. I mean our godaddy affilate banner and google adsense godaddy.We thought to remove it but we didnt. Google really clever about this. Check website: http://www.webmaster9.com/2010-08/google-adsense-disabled-the-entire-account.html

    • @dave,

      Sa tingin ko, there are other reasons. If such rule exist on this manner then you must have receive a warning and not a direct banning of your account.

  • I don’t understand.

    Google bans anyone who link to copyrighted materials? Isn’t a plus side on the site (of the copyright material ). More incoming links to their websites means more are trusting their site?

    As for the youtube videos, I better check on those ones that I embedded on my blogs.

    Again, I am confused. Youtube has a share feature which gives you codes that you can use to embed the video on your own site.

    Youtube should just remove this for materials that do not want their materials to be viewed on other sites.

    Thanks for sharing this bro.

    • @Jorge @ HP Laser Toner,

      Actually to clear it up this is what happen.. some of my site is linking in another site which host copyrighted materials..

      Youtube is actually keep on removing copyrighted materials being hosted on their site.

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  • Whaaaat???? !!!

    Sorry to hear that Dex.. Di bale, there’s still a way out naman.. Like what you said, may asawa ka, kapatid, relatives.. Gawa ka na lang ulit ng account using their names..

    God bless dex!

    • @lady,

      Ha ha haa. oo nga.. may mga sinusubukan pa akong ibang alternative

  • Dude, sorry to hear that. Possible nga ung interlinking and copyright materials. Wala ba pinadala na letter sa’yo before? Usually Google will give you 3 days to fix things. Was it an outright ban from G?

  • I am very sad that your addsense has been banned, I don’t know why Google people even not care of their good users, they must give some warning first and something like that, a popular forum (digitalpoint) got their addsence banned too, which is very popular forum, and Google should be very careful doing this, but they did not pay attention and did it, but later on they fixed it.
    I feel panic, cos I don’t know when will they ban anyone.

    • @Usi,

      I think Google is also being pressed by their advertisers.. about this.. due to competition with other ad network like facebook, there are lots of their advertiser shifting boat

      • @Dexter | Techathand.net, BUT still Google is master, and why they are forced to ban by advertisers, I don’t think that there is any harm for people if there add is displaced on music site, let me know if I am wrong ?

      • @Usi,

        I cannot really say that there are no harm in putting adSense in Music site.. Some says it is ok and some says it is not..

      • @Dexter Panganiban, you are right some says that it is not good, and some says it is ok.

        have your read anything about this in tos?

  • Hi there Bro Dexter,
    Thanks for disclosing the information on possibly why you could have got banned. I think yes it was because of copyright issues but well you were telling that maybe streaming videos on your site may also have been the cause. Do you think embedding Youtube videos may also cause such problem?

    • @Shiva | Web Magazine,

      I think it depends upon the content of youtube videos..If it is copyrighted materials and if someone complain for those videos to adsense.. You might be in trouble.

    • @Shiva | Web Magazine,

      I think it depends on the content of Youtube.. If it something that copyrighted, then you are in danger of getting banned.

  • I think Google is being tougher with its adsense program and things that were getting by a few years ago are being penalized now. You have to really be more careful now than in the past. I am always careful with my sites so I don’t give Google a reason to ban my sites.

  • I am getting one message from adsense team – unaccepted site content.. could you please help me out.

    • @Rakesh @ Wizard Journal,

      I think you better chek the TOS on what rules that you did not follow. It happens to me last year and my site has been denied for adsense. BUt now it is totally banned.

    • @Rakesh @ Wizard Journal,

      I think you just have to remove those content and replace it with content complying to Adsense TOS

      • @Dexter Panganiban,

        I am not able to find any such content on my website… could you help.

  • Dex, I feel sorry for you… I know it would be hard to start again, but every online effort doesn’t guarantee that we will enjoy it through the years… I’m sure you know that it’s not only through Adsense that we can make money online. Once a person has the writing skills, marketing strategy, and SEO initiatives- then he is good to go… Good luck and I wish to hear from you again, when you’re not busy.. :-))


    • @Cebu Tech Blogger,

      Thanks Bert,.. Yeah there are lots of ways to earn and make money online.. As I am contemplating and looking at the big guys in US most of them does not use Adsense in their blogs and they promote direct advertisers and affiliates.

  • Sorry to hear that. Well, good luck to your plans! πŸ˜€

    • @Kelvin Servigon,

      Thanks. as of now concentrated ako sa work.. Mas malaki naman kita ko doon he he he πŸ™‚ ..

  • Try mo cpm ads like AdmaxAsia or any other cpm ads. OK din naman ang kita kapag marami kang trafic eh.

    • @Paul/ Entertainment tonight,

      Subukan ko.. balak kon isaayos itong site ko at gawin mga private ads na lang atsaka … mga affiliate ads.. na related dito sa blog ko.. medyo marami pa akong aayusin .. I am also planning to have a premium wordpress theme para sa affiliate para di na ako mahiarapan. pero ngayo trabaho muna sa work ko aasikasuhin ko.

  • I just had another of my adsense applications approved. But even if I now have two accounts, I haven’t bothered with the new one. Here’ the funny: …wait for it. bam! banned?! now, how did that happen?! only Go….ogle knows!


    • @IAnn,

      For I know that everything works together for Good.. Thanks brother

  • Based nga sa study mas malakas nga ang facebook ngayon….


  • Wala namang masama kung susubukan mo yung ibang mga nakalatag ng Plans mo e.

    Pero nung na-ban yung account ko sa Adsense, mas marami pa akong nadiskubre sa IM, yung “tunay” na Internet Marketing. Malay mo, ikaw na yung susunod na maging advertiser.:D

    • @KantonFC,

      OO nga maganda talaga yang affiliate marketing na yan.Unti unti ko na rin pinapasok yang mundo na yan πŸ™‚

  • Hi Dexter,
    Sorry to hear about your adwords account reinstate failed. Then I think you need to go with plan B. Good luck. πŸ˜‰

    • @Rose @ Oil Paintings,

      And i hope my other plasn will work out.. I am now testing smowtion.com

  • Just a suggestion.
    You can create an account with amazon since your focus is technology. Try reviewing their product.

    • @Paul/ Entertainment tonight,

      I have not yet studied amazon. I think one of the problem that I might encounter in amazon is receiving of payment in Saudi Arabia

  • I’m sure magiging OK ang backup plan mo kuya dex.. hehe

    • @Mao,

      Thanks Mao sa ngayon busy sa work. May mga iba pa naman pinagkakakitaan online pero sayang lang yung passive income ng Adsense

  • I am sorry the hear that and hope you can get your account working well for you.
    But would like to know more about copyright problem. Thank you.

    • @Rose @ Oil Paintings,

      I have tried to reinstate my account but it is rejected.

  • @sir Dex, sorry to hear about your adsense acct., ganun na pala ka-strict si big G, kaya kunting ingat nalang next time…

    btw, thanks for the heads-up! πŸ™‚

    psensya na kung ngaung lang ulit ako nakapasyal, medyo busy sa work eh.. =)

    • @ariston,

      No Problem.. oo nga medyo mahigpit na talaga si Google ngayon

      • @Dexter,
        I think mas lalo silang naging mahigpit kasi may malakas sila na competitor when it comes to advertising, Facebook.

        Pati nga sa Adwords maraming na-ban! Yung ibang affiliate marketers nagrereklamo kasi bi-nan sila for life sa Adwords.

        Strict na talaga ang Google kasi maraming advertisers din ang nawawalan ng gana sa kanila (isa sa mga dahilan ay yung invalid clicks sa adsense).

        Strictly for quality na talaga ngayon ang Google.

      • so, delikado na pala ngaun ung mga thin sites/MFA sites o ‘make money for adsense’ sites kung tawagin nila? dapat pala talaga may ibang option tayo nde lang adsense…

      • @ariston | make money online,
        Wala namang problema sa mga MFA basta original ang mga contents mo at hindi siya mukhang spammy sa users.

        Super duper hate lang talaga ng Google yung mga spam sites so kung gusto mong tumagal ang adsense mo, follow their rules lang talaga!

      • @Wow,

        Although minsan talagang mas madaling kumita sa adsense thru spamming

      • @Dexter Panganiban,

        Kaso pag nahuli ka, pera mo magiging bato.

      • @Wow,

      • @Wow,
        thanks po sa advice… =)

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  • I have made some decent money using my three main blogs with Google AdSense. But here is a great method I have been using to make money online. I purchased a digital product from the ClickBank marketplace and reviewed the product. Once I did this, I followed what I read to see if I would get the same results the writer did. I did a short video teaching others what I learned and then made a recommendation to purchase the product at the end of the video. Of course, I only created a video for the products that actually worked for me. Since these products did work for me, by watching and following the video, you will also benefit by seeing a dramatic increase in conversions. Then I recommended this product through my own affiliate link. This way I could earn commissions on what others sold. The best way I found to do this was to purchase a meaningful and memorable domain name and redirect the domain to my affiliate link. Then overlay that link in the video. I usually post my videos on my blogs and send it to my mailing lists to make money. But if you don’t have a list, then upload it to YouTube and everal other video sharing sites to make you commissions. It’s a great technique that’s worked for me.

    • @Dalelorenzo Johnson,
      I’m aware that you can create overlay links on YouTube but does it work with other video-sharing sites?

  • Sorry to hear about what happened. Hope you can get your account reinstated or be able to start new with a different account.

    All the best and God bless!

  • pag nagsara ang bintana may magbubukas na pinto..
    ingat na lang sa susunod..

    • @lestat,

      OO nga talagang time na mag seryoso sa ibang pamamaran ng pagkita online

  • That’s quite a sad story. I faced some problems with adsense as well in the past, but managed to keep my account unbanned. I hope you’ll get another account and be more careful in the future

    Best Regards,

    • Thanks VLad, good news about how you manage to keep my account unbanned.

  • ang saklap naman nyan Dex.. 2 site ko na rin ang na-ban pero kung account ang maba-ban, di ko yata kakayanin, hehehe,.. kasi account na ni misis gamit ko, na ban na yung original account ko eh..

    Copyrighted videos naman and katabi daw sa sexing photo yung ads kaya na ban yung 2 sites ko..

    anyway, possibleng mag apply ng ibang name, ganon ang account ko ngayon eh..

    pag nadapa, bangon ulit! wala yan, humps lang yan… arangkada ulit!

    • @Elizar,

      Ha ha ha.. ooo nga humps lang ito.. di naman malaking wall na di kayang talunin.. anyway I am doing some palns to do and make new account either for my wife or from one of my relatives

  • Simula ng nabanned ung adsense account ko nawalan na ako ng gana mag update ng blog. well actually I did not take it seriously d naman talaga ako writer kaya nga lang nakakapanghinayang din..

    • @xybuffer,
      Bakit na-ban yung account mo?

      • @Wow, invalid click activity po.. Mga salbahe kc ung mga friends ko sa mybloglog community eh.. Click ng click ng ads ko even I’m not asking.

      • @xybuffer,
        Wag mo kasing sabihin sa kanila na kumikita ka through adsense. May mga iba kasi na walang magawa tapos pag-titripan yung ads mo.

      • @Wow,


  • naman… pano nayan… share mo naman ung details dito kuya dex para may insights naman ung mga bago para di sila ma banned… di naman sa mga movies, TV shows related ung reason bakit ka na banned ano… bye bye legit money maker.. πŸ™

    • @juler,

      Nilagay ko na yugn updated post about their possible reason. Hope it will help

  • hi dex, dibale maayos din yan. 3months ago na banned din yung ibang site ko copyright issue din, na banned din ung anime site ko. Kaya ginawa ko ni removed ko na sa mga lyrics site ko ung adsense.. mahirap na eh. Thk God hindi yung adsense account ko yung na banned ,site lang.

    Yung site ko na na banned sa adsense pinaltan ko na lang ng bidvertiser.

    • @Glenn,
      I don’t think ma-ba-ban ang lyrics sites.
      Wala naman akong nakikitang copyright infringement dun eh.
      Di naman strict ang mga recording companies or wala naman silang batas pagdating sa pag-post ng lyrics sa internet. As far as I know, mas gusto pa nga nila yun para ma-promote ang mga artists nila.
      Besides, most of the popular lyrics sites are using adsense.

    • @Glenn,

      OO nga sayang din kasi , a year ago some of my blogs have been banned due to PSP downloads πŸ™‚ siguro nagalit na si Adsense napansin naman yung mga tV shows ko πŸ™‚ o baka nagselos si ADSENSE

      • @Dexter Panganiban,
        Baka sa TV shows kuya

      • @sylv3rblade,

        I think it is a possibility

  • hope you can tell us what happened so we can all learn. So sad to hear this loss for you but I do know you have other sources of income right? πŸ™‚

    • @Allen,

      Thanks Allen, Yes i do have other source of income. Both offline and Online. Adsense is just part of it.

  • It could be a mistake on the part of Adsense! πŸ™

  • What kind of copyright infringement?
    Movies, articles, music?
    Kindly tell us so we’d all be careful.

    • @Wow,

      I have movie site, song lyrics site, articles. hhmm.. nothing all my articles are unique and not copied..

      • @Dexter Panganiban,
        On your next blog post, I hope you’d explain (in specific details) why you got banned.
        The one you’re guilty about.
        I really wanna know so I’d be more aware.

      • @Wow,

        I just made my explanation and plans in this updated post hope it helps

  • Nag post ka ng di mo ni revise yung article? Ala nman ako nakitang pinost mo na copyrighted a.

    • @derek,

      Marami akong site.. di lang itong techathand.net and within techathand.net maraming mga post na di ko na ipinadadala sa mga subscriber para di mairita mga subscribers ko.. You can see it sa my other thoughts sa side bar

      • @Dexter Panganiban,

        nag research ka na ba kung may possibility na ma reinstate account mo?

        well sana mabalik account mo kasi napakahirap mag pa approve ng bagong adsense account ngayon.

      • @derek,

        Risky din kasi kung ibabalik yung account. I think new na lang

      • @Dexter Panganiban,

        A ok. tama. next time be careful. mag sisilbing reminder din sa amin to.

        BTW, na ka receive ka naman ba ng warning email from adsense before they shut down your account?

      • @derek,

        Wala akong warning na nareceive from them straight banned account

  • Oo Bro Jehz I will write something about it.

  • whole account talaga? O__O.. akala ko site lang. waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!

    • @jehzlau,

      Whole account πŸ™‚ Anyway may asawa pa naman ako , kapatid, nanay at iba pa na pwede kong igawa ng account.. aayusin ko lang mga site ko .. or new site perhaps

  • Hi Bro Dex, I just got banned too. But in my case I can honestly say that I don’t click my own ads. But I still put the blame on my self. Because every time I have Internet connection problem I go to a public computer just a few corner. I just discovered the computer shop has auto click program installed. I don’t really know if it has to do of getting banned. I am looking forward for the result of your experiment I hope it works.

    • @Louie,

      I don’t click my own ads, and I don’t usually open my account in areas where there is danger.. But I am guilty of having copyrighted materials.I will update the post to put some insights on how I got banned.

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