Policy Violation in Adsense: 7 Simple Tips to Avoid Violating Adsense TOS

by Taswir Haider in Make Money Online

Policy Violation in Adsense is a common practice due to lack of knowledge and such violations frequently happen for new publishers mostly. Whenever a new publisher apply Adsense for their blog, they should learn the Adsense policies as much possible to deal with Adsense better. From the mentioned link, there are many sub sections and linked sections to know more and more about Adsense. In my case it took for me more than 3 days to read the terms and all other related pages!! Lol. That was a unnecessary killing of time for me though, but that was on my leisure time and I tried to be a master of Adsense!!! :)

Policy Violation and Understanding Adsense TOS

Invalid Clicks

This is one of the the foremost reason for violating policy and getting your Adsense account ban. I lost my Adsense account due to this, though I was a victim of invalid clicks by bot from a different country. That bot made 232 invalid clicks within few minutes on one of my site!

You shouldn’t ask your friends or acquaintances to click on ads from different IP as Google has several algorithm and technical support to check such unnatural clicks. Also never ever ask your readers to click on your Adsense ads too, which might also lead to policy violation.

Policy Violation in Adsense: 7 Simple Tips to Avoid Violating Adsense TOS

Maximum Adsense unit on a single page

You are allowed to place maximum 3 ad units, 3 link units and 2 search box in a single page. Make sure that you do not cross the limit of any of these particular unit, otherwise you will be accused to violating policies by Adsense. If you can achieve a premium publisher status that time you will be allowed to place more units per page as well as will avail email support.

Sending ads on Email

Sending ads on Email is not allowed in any form. Many publishers especially new publishers tend to make this practice without knowing the rules and sometimes they also go viral with it. This may lead to your Adsense account ban due to violating the policy.

Encourage Clicks

Encouraging clicks using any Advertisement label like ‘click here’ or ‘check this out’ where the Adsense ads are hidden or followed and it may lead to Adsense policy violation. Adsense team randomly check publisher ads, so any such violation should be avoided at all means.

Policy Violation altering code

Altering Adsense code in any manner is not permitted. If you are a programmer, you might like to change the code suiting your needs but that will straightly lead your Adsense account to be banned.

Too close to image

Using Adsense code adjacent to an image is not permitted. Some publishers use Adsense too close or beside an image (even with the same size some times) so that both of them seem to be the regular ad but this practice should be avoided to stay safe from getting ban.

Copyright content

If you host copyright content and run Adsense ads on the same page, this will lead to Adsense policy violation. Adsense doesn’t allow copyright content like movie, songs, articles or any other stuff. For extra protection, you should also avoid linking to site who distributes copyright content.

Policy Violation Appeal Form

When you break any of the above situation, you should receive a policy violation warning email which may lead to permanent disabled sometimes. In some instances you might have a chance to appeal for consideration though this doesn’t work every time depending on the severity of violation.

In such cases, you can use policy violation appeal form for Adsense for reconsideration.

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Siegfried

thanks for sharing, I need to watch where I put ads on my sites…
Best Regards
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Taswir Haider

Welcome Buddy. :)

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Pawan

Recently my AdSense payment was stopped by Google and I think I violated one thing that is placing ad near image. Thanks for sharing this information as I came to know my mistake.
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Taswir Haider

Good to know it buddy that it was helpful. :)

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Kabenlah Cudjoe

It is quite unfortunate you’ve lost your Adsense account.
And I’m really grateful for bringing this Adsense issues up. Many bloggers don’t read the terms of anything before signing up.

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Taswir Haider

Nice knowing that you like it buddy. Visit often and make your valuable contribution to our readers. :)

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Allan

hey, good tips!

what about checking your own site/posts… and “fake” increasing page views?

I’m not saying this is intentionally, but when we create new content, we also double check our own articles… so how can we remove our IP/views from total AdSense views,. is there a way to doing it?
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Taswir Haider

I got your point Allan. I think the plugin “Easy Adsense” can stop counting own IP address when you are log into your Wordpress dashboard. Otherwise by default Adsense also count own pageviews and this is normal for all Adsense account and you will not get ban for checking your own site multiple times unless you are clicking on your own ads. Moreover Adsense pays basically CPC based rather than CPM, so such impressions are very less significant in making any important changes.

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Anurag

Hi Taswir,
I just want to say that Adsense TOS was changed last year and now you would not get banned for invalid activity unless you click on your own ads. The other tips are awesome.

Thanks for the share.
Regards,
Anurag.
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Taswir Haider

You are right Anurag but actually I got banned this year! Adsense TOS is getting harder day by day and they are implementing new rules every now and then which is really hard for surviving small publishers like us.

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Razak Gory

it was not in my mind, but now have. :)
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Taswir Haider

Good to know it. :)

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Ashraf Kamal

Hey ! wonderful information.. I got approved Adsense account this week.. and this will help me to protect my account.. So thanks..

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Taswir Haider

Welcome Bro and best of luck with Adsense. :)

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Akshay

Awsome Article Bro!
I am still trying to get my adsense account approved but its seems to be out of luck. Anyways, great post, hope that these tips will help me in the future when i get my adsense account approved.
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Taswir Haider

Awesome Akshay. Adsense currently give approval within a day but the problem is that they are getting very much strict day by day. Best of luck Bro. :)

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Mubashir

Hello Tasweer,

You have written well. I still not apply for adsense just because I am afraid to apply. I do not want to get rejected. I will apply when my PR reaches to at-least 2.
Thanks for valuable information. This will help me.
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Taswir Haider

Hi Mubashir, thanks for your comment. Actually there is nothing to be afraid in applying, you need to be aggressive in earning money in this competitive online world. If they ban you, that might be a great problem. But if they reject you (before approval), you will still have chance to apply for approval again. If you have around 50 pages and standard design and navigation on your blog, good chances are that your blog get approved soon. Best of luck Bro. :)

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Some great tips to know. I didn’t have much idea about Adsense policy violation. Thanks for the sharing.

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Such Policy violation in adsense is great to know. Most of them are too correct to be true.

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