Adsense is very strict about Adsense TOS, and you have to take care of certain things to stop violating AdSense policies. We all know, getting Adsense approval is not that easy and we need to do many things to keep our AdSense account active.
Recently, I got an Email from Adsense team saying “Adsense serving has been disabled on one of my site” and I realize it’s the right time to update this post and make new AdSense publishers aware of Adsense policies and things to avoid, which may lead to account ban.Little out of context but since 2011, when Google launched Google Panda, they also made some major changes in Adsense quality guidelines. Especially, in 2011-2012 we have noticed many Indian and Pakistani Adsense publishers has been banned due to copyright violation and due to low-quality pages. Another major reason for Adsense ban is invalid click, which is altogether a big topic, and I will cover it on another post.
Though Google Adsense is very strict about the policies and as I mentioned on my previous post of why I removed Global Translator plugin to save myself from getting banned from Google Adsense.
These are the simple mistakes you and Adsense publisher should avoid getting themselves banned:
Understand Adsense TOS and Stop violating Adsense Policies:
This is where the maximum Adsense account gets into the danger zone. Most of publisher who starts with Adsense, they usually ask their friend to click on Ads or click on their Ads from different I.P. If Adsense team detect such activity, they put your account in disable mode to ensure and safeguard their Advertisers.
Also, many new publishers ask their readers to click on ads, which is also discouraged by Adsense as stated in their program policies.
Using Adsense on unsupported language blog:
At the time of writing, Google doesn’t support all the languages to qualify for Adsense program. If you have approved AdSense account, and you are using it to show it on the blog whose language don’t qualify Adsense TOS, then make changes asap. Especially, if you are using any method to make your blog multi-lingual and serving Ads on it, this will be considered as a violation.
Here is the list of AdSense supported language.
Maximum Adsense unit on a single page:
AdSense work on simple rule of 1-2-3 to define the maximum number of ad unit on a single page. You can refer to the previous post for more info: Maximum number of the AdSense unit on a single page. Though, this is not any violation of Adsense policies as this could be a mistake, and AdSense won’t show more than three content ad unit unless you are a premium Adsense publisher.
Sending ads on Email:
Many publishers started the trend of sending AdSense adverts within the email, and sometimes it goes viral. Google find it against the program policies.
Many publishers started using a trick like click here, Click to see hot babe, and this also helped to encourage the click. Encourage click? Oh, time to look at point 4. Or you use pop-up script to show Adsense in pop-up and readers have to click on it to read the content, Ahh big no!
Competitive contextual advertisement:
Make sure you don’t use any other contextual advertisement program. Let Google ad sense by your only and favorite advertisement program. Though for monetization you can use many other ad networks and here are some which I have used, and they comply with Adsense TOS. Infolinks, BuySellads, Technorati Media, Viglink.
Altering the Adsense code:
So you are a programmer? Huh! Doesn’t matter. Changing your Adsense code in any ways is not permitted by Google.
Shading with Image:
Placing Google Adsense Image ad unit with the adjacent image can be a great and smart move, but guess what? Do it and Google AdSense might ban you. Google TOS doesn’t allow the use of shading your AdSense image ads with the adjacent image.