8 thoughts on “Use Adsense Whitelist or Get Banned!

  1. This actually happened to me fairly recently. Our client's website got a HUGE number of backlinks out of nowhere which didn't make too much sense.

    Upon further research we realized that someone had been using an automatted submission site as well as many SEO techniques that are HIGHLY blackhat.

    Now--it wasn't me since I'm his SEO; however, further research revealed it was actually his competitor who was attempting to get his site banned from Google.

    I guess the moral of the story is that your competitors cannot be trusted. Especially on the net--where they can easily taint your reputation.

    So great tips, great post

  2. Arindam,

    You said, "Then enter a list of all the domain or subdomain URLs which should show your Adsense ads. "

    If I did that I would lose possibly 90% of my Adsense revenue? What am I missing? (I'm sure I must be missing something)

    1. >>If I did that I would lose possibly 90% of my Adsense revenue?

      How? Do u have ads on sites you don't own? If so then the whitelist may not be for you, as I already mentioned. :)

  3. I have Adsense on most of my sites. I built the sites with Adsense in mind.

    I also use Adwords to advertise some of my sites. I would not want any of my sites to be on gambling or porn sites.

    Sorry, Arindam, I am still confused about this. If I am trying to control the sites that appear on my Adsense sites, then, sure, I don't want the bad sites to appear. But we have no control over what sites appear on our sites that have Adsense on them and Google does extremely well keeping that clean.

    So, Adsense will allow me to pick the sites I want to show my ads. Does that mean they will be shown on those sites at all times or even at all?

  4. I think I see what I missed. Google says "Use this page to identify the URLs that are allowed to display Google ads for your account." The key phrase is "allowed to display Google ads for your account"

    I would simply be telling Google that if my account appeared anywhere else, don't give me credit because they would have to be stealing my account number.

    Is that correct?

    1. >>I would simply be telling Google that if my account appeared anywhere else, don't give me credit because they would have to be stealing my account number. Is that correct?

      If ads containing your adsense ID appear on domains that are NOT on your whitelist, Google would display the ads as usual but impressions/clicks won't be counted. Google would also show u a list of domains where ur ads are appearing but which are NOT on your whitelist. U decide what to do with that data. :)

      Is everything clear now? :)

  5. Thanks for pointing out the whitelist. I have a website thats making some decent cash via Adsense so I need to protect it via whatever means I can. I could see people doing this to disrupt people placed higher in the SERPs. Nasty trick.

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