Hi, AdSense gurus from Digital Point:
I have been trying to get my 3branchesofgovernment.com website approved for AdSense and so far it has been rejected three times. I receive the same generic message that the site is not yet ready due to policy violations, but they don't specifically specify which one (s) is frustrating. In the AdSense panel I go to sites where it says "it needs attention" and then when I click on "Show details" the message is …
"We have found some policy violations on your site, which means that your site is not yet ready to show ads. Make sure your site follows the AdSense Program Policies."
AdSense program policies can be found here: https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/48182?hl=en
Before each shipment, I made adjustments based on the recommendations and comments of other AdSense users and I still had no luck. I posted to the AdSense community for guidance here: https://support.google.com/adsense/thread/28122115?hl=en
The website has been online for some years and never had AdSense on it. Since ads have never been published, the violation cannot be related to invalid clicks and impressions, which encourages clicks, ad behavior, ad placement, or something like that.
The purpose of the site is to help educate visitors about various civic topics. Last year I was spending more time updating the design and adding interactive and visually appealing questionnaires.
Based on the comments and changes I have already made, this is what I guess it could be …
COPPA: The website is not aimed at children, but children may visit it. Could that be the problem? Should I label the site as directed to children even if it isn't and add it? He claims that doing so does not affect rankings and only affects the types of ads that are displayed based on the age of the visitors. Thoughts?
Policies: I have privacy, terms and notice of cookies, but I wonder if the bots are looking for a specific wording within the documents. Google provides specific points that are required within the policy indicated here: https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/1348695?hl=en Are robots looking for that? Should the policies be in the navigation bar and in the footer?
Content: I only use white hat methods when I create websites. I hired writers to write the content. I was told that there is similar content out there that could have been stolen or spun by the writers I hired. But they also told me recently that the content is 100% original by someone who ran it through a program. I know for sure that most of the content has to be original because I wanted to do the right thing. In any case, I have someone who updates and expands each of the current articles. I have about 19 articles and 3 pages that I plan to update and expand, as well as add more. If you think it is related to the content, how? If I need to add more, how much? Do I need more text / content on the homepage?
Technical requirements: Is there a problem with the design, navigation or mobile experience?
Any other violation? What?
I have provided Google email, as well as what is shown in my AdSense panel when I click for more details.
As I have invested a lot of time and money on the website, I would like it to be approved for AdSense if possible before looking for alternatives. I would really appreciate if someone can help me approve this website. I'm getting frustrated and discouraged. Share any ideas, guidance, honest comments (good or bad) … I'll take it.
Thanks for taking the time to read this!