Understanding policy account warnings and suspensions of AdSense

AdSense Program policies are in place to help ensure a positive experience for everyone who makes up the AdSense advertising ecosystem. When AdSense comes across a violating page, AdSense either a) send a warning message asking you to fix the site or b) disable ad serving to the page or site immediately depending on the severity of the violation.

If AdSense policies are repeatedly or egregiously violated then AdSense may need to move beyond actioning at the individual page-level or site-level and take action at the account-level.

AdSense may temporarily suspend your account to provide you with an opportunity to review all of your content, fix violations, and put safeguards in place to help ensure your policy compliance.

What does it mean if I receive an account warning for policy violations?

If you receive an account warning, your account will remain active and ads will continue to display. However, this means that your account is at high risk of being suspended or disabled if additional violations are accrued.

You should immediately take the time to review your content and make sure that it complies with AdSense policies.

Note that AdSense will try to send an account warning before your account reaches the point of suspension or disabling. However, if the policy violation(s) are especially egregious then AdSense may need to suspend or disable your account immediately.

What does it mean if my account is suspended for policy reasons?

AdSense may temporarily suspend if AdSense policies are repeatedly or egregiously violated. This will provide you with a final opportunity to review all of your pages and take the necessary corrective actions so that your account is not disabled.

If your account is suspended, it’ll be placed on immediate payment hold and no ads will be displayed for the duration of the suspension. (You can see the duration of the suspension in the “Policy Center” in your AdSense account or in the email AdSense sent you.) After the suspension period has ended, AdSense will automatically re-enable your account, remove the payment hold, and start displaying ads.

Note that AdSense will continue monitoring your account for compliance. If additional violations are accrued then AdSense may need to disable your entire account. If this occurs then AdSense may withhold earnings for a period of 60 days prior to the date that AdSense disables your account.

What should I do while my account is suspended for policy reasons?

AdSense encourages you to use the suspension period to review all of your content, remove existing violations, and put safeguards in place to avoid future policy issues. When reviewing your pages for compliance, we recommend paying close attention to AdSense Google Publisher Policies and ad placement policies.

To view the past policy issues that contributed to the suspension, sign in to your account and review your violation history.

For tips on monitoring your network for policy violations and clarification about AdSense policies, AdSense recommend that you check out the following resources:

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