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I just received an email from AdSense about one of my articles, saying that I have violated one of their policies and that my article has Restricted ad serving because of adult

UPDATE: Here is a copy of an email I just received!

Dear Publisher,

This Google Publisher Policy Report gives you an overview of recent activity related to violations found on specific pages of your websites. As enforcement statuses may change over time, please refer to the "Page-level enforcements" section of the AdSense Policy Center for the current list of active violations.

Please note this report doesn’t cover violations that may happen on an overall site or account level. You may be notified by a separate email if site or account level violations are found. Ads will continue to serve where no policy violations have been found, either at the page- or site-level.

In the last 24 hours:

1 page-level review request was received. You'll be notified when the review is completed.
1 page was reviewed at your request and no policy violations were found on the page at the time of the review. Ad serving will be restored on this page and your monthly review limit will be credited.

Further details on enforcements can be found in the AdSense Help Center. To learn more about our program policies, please view the AdSense Program Policies.

Kind regards,
Google Publisher Policy

Common sense has prevailed!

I suppose they took a look with real eyes and not an AI😉.

Correct Denis, which is why I suggested that you not change anything, if you were sure the accusation was unfounded.

Actually I took down an embedded YouTube video (from someone else) and an external link before your posted your comment.

The core of the article wasn't changed.

But you had a very valid point!

Thank you for your input Trish🙂

Well, guess I was a bit late coming to the table with my comment then, huh... LOL!

Smarten up Trish!!!! 😉

loll. don't beat yourself up. You always have great insight 🙂💩

So-called AI strikes again? It's just software with a poorly written algorithm. Getting human eyeballs onto it SHOULD resolve the issue.

Hey Denis,

The explanation is right there in there notice to you...
"To resolve the issues, you can ... request a review, ... the violating pages."

I would simply submit a request for a review to be done.

From what I've gathered reading over your and Diane's chat, someone... maybe even your competition... may have complained JUST to cause you problems.

When Google searching to see if a visitor can complain to Adsense... yupper! They can... and give how busy their staff is, it is most likely easier for them to simply shut down the ads and notify the supposed guilty party.

Your contacting them for a review, explaining your shock... MAY put the complainer on a list of people whose complaints are no longer taken serious... though that I cannot swear to.

Google having been sued and lost the law suit in the past, has them being a LOT more careful now.

Just my 2¢ worth...

I made "some" changes, but there is nothing sexual on my whole website. And contacting them is like trying to speak to the pope in person. I just sent my page/blog post (It's only this one article that has been flagged) to be reviewed. It says it can take up to 1 week or longer 🤔

Yeah Denis, I gathered that from yours and Diane's conversation below... which was why I said what I did.

You really can't blame Google. If we ever suffered a law suit like they did, we'd be reluctant too, I'm sure.

And, it is way easier for them to simply suspend an account until the account owner comes forward asking for a review.

Personally, I would not have made ANY changes, so they could see for themselves.

Now they won't put that complainer on a list because you've made changes... though, that too is my guess.

You have fantastic responses here; kindly let us know if you require additional assistance. I hope you have figured it out.

Hi - here is a link to their explanation of what that policy entails.

https://support.google.com/publisherpolicies/answer/10438119

But I would be surprised if you had any of this type of content!

Nothing in that list is on my website anywhere. I just don't understand.
Could it be from someone doing some false reporting?

Hmm, but why just pick one post?

Unless you slated the company, and they are trying to get it removed!

Do you want to send me a link to it, and I will have a look?

I gave it a good 7 out of 10 ratings, only saying that it's too expensive, in my opinion

Sending you the link

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Adsense policy violation report?

Adsense policy violation report?

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I just received an email from AdSense about one of my articles, saying that I have violated one of their policies and that my article has Restricted ad serving because of adult

UPDATE: Here is a copy of an email I just received!

Dear Publisher,

This Google Publisher Policy Report gives you an overview of recent activity related to violations found on specific pages of your websites. As enforcement statuses may change over time, please refer to the "Page-level enforcements" section of the AdSense Policy Center for the current list of active violations.

Please note this report doesn’t cover violations that may happen on an overall site or account level. You may be notified by a separate email if site or account level violations are found. Ads will continue to serve where no policy violations have been found, either at the page- or site-level.

In the last 24 hours:

1 page-level review request was received. You'll be notified when the review is completed.
1 page was reviewed at your request and no policy violations were found on the page at the time of the review. Ad serving will be restored on this page and your monthly review limit will be credited.

Further details on enforcements can be found in the AdSense Help Center. To learn more about our program policies, please view the AdSense Program Policies.

Kind regards,
Google Publisher Policy

Common sense has prevailed!

I suppose they took a look with real eyes and not an AI😉.

Correct Denis, which is why I suggested that you not change anything, if you were sure the accusation was unfounded.

Actually I took down an embedded YouTube video (from someone else) and an external link before your posted your comment.

The core of the article wasn't changed.

But you had a very valid point!

Thank you for your input Trish🙂

Well, guess I was a bit late coming to the table with my comment then, huh... LOL!

Smarten up Trish!!!! 😉

loll. don't beat yourself up. You always have great insight 🙂💩

So-called AI strikes again? It's just software with a poorly written algorithm. Getting human eyeballs onto it SHOULD resolve the issue.

Hey Denis,

The explanation is right there in there notice to you...
"To resolve the issues, you can ... request a review, ... the violating pages."

I would simply submit a request for a review to be done.

From what I've gathered reading over your and Diane's chat, someone... maybe even your competition... may have complained JUST to cause you problems.

When Google searching to see if a visitor can complain to Adsense... yupper! They can... and give how busy their staff is, it is most likely easier for them to simply shut down the ads and notify the supposed guilty party.

Your contacting them for a review, explaining your shock... MAY put the complainer on a list of people whose complaints are no longer taken serious... though that I cannot swear to.

Google having been sued and lost the law suit in the past, has them being a LOT more careful now.

Just my 2¢ worth...

I made "some" changes, but there is nothing sexual on my whole website. And contacting them is like trying to speak to the pope in person. I just sent my page/blog post (It's only this one article that has been flagged) to be reviewed. It says it can take up to 1 week or longer 🤔

Yeah Denis, I gathered that from yours and Diane's conversation below... which was why I said what I did.

You really can't blame Google. If we ever suffered a law suit like they did, we'd be reluctant too, I'm sure.

And, it is way easier for them to simply suspend an account until the account owner comes forward asking for a review.

Personally, I would not have made ANY changes, so they could see for themselves.

Now they won't put that complainer on a list because you've made changes... though, that too is my guess.

You have fantastic responses here; kindly let us know if you require additional assistance. I hope you have figured it out.

Hi - here is a link to their explanation of what that policy entails.

https://support.google.com/publisherpolicies/answer/10438119

But I would be surprised if you had any of this type of content!

Nothing in that list is on my website anywhere. I just don't understand.
Could it be from someone doing some false reporting?

Hmm, but why just pick one post?

Unless you slated the company, and they are trying to get it removed!

Do you want to send me a link to it, and I will have a look?

I gave it a good 7 out of 10 ratings, only saying that it's too expensive, in my opinion

Sending you the link

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I know that this question has already been asked a hundred times and maybe more, but I would like an updated opinion on this.

I've been updating older content (that al

Log in to google search console:
1. Check your website domain name on the top left
2. In the search bar on top type in the URL from the page you want to index
3. Enter
4. Now you see if the page has changed before you request indexing in the first snippet!

- Henrik

Thanks for the tip Henrik😉

Hi, Denis

If I make a simple correction to the info in an article, I don't re-index. However, I'll usually re-index if I update it with meaningful content.

If you have a well-ranking article, it can negatively affect your ranking.

I updated and re-indexed an article that was ranking on Google in position zero (the featured snippet). It moved to position two on page one and remained there for about two weeks, after which it returned to position zero.

It's hard to know if that was cause and effect or coincidence since Google is always shuffling around article rankings.

So, it's really a judgment call. We learn by trying new things. 😎

Frank 🎸

That's excellent information, Frank!

As you say, I only re-index when I do "meaningful" updates!

I just updated three articles this morning. I will keep an eye out and see if it affects the ranking!

Thanks for your input 😎

Denis

Any time, Denis! 😎🎸

So glad you asked I’ve been wondering the same. Thanks

Yes. You are even asked in google console if the page has changed before you request indexing!

Henrik

Hey Henrik,

I might be wrong, but I never saw anything besides the obvious fact that the page is already indexed. Could you be more specific?

Thanks

Yes I do this each time a new post has been done and also any updated to old posts. this way I can let Google know there have been changes to old post. Of course that is up to Google as we know they work in Google Time but certainly no harm in doing so.

Andre

That is something that I do as well.

Stephen

Hi, Denis,

I always do that, it certainly can't hurt.

i would use it to test the page and make sure there is nothing you have left out or done to prevent indexing -that's what the tool is really there for...
but i also have the google api included within my seo plugin ( seopress) that automatically requests indexing...
but with chatgpt and all the other ai tools online - you can request up to 200 posts per day to be indexed at google...
so things are taking a while...

Great response, Phil!

I use Rankmath's API to automatically request indexing on Bing (Part of their plugin) but did not know about google API. I will certainly check it out!

However, I'm curious why you mention Chatgpt here. I'm not very familiar with the tool other than what I've read, and it seems to be a very good AI writer (If I understood correctly). However, it's too busy even to be used right now...

the talk of the ai tools is to alert you to the fact that a lot of website owners are creating tons of content and dumping it on the web - yes chatgpt is good, but it still needs to be checked...
it is worth spending a little time just chatting to it...
you can get a lot of good ideas from it...for content and the way to go with your site...
and keyword ideas - and post outlines...

but google is getting overloaded with articles requesting indexing daily...

I read articles about the tool but was not able to test it I got the following message: Squeak squeak! Sorry, ChatGPT is very popular right now. Please try again later! Squeak squeak!

I use Grammarly Pro, which is an excellent tool for re-writing stuff I wrote way back to a better format... But I haven't got the chance to look at ChatGPT yet

oh it is very popular- everyone andf his dog is jumping on it ...
if you get the page open and get hte message at the top about being overloaded then ignore that and start typing - it usually works...
and if it stops in an answer just type 'please continue' and you get the rest of the answer ...
thay are starting to limit what they give people due to the popularity of it...
it will go paid soon

I can't even login, so there is nowhere to type anything

as i say it is very popular...
you could try here
https://chat.openai.com/chat/ to see if you can bypas theat screen

I got as far as registering and getting a verification code, then got in but got this message:

We're experiencing exceptionally high demand. Please hang tight as we work on scaling our systems.

🤣🤣🤣I'll wait and see what I can do eventually.

Thanks for pointing this out to me!

even the big copywriters are looking at it - not using it directly but getting ideas...
if that is hte message that has hte box at the bottom for typing - get typing

don't know whether you know - but if you like something and then decide you don't -clicking like again (un) likes it....
and i can even like my own answer lol....

It does sound like real copywriting.

I got in and I asked this question: "Talk about affiliate marketing " as a test here is the written answer:
Affiliate marketing is a type of performance-based marketing in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought about by the affiliate's own marketing efforts. Affiliates typically promote a business through their own personal networks, websites, or social media channels. They are then given a unique link or code to track their promotions, and are paid commissions or bonuses based on the number of sales or leads they generate. This allows businesses to reach new customers and increase sales without the cost and effort of traditional advertising.

yeah and the good thing is in that chat you can continue on asking about affiliate marketing...
you could ask ' please expand on that'
and it should...
or you can go on to ask more...
what are the deepest fears of retirees for getting into online affiliate mareting.....

I do, there is no harm.

-Mike

You may do yes, and no harm.

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Do you request indexing again every time you modify a post or page?

Do you request indexing again every time you modify a post or page?

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Search Engine Optimization

I know that this question has already been asked a hundred times and maybe more, but I would like an updated opinion on this.

I've been updating older content (that al

Log in to google search console:
1. Check your website domain name on the top left
2. In the search bar on top type in the URL from the page you want to index
3. Enter
4. Now you see if the page has changed before you request indexing in the first snippet!

- Henrik

Thanks for the tip Henrik😉

Hi, Denis

If I make a simple correction to the info in an article, I don't re-index. However, I'll usually re-index if I update it with meaningful content.

If you have a well-ranking article, it can negatively affect your ranking.

I updated and re-indexed an article that was ranking on Google in position zero (the featured snippet). It moved to position two on page one and remained there for about two weeks, after which it returned to position zero.

It's hard to know if that was cause and effect or coincidence since Google is always shuffling around article rankings.

So, it's really a judgment call. We learn by trying new things. 😎

Frank 🎸

That's excellent information, Frank!

As you say, I only re-index when I do "meaningful" updates!

I just updated three articles this morning. I will keep an eye out and see if it affects the ranking!

Thanks for your input 😎

Denis

Any time, Denis! 😎🎸

So glad you asked I’ve been wondering the same. Thanks

Yes. You are even asked in google console if the page has changed before you request indexing!

Henrik

Hey Henrik,

I might be wrong, but I never saw anything besides the obvious fact that the page is already indexed. Could you be more specific?

Thanks

Yes I do this each time a new post has been done and also any updated to old posts. this way I can let Google know there have been changes to old post. Of course that is up to Google as we know they work in Google Time but certainly no harm in doing so.

Andre

That is something that I do as well.

Stephen

Hi, Denis,

I always do that, it certainly can't hurt.

i would use it to test the page and make sure there is nothing you have left out or done to prevent indexing -that's what the tool is really there for...
but i also have the google api included within my seo plugin ( seopress) that automatically requests indexing...
but with chatgpt and all the other ai tools online - you can request up to 200 posts per day to be indexed at google...
so things are taking a while...

Great response, Phil!

I use Rankmath's API to automatically request indexing on Bing (Part of their plugin) but did not know about google API. I will certainly check it out!

However, I'm curious why you mention Chatgpt here. I'm not very familiar with the tool other than what I've read, and it seems to be a very good AI writer (If I understood correctly). However, it's too busy even to be used right now...

the talk of the ai tools is to alert you to the fact that a lot of website owners are creating tons of content and dumping it on the web - yes chatgpt is good, but it still needs to be checked...
it is worth spending a little time just chatting to it...
you can get a lot of good ideas from it...for content and the way to go with your site...
and keyword ideas - and post outlines...

but google is getting overloaded with articles requesting indexing daily...

I read articles about the tool but was not able to test it I got the following message: Squeak squeak! Sorry, ChatGPT is very popular right now. Please try again later! Squeak squeak!

I use Grammarly Pro, which is an excellent tool for re-writing stuff I wrote way back to a better format... But I haven't got the chance to look at ChatGPT yet

oh it is very popular- everyone andf his dog is jumping on it ...
if you get the page open and get hte message at the top about being overloaded then ignore that and start typing - it usually works...
and if it stops in an answer just type 'please continue' and you get the rest of the answer ...
thay are starting to limit what they give people due to the popularity of it...
it will go paid soon

I can't even login, so there is nowhere to type anything

as i say it is very popular...
you could try here
https://chat.openai.com/chat/ to see if you can bypas theat screen

I got as far as registering and getting a verification code, then got in but got this message:

We're experiencing exceptionally high demand. Please hang tight as we work on scaling our systems.

🤣🤣🤣I'll wait and see what I can do eventually.

Thanks for pointing this out to me!

even the big copywriters are looking at it - not using it directly but getting ideas...
if that is hte message that has hte box at the bottom for typing - get typing

don't know whether you know - but if you like something and then decide you don't -clicking like again (un) likes it....
and i can even like my own answer lol....

It does sound like real copywriting.

I got in and I asked this question: "Talk about affiliate marketing " as a test here is the written answer:
Affiliate marketing is a type of performance-based marketing in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought about by the affiliate's own marketing efforts. Affiliates typically promote a business through their own personal networks, websites, or social media channels. They are then given a unique link or code to track their promotions, and are paid commissions or bonuses based on the number of sales or leads they generate. This allows businesses to reach new customers and increase sales without the cost and effort of traditional advertising.

yeah and the good thing is in that chat you can continue on asking about affiliate marketing...
you could ask ' please expand on that'
and it should...
or you can go on to ask more...
what are the deepest fears of retirees for getting into online affiliate mareting.....

I do, there is no harm.

-Mike

You may do yes, and no harm.

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Hello WA family,

Happy New Year! 🙂

According to some tools I use (ahrefs, semrush and a few others), I have a ton of spammy backlinks to my website. I we

I was getting a lot of spam backlinks to one particular article and I tried some back office changes, that didn't work, then I tried Antispam Bee and that didn't work either.

I finally tried Akismet Anti-Spam and it did work. The spam emails are still there, but they go directly to the spam folder and I just empty that out about once each week.

I have not tried Google's Disavow.

I hope that helps.

Rick

Yes, Partha did.

Hey Denis,

Yes, I've used the disavow tool in the past.

There is so much controversy as to whether you should be concerned with spammy backlinks, so that now it seems to be considered as a personal preference.

Having seen similar controversial issues in local ranking (for local businesses) sometimes I prefer to "to err on the side of caution" and remove all spammy links from my website.

It's a little like spring cleaning. Some homeowners believe it benefits our health while others... well... not so much.

Hope you find this helpful.

That's a very nice way to see it Trish🙂. It makes sense!

Hey Denis,

Yes, I've used it, and the link Jovo has provided below is where you upload your text file.

However, it is NOT something to overly worry about.

Google can actually tell the difference between naturally occurring spammy backlinks and MANIPULATED spammy backlinks.

The main difference being is the anchor text used to provide the backlink, and potentially the fact that a high DA website has never linked to you before, and now suddenly you're getting lots of high DA backlinks out of nowhere.

As an example, sapmmy sites who simply link to you are unlikely to use "keyword" anchor text.

However, if you're obtaining backlinks through paid services then you'll typically be asked to provide the anchor text required.

Inexperience will see most people using the exact focus keyword as the anchor text for the backlink.

You do this a number of times, irrespective of whether it's a "good" backlink or a "spammy" one, it will be obvious to Google that you are manipulating these backlinks.

If, however, spammy sites just link to you for the sake of it (which happens all the time), Google can tell, and these links will simply be ignored.

Basically, if you have somehow manipulated the backlinks yourself, then perhaps use the disavow tool, if you haven't, and spammy sites are just linking to you, forget it, move on.

The disavow tool should only be used as an absolute last resort, and it is typically a way of saying, "Hey Google, I'm sorry, I made a mistake, I'm now going to fix it, is that okay?"

In summary - Don't Worry About it!

Partha

Wow! Partha!

That's basically what the guy from Google said in the video I just watched.

Are you sure you're not a Google employee 🤣.

Thank you for the great response once again!

My website is getting some decent traffic and I never manipulated or bought any backlinks so I should be ok.

This question is the result of an email I received from diib.com...they are trying to get me to buy their premium package and sending me these "issues" so that I take the bite. I just wasn't sure about the backlinks 🙂

Please be very careful clicking link outside WA. There are lots Of tricks people are using to make you click their phishing links. It happens on every forums. It is the same reason that WA is against dropping external links.

Kind regards

John

Yes you noticed correctly. I always suspected that this gentleman is Mr Mueller in disguise, a more handsome and hairy version.

Hahahahaha!!! Handsome, Hairy Mueller Here!!! LOL!!

Yep, pretty much as John (AskJofa NOT Mueller, LOL) has said about emails.

I would go as far to say that ANY unsolicited email means that they person sending it wants something from you.

As nice as humans like to make out they are, very few do something for someone they don't know completely from the heart, and without ulterior motive.

Quoting Joey from FRIENDS, "There is No Such Thing as a Selfless Good Deed" (This is proven by the fact that even if you do a good deed WITHOUT any ulterior motive, it makes you feel good inside <---Makes you feel good = No longer "selfless").

The more content you have out on the net, the wider your reach, the more unsolicited emails you'll receive.

My main unsolicited emails actually come from official employees (I've checked) from Flippa, Ezoic, Monumetric, and some dude who's clearly trying to wear me down and wants to buy one of my sites (and we're talking mid-6 figures)...

Guess what I do?

Quickly scan the emails, then ignore them.

I would also say that anyone who emails you to point out "your errors" should be completely avoided.

I have emailed webmasters I know about broken links, etc. I don't expect anythng back (but, it makes me feel good!! Hahaha), and I certainly wouldn't word the email warning them of the "issues".

Essentially Denis, you're now "online famous", get ready for the influx of unsolicited emails.

Partha

I am actually referring to the xxxdiib.xxx.com!!!! In the tread of this comment.
Kind regards

diib.com is an SEO tool like Semrush, ahrefs, ubersuggest, ect. I have a free account and they want me to buy their premium plan...so they send me these "issues" that they could fix..

Ok. Thanks a lot.

GOATfully thankful.