Google AdSense Locks Down Publisher Accounts For Manual Review

Sep 17, 2009 • 8:04 am | comments (3) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google AdSense
 

There are many threads, plus one really long one at Google AdSense Help forums with publishers complaining they cannot login to the AdSense portal. I tried it myself and I have no problem, but it seems like the typical person complaining are those new to AdSense.

Most seem to be related to Google taking down the account for a manual "review." The issue is, Google said that the review would only take about a week. Many of these users say it has been over three weeks with the same issue and no word from Google on the status of that review.

It does seem like some mass review is going on. I have seen tons of complaints in the forums about publishers being terminated from the program and tons of threads like this that they cannot login to their accounts.

Some say that upon manual review, they can no longer login due to some cycle issue. One explained the process as, "login screen --> enter details --> click login --> back to login screen." That seems cookie related to me and likely can be fixed by deleting the Google cookie causing the issue.

Overall, there does seem to be a major review cycle going on right now.

Forum discussion at Google AdSense Help.

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Comments:

Ryan

09/17/2009 01:53 pm

I get that login issue all the time. It can be solved by logging out of all google products, clearing cookies AND cache, and restarting the browser. It seems to be only firefox related though.

dean simpson

09/19/2009 02:23 am

My first issue was not getting paid by Google for July. I complained about it several times, but got no answer. Then suddenly about 3 days ago I couldn't log in anymore. Are you sure this isn't about money they can't pay because of lost advertiser business? They sure are not following Best Business Practices by treating us this way.

dean simpson

09/19/2009 02:24 am

My first issue was not getting paid by Google for July. I complained about it several times, but got no answer. Then suddenly about 3 days ago I couldn't log in anymore. Are you sure this isn't about money they can't pay because of lost advertiser business? They sure are not following Best Business Practices by treating us this way.

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