Google Fixing AdSense Bug: Rejected Ad Requests

Aug 29, 2012 • 8:19 am | comments (7) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google AdSense

Google AdSense logoA month and a half ago, I reported on a weird bug that was affecting some Google AdSense publishers where they were receiving notifications of rejected ad requests.

Since then, it was pretty quiet on the front, that was until yesterday where I guess the bug started to impact more publishers.

The WebmasterWorld thread with the original complaint saw a huge increase in complaints yesterday and I received several emails about the issue from publishers. I sent them to my previous rejected ad requests story.

The thing is, this time, Google is working on a fix. If you look at the AdSense known issues page, you will see this issue being directly addressed, where Google said they hope to have a fix out in the next few days.

We recently changed the way our system surfaces alerts related to rejected ad requests. This has resulted in some publishers seeing an alert in their AdSense accounts about needing to fix rejected ad requests, though no action is required on their part.

We're quickly working to fix this so that only publishers who need to take action will see the alert. We hope to have this resolved in the next couple of days, and we'll update the known issues page when the update is live. If you are concerned about this alert, please check your account after that, and if you still see the notice, follow the instructions in the Help Center to resolve the issue. Note that the vast majority (over 90%) of publishers now seeing this notification will not see it after the fix. If the instructions in the Help Center don't seem to apply to you, you are probably one of the publishers who should not be seeing this alert notification.

So hang tight, I hope this doesn't have a negative impact on your income and doesn't cause any of you additional stress.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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08/29/2012 04:34 pm

No wonder I couldn't figure out what was wrong! Thank you very much!


08/29/2012 06:24 pm

Thanks! I was racking my brain on this one. The error correction page talks about "double iframes" but that's the normal behavior for adsense ads, so I wasn't sure what to do! Looks like it may clear itself up (hopefully).

Monica Nielsen

08/30/2012 01:40 am

Thanks, I am new and could not figure out what I was doing wrong. Thanks for sharing and letting even us newbies know. My brain was going in overload mode.

Sanket Patel

08/31/2012 09:11 am

It is really helpful notes for all adsense users, Google adsense help center will best for fixing all issues.


11/20/2012 12:19 pm

Do you know anyone who can fix this error on my blog? My income is drastically down and I cannot figure out how to fix it. Thank you.


01/03/2013 04:59 pm

I have requested many times for adsense account but google did not aprove it. So what can I do ?


03/28/2013 09:46 am

It's March 2013 and this has just started happening to me on my AdSense account. Emails to AdSense support and messages left on the AdSense help forum have gone unanswered. I have no idea what to do, or indeed, if I need to do anything. Can anyone help please?

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