5 Google AdSense Mistakes to Avoid to Make More Money

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Google AdSense is one of the most reliable advertising programs that help you make money from your websites. Although Google AdSense is not a get rich quick scheme, but by following few effective AdSense earning strategies, you can make a lot of money from your sites.

AdSense is the biggest reason most of the bloggers (especially the Indian bloggers) are launching websites to make money online. If you are one among them, chances are very slim to make more from AdSense. The reason is most AdSense beginners make a lot of mistakes so they either end up getting penalized by AdSense team or they will never get their AdSense account approved.

If you don’t want to be in that zone and to make some real money from AdSene even by being a new blogger, this detailed post is for you where I’ll share few Google AdSense mistakes most people make. Avoid these Google AdSense mistakes and you will be ahead of most of your competition.

Common Google AdSense Mistakes to Avoid as a Blogger

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Google AdSense mistake #1. Stop fraudulent activities. Never click your own ads

Most of the beginner bloggers (who are new to using AdSense program) start doing fraudulent activities on their ads to increase their AdSense revenue.

Fraudulent activities such as,

  • clicking on their own ads
  • asking their friends or colleagues to click on their ads
  • using software to click on ads

can only disable your AdSense program. Google is really smart and their AdSense team is aware of all such fraudulent activities and if you do any of them, you will get banned! So stop clicking on your own ads if want to make reliable money from AdSense.

Google AdSense mistake #2. Don’t tweak your AdSense code and text

Modification of your Google AdSense code is a strict NO. Google AdSense team itself says their policies don’t permit any kind of alteration to their AdSense code whatsoever (alteration of AdSense codes artificially inflates and harms advertiser conversions). So stop making any tweaks on your ads to increase your clicks or AdSense earnings.

Your headings should be either “advertisements” or as “sponsored links” and don’t change your AdSense ads headings to something else to make your visitors click on your ads. This is clearly a viloation of Google AdSense terms and conditions. Similarly, don’t tweak your ad or search code that comes along with the Google AdSense ad code. You can only use tweaked texts according to your wish on the other ad publishing platforms but no on AdSense.

Google AdSense mistake #3. Stop having multiple Google AdSense accounts

Even if you have 5 websites that use Google AdSense, you don’t have to open 5 different AdSense accounts. You can use your AdSense ads on all the websites with ONE account. Stop creating Google AdSense accounts if you already have one.

Google AdSense TOS clearly says that, “Publishers are only allowed to maintain one AdSense account under the same payee name”. That means you shouldn’t get another account if you already have an existing AdSense account.

Only try to get a new AdSense account if your existing AdSense account has troubles such as not getting accessed to it or not able to recieve your payments. Contact Google AdSense team before adding another account to your websites. That’s the safe way to play Google AdSense game in the age of spammers.

Google AdSense mistake #4. Stop placing too many ads and don’t stuff your pages with keywords

One of the simplest ways to get your AdSense account banned is to place too many ads on your web pages to increase your AdSense earnings. Google clearly says that you should not at all place more than 3 ad units on a page no matter what. If not, you are violating its rules and you will get banned sooner!

Simultaneously, stop keyword stuffing on your web pages with multiple keywords to increase your website organic traffic. Make sure your keyword density is between 1 to 3% and not more than that at any cost.

Most beginner users use a lot of similar keywords on their web pages to rank higher on Google, if Google crawlers find out that you are keyword stuffing your pages, you will get penalised!

Google AdSense mistake #5. Stop producing duplicate contents

Lastly and most importantly, you can’t create plagiarized contents on your websites to drive more traffic from search engines. Google has advanced algorithms that will easily know if you have copied contents on your blogs or websites.

If you think, just by copy pasting others contents on your blogs is the easiest way to increase your search engine traffic, then you are doomed! You will start noticing big down fall in your search traffic if you have copied contents. Google algorithms like Panda and Penguin roll out often and they target only on the sites that have thin or copied contents. If you have copied content, then you will pay the rewards in Google Panda updates whenever they roll.

Start spending quality time on writing posts that solve your readers problems. Focus on using specific long tail keywords that drive huge search traffic to your blog posts and start linking to others to attract more incoming links back to your sites (also called ethical link building).

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Final thoughts about Google AdSense mistakes

Although getting AdSense account is time consuming but the results will be huge if you focus on giving better user experience and great content on your websites. Google always give rewards to the bloggers who are innovative with their blog design, content and user experience.

Focus on making your website AdSense friendly and avoid making common mistakes such as tweaking your AdSense code, clicking your own ads, creating duplicate content etc. you will be fine.

Also make sure to have the most important pages on your websites such as Privacy policy, About and Contact us if you want to never get banned by Google AdSense team. Having a privacy policy on any niche blog makes it easy for AdSense ad publishers to easily incorporate their terms and conditions. So create these important pages as soon as you start using AdSense on your blogs or websites.

So what are your thoughts about the mistakes most people make on AdSense? Do you have any more tips on increasing Google AdSense earnings? Please share them in the comments.

Anil Agarwal

Anil Agarwal

Anil Agarwal who owns Bloggerspassion.com, is a full-time blogger and SEO expert who has been helping people build profitable websites for over a decade. Bloggers Passion has been featured on premium online sites like Forbes.com, Huffingtonpost, SEMrush, Problogger, Crazy Egg, The Next Web and so on.


  1. Yes Anil,
    I fully agree with you.
    These are serious mistakes to make note and keep away.
    So much of ad placement is no good. This is indeed a great warning tho new bloggers.
    Keep sharing

    I found this post curated on Bizsugar and I up voted and commented.
    Keep sharing.
    ~ Philip

  2. Ragil says:

    Google Adsense is big and nice for PPC program. But on point #4 is really ambigous about placing more than 3 ads on one page and we eill getting banned. Beacuse i’ve got plcing auto-ads code from Google Adsense and it filled up to 4 ads on a page.

    • Hi Ragil, true that AdSense is great if you are just starting out and mostly driving traffic from search engines. But you need to try a lot such as ad placement is so important.

  3. Ronnie says:


    Well, Google Adsense is a big big source of income for us, but with lack of knowledge, it is just a waste of time. As, in my past I lost my first account due to invalid activity and that was my biggest mistake.

    But after that mistake, I learn a lot reading number of tips online and now, I got my new adsense account and I am making some money with it and I hope it will increase with time.

    Btw, Great Post! Will help many.


  4. Rajeev joshi says:

    Very helpful information for those who wants to earn money online through Adsense. All the points are very genuine and I think click exchange also is the mistake people use to do.

  5. Nadeem Sajjad says:

    Hi..this is really a great post. I found it very helpful.one thing I would like to ask that how someone can report invalid clicks to google AdSense ?
    How I will know that there are invalid clicks on my ads ?
    Your response will be highly appreciated.. Thanks

    • Nadeem you can mail AdSense support team if you notice invalid clicks. Now coming to the question of identifying invalid clicks, if you notice big jump in number of clicks and when your website traffic is almost same, that can be the case of fraud clicks. Take traffic and clicks screenshots and share them via email to AdSense team to avoid any chance of losing your AdSense account.

  6. StrugaruI says:

    Is it adsense so useful? Except affiliate marketing – there are other ways to make more money?

  7. Nirmala says:

    Hi Anil,

    Good post for the bloggers who use Adsense. I feel good as I’m not doing any of these mistakes 🙂

    Having 3 ads is upright and yes, multiple Adsense accounts should be avoided.

    Useful post from you as usual, keep sharing your valuable tips.

  8. Thanks a lot for your great content bro Anil.I am also a newbie in the blogging field.so, Can you tell me Anil bro how can i approve Adsense account for my new site ? now my site is only three months old and Iam from Bangladesh.your above mentioned Adsense mistakes are really useful for the newbie bloggers who has approved Adsense account.

  9. Raza says:

    Great Post Anil and These are very Common Google Adsense Mistakes which many New Bloggers Makes My Friends also Also make The Mistake Clicking on Own Ads and Then Google Adsense Banned his Account by The way Great Post.

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