How to not be accepted by Google Adsense for advertisements to your website.
Google’s Motto is “Don’t be Evil.” However, what if they are evil and that is just a front? A scam to pull the wool over the eyes of the flock of people on the interwebs? I don’t know. I’m just a bit pissed that they denied me for their services, thus me thinks they be evil.
What I do know is that this website is a hobby. And you can easily see it too. Just look at the design. A current 4th grader could make a better presentation. But then they would not have the wonderful life experience that I have to share with you. 🙂 I also update it about it once every few months. About as much reliability as a intercity Thai bus schedule. But I actually have random people visit my site. Yesterday, I had 8 people read one article on thrift store shopping in Orange County! Let’s just say we have a niche market here.
But this being a hobby did not stop me from applying to Google for their adsense program.
Adsense is a program to place ads on websites. Yes, those annoying ads on the side of every site I wanted to put on my own site. Google even advertises: “Turn your passion into profit.” (Link) So I had a grand scheme to make money off my hobby. Time to get in tune with reality! That just ain’t going to happen.
I will relay my story of attempting to sign up for a Google Adsense. This happened half a year ago and I am finally getting around to writing about it. I forget the actual process to apply, but I am assuming I linked my Gmail account to my website.
Immediately after I received a response which was promising:
Alas, I got a response soon after that My account does not qualify as is “does not meet our program criteria” Fine.
Is it because I use an apple computer and own an iphone? Nah, probably because I use vulgarity and am quite spastic. I am unprofessional. Good to know. Also good to know I need to step up my game to be included in the Google way of life. But, I actually hate ads so I am quite the hypocrite to even to want to put up ads on my site.
In reality, probably better to not have ads. And I should be thankful for Google to deny me rather than resentful.
So, from now on I am just going to do this for fun and for free. There is Liberation in that. Freedom!