I have been writing stories and poetry since I was in 5th grade, but I never did show it to anyone, some are there with me , some got lost in the clutter of books I had... now I have started documenting them in this blog for you all to read and enjoy.As Far as Tech Reviews are concerned, technology has always fascinated me and I will be posting my views on the different amazing gadgets I encounter, and Movie reviews , well they are part of my random musings
Now after that ordeal, I was at least
happy that my AdSense account was partially approved and that it showed that
just AdSense for content review is pending. Oh BTW my adsense account is linked
to this blog and not my YouTube Account, so I just gave the AdSense account
details to Youtube, because I use the same ID to sign in. So my YouTube account
said your account is now linked to the adsense account provided. I was happy
that the step one was completed. Whenever I logged in into my Adsense account
it used to show me two notifications.
Notification 1 : Your Adsense for content review is pending and your
earnings will show up depending on the fact whether its Approved or
Notification 2 : Your YouTube Earnings will be credited to your AdSense
account at the 15th of every month.
I was also happy about the fact
that there was one video on my YouTube account that was monetized and I will at
least get peanut payments out of it. I need to tell that all my content was original and I had
about 500 visitors per day on to my blog because i was promoting the blog on
all available platforms.
AdSense no its AdNonSense
Sure, enough after a few days of waiting
and logging in and out of my AdSense account and seeing the same notifications
every day , Yesterday I received a mail from google Adsense.
As mentioned in our welcome email, we conduct a second review of your
AdSense application once AdSense code is placed on your site(s). As a result of
this review, we have disapproved your account for the following violation(s):
Site does not comply with Google policies
So I say all these days of
waiting has gone down the drain and I am pretty sure no one ever bothered to
check the content of the blog or for that matter even read it. Fine, I will
have to apply again. Resigned to the fact I go to my YouTube account and the
YouTube account shows that your adsense account is connected to, so I click to
change AdSense account setting, Google asks me to re confirm my password and it
takes me to the page which asks me to resubmit my application for AdSense and
the URL link is my blog http://theritespace.blogspot.in/
that makes very little sense to me as I am trying to find out about my YouTube
earnings and not my blogger earnings. Fine, so it’s the URL I used to submit my
application in the first place and they are showing it. But since I want to
connect my YouTube channel I want to change that URL and Google doesn’t allow
Fine so how do I see my YOUTUBE EARNINGS.The answer to this question comes in the form
of a mail from YouTube the next day.
Dear Gaurav Ail,
You may have recently closed your AdSense account or received an email
from firstname.lastname@example.org about your AdSense application being
disapproved. Without a valid AdSense account, you cannot participate in
YouTube's monetization programs.
To associate an approved AdSense account with YouTube, please visit
your Monetization tab. If you are not eligible for this feature and manage your
account in CMS, please visit your AdSense Setting.
Wow so since you disapproved my
AdSense account because you didn’t find content appealing in my blog you tell
me that your monetization of your YouTube account has been stopped and you can
do nothing about it. I go to the monetization settings and what do I see there
a RED DOT . So since the red dot is
there I can’t do anything about it and I mean absolutely nothing, I can’t even
switch to a new AdSense account( of
course I will have to go through this brain draining process again for that )
because there is a bloody RED DOT.
So my only option is to try and
re submit my application using my blog URL even if I want to Monetize the videos
on my YouTube account and then wait for some divine intervention for the
computers which operate the Google servers to approve my application. Totally
Nonsense. I don’t understand why is AdSense required in the first place. I put
in a request , you verify my Youtube video every time I upload it. So, you will
be putting adverts to it only if the video is with agreement of google
guidelines. One of my videos even managed that and was readily monetizing. But,
only because the AdSense account got disapproved, you take off all my earnings
from YouTube as well. Why can’t google ask for a direct account number to pay
the money or make the payments through Paypal. WHY ADSENSE.
Disapproved after First Approval
The fact of the matter is that
Google holds a monopoly in the online advertising market and is being too
senseless about it. If I want to monetize my blog or my YouTube account and it’s
your platform and you are the only ones who can host adverts there , at least
keep a team to analyze the data and verify it. Further why should the URL be
static and not changeable. I mean I understand people do tend to make multiple
applications, but the point here is that people still do that , but they do
that by creating multiple gmail id’s, and what if in the first place someone
has done a spelling mistake while typing the URL itself.
Making an Adsense account
compulsory for everything and shutting down payments in one platform if the
account gets disapproved for CONTENT in another platform is stupid and
senseless. Then why give a first stage approval in the first place and allow to
connect the YouTube account to it if you mean to disapprove the AdSense account
completely and chuck both the connections. I mean I can’t monetize my YouTube
content even when i am at a good standing just because I don’t have an approved
adsense account , and I can’t even take approval using my YouTube channel just
because the URL supplied to you is that of my Blog. This is total nonsense and
doesn’t make sense.
I just hope that some other
provider is able to break Google’s stranglehold on the online advertising
market and make life better for us.