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#1393409 by Judith from Dahlgren
Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:26 pm
I am trying to sign up for AdSense and keep getting the following error message when I click the very first "sign up now" button:

The authentication with the AdSense API failed

Any idea what I am doing wrong?

Thanks guys!!
#1393660 by Judith from Dahlgren
Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:57 pm
Thanks for this Mary -
I had read somewhere that you have to take the FBI "contact us" form off of all pages before signing up for AdSense, so I'd done that - maybe I'd misunderstood???

Interesting about that veggie website being for sale. I'll take a look! THanks!!

#1393662 by Mary from Mico
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:34 pm
Hi Judith,

I don't remember anything about Form Builder requirements for Adsense.

You are required to have a certain minimum like privacy policy, disclaimer, and contact pages. I imagine Adsense has a page for those requirements.

It would be great if the other site were a good match for you both!

#1393663 by Judith from Dahlgren
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:47 pm
Hi Mary
I got it from the AdSense primer article:

•If you have a contact form or any other FBI! form, remove it. Once you're accepted, replace the form(s) on the affected page(s).

I'm super confused now!!
#1393665 by Mary from Mico
Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:00 pm
Hi Judith.

Me, too.

Do you have a link to that page?

Grandbaby #1 is on his or her way any hour now, so I might not be able to get back to this in prompt fashion.

#1393670 by Jacki from Macleod
Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:41 pm

It does say this;

What if your application to the AdSense program is rejected? Here are some examples of what could need correcting...
Is this what happened? Were you rejected?
#1393735 by Judith from Dahlgren
Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:16 pm
not rejected, just nothing happened at all! no email from AdSense and no ads on my site....however, I've seen your post on the other forum thread about traffic levels so that is probably the problem. I will hold on and see what happens when my traffic builds....

#1393756 by Debs from SiteSell
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:02 pm
You do have to have a contact form, and privacy policy (update yours if it is old...see the one in TNT HQ) on your site. But make sure they are dedicated pages. When you place Adsense code you do NOT put Adsense on any "admin" pages, including your contact and PP pages.

All my best,
#1393832 by Judith from Dahlgren
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:19 pm
Thanks Debs - much appreciated advice. I've updated accordingly!
I've now had the email from AdSense telling me that I am signed up.
I've checked my site and randomly I have got ads showing on the mobile version, but not on tablet or desktop....I'm just going to have to wait and see what happens next I guess!
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