Making Money From Adsense Even When Ads Serving is Disabled on Blog
Title sounds confusing.. eh? But it is true that I am earning Adsense Dollars from a Blog where Adsense Ad serving was disabled years ago. And this all could become possible because of recent change in Blogger. Read on to know How I am making Money from Adsense disabled Blog.
An Email arrived in my mailbox saying Adsense Ad serving has been disabled on site. On reading it, I came to know that Adsense was disabled years ago on this site! Then I questioned myself, “Why Google is reminding me again about it?”
Mystery was solved when I took a look at the Domain name, it was blogname.blogspot.ca where CA refers to Canada.
Why this Happened?
When Adsense disables serving ads on a website, domain is blacklisted. Even on putting up code, Ads won’t display on webpages under that domain. But in case of Blogspot or Blogger hosted blogs, scenario is different. It depends from where you are accessing the website.
Let me make it clear. Recently, Blogger.com implemented country specific TLDs which means all blogs ending with Blogspot.com will be redirected to country specific domain like blogspot.in, blogspot.co.uk and so on.
Example: If Adsense bans your blog whose name is, yourblog.blogspot.com. It means, Adsense Ads wont show up only for people accessing it from USA (America).If I happen to open your blog in London or Sydney, it will redirect to yourblog.blogspot.co.uk or yourblog.blogspot.com.au respectively.
On UK and Australia country specific TLDs, Adsense isn’t banned yet. So, ads are displayed on the same blog if accessed from different region of the world.
What My Adsense Earning Reports say?
After reading this email, I got a hint that Ads were active on website till today (before serving disabled). So, I peeked into Adsense Earning report and voila! Not too much money inside because main TLD (.com) was disabled years ago.
It was surprising to see this minor flaw in Google’s system and their implementation. I remember there is another flaw in Blogger in the system of Locking Blogspot blogs. Well, you can unlock Blogspot yourself no matter how much infringing or illegal your content is or whether it fits in Google policy.
Google implemented ccTLDs on Blogger so that content removals can be managed on a per country basis, which will limit their impact to the smallest number of readers.
Now, even the impact of Adsense ban is limited to small number of readers. 🙂
Note: Wherever I mentioned term “Blog” in this article, I referred to Blogger hosted Blogspot blog and not custom domain.