A few days ago I put in an application to Google AdSense to be on my blog. What that means is there would be an ad on my blog, and if you click on that ad, I would get paid a little bit. I don’t get paid now, so I thought it might be worth a shot.
I waited patiently as other bloggers got approved within hours in some cases or days. I finally contacted them and this was the response I got:
“Your ads are not serving to your site is because we have noticed you have
negative or pornographic content. Please remove this content and allow 48
hours for ads to begin serving. If you believe that your site has been
flagged incorrectly please let me know.
Our system has filters in place to protect our advertisers from
advertising on pages that could be construed as potentially negative,
non-family safe or even offensive. Although the nature of your content may
not fit into any of these categories, emphasizing some sensitive subject
matters on a page can occasionally flag our servers to display no ads.”
I’ve been writing this blog since November of 2010. I’ve never used a swear word in the headline. I’ve never put up an inappropriate picture. I have, however, written about being Catholic and what that has meant to me, my family and friends.
I have written about abortion and the scandal within our Church involving sexual misconduct by our priests. I wrote about my great niece making her First Communion and I’ve written about our choir’s struggles to find another parish after our Pastor forced us out. I’ve written about the new translation and a myriad of other topics related to my Catholic faith.
Potentially negative, non-family safe or offensive to their advertisers? It that’s the case, I have two words for Google AdSense and they are not God bless.