How to Disable Old Sites from Google AdSense Account

Want to delete old sites from your Google AdSense accounts? I recently sold one of my WordPress blogs and I had to scrub all traces of my information from the blog before handing it over to the new owner.

I removed my Google AdSense code, Analytics, and other info that could be linked to me or my other sites. Students and new users who have gone through similar situations or may have deleted a blog and want to remove the blog’s info from AdSense can follow the guide below.

Something to remember is, one can not delete sites from an AdSense account as long as the sites have historical financial records.

One can not delete sites from a Google AdSense account and I believe it’s because sites with historical accounting information must be kept for how long? I don’t know. What one can do to prevent unauthorized use of AdSense code is to validate (verified) all working sites and invalidate (unverified) sites, not under your control.

Verified sites are those you identified and are permitted to use your Google ad code. If you’re concerned that someone may want to maliciously use your ad code, you might want to use the verified sites feature.

Even if your Google ad code is used on sites that are not verified by you, it won’t hurt your standing with Google and those ads won’t generate earnings. So, the safest way to protect your AdSense account is to invalidate sites you have no control over and only permit your ad codes to be used on verified sites.

Authoring your verified sites in your Google AdSense account

To authorize all your verified sites, log on to AdSense and select Settings on the left as shown in the image below.

adsense verified sites

Next, click My Sites and, then Manage Sites page and click the More options and select Verify sites.

adsense remove sites

Then check the boxes next to all the sites you have control over and uncheck the ones you don’t control anymore.

Next, click the Manage Sites option again and select Site authorization

adsense sites verify

Finally, turn on site authorization and save.

google site authorization

Save and you’re done. This is how you configure AdSense so that you’re not a victim of malicious behavior.  The site verification feature will only allow permitted to use your Google ad code. If an authorized site is using your ad code, it will still show but won’t generate earnings from them.