How to disable old sites from a Google Adsense account

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The post details how to delete sites from Google AdSense accounts, especially after selling a blog or having deleted a site. It clarifies that records can’t be deleted for sites with historical financial records, but advises users to validate/verify sites under their control, and invalidate/un-verify sites they no longer control. The author provides a step-by-step…

Want to delete old sites from your Google AdSense accounts? For example, I recently sold one of my WordPress blogs, and I had to scrub all 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.

Remember that 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 a certain length of time. I don’t know. To prevent unauthorized use of AdSense code, one can validate (verify) all working sites and invalidate (unverified) sites not under your control.

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

Even if your Google ad code is used on sites you do not verify, 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, Manage Sites page, click the More options, and select Verify sites.

adsense remove sites

Then, check the boxes next to all the sites you control 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 you’re not a victim of malicious behavior. The site verification feature will only allow users to use your Google ad code. If an official site uses your ad code, it will still show but won’t generate earnings from them.

Enjoy!

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4 responses to “How to disable old sites from a Google Adsense account”

  1. Bipin Avatar
    Bipin

    I want to unverify a site from my non-hosted Adsense account but I am disabled to unverify a site.

  2. Aniekan Etop Avatar
    Aniekan Etop

    Hello there……
    PLEASE I NEED HELP ON THIS ISSUE.
    Earlier last year i opened a gmail account of which i used to apply for AdSense for my blog . Along the line, i set up 2-step verification for the gmail account and also set my phone as the only recognised device for that account; which is to say before anyone could login to that gmail account with a no the device, a confirmation codes will first be sent to my phone to verify.
    But unfortunately around December last year(2018) my phone got spoilt and couldn’t be repaired because of Panel breakdown, and since then, i haven’t been able to access neither my gmail account nor AdSense account. I have tried everything to let google know that the account belongs to me but they always keep replying that “they’re unable to verify the account belongs to me”.
    Right now, I’m tired of the whole stress and i have decided to open another gmail account and reapply for AdSense but since the other AdSense account is still active on my blog even as i no longer gain access to it, please how do i remove the old AdSense account from my blog so as to paste the code for the new one i will apply for; since one can’t used two AdSense accounts on one site or blog?

  3. fakhrealam Avatar
    fakhrealam

    thanks for sharing.

  4. Marko Đuran Avatar
    Marko Đuran

    This topic went in the wrong direction.

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