Check if a website is banned from Adsense

Martin Brinkmann
Sep 21, 2012
Updated • Dec 2, 2012

You need to be very careful when you buy websites or domains. You not only need to verify the claims made by the current owner of the website but also do extra research to find out more about the owner, domain and website. Some of the things that you may want to verify are for instance whether the content on a website is unique, if the traffic and revenue figures are correct, or whether the website has previously been manually or automatically punished by Google or another company.

If you do not see Adsense ads on the site but plan to run them once you have made the purchase, you also may want to check if that is possible or not. Adsense ads don't display on sites that have been banned by Google, even if you add code to the site that is working on other websites.

But how do you find out about it without relying solely on the owner of the site? The Google Adsense Sandbox can help you in this regard. Just visit the website, enter the domain name or website url that you want to verify, pick a country, and click on preview ads.

google adsense sandbox


If you see advertisement then the site is not banned by Google and can display Adsense ads after all. If you do not see ads, it is likely that Google has banned the site from the Adsense program. If that is the case, you could still try and reapply, but that is usually only successful if you fix the issue that got the site - or Adsense account - banned in first place. Knowing that a website has been banned from Adsense can give you additional leeway in the negotiations on the other hand.

You can use the tool to display other Adsense related information, like previewing ads to make sure the ads are appropriate for the content a site is offering.

It is a great tool all in all that buyers should use to quickly check if they can't see Adsense ads on a particular domain or website they are interested in.


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  1. Dawid said on September 21, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Thanks for article. Good Work.

    1. Parveen said on June 17, 2014 at 3:42 pm

      Here is one more website made by me, where you can check for a banned website from google Adsense >>

  2. Venkata Dulipala said on October 31, 2012 at 2:57 pm


    Nice article. I want to know whether it would show up the preview ads for the sites that are not registered for adsense as well?

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on October 31, 2012 at 3:22 pm

      Yes that should be the case. It is great therefore to check before you buy a domain.

    2. Venkata Dulipala said on March 20, 2013 at 5:29 pm

      I got my website approved for adsense. But I am not getting revenue. Can anyone help me find out the issue?

  3. karthimx said on December 29, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Looks like my site is not banned from Adsense so Let me get it approved. thanks for the tool

  4. Andy Robert said on March 16, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    I checked my site and it shows that it is not banned
    Thanks ^_^

  5. Shrava said on January 10, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    hey , I got a new tool to check a website URL is banned by Google Adsense or Not – .

  6. Shravan C said on January 11, 2015 at 7:36 am

    Hey ,This was a modification to my above comment, Thanks ,I actually made my Own adsense ban checker tool Take a look >> .

  7. marin said on April 8, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    this work for me

  8. Igogo said on January 30, 2018 at 10:07 am

    This service doesn’t work. You can ease check it by entering any site with AdSense ADs.
    Only one service right work –
    Try it. It is not a SPAM. Just inform you about

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