Which Sites can be Added as Authorized lists Google AdSense
Which sites can be added as Authorized lists Google AdSense. I am using Google AdSense on my site as you can see for more than a year now. I didn’t bother to check the “Sites authorized to show Ads” option in Google AdSense dashboard, it never occurred to me that was important.
That’s an Image file to show you the exact message which was displayed on my account page. When I checked my account settings, I saw the lists of sites as displayed by Google AdSense account. exact image file shown below.
As you can see there are 7 sites which are using my AdSense code to display Ads. So I changed the settings in AdSense dashboard to show ads only on my site URl.
I am sure many bloggers have this question “Which sites to Authorize to show Ads” in Google AdSense.
The entire point in the authorized sites (allowed sites) function in Google AdSense, is to inform you when your ads are being displayed on websites you haven’t authorized. It protects you against someone using your code on a non-compliant website that you don’t know about.
Most of the time the sites that will appear in unauthorized sites will be like a search engine as mentioned above, these are safe to add to your authorized sites list. These sites are basically country specific Google search Engine which are displaying your ads, so if any one clicks on your ads you earn some revenue.
Other sites like “webcache” URLS, Image search URLs or Translate urls are also safe to add to your authorized sites list. Those are simply when a visitor arrives on a cached version of your web page or arrives on your web page from an image search or uses the Google translator to translate your page in to their own language so they can read it.
There have been a lot of discussion on forums about this issue, but no where any concrete reply could be found. The only people who can give you the right answer is Google, but they never answered in any of the forums ( as far as I know, point me the URl if it has been done so).
Yes, there are plenty of other sites, which may show your blog web sites in iframes or with their tool bar on the top of your site such as Digg bar, Stumbleupon etc. And when these sites show your webpages, it is obvious that your Google AdSense ads will also be displayed, that’s the reason why your Google AdSense dashboard displays the notification, because unless you authorize these sites, any click on your ads will not earn you any revenue.
Here are the list of some sites which you may add to the list as authorized lists Google AdSense. I will be updating the list as more sites are confirmed.
UPDATE LIST AS ON 20/12/2012
UPDATE 3rd.Sept. 2014: Came across a discussion forum in webmasters world, where this topic has been discussed.Adsense supports adding country specific Google search pages.
If you don’t want to add these URLs to the allowed sites list, you don’t have to, (but you wont get paid if your Ads are clicked). Even if you don’t add these sites, Google will continue to show you notice as sites displaying your ads that are not authorized.
NOTE: I have authorized almost all Google versions sites ( google.de, google.ca, google.at etc) the same for yahoo too, without any problem so far. Sites that you should never authorize are stuff like proxy sites or blogger beta dashboard etc.
Hope this list helps, will be updating as soon as I get more info. Until than be safe and play safe.
Posted By: Ben Jamir