On the 3rd of September, I applied to Google's AdSense program, as I told in my previous post.

Well, that was a short-lived experience. On the 5th of September, I received the following e-mail, which, sincerely, is as uninformative as it could get:

Date: Wed, 05 Sep 2012 16:52:22 -0000
From: adsense-noreply@google.com
To: rbrito@gmail.com
Subject: Google AdSense Support


As mentioned in our welcome email, we conduct a second review of your
AdSense application once AdSense code is placed on your site(s). As a
result of this review, we have disapproved your account for the following


- Site does not comply with Google policies


Further detail:

Site does not comply with Google policies: We're unable to approve your
AdSense application at this time because we feel that your site does not
comply with Google AdSense policies or webmaster quality guidelines. It's
our goal to provide our advertisers sites that offer rich and meaningful
content, receive organic traffic, and allow us to serve well-targeted ads
to users. We believe that currently your site does not fulfill this

For more details, please read the webmaster quality guidelines at
http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?answer=35769 and
the AdSense program policies at


OK, I went on and read all the documentation on program policies etc. I investigate each point here:

  • Invalid clicks and impressions: No violation here.
  • Encouraging clicks: No violation here.
  • Content guidelines: No violation here.
  • Copyrighted material: No violation here.
  • Webmaster guidelines: No violation here.
  • Traffic sources: No violation here.
  • Ad behavior: No violation here.
  • Ad placement: No violation here.
  • Site behavior: No violation here.
  • Competitive ads and services: No violation here.
  • Google advertising cookies: No violation here.

To cut a long story short, I RTFM and did everything correctly. So, dear lazyweb, what would my options be to fund a tiny bit of my software contributions?

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