Protect your AdSense account from abuse by allowing only trusted sites

In this post, I will discuss how to protect your AdSense account by allowing only trusted sites to use your ad code. Enabling the proper settings in AdSense account will help you block others from using your AdSense ad code and help you from getting your AdSense disabled for abuse.

If you have not enabled the option "Only allow certain sites to show ads for my account", I strongly recommend you do so to protect your AdSense account from abuse. I have seen a lot of people could have protected their AdSense from disabling if they had used this option.

By enabling this option, you are telling Google that only the specific list of sites are authorized to use the AdSense ad code and all other sites are not. So, even if some bad guys get access to to your ad code and they try to place it in some bad sites with the aim of getting your AdSense account disabled, it won't affect you. Google will ignore ad placements in all other sites which are not in your authorized sites list.

Steps to protect AdSense account by allowing only authorized sites to use your AdSense:

- Login to your AdSense account.

- Click on "Home" tab

- Click on "Account Settings"

- Look for "Access and authorization"

- Look for "Access and authorization" just below.

- Enable the option "Only allow certain sites to show ads for my account"

Allow only certain sites to show ads for my account

If the above option is not checked already, your AdSense account is subject to abuse by others. Check the check box right away and Save.

Once you check the checkbox, you will see a textbox where you can specify the list of websites you trust and where you want to use your AdSense account. This include your own websites, your blogs and any other trusted AdSense revenue sharing sites like

Authorize sites to use AdSense account

Edit the list and add your trusted sites there. You need to add only the root level domains without "www.".

Multiple domains can be added there, with one domain per line.

How to block a site from using your AdSense Ad code

Unfortunately, there is no option to block any specific sites from using your AdSense ad code. Instead, what you can do is to enable to the option to allow only specific sites and add the trusted sites. All other sites will be blocked automatically.

After you choose the settings I suggested above, keep looking at this option in few days. You can see Google giving you warning that your AdSense ad is used in certain other unauthorized sites. If you find any suspicious sites in the list, you may report it to Google. Even if you do not report, there is nothing to worry because even if your ad code is used in those sites, the clicks and revenue from those Ads will not be counted by Google and so chances of Google disabling you is low.

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Author: SITA KALYANI PANCHANGAM21 Apr 2012 Member Level: Bronze   Points : 0

Thank you, Timmy John. After reading your article, I have just changed settings as guided by you. I entered only trusted sites.

Guest Author: Sourav22 Aug 2014

Hello sir,

I have a blogger site (Google AdSense activated). Now I have got approved to show Google ads to my website ( Now the question is what will be the list for "Only allow certain sites to show ads for my account". Should I add all the url here like :

so on.

If it is, then how can I add my YouTube channel in this list?

Please Help me...

Thanks & Regards
Sourav Mondal

Author: Shihabudheen K10 Sep 2014 Member Level: Bronze   Points : 3

You don't need to add your Youtube Channel URL to the list.

Also for et, you may do one one thing

Just stop redirecting blog to Country specific URLs.

you can find it's details by Googling " Prevent your Blogger Blog from Redirecting to Country-Specific URLs "

Shihabudheen K

Guest Author: Sumit03 Feb 2015

I am also using the AdSense account in YouTube. so should I have to add any link of YouTube or not?
Thanks in advance

Author: Bhawna13 Oct 2016 Member Level: Bronze   Points : 0

I am not able to do this thing in my Adsense account please help.

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