Google going live with Limited AdSense Accounts for Host Partner Sites

Learn more about the changes in the Google AdSense application process for Host Partner Sites. AdSense accounts created through revenue sharing sites require additional verification to use in other sites.

In May 2012, Google made an announcement regarding Limited AdSense Accounts created through Host Partner Sites. According to the original announcement, Google would introduce limited AdSense accounts, which are special AdSense accounts with limited usability. However, that change did not take place until now.

According to an announcement from Google today, the changes will take place immediately. Starting from today, if you create a new AdSense account through host partner sites like,,, etc, those AdSense accounts will be limited to use only in the same or similar Host Partner Sites. You will not be able to use such AdSense accounts in independent domains like your personal sites until you apply for further review and complete an additional approval process.

How this change affects AdSense publishers

This major change will not affect the existing AdSense publishers even if they were created through any revenue sharing sites like or However, starting from today, if you create a new AdSense account using such revenue sharing sites, you can use that AdSense account only in Host Partner sites. If you want to use it in your own domain or in other non-host partner websites, you have to login to your AdSense account and follow the below process to request an AdSene account and implementation review:

You have to fill an application form and request Google to review your site before the limited AdSense accounts can be used in non-host partner sites. This is a one time process and once approved, you can use it in any number of other sites. There is no further review and approval required.

How to apply for approval to use your limited AdSense account in non-host partner sites

1. Login to your AdSense account.

2. Click on the Account settings link in your Home tab.

AdSense Limited Access

3. On the right panel, look for the title "Access and authorization". You will see a label "Only host sites are allowed to show ads for your account". Click on the "edit" link next to it.

4. You will see an option "Show ads on other websites". Here you provide the url of the website on which you want to use this AdSense account and click Submit.

5. While you wait for review by Google, go ahead and implement the AdCode from AdSense in your website. Remember that Google will approve your application only after they can see your Ad Code implementation. So it is important to place the ad code before the reviewer look in to your application.

Google will review your site and AdSense implementation for policy compliance. Once approved, the limitation on your AdSense account will be lifted and you can use it in any number of other websites as long as they comply with AdSense policies and terms.

If your application to lift the limitation is rejected, don't worry, you can continue to use your AdSense accounts in the Host Partner Sites.

Find the official blog announcement here.

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Author: Satish Kumar Pranatharthyharan08 Nov 2012 Member Level: Gold   Points : 4

Nice narration about Google Limited Adsense Account and its features. Perhaps it would have been better if more information about the limitation period for Google Limited Adsense Account is furnished.

Also you could have thrown light on the fact that if such Limited Adsense Account's Ad code is used in sites other than Host Partner Sites, whether that Adsense Account is liable for rejection or not. I expect few more updates on these lines and any other interesting information, that too in the same article.

Author: Vilas10 Nov 2012 Member Level: Gold   Points : 4

Great news for freelances, I came across many people who not getting approval for AdSense account and losing revenue share. Hope this new changes will help them. I am sure that getting "Limited AdSense Account" approval is very easy. The process as you said above for showing ads on other domain is also very easy and much acceptable.

Only one question rises in mind there is any chances to upgrade for permanent AdSense account to limited?

Other thing is any impact of Limited Adsense Account on the behalf of revenue generation from ads?

Guest Author: sachin04 Aug 2015

I used Adsense at my url but it shows only blank ads. Can you tell me what should I do now?

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