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Google AdSense PIN Verification Alternative

9/14/2013

What is Google AdSense?


Google AdSense is an easy (relative to each point of view, for me it's not that easy) way to earn money from your online content.

What is Google AdSense Account Verification?


For security purposes, each publisher account (Adsense) must be verified before Google can send payments. Google prefers to verify the publishers' address by sending a PIN by mail.

Why AdSense Account Verification is important?


Since payments and Personal Identification Numbers (PINs) are sent to the mailing address of the account holder, it's important to confirm the accuracy of the payment address and payee name. For example, checks and Western Union payments are made out to the payee name exactly as entered in your account.

When will The PIN generate and arrive?


Google automatically generates the PIN when the account balance reaches the minimum threshold (my account earnings was put on hold after reaching $12). The PIN will be sent by standard post (mail) and will take 2-3 weeks to arrive.

What does the PIN mailer look like?


PINs are printed on PIN mailers, which are white 4.5 x 6 inch (11.4 x 15.2 cm) postcards.


photo from Google

What if the Google PIN NEVER seem to arrive?


Great news for all Google AdSense account holders, if you (just like me) experience the worst case scenario of haven't been able to receive any PIN after the third time of requesting it, we actually have an alternative way of verifying our AdSense account! We can now verify our Google AdSense account by submitting a scan or digital copy any Government issued ID, or billing statement showing our name and address as proof of identity.

I've been blogging for quite some time now and a number of ads have been visible on my blog. A few months ago, my account earnings have reached the verification threshold and my account was put on hold. Google has sent a Personal Identification Number to my mailing address and I needed to verify my account as soon as possible to be able to continuously display ads on my blog. And so I waited for the Google AdSense PIN to arrive.

I waited for 2-3 months but unfortunately, I haven't received any PIN from Google. I requested for another one and hoped for the PIN to arrive. I requested again until I've reached the limit (3) for PIN Verification request. I'm certain that I have my address and all details correct in my Google AdSense account. I think the reason why the PIN never reached me through post is because of the bad postal service in our area.

I almost lose hope after submitting my third request until I saw an added instruction for account verification in my payment settings. It's an alternative way for AdSense PIN Verification. Following a link from my Google AdSense payment settings, I was redirected to a contact form and was asked to upload a proof of identity. It can be a scan or digital copy of any Government issued ID, or billing statement showing the account holder's name and address printed on it. I only uploaded a scan copy of my Postal ID (front and back) and within an hour after submitting it, I was surprised that they've accepted it and verified my account! Yes, just like that! I was really happy. I was surprised that they responded so quickly, I thought that I needed to wait for 48 hours before I can hear from them, but I was wrong, they were really quick!

Google Adsense PIN Verifcation Alternative, Google adsense pin not received
a response from the Google AdSense Support

Here's the form where a Google AdSense account holder can submit his proof of Identity.
https://support.google.com/adsense/bin/request.py?hl=en&contact_type=id_verification

NOTE: I think it only works after you've exhausted the number of PIN Verification request.

The document or ID you attach for address verification should have your name and address, exactly matching the information you have provided in your AdSense account.

So if you're one of those who is still waiting for the Google AdSense verification PIN which was supposed to reach you already, but never really arrived? Make a second and third request! If it still doesn't reach you within 4 weeks, then don't waste any more time! Learn your options and have your account activated.
3 comments on "Google AdSense PIN Verification Alternative"
  1. Thanks for sharing this information, I have the same problem woth Google Adsense PIN.

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  2. Thanx For sharing This Great Info ..
    I Applied For pin # twice But No Post I received By our Post Office can i apply by that way Now ????
    Please Reply Me as You Soon

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  3. i cant request a pin help! ... i already reach threshold :)

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