Newsvine Now Supports Google AdSense

We've wired up a new-and-improved method of earning money from your Newsvine column. If you click the '' tab on your account page, you'll see a new link on the left-hand side: Google AdSense.


AdSense will supply at least one advertisement to seed pages, article pages, and, in New Newsvine, Newsvine Home Pages (i.e., every page at will feature AdSense ads if you've set it up.)

AdSense is an impressive product and offers Viners more control over their ads in a few important ways. Most notably, users won't have to wait as long as they did for money to disburse from Newsvine Global HQ. Also, pay from Newsvine was prone to fluctuation; AdSense is known for remaining steady from month to month.

If you don't have an AdSense account already, registering now is a good idea - the review process takes about a week. You should receive a confirmation email shortly after registering.

For a step-by-step guide, we've created a support article here. There's only one requirement: your ad placement must be 300 x 250. We also strongly recommend you use Newsvine's values for your custom settings, also in the step-by-step guide.

November is the last month Newsviners will receive the traditional 90% of ad revenue generated by their column.

Newsviners must cash out - or donate - their earnings by Monday, December 31st.

UPDATE - 11/19/12 - We've reached out to Google after reports from users that their AdSense applications have been denied.

UPDATE - 12/19/12 - We've found a solution for users who had trouble both with rejected applications and registering at all. Read about it here.


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Adsense? None of this makes sense to me yet, I hope once I get registered/approved by Google that I'll understand more.

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Reply#1 - Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:36 PM EST

In reply to: rottlady #1


Ok, I've registered. But then I find out I have to give out my Bank Acc info.... I don't do that online. *frowns*

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#1.1 - Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:44 PM EST

Oh, that's a Dead in the Water for me too. 'major frowns'.

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#1.2 - Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:53 PM EST

In reply to: mstanley2265 #1.2  I registered with my gmail account, no bank account, but Adsense won't accept our subdomain name. The instructions from Adsense are explicit, only two forms are acceptable,, or simply The Newsvine example indicates the use of subdomain, by the example at top, Adsense will not accept this format. Have sent bug report. Adsense looks like a good idea.

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#1.3 - Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:39 PM EST

In reply to: BD Styers #1.3 Same problem here. I've told the Newsvine staff that I've tried every possible permutation of my URL, on the outside chance that I'm not really a stellar genius--nothing. Will not accept my stuff. Well, I'm not really here to earn a living.

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#1.4 - Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:22 AM EST

So, to continue to get a little 'extra' for Red Cross, we need to do the adsense/Google thingie. Ok...I hope they have the donate thingie too. sighhh Going there now. :) 

Yes, the Snip Tool is Impressive for pretty pictures. LOL

  • 3 votes
Reply#2 - Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:20 PM EST

So, it has come! I suppose it is time to sign up for Adsense. ...

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Reply#3 - Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:36 PM EST

I finally did it. Now add me to the waiting game. :-)

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#3.1 - Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:22 PM EST

Google Adsense help: To promote membership I will help anyone who is now or becomes a member of one of my nations.

Too many NV'ers to help everyone at large.


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Reply#4 - Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:14 PM EST

I'll let you know if I run into any issues -- just signed up, awaiting approval. (We use adsense on Lendle and just recently received an email telling us that one of Amazon's book covers was considered "erotic" and that we needed to remove that book if we wanted to keep using adsense. Oddly, it was not only not the ONLY erotic book cover on Lendle, it wasn't even the MOST erotic book cover on Lendle.)

I see you're taking some flack, as usual, but looks like you're working on getting the wrinkles ironed out. I, for one, doubt anyone is going to find another community with half as much reach that offers to pay out advertising revenues but I wish anyone who wants to find one luck. Would be nice if the first reaction wasn't always to assume the worst.

Of course, people can always not install it if they don't like it. I've never quite understood why people don't accept that sites like this need revenue to exist. Perhaps they'd like it better if it cost 5 or 10 dollars a month to use an ad-free Newsvine.

That was a rhetorical perhaps.

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Reply#5 - Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:31 AM EST

My account is now active and earning a penny or two, but I think I'll wait to give out personal/banking info until I make enough to payout. I imagine that's going to take a while. *grins*

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Reply#6 - Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:32 PM EST

When I go to sign-up with AdSense and enter my column address, I'm told that they don't accept subdomains... am I missing something?

  • 2 votes
Reply#7 - Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:34 PM EST

In reply to: Ben Josephs #7

Definitely something wrong in what you're doing, because my column got through no problem. I've now created my ad and waiting on "final approval" once they get some clicks, I guess. So far though, no real issues with the process.

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#7.1 - Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:38 PM EST

Ben, I just went to my column and copied the url and pasted, so I'm not sure. You may have to contact staff.

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#7.2 - Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:55 PM EST

I'm not sure what I could be doing wrong.  I'm clicking the link from the Newsvine account settings.  I choose to sign up with my current Google account.  I've typed the address, copy-pasted the address, etc.  Each time it says:  "URL must not have a path ( or subdomain ("  I click the 'Learn More' and that, again, says subdomains are invalid URLs.

  • 3 votes
#7.3 - Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:17 PM EST

Ben, I used my current Google account as well, so I'm not sure. Sorry.

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#7.4 - Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:11 PM EST

In reply to: Ben Josephs #7  Same problem here, only acceptable format from Adsense is or -- have sent bug report.

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#7.5 - Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:42 PM EST

In reply to: Ben Josephs #7.3

I'm not sure what I could be doing wrong.  I'm clicking the link from the Newsvine account settings.  I choose to sign up with my current Google account.  I've typed the address, copy-pasted the address, etc.  Each time it says:  "URL must not have a path (

Ben, I'm getting the same thing. I think Google might have changed something since Newsvine released these instructions.

  • 5 votes
#7.6 - Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:59 PM EST

In reply to:   spiffie #7.6

I just checked my code and Google DID allow a subdomain on Nov. 19.

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#7.7 - Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:36 PM EST

Yeah, it definitely seems to have been working at some point. Weird that it isn't now.

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#7.8 - Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:38 PM EST

Yep, it did work for me. ... Not really sure what's going on with this.

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#7.9 - Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:46 PM EST

I got my 4th Ad Sense rejection today.  It won't accept my URL because of the newsvine path.

Has anyone heard anything about a resolution to the problem?

  • 3 votes
Reply#8 - Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:48 PM EST

From the article:

UPDATE - 11/19/12 - We've reached out to Google after reports from users that their AdSense applications have been denied.

That's all I got. Anyone else?

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#8.1 - Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:07 PM EST

@8.1 Good to hear that they are looking into it. Hopefully it can be resolved quickly.

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#8.2 - Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:54 AM EST

I know I'm late on here, but I was reading posts in the trough....When I try to sign up it says my URL isn't valid.    (why isn't it valid, it's right on the top of my page.)   I tried setting it up while logged into Classic, and Beta and no luck...any suggestions.?

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Reply#9 - Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:21 PM EST

rescue dog, see #8.1

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Reply#10 - Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:27 PM EST

Thanks, BD, but this isn't about my application being rejected it's about it not accepting the URL, so I can't even get my application in.

    Reply#11 - Sat Dec 1, 2012 1:38 PM EST

    In reply to: rescue dogs62 #11

    Same here.  It won't accept the url with ".newsvine" on it. No sub domains or something like that.

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    #11.1 - Sat Dec 1, 2012 2:28 PM EST

    Although I just seeded an article about sexual dysfunction and big pharm so they probably would throw out my application anyway.

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    #11.2 - Sat Dec 1, 2012 3:20 PM EST

    Same here, again. I have articles and seeds that probably would not be acceptable even though some are in the news.

    So I guess those of us who write things of a sexual nature even if it is not pornography are out of luck when it comes to Google Adsense.

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    #11.3 - Sat Dec 1, 2012 3:47 PM EST

    Hmm. OK I guess I assumed it was related to same problem. From other comments, it appears that for at least a short period, it was accepting subdomain, as some have been activated using their subdomains. After a point, I'm guessing around the 19th, Google stopped accepting subdomain as error message reads only two acceptable formats: or just

    Maybe there are multiple problems.

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