Google AdSense is one of the most popular and reliable ad networks that work on the Cost Per Click (CPC) algorithm and provides one of the best ways of making money online for publishers. However, before you can earn money with Google AdSense, you need to verify your identity and address.
Many publishers are struggling with the delivery of AdSense pins and are unable to verify their Google AdSense account and receive other first payments from Google. As per Google policy, you are required to provide proof of address when you have earned $10 or more. As such, you must provide your mailing address for Google to send a postcard with a PIN for verification.
Unfortunately, the postal service is terrible in many countries thereby making it difficult for publishers to verify their addresses. However, in this guide, you’ll learn how to verify your Google AdSense without a PIN.
AdSense Address Verification Threshold
Once you have reached the address verification threshold of $10, Google will send your first PIN. You have four months from the date of your first PIN generation to verify your address. Failure to do so will cause Google to stop showing ads on your pages. Below are important things to know about AdSense PIN verification.
- You have to wait for a week after your account balance reached the verification threshold for a PIN to be generated and mailed to you.
- PINs often take up to 4 weeks to reach you by mail, though it may take longer depending on your location.
- If you’ve not received your PIN after four weeks, you’ll need to request a new one. To find the date when you will be able to request a new PIN, log in to your account and view the Account Settings page under the Home tab.
NOTE: You have three attempts at AdSense PIN request. Also, remember that all the sent PINs are duplicates of the first PIN sent to you. As such you can verify your address if you have received the first PIN after requesting a new one.
Documents Needed for Google AdSense PIN Verification
- National ID Card
- Electricity Bill
- Driving License
- Aadhaar Card (For Indian publishers)
- Bank Statement
- Phone Bills
How to Verify Google AdSense Account Without a PIN
To verify your AdSense account without a PIN, follow the procedures outlined below.
Step 1: Log in to your Google AdSense Account with your credentials.
Step 2: You will see a notification on the top bar if your account is not verified after requesting a PIN.
Step 3: On your AdSense dashboard click on the three dots on the PIN verification tab (see screenshot below).
Step 5: On the next page, click “Confirm your Email Address” and click on the continue button (see screenshot below).
Step 6: On the next page, select “No I have not received my PIN” and click on the continue button (see screenshot below).
Step 7: On the next page, click “Contact Form” (see screenshot below).
Step 8: On the next page, click provide your credentials like your name, email address, publisher ID, and proof of identity (a government-issued ID or utility bill) (see screenshot below).
Step 9: You will receive a notification that your form has been submitted to AdSense support. The support team will get back to you within 24 hours (however, you can receive an immediate response from them).
Step 10: Finally, you will receive a mail from the support team notifying your about the status of your AdSense account.
If you are yet to receive your AdSense PIN, do not panic as there are other ways of verifying your account with a PIN. With this guide, you can verify your Google AdSense account without a PIN.