Please make sure that you visit Your AdSense Page, where you can find personalised information about your account to help you succeed with AdSense.

Account settings

Your AdSense account was deactivated for being inactive

AdSense accounts are deactivated if they haven't generated any ad impressions for six months. If your account was deactivated and you want to serve ads again, you can reactivate your account.

Note: If you no longer need your account, you can close your AdSense account.
YouTube content creators

To use your existing AdSense account for the YouTube Partner Programme or to receive a payment from YouTube, associate your existing account to your channel.

How to reactivate your account

  1. Sign in to your AdSense account.
  2. Click Reactivate account.
  3. Verify your phone number.
  4. Either resubmit an existing site for approval or add a new site.
    Note: If you haven't previously verified your address by PIN, you will be asked to verify your address before receiving your payments.

When your account is active again, make sure that you set up ads on your site so you start generating impressions.

Account deactivation process

  • After five months of inactivity

    You receive an email to let you know that your account will be deactivated unless your account generates impressions in the next 30 days. If you don't want your account to be deactivated, set up ads on your site to ensure your account generates impressions in the next 30 days.

    Note: If you're eligible for the YouTube Partner Programme, you can associate your existing account to an eligible channel and generate ad views in the next 30 days in order to not be deactivated.
  • After six months of inactivity

    Your account is deactivated.

  • After 10 years of inactivity

    You can no longer access or reactivate your account.


Can I still sign in to my account after it's been deactivated?

Yes. Your account is still available, but you'll need to connect your site to AdSense before serving ads again.

Can I still access my finalised earnings after my account has been deactivated?

Yes. For example, if your earnings reached the payment threshold but there was a payment hold on your account when it was deactivated, you can still sign in to your account, remove the hold and get paid.

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