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Account settings

Close your AdSense account

If you no longer want to use AdSense, you can close your AdSense account. This will automatically stop all AdSense ads serving on your site within 24 hours.

Note: Closing your AdSense account is different from closing your Google Account. When you close your AdSense account, your ads stop showing, but you’re still able to access the payment information in your closed account. When you close your Google Account, all Google product accounts associated with that account will be closed, and you'll be unable to access the accounts in the future. Your Gmail username will also be deleted and can't be used again in the future. Learn more about deleting your Google Account.

Before you close your account

  • You might want to export your reporting data. You won’t have access to performance reports from your account when your account is closed.
  • If you have a YouTube account associated with your AdSense account, closing your AdSense account means that you’ll stop earning money on your associated YouTube channel.
Tip: If you’d prefer to temporarily suspend your participation in the AdSense Program, you can do so by removing all the ad code from your pages. Your account will remain accessible. Note that after six months of inactivity, your AdSense account will be reset. If you decide to start using AdSense again, you'll need to reactivate your account. For more information, see: Your AdSense account was reset for being inactive.

Requirements for closing your account

  • To permanently close your AdSense account, you must be an account Administrator.
  • If you also have an AdMob account, you must close your AdMob account.
  • If you also have an Ad Manager account, you must close your Ad Manager account.
  • If you also have a YouTube account, your YouTube account must be approved.

Requirements to receive a final payment

After you close your account, you'll receive a final payment within approximately 90 days of the end of the month, provided that:

Your final payment will be paid to the primary payment method on your payments profile.

How to close your account

  1. Sign in to your AdSense account.
  2. Click Account.
  3. On the "Account information" page, click Close account.
    Note: If you don't see the option to close your account, you may not be eligible to close it. Review Requirements for closing your account above.
  4. Review the information on the "Closing your AdSense account" page:

    If your account meets the threshold to receive a final payment:

    1. Select the reason for closing your account from the drop-down list.
    2. Select the checkbox to confirm that you've understood the information we’ve provided, including the AdSense Terms and Conditions.
    3. Click Close account.
    If we can't close your account

    We won't be able to close your account if your address needs verifying or your payments are on hold. After you've verified your address or removed the hold, you can complete the steps to close your account. For more information, see:

    If your account does not meet the threshold to receive a final payment:

    1. Select the checkbox to accept that you won't be paid the remainder of your earnings.
    2. Select the reason for closing your account from the drop-down list.
    3. Select the checkbox to confirm that you've understood the information we’ve provided, including the AdSense Terms and Conditions.
    4. Click Close account.
  5. Click Confirm.

    You've now successfully closed your account.

  6. Click Got it.

After your account is closed

  • If you want to use your AdSense account again, you can reactivate your account.
  • Your AdSense ad code will stop working, so make sure you've removed the ad code from all of your pages.
  • If you've associated a search engine with this AdSense account, the search will continue to work, but the ads will no longer be associated with this account. To earn revenue again, you'll need to create a new AdSense association.
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