Problems with Ads

I have a general AdSense question.

For general AdSense help, visit the AdSense Help Center

I am having an issue linking my AdSense account to my custom search engine.

If you have trouble associating your AdSense account with your custom search engine, make sure that you've signed up for AdSense for Search from within AdSense. For detailed instructions, see the AdSense Help Center

Why aren't ads appearing in my search results?

There are a couple reasons you might not see ads:
  • The search query didn't trigger any ads. Try a different search query.
  • If you just applied for AdSense, it takes a few days for the account to be approved. Try again later.
  • If you've indicated that your site belongs to a qualifying non-profit, you'll never see ads.  

I get a "Forbidden" error when using my custom search engine.

If you see a "Forbidden" error when searching with your custom search engine, it means that your AdSense account has been rejected or disapproved. See My application was disapproved and the AdSense guidelines

Can I block a competitors' ads from my results?

Yes, you can. For details on blocking a competitors ad, see the AdSense Help Center.