Google Adsense is the faith of revenue to many bloggers and webmasters. It is very important that we safe guard our Adsense account. These days Google is making difficult to get approved to Adsense program. If you are part of Adsense program already, you may soon come across the PIN verification, which is as difficult as getting into Adsense.
How To Verify Address Using PIN on Adsense
In the process, a PIN mailer(Post card) is sent to the address mentioned in your Adsense account.
The PIN mailer has the secret code which needs to be entered in your Adsense account upon receiving.
Note that, PIN verification is performed by Google for security reasons so that the right person gets the payments.
When PIN verification starts?
Generally it is $10. When you reach this in your Adsense account. You should see the start of PIN verification in your account.
You will also see a RED alert on your Adsense account homepage as:
“Your payments are currently on hold. Action is required to release payment. More details.”
What if I don’t receive the PIN mailer?
Under the red alert, click on “More details” to see the “Request for PIN” at the bottom. If you still don’t see, please wait till you see one.
You can request up to 3 times.
Warning: Please don’t enter wrong PINs if you have not received one. After consecutive entry of 3 wrong PINs, your account would be suspended.
When will I receive my PIN mailer?
What does the PIN mailer look like?
Here is a small picture of the PIN mailer I received after 3 attempts:
That is the front side of the PIN mailer which has a big Google logo in it.
At the back side, it has the address from which it came and your address. It also has “Important account information enclosed” written at the back.
What does the PIN mailer contain?
Instruction to enter the PIN.
Additional help link.
What does the 3 PIN mailer contain?
Initially, I was confused that the 3 PIN requests would have 3 different PINs. But, later I came to know that all the 3 PIN mailers would have the same PIN in them.
How my account looks like till I receive my PIN?
a) You will get a red alert that “Your payments are currently on hold. Action is required to release payment. More details.” in the home page.
b) When you click “More Details”, you would see an X mark next to your earned money with the text “Your payments are on hold. No payments will be issued.”
What if I don’t receive my PIN after 3 attempts?
After the 3rd request, you would see a message similar to the one given here:
“If you don’t receive the PIN after 4 weeks, Please submit a digital copy of any valid Government ID, Telephone bill with your name and address as given in the pay, driving license, or recent one month bank statement by following the contact form ”
You can submit any one of those.
You can attach the proofs in the contact form above. Google would get back to you with an email and your account will be free from hold.
What is the time span for the PIN verification process?
How to request a new PIN?
2. On the Home tab, visit the Account settings page.
3. Click on “Verify address” link.
4. At the bottom of the page, you should see “Request new PIN” button.
Hope this information would be useful to many Adsense users who are finding doubts about Adsense PIN verification/Adsense address verification. If you have already verified your account, enjoy earning till the payment threshold. 🙂
If you have any other doubts not mentioned in this article, please let me know. I will surely get back to you with a solution.