Last updated on November 30th, 2018 at 10:30 am
There are three different methods through which you can receive Google Adsense Verification PIN in your country. If you PIN was sent to a wrong address, this post contains the action you can take to get verified.
How AdSense works?
AdSense works by matching text and display ads to your site based on your content and visitors.
The ads are created and paid for by advertisers who want to promote their products. Since these advertisers pay different prices for different ads the amount you earn will vary.
It works in three simple steps:
Make your ad spaces available: You make your website ad spaces available by pasting ad code on your site, and choose where you want the ads to appear.
The highest paying ads appear on your site: Advertisers bid to show in your ad spaces in a real-time auction. The highest paying ad will show on your site.
You get paid: Google handle the process of billing all advertisers and networks for the ads on your site, to make sure you receive your payments. Your Adsense account is credited any time your visitor clicks on the ads on your website.
To make this a reality, you need to verify your account through a PIN Google sends to you, the methods include:
- By post
- By phone number
- By using National Identity Card, NIMC ID card, Voter’s Card, Driver’s Licence, or International Passport.
How to Verify your Adsense Account Through Postal Service
Getting Nigerian Google Adsense PIN by postal service is a nightmare to some Nigerian bloggers who have already monetised their blog.
Most of those who find it difficult to get their Google Adsense verification PIN attribute their challenges to Postal Service Error, or inefficiency of the system.
To be honest with you Nigerian Postal Service has improved, it however needs to do more in terms of service delivery.
In a chat with some of the upcoming Nigerian bloggers who are having problem with their Google Adsense PIN, we found out that more than 90% of them are the cause of their own problem.
You may not get your Google Adsense PIN by post if you didn’t not fill the address correctly.
Significance of Adsense Verification PIN:
Your Adsense earnings can only be processed when your account has been verified, that is when Google has confirmed that you’re what you proved to be via your address.
“To protect the security of accounts, Google requires you to verify your address before we can send you any payments. To do so, we mail a Personal Identification Number (PIN) to your payment address. You’ll then need to enter this PIN within your account,” Google
Best way to get Adsense Verification PIN by postal service in Nigeria?
“Your PIN will be sent by post 3-5 days after the date listed above and may take 2-4weeks to arrive,” Google.
We’ve seen publisher who receive their PINs within three weeks or earlier.
You know why?
Use a descriptive address while applying for Adsense.
You might not need to pay anyone to receive your Google Adsense PIN on your behalf. You may have to pay for that service if you are using any third party.
Major reasons why you may not get your Google Adsense Verification PIN by Post
- Inability to fill the correct postal code
- Failure to use the appropriate address that’s most popular nearest to you, which will help post master to sort the letter upon arrival. Google has a support for you to troubleshoot if you having challenges with your PIN
- Providing incomplete or incorrect information
How to fill your address in order to get your Adsense PIN by postal service
In order to ensure that your Google Adsense PIN gets to you by postal address, please follow the tips below:
In the Address 1 and Address 2 fields, space is limited to 30 characters. Here are a few quick tips to help you manage the characters:
Name: Use your full name as it appears on any of your means of Identification
Postal Code: Use the correct postal code of your area. Your postal code is the 6-digit number (Nigeria) used by postal services to sort letter to their appropriate location and destination.
If you reside in Ikeja, but you filled Abule Egba postal code, don’t be surprised that the post masters will use the postal code not even your name or physical address to sort the mail. Please use correct postal code of your area.
If you do not know your postal code, consult your local post office or try doing a quick Google search. E.g Allen Avenue Postal Code will give a specific post code or the closest code to your area.
The Postal code is for a purpose, don’t just put any 6 digits
Use the nearby easily identifiable firm in your area: One of the best ways to easily get your PIN is to use the appropriate descriptive address.
Use abbreviation: apartment = apt, building = bldg, avenue = ave, and street = str
Don’t be wordy: Use No 15 instead of Number 15 (shorten the number to No. to save the space)
Select the country of your residence.
Enter the name of your city, state.
EXAMPLE OF CORRECT ADDRESS FOR GOOGLE ADSENSE
ADETUNJI Ajala Samuel
Oke-Baale OSBC Area, Opp.Cele
Analysis of the above address
In Osun State, OSBC is the acronym for Osun State Broadcasting Corporation
So, sorting of the above address was very easy for the post office officials since they have an idea of the destination of the letter.
You will simply be asked the address you used.
Sometimes, they ask for ID to prove the ownership of the mail.
When it’s exactly two weeks (if it falls in working days) go to the postal office in your location.
Even when it hasn’t arrived, you’ll be asked to come back. And it’s advisable to tell the post master your name and address so that he keeps for you when it finally arrives.
You may even exchange numbers to track the arrival of your Adsense Verification pin, depending on your rapport with the post master, but it’s one of the best ways to track the arrival of your PIN.
Google says your Adsense PIN will arrive between 2 to 4 weeks. You’d get it by following the above tips.
So, you’ve got your Personal Identification Number, it’s time to verify you Google Adsense account to start receiving payment directly into bank account right here in Nigeria.
Tracking ID isn’t issued for for Adsense PIN because it’s not a physical product neither it’s a product from AliExpress.
And if your PIN doesn’t arrive, you can only request 2 additional replacement PINs.
Other options below are only advisable when you’ve exhausted other means which we discussed above.
How to Verify your Adsense Account Using Phone Number
You can actually verify your Adsense account using your phone number, if postal service isn’t reliable in your country.
Fill in the form with genuine details in the required fields like your Name, Email Address, Publisher ID etc.
In the Phone No field, fill the phone number as it appears in your Google account information.
How to Get Adsense Verification PIN by Using ID Card Method
Another and last alternative to receive your Adsense PIN and verify your account is by using any of the following means of recognised identification:
- National Identity Card like NIMC Card
- Voter’s Card
- Driver’s Licence
- International Passport.
Visit Adsense proof verification page
Fill in your Name, Email address and publisher ID in the required fields.
In the attachment section, you’ll need to attach a text file containing your personal details in this format:
Upload a clear scanned data page of any of the means of ID we listed above
All details in your account must correspond with the document you are submitting.
If you failed to verify you Adsense account, Google is at liberty to stop displaying Ads on your blog.
Now that you’ve received your Adsense PIN, what’s next?
How To Verify Your Adsense Account With Your PIN
Follow the steps below to verify your adsense account using the PIN you received from Google
Sign in to your AdSense account at www.google.com/adsense with the email address and password you used during the application process
Click on Setting from the options on the left hand side
From the drop down menu select payment
In the left navigation bar, Click Account Information, then click on verify Address.
Alternatively you can click on the red alert button on top of your dashboard which says “your payments are current withhold because you’re yet to verify your address”. Clicking on it will bring up the PIN form where to enter your 6-digit PIN.
Enter your PIN as it appears on the right and click Submit PIN
Caution: your account will be suspended if you enter incorrect PIN three times
What of if Adsense PIN is sent to wrong address?
You could have your PIN sent to wrong address:
- If you changed location
- If you wrongly filled the address during registration process
If you found yourself in this situation, take the following action:
Head back to your account and update your address in Adsense and then apply for a new PIN. Or click resend after updating your address.
If you’re in Nigeria, you can ask the postmaster at the Post Office of your former location.
If you’re in a country where mails are delivered to homes, then you can go ask owner or occupant of your former house if he received mail for you.
How to change Adsense Payment Address to request a replacement PIN
Depending on your country and location Adsense PINs often take up to four weeks to reach you by mail.
If you haven’t received your PIN then you will need to request a replacement. Before that ensure you update your address.
Step 1: Sign in to your AdSense account.
Step 2: In the left navigation panel, click Payments.
Step 3: In the settings section, Click MANAGE SETTINGS.
Step 4: In the payment profile head to “Name and address” section, click to update your payment address in the “Address” fields.
Step 5: Click Save.
That’s all, your adsense payment PIN will be mailed to the updated address.
You can use either your old or new PIN. A situation whereby you located the previous PIN before the arrival of a new one, use the old one. They are the same, according to Google.
Can I send my a copy of my official identity document to request a new PIN?
Yes, but you’ll have to exhaust the number of request allowed in your dashboard before you can use this option. If you’re eligible, you’ll see the notice on your dashboard.
All the best!