• Post last modified:December 20, 2022
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AdSense: Site Down or Unavailable issue solved

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You applied for AdSense and AdSense rejected your site for the reason that your site is not ready to show ads – Site Down or Unavailable.

How to Fix Site Down or Unavailable

We found that your site was down or unavailable. We suggest that you check your application to see if there was a typo in the URL that you submitted. When your site is operational, you can resubmit your application. We’ll be happy to take another look at your application.

Site down or Unavailable problem adsense
Site Down or Unavailable – AdSense

If you are unable to solve this issue then you are now in the right place. Please read all the points very carefully.

There may be many reasons for this issue:

I have mentioned some factors below one or more of which may be the cause of this issue. Check all the points carefully and correct them if you find one.

  1. Make sure you have submitted the sitemap of your site in the Google search console and your site is indexed in google.
  2. Make sure your robots.txt file is not blocking the Google bots, for example, the following Lines in the robots.txt file can block google bots.
User-agent: Mediapartners-Google
  1. If your robots.txt file has the above lines then you should remove that or just replace your robots.txt file with the following robots.txt file.
User-agent: *
Disallow: /comments/feed/
Disallow: /archives/
Disallow: /preview/
Disallow: /profiles/
Disallow: /search

User-agent: Mediapartners-Google* 
Allow: /

User-agent: Googlebot-Mobile
Allow: /

User-agent: Adsbot-Google
Allow: /

User-agent: Googlebot
Allow: /

Sitemap: https://www.example.com/sitemap.xml

Note: don’t forget to replace https://www.example.com with your own site’s URL in the above-given robots.txt

To replace the robots.txt file in Blogger blog, Go to the Blogger settings > Scroll down to the “Crawlers and indexing” section, you will see the “Custom robots.txt” option click on it (see screenshot below).

Custom robots.txt in Blogger
Custom robots.txt – Blogger

Now replace your robots.txt file with the above given robots.txt file and click on ‘save‘.

Custom robots.txt in Blogger new interface
Custom robots.txt in Blogger
  1. If you have replaced your robots.txt with the above-given robots.txt file then you may submit it to the Google search console.

Go to Google search console Click on URL inspection in the left side menu bar of your screen.

URL Inspection in Google Search Console
URL Inspection

Now enter your site’s URL and then /robots.txt after your site’s URL like this https://www.Example.com/robots.txt & Press the enter button.

URL Inspection Bar in Search Console

Now click on the “TEST LIVE URL“, though this file is not indexable it may help Google to crawl your robots.txt file very quickly.

Click on "TEST LIVE URL"
  1. It is also really important that your site MUST be able to redirect from non-www (https://example.com) to www (https://www.example.com) or Vice versa. This is very important for AdSense approval.

Even if you don’t use www as a prefix with your domain still it should be able to redirect the www prefix to non-www or vice versa.

To resolve the www or non-www redirection issues, you must read this post on How to Redirect Website from non-www to www or Vice versa, to get AdSense approval and, also to check if you have set all the Blogger settings and DNS management settings properly.

Find the above issues on your site and fix them and then re-apply for AdSense.