How Do I Cancel My AdSense Account?
Since I recently cancelled my old AdSense account in order to create a new one, I realized that it might not be obvious to everyone how to cancel an AdSense account.
Important note: once you cancel your account, you can never use that same email address for any other AdSense account. You will have to use a different email address next time you create an account.
To cancel your account, you need to go to the AdSense account cancellation form here:
This form has some questions it asks to verify that you are the owner of the account. Listed below are some of the trickier questions and how you can find the answers to them. Note that to get the answers to the questions you need to have access to your account.
AdSense Cancellation Form Questions and Answers
Q: Contact email address?
A: Use the email address that you log in with.
Q: Publisher ID?
A: Log in to your account. Your publisher ID is shown at the top of the page on the right-hand side directly below the log out link. I recommend copying/pasting the ID so that you do not have any typos.
Q: Date your AdSense account first registered impressions?
A: Log in to your account. Then click on “Report” tab and then on the “Advanced Reports” subtab (if it was not already selected). Change the “Choose date range” drop-down menu selection to “All time”. Click the “Display Report” button. The report that loads will show your AdSense “impressions” history. Find the oldest date that shows a non-zero number in the “Page impressions” column. If you have multiple products listed in the “Choose product” drop-down menu, then you’ll have to do this for each of those to find the report with the oldest date in the “Page impressions” column. The oldest “Page impressions” date is the answer.
Q: Number of impressions registered on your first day?
A: See the previous Q/A above – the answer to this question is the number of page impressions shown for the date you found on the previous Q/A above.
There are a few other simple questions to answer, and then you are done. If you account has less than $10 of earnings in it, then they will send you a follow-up email within a few days saying that they can’t cancel your account unless you click on a link and fill out another form forfeiting your < $10 balance. I had a $0 balance and it still sent me this forfeiture confirmation email.