When you associate your Youtube account with
your existing Adsense, you get the following error. Your AdSense application was rejected. Please
click here to associate a different AdSense account. Don’t worry, your Adsense account is OK. This
is just stupid and very misleading Youtube error. Remember when you started setting up the association,
Youtube prompted for an E-mail address? Well, it seems that the application rejected
status refers to the entered e-mail.
The status works for new applications only. But since you are specifying
an existing account e-mail, which is already present in Adsense databases,
it rejects any new applications with this e-mail. So it treats every e-mail
entered as a new registration, regardless of Use existing account being
selected. Very misleading indeed. Youtube needs time to synchronize with Adsense.
So make sure you clicked the enable access link in the email in your inbox,
and check that you have Youtube in third parity access section of
your Adsense account. In a couple of hours, the status in your Youtube
account should get links to Adsense account, meaning the association
is complete and monetization is now fully operational.