I have written some python scripts that scrape data from a given Instagram account. The scripts then run some basic but useful analytics on these scraped data.

I have now wrapped these Python scripts behind a flask API so a basic endpoint call is all it takes to analyze a given Instagram account that we can specify in the request body.

My question is if I develop a website with my API as a backend and a decent frontend, generate some traffic, would I be able to add Adsense to my website? Or is this something that will be flagged by google.


The AdSense terms of service prohibit serving ads on pages with content that violate copyright laws. See the section on "Intellectual property abuse." To show ads on content from Instagram, you would need to obtain permission to display that content before you would be able to show ads with it.

In the case of Instagram, Instagram does not claim ownership of the photos on Instagram. The photos are usually owned by the person who took them, although they could have already been sold or owned by the person's employer. This means you would usually need to have the permission of the Instagram user to show the content from their account. Once you have this permission, your showing it would be legal and you would not violate AdSense policy about copyright.

The AdSense ad placement policies prohibit placing advertisements on "content that we cannot evaluate." Google's software for choosing ads for pages requires text content to know what the page is about. If your page has only Instagram images and no text content, Google AdSense won't work because the page can't be evaluated for relevant ads. To apply and get accepted by AdSense, you site needs sufficient content: 50 pages with 300 words each.

Certain images might also violate Google AdSense policies. You would have to police the feeds and make sure the images don't contain prohibited content such as pornography, weapons, drugs, alcohol, or illegal activity.


As i understand, your content is a result of some analytics.

generate some traffic

Do some keyword research about your research topic - does it really have a search traffic? If yes - i personally don't see any argues for not doing your plans reality. Content is unique, owned by only you and has search traffic.

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