Most of the bloggers want to have approved Adsense account and start earning their part-time job and can also make some money from Adsense. Getting Adsense approval is something like say, dream for bloggers (If they don’t follow proper guidelines). You too must be wondering about getting Adsense approval. But it’s not easy to get approved Adsense account. Google Adsense has a very strict policy for approving the new application.
In this article, I am going to share genuine ideas on Adsense approval, each and every step that I followed to get Adsense approved. The article gonna be too long but I am here to explain every reason of Adsense approval rejection and method of Adsense account approval.
You might have some questions arising…
How to apply for Google Adsense account? How to get approved Google Adsense account? Does your blog qualify or ready (criteria) for AdSense approval? What are the requirements for Adsense approval? Why my AdSense application rejected every time? What are the steps to be followed after getting your AdSense application rejected?
This article is going to answer your all question and show you the evergreen way to get your AdSense account approved. Note: this post won’t guarantee 100% approval because I am neither employer of Google nor I am there to approve your application but it will increase the chance to get approved.
You must go through every sentence and I’m sure you gonna get your AdSense application approved. Keep in mind that it won’t take more than 10 minutes to read the whole article which can change your blogging career.
Table of Contents
- 1 What is Google Adsense?
- 2 Adsense is very popular, why?
- 3 Adsense application Rejection Reasons
- 4 Things to do before you get Adsense approved
- 5 Summary for Adsense approval condition
- 6 Using self-hosted WordPress
What is Google Adsense?
Adsense is the advertising service by Google. This program is designed for website owner or bloggers to display the targeted ads on their website as image, video or text or in any form. Since there are many programs offered by AdSense, so besides the website, Adsense can be used for games, TV, apps, youtube, etc. Ads are managed by Google. Adsense is totally free to participate but Google should approve your application. Revenue is generated on a per click or per impression basis.
Adsense is very popular, why?
Adsense is the oldest network. It works for pay per click method. Google Adsense has millions of satisfied customers and publishers. Its payment is done in time. One can make a huge amount of it if work is done in a right way. It’s paying rate is better than any other ads network. You can’t have trust in other ads network but on Adsense, you can trust totally because it’s the service by Google and it’s a legit program. Since everyone is running behind it so, Google made the approval system very strict. If you make a little mistake you are rejected.
Adsense application Rejection Reasons
Most of the AdSense account are rejected because they don’t care about the policy provided by Google. They don’t follow the procedure. To satisfy each and every publisher, Google has made the Adsense approval process very strict. Some of the reasons AdSense application is being rejected are:
Site Does not comply with AdSense policies
This is the most common reason that most of the blogger get suffered from. Before applying for Adsense, make sure you have gone through every Adsense program Policies and Webmaster quality guidelines. This reason occurs if you don’t have organic traffic, unique and meaningful content, etc. etc. If you copy an image from other sites (which you found on google search) you will be rejected showing the above reason.
If your site doesn’t have enough text then this rejection occurred. The website only having images, headlines or videos, flash usually doesn’t get approval. The sentences or paragraphs must be complete. Content is the king for AdSense approval. So make sure that you have enough text on your website. You have to increase the number of posts as well.
Design of your Blog
If you landed on a website containing totally yellow background and white writing on it, would you visit that website again? Of course, you won’t visit such site again. Since Google Adsense approval process is a manual task, you must be aware of choosing the proper theme for your blog. A website that is poorly designed and difficult for visitors to interact with the page are generally rejected.
Things to do before you get Adsense approved
Before applying for Adsense, one should care about every policy of the Google Adsense. The website content must be genuine and not MFA (Made for Ads). Below points make the probability of higher success on AdSense approval.
Content is the king to get Adsense approved. Your content should be original. You can easily copy the content from other website but Copyscape like a website can easily find out where you copied the content from. Plagiarism test is done on your website. Your website is checked manually by a human. Blogging means simply sharing your new idea with others through your experiences.
You must have enough text in your post. Make a habit of writing your post content minimum of 400+ words or more with having some image on it but make sure you don’t copy the image from other websites. You can get the royalty-free image and use it. Make sure Google can easily crawl your content.
You can protect your post though DMCA. Use this service in order to be safe from plagiarism. DMCA not only protect your posts but it also reflects your seriousness. If someone copies your blog content, you can take down through DMCA.
High-quality content is…
- Unique and original
- check for grammar and spelling errors
- must be useful and informative
- with proper headings
- Don’t use copyright images
- not against Adsense program policies
Besides having high-quality content you must have a good number of posts. You should have at least 15 -20 posts. Better write 2-3 posts every week until your Adsense get approved. Follow SEO techniques in order to index your post quickly by Google. Remember not to write the post like Adsense approval if you don’t have experience with or got one.
Create important pages
Make sure that these pages are easily accessible. You can put their link on the menu bar or in the footer.
Website age and Domain name
Having custom domain name is plus point for you. If you use .blogspot.com subdomain name, then you are going to have AdSense account but only hosted account, you can’t put ads on other sites. You must buy a top level domain like .com domain name which helps you to get your AdSense application approved more quickly. Buying .com domain will gonna charge you $10 – $15 per year only. Keep in mind that, the domain name should be SEO friendly.
The website age must be at least 2 months old which ensure that you are serious about blogging and your website is a genuine one and it helps in getting AdSense application approved. Domain age is the major factor to get AdSense approved. You can buy old domain too but at an expensive price.
Submit your blog to Google webmaster and analytics
Submit your blog to Google webmaster so that Google robots can easily crawl your content and index it for Google searches. It is the major part because you need organic traffic to get your AdSense application approved. In order to receive organic traffic, your website must be shown on Google searches which are done by Google webmaster ie indexing.
You need to keep the track from where you are receiving the traffic. Are they legit or scam? You have to keep eye on your visitors. In order to do this Google Analytics can help you which is the product of Google itself. It also helps you to get approved quickly. You can use Statcounter as well.
Always keep eye on traffic sources. Traffic sources should not come from scam sites. Doing this increases your probability of getting Adsense approval. Don’t submit your blog to spam blog directory which claims to increase your traffic but it won’t. Also, keep track on backlink whether it is a scam or not. Better not to buy traffic to your site.
Check your content type
Before publishing your content, you have to check whether you are following AdSense policy or not. Don’t publish your post that Adsense doesn’t want to. Some of the content which is not accepted by Google AdSense are:
- Pornography/ Adult Materials
- Illegal Drugs
- Hacking and Cracking Tutorials
- Pirated Content or pirated site links
- Illegal Stuffs
- Violent content
- Sales of beer or alcoholic and weapons
- Sales of coursework
- Others you can get on AdSense program policies
You should check your content for language whether it is allowed by Google Adsense or not. Some of the languages are not accepted by Google Adsense.
Remove other Ads network
Before applying for Adsense approval you should care, that you are using other ads network or not. If you are using, immediately remove it. Google Adsense doesn’t accept the website that uses other Ads network. If you are using free hosting provider, then care about their hidden ad links. After you get Adsense approved, you can use other ad networks, which matches with Google Adsense policy.
Website Template should be designed properly
The website template should be coded properly. It should not contain any ad links, scam links, scam links or dead links. Some free website hosting site hides their ad links in templates, you should care about them. Your website should be designed properly so that navigation becomes easy and visitors feel easy to spend time on your website. Don’t make your website too flashy and full of images. Colour should be chosen in a way that visitors won’t get irritated.
Your website template should be responsive. This is the major factor to care about. Better apply the template which has been already approved by Adsense which increases the probability of getting success. Your website must be clean and fast in response.
Don’t care about
Alexa rank does not matter on Google Adsense approval process. Alexa rank is only for checking your site for popularity. Traffic too is not the criteria to get AdSense approved but you should care about from where the traffic is coming from. Don’t run after scam. No one can say whether you can get approval or not. But you should do your work in a regular way.
Summary for Adsense approval condition
- Make sure you use alt tag in every image
- Submit your XML sitemap to Google webmaster
- You must fix affiliate, bad link and dead link to no follow
- Make sure that your website response quickly
- Check your website for Google bot crawling
- You must be 18 years of age before applying Adsense
- You must provide real information while applying Adsense
- Don’t use Blackhat SEO method like backlink building tools
- Don’t pollute your website with many widgets
- Check for plagiarism before publishing your posts
- Don’t make your website for MFA (Made for Ads)
- Apply for Adsense only once in a month
- Don’t hurry to paste the code after you passed your first approval step
- No any minimum traffic is required to get Adsense approved but better to have some
- Keep updating your site with new posts
- Don’t play with website template after you apply for Adsense approval
- After getting first approval don’t place your ad code in populated widget section
- Care about SEO
- Religion and educational blog gets rejected
- Keep applying until you get approved, but apply 2-3 weeks after disapproval (if disapproved)
- Keep tracking backlink on your site
I got my website approved after 6 months and after trying more than 5 times. If you don’t get your Adsense approved don’t lose the hope. Patience is the major medicine to get AdSense approved. If you don’t get your Adsense approved, the world hasn’t ended you can apply for infolinks, Chitika, clicksor, etc. which are considered to be the best Adsense alternatives.
Using self-hosted WordPress
Google like self-hosted WordPress and using self-hosted WordPress with a custom domain name can be the positive point to get Adsense approved. It offers different SEO related plugins. Then you don’t have to run after SEO scam and any other blogging tricks scam. Using WordPress costs about $3-$4 per month. It’s not too much. You can get profit if you become serious towards blogging. WordPress offers different themes which are SEO optimized and speed optimized.
First of all start with the premium package so you will be serious towards blogging. As we all know that premium package won’t contain any hidden ads and scripts that slow down your website. So better to have a premium WordPress blog.