In this article, I’m going to share with you the whole thing that you need to do before applying for Google AdSense program to essentially get approve.
Here are some common questions about Google AdSense …
Am I eligible to apply for Google AdSense?
How to apply for Google AdSense?
What are Google AdSense requirements?
Does my blog qualify for AdSense or not?
What to do if Google AdSense reject my application?
This post is going to answer all your questions in detail 😉
Why is Google AdSense so trendy?
Google AdSense is one of the oldest networks to offer ad publishing and works at Pay Per Click system. When it comes to the authority of Google AdSense, it speaks for itself. Google AdSense has thousands and thousands of satisfied clients and publishers. AdSense pays on time, every time.
One more reason for an opting Google AdSense is that we can earn huge amounts of money if we do our work in right way. There are many bloggers who are making a complete living from their blogs and Google AdSense.
Therefore, Google AdSense should be the number one choice among all the other available networks.
It’s paying rates are better than all of other networks so that’s the biggest reason it is so popular among bloggers.
But since everybody is running behind them, they have made the approval system very strict. You make little mistakes and get disapproved every time. Here are few reasons why Google will reject your AdSense application.
Common Reasons for Rejection
Here are the most common rejection reasons and Google AdSense requirements that you should keep in mind before we get into details.
1. Insufficient content / Unacceptable site content
Your website doesn’t have enough text on for Google specialists to review.
There are some pages which you must have before applying to Google AdSense if you want to get accepted.
3. Site Does Not Comply With Google AdSense Policies
No rich, unique and meaningful content, no organic traffic, pages with little to no original content or bad user experience through clear navigation and organization.
So you need a complete guidance and list of things that you need to do before applying for Google AdSense.
Things to Do Before Applying for Google AdSense
1. Always Write High-Quality Content
The #1 thing is to write high-quality content before applying for Google AdSense. This is the very important thing which you can’t ignore at any cost. I mean it!
Google loves the blog who are publishing high-quality content and their visitors are enjoying it. Keep in mind that your application will be reviewed by humans and you have to impress them to get approved by AdSense.
• is unique and original
• with proper headings and bullet lists
• free from grammar and spelling mistakes
• useful and informative
2. Create a Privacy Page for Your Blog/Website
Why is it important?
3. Create an About Page
About page simply describe you and your blog. This will not only help you create a relationship with readers but it will also make them trust you.
4. Setup A Contact Us Page
It’s quite clear that everyone has his/her own opinion.
Create a contact page, if possible add your email that you are going to apply for Google AdSense. If possible do get some professional email address like firstname.lastname@example.org and your social profile links too.
By creating this you are telling Google that we care for our customers, visitors and we are ready to help them. They can contact us anytime.
It will also show the Google AdSense Team that is viewing your site that you actually care about your readers and not only the money and AdSense.
Check out my contact page to get some idea.
5. Verify Your Name and Email
When you apply don’t forget to put your name and email address in some easily visible area like about and contact pages. It will confirm to Google AdSense team that it is the same person who applied for AdSense and not some spam, crappy bots.
This will speed up the verification process and within no time, you’ll be able to enjoy fully approved AdSense account.
6. Have Some Good Number Of Posts
What should be the minimum number of posts before applying for Google AdSense? There is no confirmed answer.
Not even one.
Because I have seen very established blogs with 100+ posts and their owner telling me that Google AdSense is rejecting them while somewhere bloggers with few posts or even less than 5 are enjoying making money with AdSense.
Exactly, what I said that there is no actual answer. However, we can always predict things.
According to my experience, the best time to apply for AdSense account is when you have at least 10 good quality posts. Your blog posts length should be at least 300+ words with quality content.
Below things that actually matters to get Adsense approved.
• Simple and clean design
• Easy to navigate blog
• Unique niche
• Detail content
• No “unwanted” widgets
7. Make Sure you’re 18+
This is the mistake that new bloggers are making who are less than 18. They write incorrect age and get into trouble.
Use your correct date of birth and age while applying for Google AdSense account.
8. Improve Your Blog /Website Design
Your Blog/Website should be professional and not like a messy photo gallery. A clean, professional and fast-loading design is appreciated by Google.
Your blog design is the biggest thing after content. This represents your expertise, experience, and professionalism. It should have following features:
• Simple and professional
• Easy to navigate
• Proper menus
• No useless items in sidebar or footer
• Search engine friendly
• Fast loading
9. Use Top Level Domain
Google has made changes to their policies. If you have a blog with Blogspot and the domain is yourblog.blogspot.com then chances are you will get approved quickly.
But you will not be able to use that on any other domain like .com. You’ll have to submit the request to upgrade your AdSense account.
As for today, you must have your own unique domain that specifies your blog. If you don’t have one yet, stop thinking about getting approved with sub domains and go buy a Top Level Domain. It will cost anywhere from $8-$10/year. You can buy the domain from Godaddy or Whois.
The best domain is the one with .com extension. Choose a short, unique and easy to remember domain that is related to your blog niche.
Another important thing about the domain is its age. Because for some of the Asian countries like India, AdSense has placed domain age restriction. They don’t accept any sites which are less than 6 months old.
There are many AdSense stories that I read on many forums that some people got approved for few weeks old blog and other got rejected for the blog that is even more than 6 months old. So age doesn’t really matter when you have a high-quality blog that focuses more on helping your visitors.
If you have a website that is less than 6 months old then you can still consider applying for AdSense.
10. Remove Other Ad Networks
If you have any other ads placed like Media.net, Chitika, Infolinks, Clicksor or anything, it’s time to drop them off.
Make your blog free from ads.
Even Google AdSense allows you to use other ad networks along with them, it’s better to remove the ads before applying and don’t put them back until you get a reply from AdSense team which usually takes anywhere from few days to weeks.
So, before submitting your application for Google AdSense make sure to remove all the ads on your blog from any other network.
11. Check Your Traffic Sources
Google hates the sites that are getting paid traffic and mostly penalizes them so there is not a damn chance of getting approved by AdSense for a site that is getting paid traffic. You can bring traffic from search engines or any other way you want but if you want to earn via Google AdSense the right way, paid traffic is not a solution.
Also, note, that Google does not accept site which gets traffic from illegal sources. So focus on getting traffic from legal sources like social media, search engines, and related blogs.
What to Do If Your Application Is Rejected?
Well, it’s not the end of the world! 😉
Don’t lose hope. Take your time to fix the issues on your blog that is mentioned by AdSense in rejection email and apply again. Remember, if you are disapproved, you can apply again and again until you finally get approved by Google AdSense. There’s no issue with that.
To sum up, getting an AdSense approved is not really hard if you have a quality website that is focused more on high-quality content, optimized for search engines, uses a great design and with the good number of visitors. Because that’s what Google wants from its every publisher.
Make sure to do these things before applying for Google AdSense. I guess these are not too hard. Don’t be sad if Google AdSense doesn’t approve your blog. There are many other ways to make money online without AdSense.
Look forward to your success.