Hello my blogger friends and website owners, Few days back I was very happy as I got my Google Adsense application approved for one of my blogs, it was a big challenge for me to get my adsense account approved, but finally I got it approved and finally google ads are showing up on my blogs, I am so happy because now I can do what I like and I can earn my living through it, although this was not same few months back, I was much worried as adsense was rejecting my applications every time I applied and on support forum I was getting creepy answers like: “This type of content is no more accepted by adsense” and others, but I had no money to arrange any pre activated account, I thought I will try till last day possible to get approved. Here is my story and what I did to get my adsense account approved. Before that here is a snapshot of mails i got during rejections.
Here Are The Things I Learnt From 100 Days Fight For Google Adsense Approval
1. Wine And Websites Get Better With Time
Wine gets better as it ages, similarly any website gets better as it ages, more content to show, more pages more traffic, it happens only with time, you need to market your new website or blog and put interesting contents that attract people, my mistake was I tried to get ads by google very early, I applied for adsense after a week of hosting my new blog with probably 3 posts in it, so this was a worthless website with no visitors, I had plans but google can’t predict my plans so I got rejected. Never apply adsense with minimal contents. Try to get some content first wait for 3-4 months then apply.
2. Google Doesn’t Accept Websites/Blogs On Certain Contents
Google have some rules for websites or blogs who want to display google ads and get adsense approval, you should follow them, here is the list of contents that are not accepted by google adsense:
- Pornography, adult or mature content
- Violent content
- Hate speech (including content that incites hatred or promotes violence against individuals or groups based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, or sexual orientation/gender identity), harassment, bullying, or similar content that advocates harm against an individual or group.
- Excessive profanity
- Hacking/cracking content
- Software or other content that violates the Unwanted Software Policy
- Malware or adware
- Illicit drugs and drug paraphernalia content
- Content that promotes, sells, or advertises products obtained from endangered or threatened species.
- Sales of beer or hard alcohol
- Sales of tobacco or tobacco-related products
- Sales of prescription drugs
- Sales of weapons or ammunition (e.g., firearms, firearm components, fighting knives, stun guns)
- Sales or distribution of coursework or student essays
- Content regarding programs which compensate users for clicking ads or offers, performing searches, surfing websites or reading emails
- Any other content that is illegal, promotes illegal activity or infringes on the legal rights of others
For more details on Adsense Policy you can visit this link :
3. Some Pages Do Matter A Lot
When I applied for google adsense in my past I never thought about the small pages will matter so much, but google really gives importance to 4 pages that you must need to have before applying for google adsense.
- Contact page: Add a contact page to your website with details about your contact information and a form to contact you directly from your website.
- Terms: Add a terms page to your website.
- About: Add a page describing the purpose of your website and why it is created.
4. A Good Navigation On Your Website Is Important
During my rejection period for google adsense application I researched a lot about things that matter for approval, everywhere I found is your website should have a good and easy navigation, so users can access contents easily. So I added all my posts to my main navigation including the four other pages and added a secondary navigation in footer with links to the four pages, next I added links to categories, archive and latest post in my sidebar, this made my website well managed and contents easy to access. You should make your website’s navigation in such a way so users can easily access all of your posts.
5. Get A Good Looking Theme
In my case, as soon as I started my blogging career I started with buying a good theme, a good theme is very important, google gives huge importance on look and feel of any website before adsense ad approval, I find most of new blogs are missing good theme, they just started, just writing things showing what they know, they have lot of knowledge to share, but look and feel of the website is not optimal, so before submitting your application to adsense for approval and display ads from google make sure you add a good theme to your website or blog.
6. Do Not Copy Content Or Use Copyrighted Content/Images On Your Website Or Blog
Once you start blogging or building your website, make sure you do not use any copyrighted image or content and write unique posts, adsense will surely decline your website or blog if it finds any copyrighted content on your pages. For images you can use many image selling or sharing websites which either sell you images or share images which are copyright free, also you can use image search on google and check labelled for reuse on the search options this will show you images that are copyright free and you can use in your posts or pages.
7. Get Little Organic Traffic Coming Before You Apply For Adsense Approval
One of my mistake was I was thoroughly applying for adsense approval at the time when my website probably had a single visitor, and guess what that was me, do not make such mistake, let your website ripe a bit, start getting 30-50 unique visitors every day before applying for adsense approval, or adsense will definitely reject your application.
8. Link Your Google Analytics Account With Google Adsense Account
This method of linking really helps you to get a good chance for adsense approval, so do link your google analytics account with adsense as soon as possible to get a fair chance of approval and display ads by google on your website or blog.
9. Remove Any Ad Network From Your Website Temporarily
Before you submit your application for google adsense approval, make sure you have no affiliate or ad network displaying ads on your website, google really hates competition, this may get your application rejected.
Once you have completed the nine steps mentioned above, now you are good to apply for google adsense ad approval, this time no one can stop you from getting approved. Here is the approval mail i received.
10. The Final Thing You Do After Getting Approved
Once your adsense application is approved, you need to create the first ad unit from adsense dashboard and pin the ad code in a live page of your website or blog. The ads will soon start displaying on your website and you will start earning.
This is all what I learnt during my google adsense application approval process and I am sharing it with you all hoping it will help you too, let me know if you also succeed with these steps, also if you need help in making some changes or building up your website/blog do not hesitate to contact me, I will help and guide you as much possible. Contact me via the contact page whenever needed.
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