As you are looking for Adsense approval, I will assume that you have already started your blog and looking forward to monetizing it.
Although there are other good ways to monetize a blog, for most of the new bloggers, Google Adsense is the first thing that comes to mind.
If not the best, Google Adsense is undoubtedly an excellent way to monetize your blog.
However, you might have heard that people don’t get approved by Adsense even after numbers of try, or you might have faced that situation by yourself.
Actually, getting approved by Adsense is quite easy if you do everything correctly.
Let me tell you that when I got approved by Google Adsense, I had published only seven articles, and I barely had any traffic on my blog.
So how did I get approved?
In my opinion, providing value to your readers is the only thing you need to get approved by Adsense, and it will remain the top criteria as long as Google exists.
Let me show you exactly how to do that.
(I am not saying that your blog will not get approved if you don’t use these tips but using these tips will increase the probability of approval.)
How to Get Approved by Adsense
Google cares about their viewers and advertisers. However, between these two Google cares the most about their viewers, because their advertisers are of no use without their viewers.
That’s why Google tries his best to provide a good user experience, and if your blog doesn’t provide value to your readers, then Google will neither accept you for Adsense nor show you in their top search results.
So how to provide value to your readers?
Following are some of the tips which help you provide value to your users, and as a result, you will definitely get approved by Adsense.
Make Your Website Easy to Navigate
Your users will not stay on your website for an extended period if they cannot navigate your site easily.
Even if they want to stay, they will have to leave as soon as they finish reading the article they visited first if your website is not easy to navigate.
This is a horrible user experience which Google doesn’t like.
Google as well as you will earn more profit if your users stay on your website as long as possible.
Do the following things to make your website easy to navigate:
- Use a clean layout (Both premium and clean free themes work great)
- Use a well-organised menu bar
- Show categories widget on your sidebar
- Add a search bar to your website
- Show previous and next article at the end of a blog post
- Show related articles at the end of an article
- You may add recently published articles to your sidebar
- Don’t clutter your website with unnecessary items
Google Loves Unique Ideas
If you have a unique idea, you are halfway through success. Google loves unique websites as they are very successful at driving new users.
With a unique website, you have a high probability of getting approved by Adsense.
If you don’t have a unique website at least, you can try to get unique blog post ideas.
Write Original Content
Not only Google, nobody likes duplicate content. Copying from another website will lead you nowhere instead it will ruin your reputation.
Google will never want to do a partnership with a website that steals from other people as it will harm their reputation too.
That’s why if you have your own content on your website there is a better chance of Adsense approval.
The same thing goes for images on your website. Try to create original images of your own or use royalty free images.
Create Relevant Pages
Google wants you to be completely transparent with your readers because it increases trust and as a result increases profit.
So try to be as transparent as possible with your users. (Best for your business)
Creating relevant pages about yourself and your blog helps your readers understand you and your blog better.
Create the following pages to remain transparent with your readers:
- About Page
- Disclaimer Page
- Contact Page
Write In-depth Content
In-depth content helps your readers understand a topic better, and it also shows your mastery over a particular issue.
Recent studies show that long and in-depth content tends to rank better in search results which means Google loves a detailed article.
That’s why writing in-depth content increases your chance of getting approved by adsense.
Make Sure Your Website Complies With Adsense Policies
Google strictly follows a content policy for Adsense. If your website doesn’t comply with their policy, they will never accept your application.
Following are some of the things Google doesn’t accept:
- Adult content
- Dangerous or derogatory content
- Recreational drugs or drugs related content
- Hacking and cracking content
- Illegal content
- Tobacco-related content
- Weapon related content etc.
Read their complete content policy here and make sure your website complies with them.
Remember that Google now approves Adsense application in two steps. In the first step, it considers your website’s content and design.
The above tips are helpful for the first step of the approval process.
In the second step, Google considers your traffic and how the ad units perform in your website. After getting approved in the first step, you need to place the ad unit on your site before getting accepted in the second step.
Note: After placing the ad units it will show only blank ads until your application gets fully approved.
To get approved in the second step place the ad unit codes on the relevant positions of your website and try to send as much traffic as possible to your site.
FAQs Related to Adsense Approval
How long does it take to get approved by Adsense?
There is no definitive answer to this question, however, according to Google it usually takes three days to get approved in the first step.
After getting approved in the first step and placing ad units on your website, your ad units need to generate certain numbers of impressions to get fully approved.
How many views do I need to get approved by Adsense?
It is a misconception that you need a large number of views to get approved by adsense. While I don’t have a definitive answer, I can assure you that you don’t need a massive amount of traffic to get adsense approval.
I was barely getting any views while I got approved by Adsense. I was not getting any organic traffic at that moment, and the little traffic my blog was getting was only from social media promotions.
How do I check my Adsense status?
You will get a confirmation email from Adsense for each approval step.
However, if you don’t get any confirmation email, you can check your Adsense application status in your Adsense account.
Login to your Adsense account > Go to Ads from the left-hand side menu bar > Go to Other products
There it will show the status of your application.
How old my website should be to get approved by Adsense?
You can get approved by Adsense with a fresh website, but in some locations, Google needs your site to be active for at least six months.
I know people who have got their Adsense account approved within a few months of starting their website.
How many articles do I need for Adsense approval?
In my opinion, it’s not the quantity, but the quality that matters. As I told earlier, I had published only seven articles when I got approved by Adsense.
That’s why I will suggest you have at least seven to eight original and quality articles before applying for Adsense.
Adsense approval is not an algorithmic review process, but it is a manual review which means a person from the Adsense approval team reviews your website by himself/herself.
So keeping that in mind try to construct your website and its content. Think of what you would like to see on another site.
Put yourself in the shoes of the reviewer, and you will get an idea about what to do and what not to do.
Getting your Adsense account approved is not actually a difficult task if you know what to and what not to do.
Keep in mind that your blogging journey doesn’t end if you don’t get approved by Adsense. Actually, there are better monetization strategies available for you.
Apart from that, there are lots of Adsense alternatives such as Media.net, Bidvertisers, Chitika, Infolink, etc. available for you to try. Here is a great article about different Adsense alternatives.
Just follow the above tips, apply for Adsense and hope for the best.
I hope these tips were helpful to you. Comment down below whether you got approved or not or if you have any doubt and want my help. I will try my best to help.
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