Each and every people in the world wants to monetize their precious time with the help of various resources either offline or online. If we talk about making money online then not a single person deny the fact that Google AdSense program is one of the best resource for earning handsome money from your Blogs, Websites, Mobile sites, Games, YouTube Videos and site search results etc.
Did you know? It was June 18, 2003 when Google launched advertising monetization program named Google AdSense which has now grown to include over 2 million publishers (including me) who earned more than $7 billion from AdSense in the year, 2012 alone.
Moreover, Indian AdSense Publishers will now get their AdSense earnings directly into their bank account through EFT payment system which has newly available to them with effect from March, 2014.
Now, come to the point that how to get Google AdSense Approval for your Blog or Website. Well! This is one of the frequently asked questions by our readers that why their application get rejected for Google AdSense.
Here is the extract of Email received from firstname.lastname@example.org by applicant for the subject – “Your AdSense application status”:-
“Thank you for your interest in Google AdSense. Unfortunately, after reviewing your application, we’re unable to accept you into AdSense at this time.”
If someone is already earning from YouTube videos, they may get email like this:-
“Thank you for your interest in expanding your Google AdSense account to implement ad code on your own website. Unfortunately, after reviewing your application, we’re unable to approve this application for the time being. Your existing AdSense account that allows you to show ads on partner sites is not affected by this disapproval.”
Most of the common reasons/issues for disapproval are:
- Site does not comply with Google policies
- Site does not comply with the Google AdSense program policies
- Insufficient content (as explained in later para)
- Site does not adhere to the Webmaster Quality guidelines
If you are one of those applicants whose AdSense application has been rejected again and again then please ask from yourself only one question:-
Why Should Someone visit your Site First?
I am sure you will get your answer and you will get your approved AdSense account thereafter. The good news is that now you will be able to immediate access to your AdSense account once you sign up. That means your website should provide a significant value to the users and it must give them a reason to find it first when searching for topics covered by your website.
How to participate in Google AdSense Program
Actually, there are some basic requirement for eligibility to participate in AdSense online program which has been briefly discussed hereunder:
A) Google Account:
I know that most of you have already Gmail account and if you haven’t then please create a Google account needed to sign in to AdSense. All information regarding acceptance, rejection, payments etc. in relation to AdSense will be mailed to your Gmail account by Google AdSense Team.
You should always be careful while providing your personal details at the time of creating a new Google Account. This is because if you will provide wrong information like Full Name, Age and Address etc. then your application might be rejected by AdSense team.
B) Age Requirement:
In accordance with the AdSense Terms and Conditions, applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Thus, if you are not 18 years old then you will not be able to participate in Google AdSense irrespective of satisfying all other conditions.
In that case there is a simple trick that you may provide your parents or guardian name instead of yours at the time of making application (see the procedure below) while signing up for AdSense Program.
C) Blog or Website:
Yes! If you are running your own website then it is OK otherwise you should have to create one free Blog with Blogger.com to monetize the contents on your Blogger Blogs or Websites. However, if you have more than one blog/site then please provide the address of your best site which comply all conditions mentioned as under.
1) Website/Blog Ownership:
It is compulsory to have your own site or blog so that you can access the HTML source code to place the AdSense Ad Units code which displays Ads on your site. Otherwise your AdSense account shall not be approved on final review made by AdSense team.
It is not mandatory that you must have a custom domain for your blogger blog but I strongly recommend you to purchase a domain preferably top level domain like aubsp.com, and example.net etc. for your BlogSpot.com blogs.
2) Website/Blog Contents:
Think as an advertiser’s point of view that why you will go for a site which has not quality contents. Remind one thing that AdSense works by crawling the contents of each and every single webpages on your blog/site.
i) Post Quality: I mean every webpage contain enough textual contents to complete the whole story and topic you are willing to s pread online. This will make happy to your blog readers because they gets complete information and answer for which they have visited your site.
Note that you may not fix the length of any post which results quality contents for Google AdSense. However, I personally opines that an article written within 500-800 words is more than enough instead of writing too short post with just 100-150 words.
ii) Post Quantity: If you want to get one short approval for AdSense program then please make sure you post at least 3-5 posts on weekly basis unless and until your blog/site get approved by AdSense Team.
Google has not specified any magic number of posts to be required for AdSense approval. But, in my opinion if your blog have more than 25 good quality articles then your blog is ready for applying for AdSense.
It is the quality and not the quantity of your blog posts which AdSense team consider at the time of reviewing your blog/site for AdSense approval.
iii) Insufficient content: Your webpages should have sufficient text, I mean to say maximum text with complete sentences and paragraphs, not only headlines. This is because if your site contain mostly images and videos then your application will not be approved.
iii) Original Contents: Your site contents must be original and not a copy paste from other website/blog or anywhere else. Therefore, you should not use copyrighted material in any manner on your site. If you are using any copyrighted textual contents, images, videos etc. then it violate AdSense content policy. Some webmasters uses images for their posts either from Search Engine Result Pages (SERPS) or other sites without
iv) Regularly Updated Contents: Suppose someone has posted 50 posts in a single day or week to get approved for AdSense and thereafter not posted a single post within week or even a month.
Thus, please keep updating/posting on your blog on regular basis so that your approved AdSense Account will not disapprove or disable within a short span of time.
3) Website/Blog Age:
To ensure the quality contents and keeping in mind the interest of Google Advertisers, Google AdSense has specified that the Indian and Chinese AdSense Publishers required to have owned their sites for at least 6 months. Accordingly, except India and China, there is no any minimum age obligation for either blogger blog or website to participate in Google AdSense Program.
However, you have to ensure that your website is live and not in a beta mode or under construction phase before you apply for AdSense Program. Thus, placing ad code on a website which is not fully launched or only consist a website template will not get final approval.
4) Website/Blog Language:
You may write your site or BlogSpot.com blog in so many languages. However, AdSense Program is not available for all languages including
HINDI (supports w.e.f. Dec 2014), Bengali, Gujarati, Panjabi, Telugu, Afrikaans, Irish, Latin etc. and therefore the primary language of your site must be in the AdSense supported languages.
5) Traffic sources:
Your blog/site traffics must come from the genuine sources. In other words, if you got the visitors through Search Engines, Social media and feed subscribers then it is good for the AdSense approval.
But, if you send bulk SMS, Email with your site links or asked your friends/relatives/students at large to daily visit your blog without any interest then it will impact badly on your site. Further, if your blog is not receiving at least 25-30 unique visitors per day then please wait for some time to get more organic traffics on your site and then apply.
I strongly recommend you to sign in to Google Analytics and Webmaster tools which help you to understand your blog/site contents, live visitors, unique page views, and traffic sources in dynamic ways.
D) Non-Google Ads:
You are free to use any third party advertisements on the same blog or webpage for which you are going to apply AdSense Program. In other words, there is no restriction to display Google Ads on your blog having Ads from Infolinks, BuySellAds, Clicksor, Chitika, Amazon Associates, Media.net etc.
However, you should make sure that your site does not contain many third party advertisements. This is because your site will looks like advertisement based rather contents based and that type of website does not qualify for AdSense.
E) Apply for AdSense Program:
Now, you are ready to Sign up for AdSense Program. There are two-step application approval process under AdSense program.
1) Sign-up and Place ad units: Google has now made signing process more faster and easier with effect from Thursday, October 08, 2015. So, you may click here to sign up for your AdSense account and get instant access to your AdSense account.
After log in to your AdSense account, you should create and place your first AdSense Ad Units code on your blog/site. If you a blogger user you may use our encode decode tool to convert ad unit code before using on your blogger blog.
Note that this will not display any Ads on your live webpage rather it shows only blank ad units until your will get fully approved AdSense account. Earlier, you would have to wait for some days or weeks for the preliminary checks to verify the information provided at the time of submitting your AdSense application. And after verification of your information (Your Name, Address and Blog/site URL etc.) , you were able to create your first AdSense Ad Unit.
2) Final Approval: Now, you will get response within 24 hours from specialists of Google AdSense Team regarding the final status of your application after you add the code to your site.
However, this process may takes 1-2 days. Did you know? Previously, the same process was completed after 5-7 days. Finally, you will receive an email letting you know that your AdSense account has been approved. Otherwise, you’ll receive an email on your registered Email ID explaining the disapproval reason and the possible next steps that you can take to get approved account.
Once you got fully activated AdSense account, the Google Ads will appears on your approved website/blog and the red bar across the top of AdSense Account will disappear.
This month (May 2016) one of our client got an approved AdSense account for his 8 months blog. Please let me know, if you have got an approved AdSense account recently. Share your own experiences regarding AdSense account approval.
Please, feel free to ask any questions regarding Google AdSense Program through comments or you may directly Contact Sales of Google AdSense support team. Enjoy!