AdWords is an advertising network and one of the Google’s products. Advertisers join them and purchase ad clicks. Google team displays advertisers’ ads on search results. They also display ads on others’ websites using the Adsense publisher program. You can apply for a Google Adsense account if you have a quality website and display ads if your application is accepted.
Everyone who wants to create money blogging mostly rely on Adsense. Yes, they are right. Adsense is the best publisher network. You can make thousands of dollars, if your site is getting the right amount of traffic. I promised you to post articles on how to create a blog and make money using it. We have seen guide articles to start a blog, to install WordPress, to submit your site to search engines. Now, it’s the time to discuss about money making from a blog. Showing PPC (Pay Per Click) ads on our blog is one of the money making ways and Adsense is the best PPC network. Getting an Adsense account is a dream for online bloggers since it is not that easy to get. Here I share some tips to get an approved Adsense account.
I would like to share my experience before commencing to share the fast Adsense approval tips. I got an Adsense account two years back. Being an Indian blogger it was very hard to get the approval. I was rejected by Adsense more than 20 times. I tried many platforms like Google sites, Hub Pages, Weebly, Blogger and YouTube to create websites and applied for Adsense. But all were vain. Then I realized the mistake that my website was not having quality articles.
I updated my blog with some good quality articles and concentrated on getting decent traffic and attained success. I applied Adsense account for this blog. That time I was using Blogger blogging platform which also helped to get approved by Adsense as they prefer their products (Google’s products like Blogger, YouTube and Google Sites). Getting acceptance for your main site is very hard. After that you can put Adsense ads on any websites which comply with their terms and policies. Now I am monetizing all my websites and blogs with Adsense.
I am a satisfied Adsense publisher since it is the best publisher network in the world. We will get more click rates than any other publisher network. I tried many publisher networks and got frustrated as they offer poor click rates and some networks never count the traffic that are coming from some specific countries. Hence, the advertisement they showed on my blog was very irrelevant to my niche.
Using Adsense you can make money in a many ways. You can put display ads, text ads and Google custom search on our site and earn money. You can also earn money by displaying Adsense ads in YouTube videos. There are some Adsense approved revenue sharing sites like Hub Pages. You can also join them and link your Adsense account to earn some percentage from the money they earn by you. You can also display mobile ads on your mobile site and apps. So, Adsense is the perfect choice for any publisher to monetize different platforms.
It is better to know some important aspects before applying for an Adsense account. I am going to give you some tips to get accepted by Adsense. This article is purely based on my experience. Some may not accept my views. Anyway, my aim is to help you only.
Getting accepted by Adsense is not an easy job. Indian publishers need to wait six months after creating their sites to submit their applications. So, six months is the time for you to build and optimize your website for Adsense.
First and foremost read and understand Adsense policies. Read each and every step of the policy and if you have any doubt Google it and get clarification. Try to build a website which suits Adsense policies.
Choose a Platform for Your Site
Choose self-hosted WordPress blogging platform. Your website will have a great possibility to get acceptance from Adsense since you can create a clean and SEO optimized site using WordPress. The main reason for declination of Adsense applications is due to poor site navigation. WordPress websites have good navigations and clean URLs.
If you are not using self-hosted WordPress choose Blogger or Google sites to create your sites. They have a higher possibility of getting acceptance from Adsense than any other platforms as they are Google’s products. But, they lack in SEO. That is why I recommend self-hosted WordPress blogging platform.
Apply for an Adsense account from an Adsense revenue sharing site you joined and I am damn sure your application will be accepted, if your account has some reputation. But, don’t use a free website service which is very suspicious and not famous. For example, never use Ucoz free website service. Even though they have a good reputation, the websites designed by Ucoz website builder will have poor navigation and SEO optimization. If you rely on these types of services, your website will have all the possible reasons for Adsense application rejection by Google. Host your website on trusted hosting service like HostGator.
Choose a Professional Template for Your Website
Yes, the website template/theme has a great role in Adsense approval. Your website should be navigated easily and should not have any suspicious scripts. Look and feel of your theme is one of the keys to get an approved Adsense account. Never use free themes as they might have some malicious scripts. Buy a great looking theme from a professional theme designer. If you are looking for a WordPress theme, I recommend MyThemeShop where you can get high quality and SEO optimized WordPress themes.
Choose a Content Niche
You have to choose a particular niche for your site and publish niche specific articles. Never write random articles. This will create negative impact. Blogging tips, money making, plug-ins and gadget blogs and celebrity blogs are the best niches. If you are confused in choosing a topic for your blog, read the article ‘Blog Ideas that Make Money’.
Choose a Language
Adsense supports only few languages and your site must suit that. Useful Link: Adsense Languages.
Register and use a top level domain for your website. This is just to create a good impression. Custom domain has the highest chance of getting accepted than fourth level domain. Avoid using a free domain like dot.tk or any such free domain registration service.
Write Quality Articles
You have to update your site with quality articles. Even if you know only simple English, it will be good if only it has no spelling mistakes. After you submit your Adsense application, each and every page of your site will be reviewed by them to check whether or not you obey Adsense policies. I say from my experience that a website should have at least 10 pages before applying for the Adsense publisher program.
Regularly Update Your Site
This is very important. Update your site on a regular basis. The best publishing frequencies are an article per week, three articles per week, an article per two days and one or more articles per day. Updating your site frequently will help you to get more organic traffic. Sites having more traffic from search engines have less chance of denial by Adsense.
Content of Your Site
Your website should have your own content. Never steal others’ materials (copyright infringement).
Never scam others. Your site ought to have genuine content.
Never hurt others. That means, don’t write articles to blame others or to point out only the wrong things in some websites.
Try to avoid writing articles about Adsense, before applying. If you want to write, never write the negative side of Adsense.
Avoid writing articles to promote affiliate products until getting approved by Adsense. This is not an issue. But, if you write articles only to promote affiliate products and do not add value to the readers, it will be an issue.
Build Some Traffic
I am not sure about the minimum traffic requirement to apply for Adsense. But, I think 1000 page views per month is enough. If your site is getting more traffic it will have a higher possibility of getting acceptance from Adsense. Build a steady traffic to your site using the free methods given in the article ‘How to Get Free Traffic’.
Submitting your site to web directories is one of the methods to get traffic. But, never submit your site to too many website directories. If you do so, Google will suspect you and treat your site as a spam site. This will affect the site ranking and your application may not be accepted.
Concentrate on Website Ranking
If your website has at least Google page rank 1, it may be accepted. So, concentrate on your website ranking. Linking an irrelevant website will affect your ranking. Use nofollow linking method to link irrelevant and suspicious websites.
Pages Should be Created
Create the following pages. These are very important to Adsense policy.
About Page: Write about yourself and your site.
Contact Us Page: Include a contact form in order to have contact with the readers.
What should you do just before applying Adsense?
Remove all the advertisements placed on your site. Adsense will not accept your application, if your website shows ads from other publisher networks. Have your site clean and neat. Remove unwanted scripts that affect your website’s load time. Provide true details while applying.
What should you do if your application is rejected?
If your application is rejected, don’t apply again and again. Wait for another two or three months. Build more traffic and make your site more professional during that time. Correct the issues that brought you declining form Adsense. For example, if your site was rejected due to poor navigation, change your template which has good navigation and then apply to Adsense.
Hope you are clear about how to get an approved Adsense account. I am sure this article will help you. The tips I have given are based on my experience. If you have different views about this, you are most welcome to share with me.
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