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Back in 2009, when I first started blogging, getting AdSense account approved is always a magical question.
Monetize a blog with Google AdSense is the most remarkable method for the bloggers, especially, the newbies. You don’t require a massive traffic and genius experience to earnings with AdSense. What’s more, Google advertising network is the most quality and reliable company for every single publisher.
As you, me and everyone have a same opinion, numerous bloggers have submitted the application to Google. Unfortunately, having an AdSense account doesn’t mean the exact way to earn a huge income.
When experiments on a disappointment, a majority of publishers kept the blog away with no updating and that becomes a serious problem of Google.
Despite the increasing of inactive publishers, some countries have used unethical ways to raise up the revenue which is a nightmare of the advertisers and Google.
A good news for the advertisers but is so bad for the publishers. Google realizes it’s unnecessary to keep too many publishers in the database while they do nothing at all. The company deleted inactive publishers from the list, and after 2010, Google AdSense has become an uncompromising advertising network.
Now a day, getting AdSense account approved isn’t an easy cake. Once you’ve repeated the mistake, Google will put you in the blacklist hence.
That sounds so serious, huh?
No worry, if you’re consciously wondering how to get AdSense account approved, you’re on the right place. Google approved my 100+th application a few months ago, and what is the most intriguing is my new blog has only 4 fucking damn articles.
I’m sorry. A bit aggressive when spoke about that blog. I was busy with several clients last few months so I didn’t see any renewal notification coming. Two domains expired and I couldn’t get them back (one became a premium with over $2.4k price and a guy grabbed another one).
Let’s skip talking about the expired domains.
Oh, god! I thought of them again. Whatever, let’s dive in the nothing untold or tricky at all regarded how Google approved my application after published 4th article.
Read Google AdSense’s Terms and Conditions
The essential and common mistake of over 90% of the bloggers who were rejected is negligent in learning the terms of service (TOS). They applied for a new account while the blog isn’t eligible for the program. The worst is, they don’t even know why Google disapproved the applications.
- Have you recognized the most websites from Pakistan, Indian, and Asian countries required to have at least six months old before applying?
- Do aware of stating Double Cookies Tracking policy?
- And, what else are required before applying for an AdSense account?
The TOS is a legal document which the bloggers scrolled down and clicked on the checkbox to agree to the terms of service.
It is, however, not working like that.
The TOS guides you to kick start in the right place. Not only tell you what is right or wrong but indicates how to make you a qualified publisher—how to get AdSense account for your blog.
Furthermore, it’s a super nothing secret that most of the bloggers don’t recognize since they ignored reading the content. The TOS helps with keeping your account safe and maintaining sustainable earnings.
I perceived its benefits when Google suspended my very first account in 2012.
Oh, no. maybe in 2013.
Do you aware of placing double 336×280 ads unit under title causes account disabled?
Of course, yes! Having double 336×280 ads unit below the title violated the terms of low whitespace when the visitors come from the mobile device.
…and it resonates many accidents or fruits clicked.
Let’s make it simple!
When insisted on knowing how to get AdSense account approved, you shouldn’t skip learning how Google reviews your application. You must know what is “Do” and “Don’t”, and the only guy who has the correct answer is Google itself.
3 Crucial Pages You Must Have
I’m not discussing how buying domain, choosing quality hosting, and professional theme important for applying but focusing on the significant factors resonate rejecting.
Google is such an asshole. Every single released product, he always wants them to be the best. AdSense is trying to maintain high quality network why it rarely approves low-quality websites.
You might have heard bloggers recommended grabbing the top-level domain, preferred hosting service, and premium theme in the topics relating to applying for AdSense account.
I’ve read over a hundred official documents but couldn’t find any specific article which mentioned the requirements such hosting and top-level domain. Even if there wasn’t any resistant, Google suggested maintaining high quality and professionalism.
With the professional in mind, the website should land under a real address and contact info. In spite, it should be respectful of the readers’ privacy. And, the following critical pages shouldn’t be missed:
- Privacy: the website should announce the terms of service, privacy policies or how it gathers the visitors’ information. The important is, Google AdSense is using Double Cookies Tracking and requires mentioning in cookies policies.
- Contact: the website should be legally implemented by real person or company. Thus, it should state the physical address of the company or point to owner address if no physical address.
- About: the website should public what the service is about and share the story to the audiences.
CAUTION: many bloggers used privacy generator to create privacy policies. Those tools generated duplicated content which violated copyright materials. I would suggest writing your own document or set noindex meta tag when used generator tool.
Quality is Much Matter than Quantity
The quality and quantity of the articles is the curiosity of applying for AdSense. I’ve read many discussions related to the topics but no specific answer. A majority bloggers suggested at least 15 – 20 quality articles or even more.
To be honest, I’m not sure what the limitation is qualified as Google didn’t mention in any document. What I’m sure enough is, however, the quantity isn’t a serious matter but the quality. As told above, I get AdSense account approved after published 4th article (the very high quality).
High quality article, huh?
How does Google define the quality of an article?
In obvious, the quality team manually read each article. I’m joking!
Google is a robot. it reviews the quality of your article in none human way for sure. As many webmasters know, to identify the quality of an article, Google uses the algorithms to detect many relevant facts such as grammatical errors, readability, content length, and so on.
If there isn’t a problem with my memory, the four articles I published on the new blog went from 3000 to 12,000 words long.
Have you ever published 12,000 words length on your blog?
I bet you haven’t—Nobody crazy enough than me. lol!
Don’t be confuse! I’m not pushing you to write 12,000 words article but trying to explain that Google changed the algorithm. When checking the search result, you will see the most of top positions went over 1000 words length.
Hence, my suggestion is you should try to write high quality up 3000 words, and submit the application unless you have 4 articles.
Notice: you can use software such as Hemmingway, Grammarly, and ProWritingAid to measure the readability and grammatical errors. If you’re using Yoast SEO plugin, please enable readability feature in the Advance Setting.
YouTube Third-Party Program Gives Better Chance
CAUSION: YouTube updated its third-party policies so you’re gonna need 4k hours watched-time and 1k subscribers
The third-party program isn’t the point, but applying through YouTube enhances possibility of getting AdSense account approved.
Imagine, Google rejected your application and you’ve submitted again after a few days. If you repeat the mistake, Google will black your email then you lost the chance.
Although YouTube third-party program not permits placing AdSense code on the other website, you also can upgrade. The advantage is, Google won’t blacklist your email when even if you’ve repeated the mistake multi times.
How to Get AdSense Account Approved Via YouTube
Sign in YouTube with your Gmail account. Once you signed in, on the left menu, click on my channel. YouTube will ask you to create a new channel if you haven’t. Please follow the instruction and create a channel.
After creating the channel, you need to upload few videos to your channel. If you haven’t any video in your hand, convert your articles to PPT files then use a screen record software to record the presentations.
Yup! That’s simple.
When finished uploading videos, enable monetization on Channel Settings. YouTube will ask you to associate an account or create a new AdSense account. In this case, just create a new account.
Note: if you cannot find the monetization option under Channel Settings, set country setting to United State under Advanced Channel Settings.
How to Upgrade Hosted Account to AdSense for Content
Log in AdSense account after Google approved your hosted-account. You will receive a notification tells you to upgrade before serve the Ads on any website. Also, the notification comes with a link to the instruction of how to upgrade your account.
Presume you’ve finished reading the instruction. Let’s click on Settings at the left-hand side then click on My Site and Add New Site (the plus sign)
Once you added a website address, Google will ask you to place the code on your blog to finish the submission. So, you have to follow the instruction.
If Google approved or rejected your account, you will receive a notify email.
Maintaining Quality Traffic is the Most Matter
The amount of traffic is another complicated and confusing topic that bloggers discuss applying for AdSense account.
The bloggers claim that you shouldn’t apply for a new account if you have less than 100 visitors per day. The other said, the amount of traffic isn’t a matter, but the quality—the traffic comes from search engines.
Google didn’t state any specific information regarding the traffic. He, however, mentioned a very brief about the sources of traffic. The paid click gives unwanted customer so it would be harmful, Google mentioned.
When Google approved my application, I have 4 quality articles with 150 — 250 visitors per day or around 12k pageviews a month. In fact, 150 visitors per day is a little more or less as I used to get an AdSense account approved with less than 50 daily visitors.
Depend on the personal experience, Google isn’t much focusing on the high amount of traffic unless violated the rule (paid click traffic).
Hence, you can promote the articles through several social platforms to drive decent traffic to your blog before applying.
The bellows are what I did to bring traffic to my new blog:
- Twitter: schedule multi tweets and submit the post to JustRetweet.
- Facebook: share the posts to fan pages and profile 2 or 3 times a week. In addition, I’ve shared the posts to 10 or 20 relevant Fb groups every day.
- Google+ and LinkedIn: I’m not an active member of those platforms, but at least share the post to timeline or groups anytime I published a new article.
- Guest Post: I wrote guest posts for several blogs so they gave me a pretty traffic and subscribers.
- Commenting: I’ve read and commented 10 to 20 articles in my email account, social media, JustRetweet. The commenting also referred candy traffic, and as I could recognize, alexa.com was the most referral traffic sources.
- Forums: if you’re an active forum member, you’ll see how I’ve interacted with the community. I’ve spent at last an hour to answer the questions in variety forums.
- YouTube: I uploaded 22 videos tutorial related blogging and web development. YouTube is what you shouldn’t ignore as the videos gave 5 clients and 10 affiliate sales. Yeah! That’s interesting.
- Wikipedia links: I created 2 backlinks from Wikipedia.org. It’s extremely awesome. The domain authority went from 0 to 24 after a month.
- Expert Roundup: I published an expert roundup on the new blog, and it give fast social media traffic and backlinks. Thanks so much for some fox who help me to bookmark the roundup. Despite, I answered 5 expert interviews that bring me traffic.
- Bookmarking: I have over a hundred social bookmarking websites in an excel file, but I did only 20 to 30 bookmarking for each post.
- Mail list: I sent the new posts to 2.5k subscribers who in the mailing list.
Getting AdSense account approved in 2017 is much and much more difficult than the past but isn’t an impossibility. Sometimes, that could be an easy cake if you spend the spare times to learn about the terms and conditions of program.
Having eyes on AdSense’s policies changed, updated news, and community gives higher chance to participant in the network. AdSense official blog and TOS provide enough information regarding how to monetize a blog and enhance more sustainable earnings.
The essential pages such as contact, about, and privacy policies make your blog looks more professional and more quality. Those help with branding new blog and building online reputation. The trustworthy of your brand provides many benefits of engaging more audiences and more loyalty readers.
Convert the post to videos and upload to YouTube bring more referral traffic to your blog and that’s a quality source. The more traffic you get, the more opportunity to make AdSense approves your application.
Google isn’t fair at all. Applying for YouTube third party advertising is much, much easier than direct signup. And once you get AdSense for the hosted account, you’ll get the premium account as Google isn’t intending to blacklist an existed publisher.
Search engines and readers are now enjoying more quality article. Inventing longer and higher quality content encourages reading and sharing that drives more traffic and make you a qualified publisher.
The bloggers realize that blogging isn’t sitting and writing but involves many activities such as marketing, partnering, branding, and sundry. Publish 12000 words article and wait for search engines and visitors reading the article is a hopelessness. Or you will experience what I did—spending 3 years to make the first $25 income. L
Stop waiting for the unknown, but start connecting with your audiences in social platforms and other communities. Deliver the articles to the right audiences and help them using your contents. Once you become an expert blogger in the area of interests, getting 100 – 300 daily visitors for qualifying AdSense isn’t that difficult.Tags: Adsense
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