Getting Google AdSense’s approval is pretty much on top of every blogger’s wish list.
While a small percentage of those bloggers manage to get approved; A lot get left out. Believe me, I know the feeling of being left out and that’s the reason I decided to write this post. In a nutshell, I want to help the ‘left outs‘ with getting AdSense’s approval.
Right, now that you know the aim of this post. I would suggest you get something comfortable to sit on. What I’m about to mention on this post may upset and even surprise a small group of people. Haha, it feels great to exaggerate at times you know?
The myth of getting Google AdSense Approval.
I have come across a lot of individuals on Facebook claiming that they get a website (or blog) approved in a week. This claim usually get a lot of beginners hyped and it is quite misleading.
Unless, of course you break the policy and rules of AdSense by buying an account or doing something similar. From my point of view, that’s the only possible way you can get a new website (or blog) approved within a week. I don’t really know how they do it but I strongly advise you not to take part in such.
A lot of webmasters had their AdSense accounts suspended last year, due to different policy violations.
#2 Myth – Posting fifteen (15) posts and long content (within that one month period) can get you approved.
You know the saying ‘content is king‘. If you did not, at least now you do.
Long and unique content is required everywhere online. Especially when you want to make a mark and actually make it. To rank high on search engines you need to publish long and unique content. To promote products and services (in hope for sales) you need long and unique content. I can go on for a few more lines but as an Elite, you should get the point.
This is the same reason people use content to try to ‘smooth pass’ AdSense approval process. The things bloggers do to slide into Google AdSense’s good books. However, with a website (or blog) that is less than one month old; traffic becomes the impediment.
Not just any traffic though, but organic. Organic traffic is what a new website (blog) cannot have in less than a month. No matter how great your Search Engine Optimization (SEO) skills are. You might get a tick for your unique and long content, but advertisers don’t create ads just to be placed on content only.
They want people to interact with their ads and that’s not possible when you don’t have any or enough traffic.
Oh and before we continue. Let me mention what is most likely to happen if you don’t follow AdSense’s policy.
What happens when you break Google Adsense’s Policy:
1. Ads will be disabled on your website (or blog).
2. Your website (or blog) will be blacklisted.
3. Or worse, your account will be suspended and banned. Once this happens, you won’t be able to use AdSense in the future.
I can’t tell you about what will happen when you break AdSense’s policy and not talk about things you shouldn’t do, or can I? To get Google AdSense’s approval for your new website (or blog) you should ensure that it is (at least) a month old.
However, that’s not the only requirement you have meet to get approved. Your website (or blog) will have to adhere to other rules and you can read them on this page.
The obvious rules you should not break:
- Don’t click on your own ads.
- Don’t encourage others (including friends, family etc) to click on your ads.
- Don’t place your ads on pages and posts that promote violence, guns, weapons or contain adult content, encouraging hacks and so on.
Enough said, let’s get started with getting Google Adsense’s Approval the easy and guaranteed way.
Getting Approved in Thirty (30) Days – Google AdSense.
1. Get a custom domain name and hosting plan.
3. Publish unique and informative content. You post don’t necessarily have to contain one thousand (1000) or more words like most people would say. Anything above three hundred (300) words and that is unique would do.
4. Optimize your website (or blog) for SEO and share your content.
5. Wait for you blog to be at least thirty days old.
6. After thirty days, apply for Google Adsense.
Head to their sign up page and enter your details. Enter your website’s URL, email address and make your choice (yes or no) then click the Save and Continue button.
In case you didn’t know, you will need a gmail account or any email plan that supports Gsuite to use Adsense. You can create a gmail account for free.
Moving right along, you will be redirected to another page after clicking the Save and Continue button. On that page, select your country of residence and accept the terms and conditions then create your account.
Google AdSense Dashboard and Code Placement.
Copy the code and place it on your blog’s header settings, between the <head> and </head> tags. If you are on WordPress, download and install the insert header and footer plugins. This is a great plugin to use if you are not a tech person. Or simply go to Appearance > Theme Editor > Header > Paste the code between <head> and </head>.
Once done, let Google know you have pasted the code by ticking the box next to ‘I’ve pasted the code on my website’ and click done. Google AdSense will run a quick code check to see if you have pasted the code correctly.
Once all is set, they will begin reviewing your website and activate your account if it meets their requirements. This would take a day and or even a week (dependent on your daily traffic).
I hope you find this post helpful. Don’t forget to share the post with your friends and family, cheers.