Google Adsense is one of the best CPC ad network to make money by displaying ads on your website. Every newbie blogger have a dream to monetize their website or blog through Adsense. But applying for Google Adsense with your new blog and getting approval can be a little daunting. Most of the time new bloggers get rejected and that ends their blogging career. I know of a friend that quit blogging just because Google Adsense rejected his application. I must tell you today that you don’t have to quit blogging because Adsense rejected your request. I’ll share good news with you today because after reading this post and applying it to your site, you will not receive that ugly disapproval message again, especially my fellow bloggers using Google blogspot.
In this article, I’ll share with you how I got Adsense approval on this blog you are reading this post within 1 month. You heard me! 1 month. I heard a lot of people saying that your blog must be up to 6 month in Nigeria before getting approved by adsense. People do say also that Adsense has strict policies and getting approval is hard.
That didn’t apply to me at all. I registered NaijaMula.com.ng on February 05, 2020 and got my adsense approval on March 04, 2020. It is just 30 days to be precise. Although I created my blogspot blog on February 01, 2020. Getting Adsense approval is not as hard as you think. You can get your Google adsense approval in less than a month if you read this post to the end. Feel free to comment on the comment section if you have any question regarding this post or any problem you are facing concerning Google adsense.
This article will guide you through how to get Google adsense approval on your Blogger blog or self hosted blog and start earning from your blog. I got my approval on blogger blog so just read this post and you’ll get yours approved.
If you have been following this blog, you’ll find out that most of my articles if not all are base on my experience. So this guide is how I got my approval. After reading this post and you still got rejected, drop your website link on the comment section, let me review your site and recommend areas you need to amend.
How To Get Google Adsense Approval In Less Than a Month
Below are the tricks I used to get Google Adsense approval on my Blogger blog. The same trick apply to self hosted websites also.
It’s better not to apply and get disapproved in the first place because first time approval is always good. The reason is because you may find if difficult to identify or correct the issues with your website especially when you have several pages on your website, it will be extremely difficult tracking where the cause of the rejection is. So ensure you read this to the end and re-apply.
Use a Custom Domain
If your site is on Google blogger and you really want to get adsense approval within or less that a month then this is for you. Although you can get approved with the subdomain name of .blogspot.com but using a top level domain name give you an edge.
Many newbie bloggers start blogging with a free blogging platform like I do, it is suggested that you get a custom domain name for your blog. I set up a custom domain name before applying. You can get a custom domain name from Domainking for just N1,100 in Nigeria.
If you are using self hosted WordPress site, then make sure your site is hosted on a reliable hosting platform and don’t go for the least plan to ensure your site is live anytime. You can host your website on Bluehost.
Your Content Type really matters a lot to avoid been banned from the program, the following are content that you should avoid if you really want to monetize your blog through adsense.
- Adult content
- Alcohol and tobacco related content
- Hacking, gambling, cracking and phishing related contents
- Illegal contents and a lot more
There are other prohibited contents to avoid. You can read them here.
Also, don’t blog on the topics listed above after approval because you’ll be banned from the program without notice. I also notice that Google hardly approve sites on the following topics Make money online, affiliate marketing and SEO related topics because there are many websites offering such topics. So you need to work hard if you are blogging on those niche.
Also avoid grammatical and spelling errors. This is also a consideration for adsense approval.
Number of Content
The number of content on your blog really matters, especially for blogspot bloggers. Most newbies hurry to apply for adsense even before posting some content on their blog. You need to get enough quality content in your blog before applying for adsense and get approved.
I got my adsense approval on my blogger blog with 25 posts of about 800 to 1000 words. I know of a wordpress self hosted blogger that got approved with 5 to 7 unique blog posts of about 2000 words per article.
Your own case might be the same or similar. I also know of a friend who has more than 60 blog post and still struggling for Adsense approval.
But I think for blogspot bloggers, 20 to 30 unique articles with about 800 to 1000 words will be sufficient for getting approval.
Copyrighted Content and Images
This is where most newbies fail to acknowledge. Most of the bloggers copy content from other websites and use images they downloaded from google search. If yours is insufficient content, that is easy to solve but for the copy and paste guys, you have a long way because Google will detect your content as copied content and you know it is against Google adsense policy. So all you have to do is to delete all your copied content and write unique content. Also you can create images yourself using photoshop or download tons of free images from free stock images stores like Pixabay and Unsplash.
In my own case, I create my images using Photoshop and most of the images I downloaded from google, I give credit to the website author. But I recommend you creating your images yourself.
Create essential pages
Your About us page should contain information about your blog, the author or the owner of the blog and what you are blogging about.
Your Contact page should have means that visitors can contact you, including your email address, contact number and your social media link or a contact form. If you are a blogspot blogger finding it difficult to add a contact form on the Contact page of your blog then do well to comment on the comment section of the page.
If you need any assistance creating these pages, you can comment below and I can help you create these pages for free.
Before you apply for adsense, make sure your site is easy to navigate and it has a clean interface. Because this is also a consideration for adsense approval.
Make sure you use a mobile responsive theme that looks good on mobile phones. I know of sites that got rejected by Adsense because of poorly designed and hard to navigate theme. There are a lot of free mobile responsive and easy to navigate themes that are good for your blog.
You can also use a premium theme which will cost you a token. I’ve listed the best free Blogger and WordPress theme for fast adsense approval. All you have to do is to comment and I’ll share them with you for free.
Don’t Use Other Ads
I see a lot of website saying that you can leave ads from other ads network on your site when applying for adsense. But I must tell you that if you place other ads on your site, Google Adsense will see your site as been crowded with advertisements which might hurt your visitors. So for that reason, google might reject your application. So to avoid that ugly message of disapproval, I urge you to remove other ads from your site. You can place them back after approval from Adsense.
Traffic is not a deciding factor for Adsense approval in most case but I recommend you to consider this while applying for adsense.
Also, you make money from your traffic, so if you are not having traffic, how do you think you can be making money? You must have traffic coming to your blog in order to make money from ads.
There are some other Adsense criteria you should consider while applying for adsense. Like the Adsense Eligibility Criteria. Which states that you must be at least 18 years old and also ensure that your content are written in English language, avoid illegal traffic to your blog and a lot more. You can read all Google adsense criteria here.
The above listed steps are the steps and tricks I used in getting Adsense approval within 1 month of blogging on my Blogger blog which also apply to self hosted blogs. I’m sure this article answers most of the questions you need to know before applying for adsense and actually get approved.
If you think you have these requirements ready then go ahead and apply for Google Adsense.
It takes Google to review your site from few hours to 14 days and to decide whether to accept or reject your application.
In my own case, I received the congratulations message within 24 hours of application. It was not even up to a day.
What if Google Adsense Rejects Your Application After Applying The tricks?
Often times what work for one may not work for the other. If you get rejected after applying the above tricks then contact me for help or comment below. You can also monetize your blog with other ads network aside adsense.
You can also re-apply because adsense didn’t state a maximum number of times you can apply. Disapproval from adsense should not end your blogging career because their are other means you can make money from your blog.
In this guide, I’ve listed all you need to get adsense approval. If you are having any question, do well to comment below.
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