Getting the Google AdSense account approval is what all new bloggers anxiously look forward to. But it isn’t so easy nowadays as Google has become very strict about its eligibility.
Even after your account is approved, it’s not an easy road ahead. There’s always a danger of “invalid clicks” on your blog’s Adsense ads, which could even lead to disabling of your Adsense account.
This is something very serious which even the seasoned bloggers, who have the Adsense running on their blogs for a long time, should be very careful about.
To enlighten on these aspects, I could only find one blogger who’s an authority on Adsense revenue. So, please welcome today’s guest on Aha!NOW, Babanature, who’s a long time blog community member.
I’m sure his tips would be helpful to new and old bloggers as well. Over to him right away!
The one dream every new blogger nowadays has is to get their Google Adsense account approved. Because to them AdSense is the best (if not the only) alternative to making money online easily.
Many blogs today apply for Google Adsense without knowing or even caring to know the criteria their blogs must meet before applying.
So when they apply, they get disappointed by receiving a rejection letter from Google AdSense.
I know you don’t like it when your application for Adsense approval gets rejected by Google.
But hey! Don’t blame the AdSense team for not approving your application. Instead, blame yourself for not following due procedures :).
Google Adsense account can be easily approved if you follow certain methods.
And what are the procedures I am talking about?
In a short while we shall discuss all that, but first, let’s take our mind way back when Google AdSense was still soft (when you didn’t have to cut your hands to get approved!).
Some years back, Google Adsense was one of the easiest ways to make money online.
And because they were trying to get their product more popular, they gave approval to almost all blogs (including blogs that don’t have any post yet), easily.
As time passed, Google Adsense changed their rules and made it stricter and difficult. And that rule affected (and is still affecting) a lot of bloggers, especially the spammers.
Have you been rejected by Google Adsense countless number of times and your heart is gradually giving up? Then, I’ll tell you that you can finally get your Adsense approved by following the below easy steps.
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Procedures to Get Your Google Adsense Account Approval
Remember, there are two methods that you can take to get your Adsense application approved.
1. The Quick way: Through 3rd party partners (like YouTube). With this process, you can apply for an Adsense account and get it approved within 24 hours or so.
But the bad news of this method is – you can only use the Adsense account you created on that third-party site you created it with, using it outside (other domains) is impossible. I call this Adsense method as “the limited method”.
2. The Normal way: With this process, you can create an account using either the Adsense official site or through blogger/ blogspot dashboard and get your account approved within 7 days.
The best part is that the account won’t be limited to just one site/domain; you can use it on all your existing domains. I call this method “the universal method”. 🙂
How do I get a universal Adsense account? Simple! By first, following the simple procedures below.
Get Yourself a Well Organized Blog
Getting a blog today is very easy. With just $70 you can buy a good host plus a domain and setup your blog using WordPress within 5 minutes, without having any coding experience.
Or if you don’t have the money to purchase a hosting plan, you can simply go to Google’s own “blogger blog” and create a free account to get you a free blog. That feels easy right?
But the bad sad part is that Google Adsense doesn’t accept just any how blogs.
For your blog to get approved, it needs to have some quality features. And, what are these features I am talking about?
A neat blog free from coding errors
One of the reasons Google Adsense doesn’t approve most new blogs is because of the foundation their blog was laid on.
If you’re using the blogger platform and you don’t know anything about coding, don’t go near the coding area of your blog. Get assistance from people that know it.
Don’t fill your blog sidebar with unnecessary widget/plugin. Nobody, not even the search engines like that.
Like the saying goes “if you don’t know it, do it, but do it with care”.
Write only unique contents
One of the main reasons your Google Adsense application got turned down is because most of your content is copied from other source. In the world of blogging, plagiarism is a sin and it’s not acceptable.
Nowadays, it is almost impossible to get accepted if your blog is not unique, for which you must have a neat blog free from coding error and well formatted posts.
How many posts do I need before my application can be accepted?
- Your blog should have more than 25 posts that are free from plagiarism
- Your posts should be 500 and above words in length
- Your blog should be well formatted, with the H tags and images to spice it up
- Your blog should be free from much grammar errors
Please! Please!! Do not fill your posts with images or you might not get approved for Google Adsense account.
Your blog must have navigation sense
You heard me right. If your blog doesn’t have a menu bar to help visitors find their way through your blog’s pages, your blog might not get approved.
Most of the bloggers that got turned down by the Google Adsense team was because their blog didn’t have navigation sense. For doing that, you need to –
- Create a good and neat menu bar for yourself that is free from problems (like invalid links)
- Create a site map for your blog so that the Adsense bot and other search engine crawlers can easily crawl and better index your site.
Problems and Solutions to Getting Google Adsense Account Approval
Here are some problems that you might face while trying to get your Google Adsense account application approved along with their solutions.
Problem #1: If you’re below 18 yrs old and use the blogger/ blogspot to blog, and you’re trying to apply for the Adsense program, I am sorry to say but you will not get approved.
Why? Because the Google Adsense team doesn’t allow underage people to participate in the program.
Solution – Wait till you’re above 18yrs… but if you can’t wait, you can simply create a new email account and migrate your blog to the next account.
Note: Before your new email will start taking full effect as the owner of the transferred blog, it will be for about a month or so. So just post regularly and do not think of applying yet till you pass the one month threshold. 🙂
Problem #2: If you’re using a blogger blog and you’re using a different email to apply for the Adsense program, you might not get approved, why? Because Google Adsense doesn’t allow two emails from the same publisher to apply in the program.
Solution – Don’t use two different emails. Instead, migrate your blog to your other email account and wait for a month plus before applying. You can learn how to switch your blog within your Gmail accounts by following this tip.
Problem #3: If you’re from India and your blog is less than 6 months old, you will not get accepted, why? Because that is what I’ve been hearing :). But the truth is, even if you wait for the 6 month period, your blog will still not get approved if you don’t follow the above steps *fact*.
Solution – With your best knowledge, try to create a really nice blog, free from clusters and errors. Look for a rare niche and start posting unique content around that niche. In about a month or so, you’d probably finish writing those unique articles… then apply for the Adsense program and see if you won’t get approved. (Trust me, this solution works like magic)
Best Google Adsense Account Approval Method
There are many easy ways and methods to get your Adsense account approved, but among them, the following are the best.
If you are using a WordPress blog and you have followed all the above instructions, simply go to Adsense official site and apply for the program.
Take the code given to you and place at your blog’s side bar and/or your header only. Wait for, like 24 to 48 hours. A positive mail will be sent to you, and after 1 hr ads will start showing.
Note: In most cases, it takes up to or more than 5 business days to get your application approved.
If you are using the .blogspot.com sub domain, don’t apply directly through their official site because if you do, you will not get the approval. Why? Because Google don’t allow sub domains to participate in the Adsense program.
To get your application approved, simply apply through your blogger dashboard. And if you’re using a custom domain, I’ll also advice you to apply through your dashboard as well or wait for a while before applying directly.
To apply for the Adsense program through your blogger dashboard >>> Click Earnings >>> Click Adsense… are you there? If yes, you will see a page exactly like the image below.
Now, click the “Sign up for Adsense” button to take you to the signup page. Fill all the necessary information and voilà, you’re done. The process was easy, right?
Addressing the Invalid Clicks We Bloggers Face
Now that you’ve finally gotten your Google Adsense account ready and working as normal, let’s move on to what you might encounter along the way.
At some point in time, you might have some minor issues like “click fraud” popularly known as “invalid clicks” and if these persist, Google AdSense will have no option but to disable your account permanently or temporarily, depending on how you tender your appeal letter.
This can happen to all Google AdSense users all over the world, and even YOU.
But hey! You can simply avoid your Adsense account from getting invalid clicks by following the simple tips that has been working for me for years.
Tips to Counter Google AdSense Invalid Clicks
1. If you are not the one that has been clicking your own ads, then this tip will work well for you – but if not… it is best to integrate your Adsense with your Google analytic account.
Why? So that you can better monitor how your Adsense works.
Now that we know how our Adsense works, let’s get into business shall we…
2. Study where your traffic is coming from and which page get’s the highest click. Have you done that?
By now you must have known the IP that is bugging you, right? Or are you still scratching your head? Now the next and most important step is to block that IP for causing you more damage.
3. If you are afraid of losing other visitors that might also be using that same IP, you can simply stop serving ads from that particular page to prevent your account from getting into trouble.
My simple advice is to report the case to the Adsense team and they will definitely look into it.
If you want to report the case, I’ll strongly suggest that you state the measures you take to make sure it doesn’t repeat itself. But make sure you put it in detail when writing it.
Note: If your account has been disabled because of invalid clicks, don’t write to Google Adsense for appeal without taking the right steps.
It looks like I have said so much about on this topic. Please, I am always open for any questions regarding the topic at hand so if you get one, do use the comment box below and I will gladly answer them.
And thank you Harleena for inviting me as a guest author on your lovely blog.
Over to You –
Did you ever face problems in getting Google AdSense account approval? What did you do to get it approved? If you already have Adsense working, did you ever face the problem of invalid clicks? Share in the comments.
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