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You would agree with me that Google Adsense is no doubt the best PPC/CPC Advertising Program out there on the internet, and it is the most basic way bloggers, especially new bloggers plying the trades in the entertainment scene, that is, blogging. What this simply means is that bloggers will be queuing to apply for the program in hopes that they are approved into the program.
Now, gone were the days when applying and getting approved into Google Adsense Program was easy, it longer is, making innocent bloggers to ask this amongst many other questions in regards to making money online. The question; “How do I Get a Google Adsense Account Approval?”
And common, this question has been asked so many times that even folks are tired of asking thereby turning to the only resort, which is simply to quit blogging. Not Advisable if your hopes are to achieve long-time success.
Just yesterday night while reading through a popular Facebook Group owned by a fellow and senior blogger, it dawned on me to put up something potent and evergreen on this subject matter, which eventually gave birth to this post. To add to that, I get a frequent complaint from several of my blogging friends via inbox of how Google Adsense (a popular source to make money online) has refused to grant their application into their program. And trust me I feel for these ones as I myself have once passed through that phase. That’s my singular reason of scribbling and sharing these quick, smart and really helpful tips with you. There are ten (10) of them, so make sure to take your time to read and apply the tips religiously.
So you want to get Google Adsense Account Approval? Then you will have to follow the steps listed below and that too to the letter!
A very quick one; do you know that Google don’t disapprove your account because you have a copy-pasted contents on your blog? What would then be the reason I got disapproved, I bet that’s the question you’re already asking yourself. Well, be at peace as I will in this article unveil to you just how to apply and get approve. Also, in this article you will find some of the reasons why your account wasn’t approved my Google big brothers, what to do and how to do it. But hey, clear your mind of the copy and paste thing!
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You’re not convinced yet? Here is an excerpt from Google’s TOS:
“Publishers may not place AdSense code on pages with content that violates any of our content guidelines. Some examples include content that is adult, violent or advocating racial intolerance. Please see our prohibited content – link article for more information.”
Should in case you are engrossed with this content and don’t want to click out of it, here is a list of Google’s Prohibited Contents for a quick read.
- Adult content
- Content that advocates against an individual, group, or organization
- Copyrighted material
- Drug, alcohol, and tobacco-related content Hacking and cracking content
- Sites that offer compensation programs (“pay-to” sites)
- Sites that use Google Brand features
- Violent content
- Weapon-related content
- Other illegal content
Noticed that there was no issue about copy-pasting article? The only one would be from the 3rd bulleted list above and that far carries a different meaning from copy and pasting articles. To get a grasp of what that simply means; I have borrowed yet another excerpt from Google.
Here: Another Google’s Excerpt
“Google ads may not be displayed on websites with content protected by copyright law unless they have the necessary legal rights to display or direct traffic to that content. Some examples of copyrighted content might include MP3 and video files, television shows, software, comics, and literary works.”
Know what that tells me? Google doesn’t concern themselves with stolen contents/articles. However, they do the moment your blog don’t meet any of the above requirements and when the content you’re stealing is protected by a copyright law. Hope you understand that now? You might want to let me know by dropping a comment using the comment box below.
And by the way, one of my blogger friends from India had shared some couple of weeks ago about how he got a 2 days old blog with 4 copied contents approved on Google Adsense using some of these techniques. It might be noteworthy to say, it was he (his content) who inspired me to scribbling down my thoughts about this subject. I just hope my clients don’t see and won’t read this article, cause if they do, I might not be able to make money off them anymore. Now, that’s on a light note. 🙂
So are you ready to explore with me as I take you by the hand to show you the step-by-step process of getting Google Adsense Account Approval?
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- Create a Stunning Site – Lot of blogger fail woefully when it comes to their blog’s design, which in fact is the first thing Google Adsense Reviewers look at when reviewing your blog. Not only Google does this, humans do too, I’m a typical example. I’ll rush out of your blog the moment I happen on it and realize it wasn’t properly designed for users use.
My Sincere Opinion:
- Take a little time to design your blog and make it user friendly with the navigation bar well placed and linking well to each other.
- Use a very responsive template, that is, a template that will both be good for PC and Mobile Users consumption. Remember, Google like humans, love a good looking site.
- Overall, make it something that would worth people’s while of visiting your blog.
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- Write Long and Epic Contents/Articles – Thought you said I’m good with copy-pasted contents? Oh yeah, I said so! So what’s with writing long and epic contents then? Good questions…Google appreciate blogs with long and useful contents. Writing a long and epic content such as this guide is really a no-brainer, if you know what you are doing.
While I didn’t copy this post, I made sure to read some of the content that talks about the same subject and dared to make a difference by expanding and expatiating more on the points they covered while also developing my own technique, that is, the things I discovered on my own.
However, I will strongly recommend that you learn the act and science of writing as this is the singular most important factor that will help you make money online continuously, thereby making you live an internet lifestyle. I personally I’ve learned to be conversational in my writings, which truthfully have helped my blogging journey up to the point I am now. Check out my Seth Godin’s Style Guide of Writing and
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- Take your time to research articles on the subject matter you hope to share.
- Write the article by borrowing ideas from each of those articles in your research. Adrienne Smith and Jon Morrow (Jon’s 52 Headline Hacks PDF) feel this isn’t a bad idea anyways. Click on their names to read where they said so. Feel free to go to the link and come back later to finish up with this post. (If I was you, I’d bookmark this page and engage with me in the comment section to learn more on this subject).
- Add at least one (1) image to your articles with an anchor text of your keyword. Note, make sure you are not using copyrighted images. You can visit pixabay to get images and then edit it them using PhotoShop or CorelDraw.
- On your blog’s homepage post excerpts, be sure to increase the text on it to about 600words. The result, Google reviewers approves you because they feel you’ve got lots of contents on your blog, which literally is the essence of serving ads to your blog readers.
I want to believe you’re still with me, be sure to bookmark or download the pdf version of this post for a proper and thorough read later on.
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- Make Sure You Add These Pages to Your Navigation Bar – Some times last week, I was trying to setup a Google Adsense Account for a client with one of my blogs, I applied and in the next couple of hours, I received a message from Google and for the first time in many months my application got rejected. I was taking by a shock and had to rush down to the site in question to check what happening, I quickly did a critical analysis of the blog to find out what I did wrong and oh boy, I had made the mistake of my life by not including those important pages I earlier mentioned in the navigation bar.
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So I want back and corrected it and couple of other things, like I had to change the blog template to a more better one, it was slick, clean and beautifully designed. Plus I had to write and publish 10 more articles since I’ve not published on the blog for the past 2months. And lastly, I made sure I shared the heck out of those articles which helped in driving more traffic to the blog. That was it. I applied and the rest was a success story.
Still wondering why Google has failed to approve your account having applied all of the techniques I’ve listed insofar, then it might be important for you to Read Ali’s article on the 12 Things to Do before Applying for Google Adsense – I’m sure you will enjoy it as much as I did.
- Increase the Content on Your Homepage – Google hammers a lot on this one and it only tells of how considerably the guys at Google love content. This isn’t hard at all. Just make sure you have a popular post widget at your blog’s sidebar, increase the text on your homepage excerpts to say 600 words. Don’t crucify me, I know that’s not so good but if you’re trying to get Google Adsense Account Approval then you might want to try that out.
Wait…are you wondering whether or not you can get Google Adsense Account Approval on a new blog/website? Abrar Mohi’s article on ShoutMeLoud would be the best place to start with.
- Be Sure You Can Edit Yout HTML Source Code – If you are like me you work on getting Google Adsense Account for clients, you might want to make sure you have access to the html source code cause if not you might not be able to initiate the full account setup. That’s a no-brainer right?
- Submit Your Site to Google Webmaster Tool – This is not so important but because I don’t want to leave any stone unturned I always go the extra mile of adding my site to GWT, add my site’s sitemap and make sure to complete (verify) the process using my Google Analytics Account. Once I’m done with this process, I go ahead to apply! The result has been so-so fantastic. Click here to Register on GWT.
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Registering on Bing is another good option; it shows Google that you’re serious with wanting to get approval of your application. You can easily do that here.
Satish Kumar wrote a detailed explanation of getting Google Adsense Approval within 3 days with these 12 Working Strategies. Go here to read those strategies. You will thank me later for sharing all these resource with you I’m sure.
- Get Rid of Any Third Party Ads – I can understand your frustration of starting a blog and into two or so months of starting that blog, you’re still not able to monetize the blog to make income because Google Adsense has failed to approve your application.
Being wise, you decided to roll out into trying other good Google Adsense Alternatives, which is good. Now, you’re trying to reapply having done all that it requires that Google approve of you but being oblivious of the fact, you left on your blog adverts from other ad serving companies, which Google really frowns on. In case you are not aware, the Big G’s are a jealous conglomerate.
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My Candid Advice:
- Get rid of such ads ASAP!
- Apply for adsense
- Once approved, you can now put those ads back on your site.
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- Are You Getting Decent Traffic? – Sometimes Google use the traffic you get to your blog/website as a metric to judging your site’s trust and reliability on the internet. Hence, the reason for approval or disapproval. You should have at least 100-500 unique visitors if you were to get approved by Google on their program.
Recently though, this is not much of a metric of being approved as I’ve seen blogs who got Google Adsense Approval in just 2-4 days of it creation. That’s how funny Google can be some times.
And note, Google don’t really dig or in a more formal term, Google don’t like site’s driving traffic with “paid traffic” methods. Google wants your traffic to be pure and from their Search Engine, which means you’ll be doing a lot of SEO, at least basic on-page and off-page SEO.
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- Use Your Real Details – One of the metrics Google use in judging and approving applications these days is having a tallied information of the applicant on the blog used in applying, which further stressed the importance of having an “About Us” page.
Heed My Advice:
- Use your real name on your blog
- Apply with that name as it is on your blog and your bank account.
- Use a Gmail account that reflect that same name (not so important though, but be sure to do this if you are going to tackle this mountain once and for all) as it is on your blog’s about page and bank account.
Be real man! 🙂
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- Consider Applying with Your Best Blog – As webmasters, we find it expedient to owning several sites for reasons best known to us but dude, listen to this, if you were to get approved on Google’s Ads Program, you might have to consider and reconsider applying with your best blog. Not much to say on this, I would hope that you already have a catch on the point I’m driving at, haven’t you?
And immediately you get approve, you can now begin sprinkling on your other sites the codes adsense serves you with and you know what that means, more money rolling into your adsense account.
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That’s my step-by-step guide on getting Google Adsense Account Approval in record time. Now, just before I wrap up this article and wait for your responses in questions, suggestions, more tricks to come in, I thought I should also help those folks who already own a Hosted Google Adsense Account and wants to port to a Non-hosted Account. Do you think that is a good idea? I’ll just go ahead and share.
Porting From Google Hosted Account to a Non-Hosted Account
- Login to your Google Adsense Account
- Go to Account Setting
- Next, click “Access and Authorization”, you will immediately be shown a sub-menu, select the first option, which is “Site Authorization”.
- Now, insert your blog’s URL (e.g. www.pinvibe.com) in the blank space on that particular page and click submit.
You’re not done yet. Now, step five…
- Hover your mouse to “My Ads Tab” on your account, click to create a new ad code. Once you’re done with the ads manipulations, that is, configuration, click on the “save and get the code” option. Now, insert the code on your blog’s html source or perhaps go to your admin dashboard, click appearance, click the widget option, search for the “text” option, click and drag it into the sidebar area, then insert the code and save. That’s it!
- Now, wait patiently and in anticipation of Google’s message of approval, then go back to your account’s “My Ads Tab” area to create more ad codes and sprinkle it across your other sites.
How To Change Hosted Adsense Account In To Non Hosted
Warning: Those sites must tally and align with Google Adsense Policy, TOS, whatever you want to call it. Is that clear?
Now, those are the steps to take when trying to migrate from a hosted adsense account to a non-hosted account. Hope you have applied it? Share your experiences with me using the comment box below.
However, to be sure of a successful migration of your account, be sure to run a blog of means, one that is focused on dishing out quality contents almost on a daily basis and of course have a decent and targeted traffic. Go and sleep if you’ve got this kind of website running as your approval is inevitable! 🙂
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