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How To Get Your Google Adsense Application Approved On The First Try (It's A Cinch!)

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Zwielicht, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. Zwielicht

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    Adsense-related questions popup here quite often and I've seen numerous members ask questions such as how to get their Adsense applications approved and why their Adsense applications were rejected. Due to the prevalence of these questions, I figured that instead of answering these questions individually, I could create a complete guide on getting a Google Adsense application approved that also answers any other questions you may have. So, without further ado, let's get started!

    Contents

    1. Part 1: Preparing Your Website
    2. -Part 1.1: Disqualifying Material
    3. -Part 1.2: Design
    4. -Part 1.3: Essential Pages
    5. Part 2: Adsense FAQ
    6. -Question 1
    7. -Question 2
    8. -Question 3
    9. -Question 4
    10. -Question 5
    11. -Question 6
    Part 1: Preparing Your Website
    This section will focus on what you need to do to prepare your website for the review process. You see, 1-2 days after you submit an Adsense application, a Google specialist will visit your website and review it to ensure that you're complying with both Adsense's policies and the Google Webmaster Guidelines, so it's important to have your website in tip-top shape in order to avoid wasting both your time submitting the application and the time of the Google specialist.

    Part 1.1: Disqualifying Issues
    Don't you just hate it when you're reading through a guide and halfway through it you find something in there that would disqualify you from doing whatever it is you were reading about? I don't like it when that happens either, which is why I'm starting off with a list of potential issues that would disqualify you from applying to Adsense.


    • Offensive filth (porn)
    • Tampered Adsense codes
    • Bot traffic, especially if your intention with the traffic is to click ads
    • Anything that would cause poor user experience such as endless obstructive popups, malware, and links that go where they shouldn't
    • Websites in languages not featured in this list: https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/9727
    • Content encouraging users to clicks on your ads
    • Websites with counterfeit goods
    • Websites that violate the Google Webmaster Guidelines
    • Sites that are not willing to display a privacy policy
    • Under construction pages
    • Difficult site navigation
    • Insufficient content (I've never received a direct answer about this, but I assume how much is too little depends on who is reviewing your site)
    • Illicit material (child porn, theft, etcetera)
    • Copyrighted material (stolen content)
    • Websites under 6 months old (this only applies to specific countries)
    • Anything else on this page: https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/48182


    Part 1.2: Design
    Due to the numerous design features that web designers and developers employ, the best advice I can give regarding this topic is to make the site presentable. This doesn't mean that you need to have a fancy website with CSS3 styles and 70 MP images, it just means to avoid doing this:
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    Part 1.3: Essential Pages
    The following pages are the pages I had on my own website when I got it approved. While the only page that is required by Google Adsense is a privacy policy as stated on their "Required Content" support page, I recommend adding these additional pages to your site in addition to any posts or pages you currently have on your website:

    • Privacy Policy: This should mention the DoubleClick advertising cookie. A privacy policy generator is a great way to complete this page.
    • Contact Page: I once read an Adsense rejection email that mentioned this as being a required page
    • Terms Of Service: The rules of your site. You can use any TOS generator to get this done
    • Antispam Policy: This policy lets users know you're not associated with any web spam. This antispam policy template should suffice
    • Copyright Notice: This just lets visitors know who owns the content on the site. Just find a similar site in your niche and replace their information with your information (spin it a little if you want to)
    • FAQ: This page isn't as important as the others, but it doesn't hurt to add it
    • About Pages: This page just summarises what your site is about

    Part 2: Adsense FAQ
    These are questions about Adsense I've seen around the forum at one time or another.

    Question 1: How many posts and pages do I need?
    There's no exact number of posts or pages you need, but it's best to "fill up" your website with quality content in order to increase your chances of getting approved (as one rejection letter I read stated "insufficient content" and "not enough text" as an issue). If the explanation was too vague for you, I believe I had around 50 pages on the site I used for my Adsense application, but don't think of this as a golden number.

    Question 2: Why Aren't My Ads Appearing If I Got Approved?
    Google has a list of the most common reasons here as well as a troubleshooter to help you figure it out. Use it.

    Question 3: Why Didn't My Application Get Approved After Reading Your Guide?
    This isn't a perfect guide, but Adsense will send you an email with the reason for your application's rejection. If you want to see a few samples emails, you can view them on this site.

    Question 4: Do you need a certain number of visitors to get approved?
    Not from what I know. When I first applied, the site I got approved only received about 30-50 unique visitors a day (possibly even less).

    Question 5: Can I Get Approved With A Subdomain?
    Yes!
     
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    nice nitty-gritty share buddy, very helpful to adxense newcomers, I still remember how I got approved in 2012, just Google translate some shits from another language, choose a nice theme, but surely got rejected first time, and when I get the post to 50+++ number, then it got passed lol

    now its hard to do that I think
     
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    If I didn't believe in God, you'd be my Golden Calf. DAMN, beast of a post. Saving this on my Pocket for future use. Thanks for the share!
     
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    Nice and simple baby. :)
     
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    Very good guide. People will understand how to get adsense account rather looking for alternative.
     
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    WoW. this is excellent guide mate. Thank you so much for making my day. :)
     
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    This is really an amazing share for me. Really helpful.
     
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    Thank you for the nice share bud.
     
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    The first time I got my adsense account approved, I remember paying a local guy who used to offer adsense approval services. Well, now I can get my own using the below pointers.
     
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    Only one top level domain (.com, .net, etc) directing to a blogger blog with one article got me approved.
     
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    I'm glad you can get your own now. :)
    That's actually quite impressive!
    Wow, I'm surprised they didn't notice that even in 2012. Does the site still have Adsense on it with the Google translated content?

    Everyone else: I'm glad you liked the guide! :cool:
     
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    thanks for your contribution
     
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    Apparently I missed this thread yesterday.
    There is actually nothing too special in here, most can be found out using google in a bunch of seconds.
    I really like the "Essential pages"-part though, I think I've never put an antispam policy on any of my websites. Going to apply with a new site for AdSense the coming days and will use your guide as a checklist.
    Thanks!

    By the way: Is that screenshot from an actual website? (If yes, could you post it here?)
     
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    You don't need 50 articles. That is to much.

    You need to have main menu, 4 of 5 tabs in menu, and in each menu 2 or 3 articles.

    And submit!
     
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    Let me know how it goes!

    To answer your other question, the site from the image still exists. It's http://www.lingscars.com/ :cool:
    Oops, I left out a word in that sentence (my mistake)! The sentence was actually supposed to read "If the explanation was too vague for you, I believe I had around 50 pages on the site I used for my Adsense application, but don't think of this as a golden number."

    Thanks for bringing that up, though! I'll see if I can have a mod allow me to edit the post again so that I can add that word in as well as fix a few other typos to prevent any more confusion.

    Just in case anyone else notices, here's teh corrected part of that guide.

     
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    Great post you have provided. Will be sure to reference it again!
     
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    Guide for adsense in pyjama written by Zwielicht :nap:
     
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