Get Google Adsense Approval! 7 Things to Do That Really Work

Would you believe that I applied for Adsense with a WAP site that didn’t have any option to put Adsense codes?

Believe it or not, but it’s true. And Adsense rejected my application. Cause that application didn’t make any sense to Adsense team.

That time, I didn’t have any idea about Adsense and how it works. All I knew that website owners can make money from Adsense. So I thought why not give it a try. After all, I was a proud owner of a mobile site.

Like me, there are a lot of people  who apply for Adsense with low quality sites. That’s why Google became more strict on approving new Adsense accounts to maintain its quality.

Adsense Approval

I believe that you have a good web site (not wap) but Google disapproved your application. May be, this is the reason you are reading this post.

Getting rejected by Adsense is frustrating. After a few rejections, many new bloggers get this idea in their head that they won’t get Adsense approval ever. If you are one of them, you are not alone. And you are on the right place.

In this post, I will be sharing some tips on getting Adsense accounts. Most of these tips will be helpful mainly for Bloggers. I hope you’ll get approved by Adsense after reading this post. So keep reading…

7 Things to Do to Get Approved by Adsense

Google doesn’t reveal any hints on what basis they approve new account. All you can do is to maintain some standards before applying for Adsense. You can also consider the following tips as Google Adsense Approval Checklist.

1. Get a Top Level Domain

Those days are gone when people  would get Adsense account with free sub domains site like blogspot, weebly etc. Google still approves sub domains site, but you have to make sure that your site has good contents, nice design, easy navigation etc.

It’s really tough to make sub domain sites compatible with Adsense standards. Google has already banned some sub domains site like .co.cc, .co.nr.

So I suggest you to grab a top-level domain like me. .Com, .net, .org, .in, .com.bd etc are the top-level domains. Here is an example to understand the difference.

  • Free Sub domain – roadtoblogging.blogspot.com
  • Top Level Domain –  roadtoblogging.com

Go get a domain name from Godaddy.

Here are some important things you should consider before buying a domain name.

  • Don’t use hack, crack, downloads etc on your domain name.
  • Avoid copy right violation. (You cannot use others Brand Name on your domain).
  • Don’t use any adult term.
  • Also read: How to Choose a Good Domain Name

If you are going to create a WordPress blog, don’t forget to read this post: 7 Easy Steps to Create a Self-Hosted WordPress Blog

2. Good Design & Easy Navigation

You may have good contents on your site. But it doesn’t guarantee Adsense approval unless you’ve good design and easy navigation on your site.

If you want to make money from your site, then you should consider investing some money on site design. WordPress user can go for Premium Themes. If your budget is low, you can grab a theme from MyThemeShop.

So make sure that you’ve a professional looking design with a good navigation. Don’t forget to create a logo for your blog.

3. Submit Site on Search Engines

Whenever you launch a site, you always want that people can discover your site easily. Search Engines are the place where people you find your site easily.

All you need to do is submit your sitemap on search engines.

And also make sure that Google has indexed your site’s pages. Type site:yourdomain.com in Google Search and check whether Google indexes your site or not. Sometimes Google takes one week or more to index your site. If you’ve some relevant backlinks, you pages will be indexed fast. Interlinking blog posts also helps Search Engine Bots to index your pages.

Read: Update WordPress Ping List for Quick Indexing

4. Connect Your Site With Google Analytics and Webmaster Tools

Analytics and Webmaster tools are two awesome tools by Google.

Google Analytics provides detailed statistics about your site. And Webmaster tools provides detailed report on site’s pages visibility on Google.

These two tools help you improve your site performance that increase the chance of getting Adsense account.

5. Publish Fresh and Unique Contents

This is the most important part.

You have to create fresh and unique contents before applying for Adsense. Adsense doesn’t require huge contents, but quality contents. Some bloggers got Adsense account with only 20-30 posts, while some didn’t get approval with more than 100 posts.

So quality contents matter a lot. Quality contents are those which are well-developed and researched, free from copyrighted things and illegal download links, not copied from others, user-friendly and detailed. Your posts need to have more than 500 words.

So try to publish some quality content. Remember, Quality content is always king.

Adsense Prohibited Content: Copyrighted contents, Adult content, Hacking & Cracking related contents, Gambling/Casino/Alcohol related contents and all illegal contents.

6. Remove Other Networks Ads

It’s not a bad idea to try some Adsense alternatives when you don’t have an Adsense account yet. But remove those Ads before applying for Adsense.

Though Google allows you to use another Ad Networks with Adsense, but it creates a bad impression to the Adsense team if your site is filled with other networks’ ads.

7. Create Important Pages

There are some pages that provide better user experience. Google always focuses on better user experience. Most of the new bloggers don’t create these pages. Having these pages creates a good impression to the Adsense team. So create the following pages before applying for Adsense.

  • About – Most of the first time visitors visit ‘About’ page. They want to know who you are behind the blog. In about page, you can write about yourself and your blog or whatever you want. Here is my about page.
  • Contact – This is the most ignored page. You will realize its important once you have it. You might have missed direct advertising because of not having contact page. Learn: How to Create Contact Page in WordPress.
  • Privacy Policy – According to Adsense TOS, you must have a privacy page that contains information about cookies, device-specific information, location information and other information stored on. So create a privacy policy page for your blog.

Other Things to Consider

  • If you’ve more the one site, then consider applying with best site.
  • Your content should be written in English or other Adsense supported languages.
  • Give your actual information while applying for Adsense account.
  • Your age must be 18 years or above to participate in Adsense Program.
  • Sometimes Google requires 6 months older domain in certain countries including China & India.
  • Avoid Paid Traffic. (Adsense doesn’t require a lot of traffic)
  • Don’t use copyrighted image, Use Images with Credits.
  • Get Google Authorship.

Finally,  Read  Adsense Terms and Conditions & AdSense Programme Policies.

Once your site is compatible with all the above facts, then apply for Adsense Account. Approval process takes 24 to 48 hours now.

Once you’ve got Adsense account, you can use Adsense ads on others site owned by you. That’s why you might have noticed that some low quality site contain Adsense Ads. But that is not a good idea, Always ensure that you site is compatible with Adsense policy before adding Ads. Adsense may ban your account if they find something wrong on your site.

Do let us know if you’ve any other tricks to get approved by Adsense. If you find this post useful, then don’t forget to share it on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. 

Comments

  1. Victor Noah says

    Your posts are always helpful. Getting an approved Google Adsense Today is very tough as you said. But i want you to clarify us if using the 3rd party service (i.e) Weebly.com can get one an approved adsense account. Your suggestion(s) is always welcomed.

    • amit says

      ya you are right but google visit your site and check site content if content is unike ,Six month older,if you do not have not good amount of traffic this no prob. traffic will be increase if you content is good easy to understand for visitors……i Apply for Adsens few days ago google disapprove my Account Due to some security and Illegal content but i have not publish any illegal…..You heard “Content Is King”

      Go for good artical …All Is Well
      Amit Parashar
      Latest Trick & Technology

  2. ZAHOOR AHMED says

    Please brother check my website and give me some suggestion to get approval from Google Adsense.

    I have already applied.
    but Message received from Google Team:
    Site does not comply with google policies.

    thanks and Regards

    Zahoor Ahmed Janjua

  3. says

    Hi Istiak,

    Me and my friend both got approval from Google AdSense within 6 months both of us are from India, mine in 35 days (you may remember). So I think you should write that those “should” be 6 months older to get Google Adsense account, not must :D.


    Akash!

    • says

      Sir I wish to get adsense for my blog. Its nearly 3-4 months old. I am waiting for six moths to pass by. But i dont know google will approve my blog or not. I have ebooks, previous papers, iit notes like thing. Does it come under copyright voilation or something.?
      Help me i have put lot of hardwork for this blog.

  4. says

    Hi Istiak,

    This is the first time I’ve been here. Insightful article indeed. Adsense has become hell for newbies and heaven for pro bloggers. I always suggest newbies to look after other income sources apart from Adsense. Thanks for sharing mate.

  5. Neha Dobriyal says

    Hello IstiakI’m currently building a forum, I want to monetize it through Google Adsense, do they approve forums???

  6. Ravindra says

    Hi Istika,

    My blog is more than 7-8 months old. I use Montezuma WP template. Not sure if there is any issue with this template or the navigation. I don’t think content is an issue.. had applied to Adsense but was not approved in the 2nd round. Note: I did not have any ads when I had applied to adsense. Just cannot understand what is wrong.. What do you say ??
    Thanks in advance.

  7. Niraj Bhusal says

    Hello Istiak Rayhan
    Really a great post from you here. Most of the people are moved to blogging for earning money and the main thing they need is Google Adsense so to get approved for Adsense account is the main factor for the bloggers.
    Here you have done the step by step description which is really helpful. I too had an approved adsense account and now my account is disabled and site (http://nirajbhusal.com.np) too.
    Thanks for sharing this great idea.

  8. Radhika Sachdeva says

    But i think We Also Need some Visitors ?
    And clearn one thing how much Alexa Rank We should have for the Google Adsense ?

    • Istiak Rayhan says

      Yeah, visitors are must to generate revenue.

      And you need not to care about Alexa rank. Adsense team don’t check the Alexa while approving.

  9. Vishwajeet Kumar says

    Hi, Istiak

    Very informative Article. Actually Google is very strict and choosy these days. But However I had applied with my blogspot domain and get approved by Google in just 3 hrs thats incredible, but my account is currently on hosted version because I had applied with blogger. But I am happy that my blog have now get some decent traffic and I am also happy with my adsense earnings. Hope that I will be able to read more informative articles on your blog.

    • Istiak Rayhan says

      Good to know that you get approved by Adsense. One thing I would like to suggest you. That is, if possible migrate to WordPress. You will like it.

      • says

        Hi, Istiak, I have got approval for hosted version and want to upgrade. As per your suggestion I have upgrade my site to wordpress. Can you please tell me that is my site is good for AdSense? My blog is webtalkerz.com Thanks!

  10. says

    Vai Istiak I’m also from your city Chittagong, I applied for adsense last week then my site have passed first review but failed 2nd review why and now what can I do please suggest me.
    Thank you

    • Istiak Rayhan says

      Good to know that you are also from CTG. Talking about Adsense Approval, actually I wrote everything I know on this post. So if you follow all the things that I’ve mentioned on this post, you will have a better chance to get approved by Adsense.

      BTW, Did Adsense team give any reason at the time of disapproval?

    • Istiak Rayhan says

      Here are some suggestion for you…

      1. Get a good design. If possible, buy a premium theme.
      2. Make sure you are not publishing copied post.
      3. Try to use some h2, h3 tag on your post. If needed, use bold tag.
      4. Publish more quality posts. When I say quality posts, I mean in-depth posts.
      5. Be patient and keep blogging.

      Hope it helps. Sorry for replying so late.

  11. says

    Hi author, nice article. I need your help if you could for check my site if adsense ready.

    I’m a bit confuse about some of adsense policy. Since my site doesn’t comply with adsense policy, i’m now with adversal, infolinks and Komli Media ads network. But, i really want to be approved by GA. Here is some question that i’m not sure:

    - Many comment on my site written in malay (should i take it down?)
    - I have insert image from google image in some of my article but the writing’s my own.”Related to news article and SEO” (should i remove the image?)
    - My site is about “history, news, information, tips and commenting. For Healthcare is optional)

    • Istiak Rayhan says

      - If Adsense doesn’t support the language Malay, then you should take it down.
      - It won’t be a serious problem to have images from Google Search. But I always suggest you to use stock photos from sites like freedigitalphotos.net.
      - You are covering too much topics. It is always better to write about few topics.

      • says

        - I just wondering if in comment there is consideration in using various language. But now is clear. Thnks
        - It seem clear but, let say if, i get some image on google or freedigitalphotos.net (news topic because there is many image found if search related to news) then i modified it and put my own watermark. Is that against GA TOS? Or is better just post an article without photo, any suggestion?
        - Second similiar question, can i use SEO image that found on google image if search nothing in freedigitalphotos.net?
        - Write many topic can affect GA request?

        Thnks.

  12. Dinesh Kumar says

    Hello Istiak, I need some suggestions from you. Please review my site and suggest me if I am doing mistakes, so my Adsense approval chances increase.

  13. TECH ME says

    hey istiak i made a blog from blogger and i posted only one post nearly 100 words and i applied for the adsense i they said ur application is waiting for approval and i thought i will be informed through my gmail but they did’nt send anything to my gmail saying that ur approved .. what to do i need to place ads and make money it is saying that i have been dissaproved why what to do plzzzzzzzzzz helpp me i am in big trouble my web site is posted below check it out and solve the prblm plzz

  14. kousik says

    I apply for adsense now, 1st stage is cleared now what I will do? Just for one time check my site give me some suggestions

    • Istiak Rayhan says

      1. Publish quality posts regularly.
      2. Don’t click your own ads and don’t ask someone to click.
      3. Don’t try to generate fake traffic.
      4. Be patient.

    • Istiak Rayhan says

      Actually I’ve written everything what I know in this blog post. So if you ask me questions like ‘What to do to get approved by Adsense?’ I won’t be able to answer the question as I published this post to help you to get Adsense Approval. But I would appreciate if you’d ask something specific.

  15. says

    Another Great Post from Rahyan .My Blog is just 3 months old Iam trying to post some valuable content .

    And i will follow the guide lines mentioned by the author in this post.

    Hope my adsense account will be approved soon

    Thanks

  16. pabitra says

    Hello Istiak, I’m in trouble to get adsense. I applied for adsense and they approve at 1st stage but they disapprove saying site does not comply with Google policy. i dont know whats wrong with my blog. so plz take a look at my blog http://www.tricksforums.com and advice me what to do?
    I’m using Google image but totally modified by me and all content is written by me. so plz help me

    Thanks…

    • Istiak Rayhan says

      Here are some suggestions for you.

      - Get a good design and logo.
      - Make your sidebar more beautiful by adding a social box.
      - Publish in-depth post.
      - And be patience.

    • says

      Istiak, Informative Article. Info is key in current century. Thanks for being generous again.

      @Pabitra

      Viewed your website. Your site is http://www.tricksforums.com yet your images are in a Blog-spot server. Consider moving your images to your panel to enable them load easily in Google Engines. Google generally hate slow loading pages just like your readers do. Your pages load fast though. Just try changing this, may be it could help.

      No. 2. Remove all the download links on your page; antivirus, software, torrent browser, tools etc. Even if they lead nowhere.

      Great articles.

  17. says

    Hi Rayhan! my blog is a sub-domain. I applied for adsense with little hope as many bloggers continuously saying that google adsense won’t approve such free domains. But I’m lucky & now I’m also a adsense publisher :)

  18. says

    Hello! I have applied for google adsense for my blog.. It took 3 days for an answer saying “Difficult site navigation: During our review of your website, we found your site difficult to navigate. Potential navigation issues include: redirects, pages behind a login or restricted access, broken links, excessive pop-ups, dialers, and pages under construction or not yet launched.”

    I used .tk for my domain. Maybe I should by a domain from google?

    What should i do?

    • Istiak Rayhan says

      Do you use any Article Rewriter (Spinner) tool? If you do, stop using this. Google hates these types of posts.

  19. Gourav Laskar says

    I’ve applied to google adsense 9 days ago. But they have neither approve it yet nor send reason for its disapproval. What can the problem be?.Analyse my site whether it has any mishap? Wait for your response.!

    • Istiak Rayhan says

      Sometimes it takes more than 2 weeks, actually it depends on which country you from. So it’s better to wait for their response.

  20. Monika Thakur says

    I applied to Adsense a week
    Ago and have not heard anything. Just a red bar that says my account is under review. Is there a way to contact them to see what’s going on. I am thinking maybe I filled out something wrong in the application.

    • Istiak Rayhan says

      Actually there is no direct way to contact with them. I would suggest you to wait for Adsense reply. If Adsense finds anything wrong they’ll let you know.

  21. says

    Hello Istiak,
    My Site is around 1 month ago, but containing all legit stuff no copy paste, is site is now able to apply for Google Adsense or should I need to wait more? And more question how much traffic is needed before applying? Thanks

  22. says

    As salam o alikum:
    borther please have a look on my blog and guide me why i am not getting adscense aproval.
    And please share some tips how can i write unique contant like if i am going to share some facebook tips on my blog then most blogger used same tips in there blogs how can i make that post unique is there any method for posting unique and quality contant

  23. says

    thanks admin really nice and helpfull post for all newbies that are in blogging…

    love to read this post again and again.. thanks for sharing your knowledge :)

    but i am using my brother’s adsence account, and i think we can use anyone’s adsence account on our blog/website and there is no issue from adsence team…

    you can see its working fine here http://www.smartweb.com.pk .

    so if someone’s account was not approved ,, then you can use any one’s account if your friend or any family member have it. no need to worry about.

  24. Mamun says

    HI Istiak Rayhan,

    I have applied Google adsense many times via mysite.weebly.com . It is not approved for Insufficient content. I have 40 posts. Per post contains 300 to 500 words. What is Insufficient content? I have lot of content. Google is totally blind. On the other hand, My mydoman.com is not approved. Issues: Site does not comply with Google policies. Google is totally rubbish.

    • Istiak Rayhan says

      Hey Mamun, I can understand your feeling on getting disapprovals. As I mentioned in the post a lot of people apply for Adsense with low quality sites, Google becomes more strict on approving new sites. But I am pretty sure that you will get approved soon if you continue your good works and follow the above tips. In the mean time you can try some Adsense alternatives.

  25. says

    Hi Istiak Rayhan!

    Going to apply for adsense after creating privacy policy and optimizing other pages. Is there anything more to do to get approved? Please have a look at my blog and please let me know if I will be approved or not? Is the theme good or do I need to change it?

    • Istiak Rayhan says

      Hey Tulip, I’ve just visited your site. And you’ve a nice blog. But if you want to approve by Adsense, I would recommend you to get a good looking template for your blog. As I don’t have good idea about Blogger Templates, I won’t be able to suggest you a specific one.

      If you are really serious about Blogging, I would like to suggest you to create a self hosted WordPress blog like me. And glad to know that you find my blog helpful.

  26. Amit says

    Thanks for sharing such a valuable information…
    But what to do if Google adsense reject you by saying that you have insufficient content instead of having 65+ post…

  27. says

    Hi
    Let me tell you one thing, Google sometimes approves AdSense application even though the blog is live for less than 6 months. The thing is it’s difficult to analyze Google strategy, some very good and high pageview blogs are getting rejected while some blogs having no proper content are getting approved. It’s like a game

  28. Rocking says

    Hello everyone. will you please help me. I want to know that people say that increasing traffic through robot is not valid for google adsense. I want to know that what is robot. and secondly when we submit sitemap to our blog, we will submit it on custom robots.txt. is it all right. or i have done something wrong.?

    • Istiak Rayhan says

      Traffic through robot and robots.txt are two different things.

      Traffic through robot means generates traffic by using software or any bots. On the other hand, robots.txt is a text file webmasters create to instruct robots (typically search engine bots) how to crawl and index pages on their website.

      Hope it helps.

    • Istiak Rayhan says

      Yes, you can. But you have less chance to get approved by Adsense. Because Google loves content based sites. It seems that you are running an e-commerce site. However, I would suggest you to apply for Adsense. At least you’ll know what Adsense team says about your site.

  29. says

    SIR ,I AM RUINING THIS BLOG FROM 6 MONTH ,I TRIED MANY TIME FOR GOOGLE ADSENSE ,EVEN I TRY WITH CREATE DIFFERENT MAIL ALSO,BUT TILL DATE I AM NOT ABLE TO GET ADSENSE ACCOUNT.
    CAN YOU PLEASE CHECK MY BLOG,AND SUGGEST ME WHAT I NEED TO DO ,I HAVE MADE SOME CHANGES IN MY BLOG ALSO,SHOULD I APPLY AGAIN WITH UNAPPROVED ACCOUNT FOR ADSENSE ,

    PLEASE REPLY ME

    • Istiak Rayhan says

      Here are some suggestions for you.

      1. Delete other networks ads.
      2. Write some detailed posts.
      3. Delete unnecessary widgets.
      4. Use 2 column design.
      5. If possible, migrate to self hosted WordPress blog.

  30. says

    hey i love your blog and read them like 4 times a week i had to know why my site doesn’t get approve by adsense please have a look thx for any help

  31. mohi says

    “Those days are gone when people would get Adsense account with free sub domains site like blogspot”
    Are you sure?
    Cause I just got accepted my blogspot blog a few days ago?
    Yeah, I did read this post before applying for Adsense.
    All I did is removed the theme and posts that I thought may be about copyrighted content(and not posts that are too short).
    Yeah, one thing I agree with you.It was 6 months old.

  32. says

    Hi, Istiak Rayhan,
    It is a hot post.. Thanks for details discuss. I think that, main factor are template design, 5-10 uniqe article and primary on page seo for adsence approval. I have approve adsence after complete 8 post.

  33. says

    hi,
    this is a nice post. i have a query. i applied adsense for indiaitplaza.com where i provide service centers information and articles about warranty procedures. i got disapproved, the message i got in the mail is “insufficient content”. in my websites pages there are addresses and i think these are not sufficient because they are not unique and many pages doesn’t have 500 words but i have seen many other sites on the net which provide the same information and all have adsense on them. please have a look on my site and tell me how can i get the adsense.

    one thing more..i have seen in my sitemap there are url of images and i read somewhere while approval process google crawler reads each and every page. so how i edit my sitemap for ranking better in search engines and doesn’t affect to get adsense approval.

    Thanks
    manish

    • Istiak Rayhan says

      When they say “insuffucient content”, they actually mean the less few number of posts. If you’ve seen Adsense ads on a site with less contents, that means the site owner already have an approved Adsense account.

      And editing sitemap cannot be a problem.

      • says

        Hi there,
        Thanks for quick reply. one of my friend got adsense approval. he has got only 8 to 10 post and it is e-commerce site. no one can understand what google wants. please give me some suggestions.

        thanks for your response

        • Istiak Rayhan says

          1. Write more detailed posts.
          2. Make your homepage as your blog page.
          3. And keep updating your blog.

    • Istiak Rayhan says

      Immer, if your site language is not supported by Infolinks, then you won’t be to get approved by Infolinks.

  34. says

    Woah i love this post! This is master piece. I have been using adsense since 2012 in South Africa but I am back to my homeland Ghana try applying for new account. Adsense keep on sending message this website does not comply with ads policies. Please review my website and tell me the problem
    This my web http://www.kutufam.com

  35. says

    Good info. Google rejected us saying lack of content. But I don’t really want to change the format of the post, since this is the format our users like most. Can you suggest where else can i make improvements to compensate this

  36. says

    “Quotes” are almost available every where in blogs, sites and forums. It will be consider as a copyrighted material?

  37. says

    Hi,
    Dear Brother i face a problem. That is I have a new adsense account. So i input my adsense ads code in my blogger blog site, But ads not show in my blogger website. What can i do ? My blogsite is uniadbd.blogspot.com and when i create new ads unit there show a message that your account is hosted account and ads aren’t show in other website without partner website.

  38. says

    hey thanx for sharing such post, actually i had visited this post and then tried all thing which have been described in post and now feeling happy that by using these tips my adsense account has been approved… thanx again….

  39. says

    Dear friend my brother’s adsense account is active and few days ago we get paid but suddenly my brother had died, all account details and bank account details with his name. So I want to change all details in my name, can I change it?
    And how can I do this?
    If u tell me in details it will be very helpful for me.
    Thank you
    Kousik

  40. says

    Hi I got my application approved today.I was the first time I applied for adsense.I got my website figurable.com approved within 25 days of creating .Too its not that good looking.So i want to ask that am I so lucky or is there any other reason behind it.

  41. says

    Hey Istiak Rayhan! ;) first of all thank you Brother for sharing this great article. It was very helpful for me and all the beigners like me. I follow your all things that you describe and my adsense aproved.

  42. says

    Hi,
    Thank you for sharing these good information about Google adsense. This blog help me a lot to understand that the reality of website approval matters.

    Thaks again.

  43. says

    Hi dude,

    Your post is really awesome. It’s really helpful.

    Kindly check my site and let me know if there any issue with the blog for getting adsense.

  44. says

    Nice article, I am preparing my site to apply for Google Adsense, this checklist will really help me.
    what about the country domains? I mean “yoursite.com.in” or “yoursite.pk”?
    Will adsense approved on these domains? Thanks for consideration

  45. says

    Could you tell me how good is my site and if I should apply or not? I did twice and they said not enough content. Do you think this is true? :/

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