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

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Istiak Rayhan

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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.

I believe that you have a good web site (not wap) but Google disapproved your application. Maybe, 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…

>>>Read: 5 Guaranteed Ways to Make Money Without Adsense

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

Gone are those days 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 (RoadToBlogging.Com). .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. (Read: How to Buy Domain from Godaddy)

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

  • Don’t use the words hack, crack, downloads etc on your domain name.
  • Avoid copyright 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 your site has a professional looking design with a good navigation. And 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: How to Get Your Blog Indexed by Google in 24 Hours

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 a 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.

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.

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 sites 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+. 

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Istiak Rayhan is the founder of RoadToBlogging.com, a blog that aims to make bloggers’ journey easier. Istiak loves to help newbie bloggers to build a better blog. Here’s more about him.

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    1. 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.

  1. 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?

  2. 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.

    1. 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.

  3. Muhammad Shakeel

    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.

  4. 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

  5. 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

    1. You can apply for Adsense now, even if they disapprove your application you will know what to do next. And there is no regulation for traffic. Hope it helps.

  6. 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.

    1. 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.

  7. 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.!

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

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

  8. 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?

  9. This is very nice post. I’ve applied for Google adsense. Do a little prayer for me is that my application is accepted.

  10. 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 :)

  11. 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…

    1. 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.

    2. 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.

  12. 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

    1. 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.

  13. 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

    1. 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.

  14. 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

      1. but some of them said that it will take only 24 hrs but now i have been waiting for 2 days
        do u think my blog is worth for adsense will they approve my blog?? plz reply

  15. 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.

  16. 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)

    1. – 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.

      1. – 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.

        1. – Glad it helped.
          – Yeah, you can use modified images. It is always better to add photo on your blog posts.
          – Same answer, use modified image. Copied image isn’t a problem until image owner make a complain to the Google.
          – Nope.

    1. 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.

    2. Sir, i must commend your effort for putting up a wonderful post online, but I think i have completed all these required steps, pls what else should i do, mind you i have used several themes since i created my site last yr.n (2013) july. could that be the reason or must i buy a premium theme if that is the case pls let me know as soon as you can … thanks. pls feel free to go through my website. http://www.exxonose.com. once again thanks.

      1. Your design seems OK to me. I would like to suggest you to remove the free downloads from your site if you don’t have permission to distribute them for free. Adsense team hates Copyrighted contents and illegal download links. Hope it helps.

  17. 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

    1. 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?

  18. 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.

    1. 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.

      1. Vishwajeet Kumar

        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!

  19. Radhika Sachdeva

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

    1. 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.

  20. Hello,
    Please check my site give me reply comment.Is my site is ready for accepted by google for adsense? I pass first review and place ad codes on my site.

    1. I think your site is OK for Adsense. Just aware about 3 things-

      1. Don’t click your own Ads.
      2. Don’t try to generate fake traffic.
      3. Don’t add too much ad units on a page.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

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

  24. 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.

  25. Akash Deep Satpathi

    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!

    1. 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.

      1. You have less chance to get Google Adsense with this site. Google doesn’t approve download sites. Moreover, sharing ebooks without author’s permission is illegal.

  26. 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

    1. Hey Akash,
      I’ve just checked your website. I think your site is GOOD enough to get adsense. So don’t wait for 6 months and apply for an Adsense account now. Good luck.

        1. If you already have an Adsense account then you need not to apply for Adsense approval again. Just start using Adsense on other sites.

          1. Oh Sorry, I mistyped, I mean I hope I would get my account approved. And as you may know that Google AdSense is now taking two reviews for newer publishers, first in which they check for copyright contents, volume of contents etc. and my site has passed in first review, now only second review is left, it would done in 3-5 days (as of Google AdSense help page).

            1. You needn’t to have a lot of posts to get approved by adsense, just make sure you’ve quality posts.

              You can use flickr photo by giving proper credit to the image owners.

    1. 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

  27. 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.

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