Google Adsense has been for thousands of bloggers the main stream of income. Unquestionably, although it starts small, in the long run it is one of the most steady ways to create a strong cash flow, which increases as you expand your website and add quality content.
However, getting approved in Google Adsense program still causes headaches to many webmasters, especially to novices. Most people never get approved for weeks or even months after applying. This is because, certainly, their websites or blogs do not meet the criteria needed for approval.
Google approves websites that have significant and original content. Content of this sort may be informational articles like descriptive write-ups, how-to articles, news and many more. Other things that they consider may be related to website domain and other general issues. When I launched my software reviews site, I spent the first months presenting applications and software products as an affiliate of Amazon. I was also posting technology news and coupons through authentic and well written articles. As the traffic started increasing I thought that the best and easiest way to monetize my blog at that point was through Adsense.
Of course, Google team rejects certain applications some times. Well, I can say that this is totally understandable especially if you look at their policy: they can’t approve any blog under the sun. But most times both genuine and non-duplicate contents get rejected too. This causes lots of frustration and you definitely want to avoid such experience. How do you go about this?
Use Real Names
Some people like and cherish their nicknames and may mistakenly register for an Adsense account with their nicknames. You should use your real name: it sounds more genuine as against nicknames which may have certain unannounced interpretations. Google hates having a suspicious feeling about a website or blog. If Google team has any reason to feel so, you will never get onboard.
Make Your Application Once
Do not apply more than once even if you have more than one website or blog to begin with. Do not apply for another account if you haven’t received an approval or rejection e-mail from Google Adsense team. It takes about two days and sometimes more if there are holidays and other issues.
Use Good Content Website Or Blog To Apply For Your Account
The quality and quantity of your website or blog determine a great deal about your approval. Normally, you should focus on 65% quality and 35% quantity when it comes to the content of your site. Get about 30 or more informative but original content articles and update them frequently. If you hate writing, you can outsource your writing projects at a considerably low price on freelance sites.
Organize Your Website And Make It Look Professional
Any site with questionable content and messy look will definitely not be approved. Use colors but keep your design simple. Add necessary links to all your important pages and make sure that your site is easily navigable.
As a general rule:
- Do not submit your blog if it is still under construction. This shows no sign of seriousness and non preparedness.
- Keep your websites free from broken links.
- Many people make the mistake of registering their Gmail accounts with funny or nicknames thinking that it doesn’t matter. Well, it may not really be, but your Gmail account should be registered on your domain name, example: email@example.com.
- Be sure to give the correct information, especially your street address.
- Most times, it pays to create an ownership page that verifies that you are the owner of the website.
Applying these tips and suggestions will take your Adsense business on a fast track. It will save you from most difficulties that people face while trying to register for an Adsense account. Make sure you are approved, easily, into Google Adsense program.
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About The Author
Steven blogs about online business, marketing tips, blog monetization etc. His passion is software and application reviewing. At VeryBestSoftware.net, he publishes technology news and discount coupons for digital products and online services.