So let’s get this straight. There is a valid reason why most publishers want to monetise their traffic with AdSense. Some notable reasons are, Adsense is owned by Google, has one of the highest rates per CPM and Clicks, accept publishers from many countries, can offer 100% fill rates among so many other reasons.
On the other hand, some publishers also fail to fulfil basic requirements by Adsense which also contribute to a large number of publishers being rejected.
In this post, I will lay down the DOs and tips that will help you get your Adsense account approved.
1. Use a real Domain
By buying, hosting and using a custom domain such as yoursite.com, yousite.info, yoursite.net shows how serious you are which in the eyes of the admin approving your account sees signs of commitment.
You will have to spend some dollars buying a domain and a hosting plan all less than $50 but in a long-run, you will have a huge return on your investment.
2. Have all Legal pages
Having those pages on your website or blog will help dramatically in getting your AdSense account approved.
You should also create an email using your domain such as email@example.com which your users can use to contact you would help to get your account approved.
3. Creating quality and relevant content
After having all these, now you are set to start creating quality and relevant content. I mean this because your content plays a major role when it comes to getting your Google AdSense account approved.
Write content that is valuable, it should be original and created by you or your colleagues. Create content that is aimed at helping people solve problems and improve their way of life or their business.
Be consistent with your content curation so they can see you are serious and have a long term content strategy.
4. Promoting for some traffic
You know traffic is essential for AdSense as well as other ad networks you may choose to monetise your blog or website with. It is important to have some traffic coming in before you can apply for AdSense.
Even though you might not have a lot of traffic at the beginning, you should make sure you have some traffic.
You can promote your content on social media through content marketing platforms and or have some organic traffic from search engines.
This will put you in a better position to getting your account approved by AdSense.
5. Don’t display other Ads
Google Adsense will always have 100% fill rates, meaning well optimise Adsense account will always show ads on your website or blog. For this, you do not need to use other networks according to Adsense reasoning.
So please, try to avoid having other ads shown on your website or blog at the time your Google Adsense account is under review.
6. Your Design matters
Bulky and complicated blogs or website designs are NOT recommended at all while applying for Adsense approval.
Try to keep things cleans and simple so your users or visitors will find it easy to navigate your website or blog.
Bulky and complicated designs have a negative impact on your general blogs or website performance which is something you need to take note.
It might slow down your website and page load time which again might lead to your application been declined.
7. Avoid shady traffic sources
Do NOT buy traffic for Adsense or try to get traffic from shady traffic sources in order to monetise your Adsense account.
This will get your Adsense account application declined and banned if you are already accepted and start publishing ads.
Keeps things clean and transparent. Telling people to click on your blog ads in order to increase your clicks or impressions for higher earnings also could be detected and contribute to your account application rejected.
It is better to play safe here by getting your traffic only from legitimate and recommended traffic sources.
8. Avoid copyright violations
Do not copy other people’s content and paste on your webpages and claim its yours.
This could be one of the worst mistakes you will make. Google, in general, is highly against plagiarism and policy violations.
9. Avoid illegal products or services
Make sure you don’t have any listings of illegal products and services. Even having links that link to such sites might get you into trouble with Adsense
10. Encrypt your blog or website
Things are pretty messy these online as hacking activities spike to records high every other day.
Making sure your users or visitors data is secured is important for Google AdSense especially when you are collecting users personal information.
It takes $0 to few dollars to install an SSL certificate on your site. This protects your customer’s data to an extent and improves your website or blog security.
Implementation of the above tips will surely get your AdSense account approved with ease and on your first application.