Before we get started, you must make sure you obey these guidelines very well without fail, or else your application to google adsense will be denied with no further pending approval. You should remember that everything that I mentioned below counts very much. Do not compromise on own domain, number of posts, good design and some other metrics, or else the probability of rejection is higher at your own end. So now we go, the most important 15 guidelines to follow diligently before you apply to Google AdSense.
If the platform you are using is WordPress, you must make sure your website or blog has at least 45 quality posts or articles which are not duplicated from anywhere else. Your content on the posts and articles must be rich extremely and you should make sure you are using relevant images or infographics where ever needed. Try to put two lengthy articles of at least 2000 words per each, which would be absolutely stunning while anyone is reading them on your website or blog. Also if any other non content management system (CMS) or HTML version of blog, you should make sure that you have at least 55 pages on your blog or website in form landing pages or articles.
If you miss providing this any of the aforementioned info on your blog or website, Google can reject your application by "saying Unacceptable Site Content or Insufficient Content". Therefore you should make sure that they see enough content on your blog or website before you apply for the adsense program. The many the contents, the better the chances of your approval.
Forbiden Website Niches:
Statistics have shown that your adsense account shall go through a faster approval process if only if you have more quality contents on , Business, Travel Law, Technology, Entrepreneurship, Internet Marketing, , Lifestyle Social Media and Health. Google is going to take your application for a serious offense if your blog have any of the prohibited contents.
Some studies also have shown that Google AdSense can reject your approval if your blog or website is on micro niche blogging and event blogging. In this kind blogging, you then limit your blog contents to only single particular topic/subject and you then create a spam domain around it to make it rank higher. Eg: www.Anthonyjoshuavspacquiaomatchonline.com (Anthony Joshua vs Pacquiao Match Online). In some other cases, if you have noticed Google Adverts in these type of websites, possibly they have applied the adsense account through another account and placed the ads in the event niche blogging to make quick money.
There must be No Third Party Programs or Ads:
Before you apply to AdSense, you should make sure you do not have or place any other third party ads or banner on your website. Google will manually look into your website and they dislike seeing some third party ads or banner installed in your blog. Do away from Yahoo Ads, Chitika, Infolinks or any other third party ads to have the first impression you should clean your website. You make sure you that you put only the fresh contents and any regular widgets on the blog.
Also, do away from affiliate links such as Jumia affiliate, hosting programs, Clickbank affiliates, Amazon or any other not until your account is approved.
User Experience and Website Design:
Google always like their users to have the best experience while going through any blog or website they refer. You should Maintaining a good design with a clean navigation and the user experience shall boost your chances of getting AdSense approval in the first and only attempt. This one is of the major guidelines where lot of individuals miss the basics concepts. Google believes that if you can maintain a professional color scheme on your blog, the user will be willing to come back to click on the prefer ads which are shown under your articles or content.
Therefore make sure that you maintain a clean and neat design before you apply for AdSense. I would recommend that you to purchase one professional theme anywhere and installed it on your website without effecting the easy navigation or loading speed.
Google Analytics Code:
Putting Google Analytics code on your blog or website is a trusted element for the adsense approval. Adding Analytics on your website blog or show that you are tracking your visitor actively tracking and you are much serious about the statistics of your users who come to your website. If you have not created any one, click here to register for the program. Once you registered, get your tracking code by creating a new account under the accounts tab and put your website URL, name and any other required details. Put the code on every page of your website to track the information instantly.
Bing/Google Webmasters Verification Page:
This is just like Google Analytics, you have to even verify your account with Google Webmaster program, which has the total access to your blog in search perspective. With this Google Webmaster Tools, you can track your website for critical errors and you should fix them on a daily.
Verify your ownership of the website through any of the method recommended and finish the process to keep your account actively functioning.
Also, putting the Bing Webmaster Tools to your blog or website will put more credibility to your domain that you are very serious about the website or blog search visibility. Although this guideline is pretty easy and simple to perform, most people will feel comfortable without knowing the advantage and importance of installing these tools.
Putting these two verifications on your server or blog or website code will show very good results on search visibility as too.
XML Sitemap Page:
Creating a sitemap does not take up too much of your time. If what you are using is WordPress, I recommend this Google XML Sitemaps. I also recommend you to check XML-Sitemaps website if you are using any other platform for more info.
By Installing a sitemap on your website it can help make search engine bots to index your blog or website faster, which is also a trust element to bots about the trustworthiness of the website.
Robots.txt for Google Adsense approval
Creating Robots.txt file on your website will eliminate unwanted indexing junk onto Google. Plus, robots.txt file is another great feature to add it your website as a trust factor bacause it adds so many value the SEO of making the page to rank higher on google.
Google AdSense putting alexa rank into consideration has always been a controversy, as many individuals disagree that Google does not care about your website global rankings. Believe me, I strongly believe that this makes one of the most important checklist that any manual operator checks before he even open your website statistics. How can someone quickly judge about a or blog website performance? The answer is very simple, and it is Alexa ranking. So make sure that you install the Alexa toolbar on your website.
Note: Before you apply to AdSense account, make sure your website Alexa global ranking is less than 500K for quiker approval process. Normally the website that is above this rank is considered to be a new website and underestimated that there is no much information on them.
Google like to know your identity before you can signup to their AdSense account program. So you should make sure that you create the bellow pages on your website or blog as soon as possible.
- Terms of Usage
- Contact Us
- Disclaimer Policy
- About Us
In this about us section, you should clearly mention what is the website made for and who you are, what is the benefit people will get out of your blog or website.
The more clear your website is, the better the chances of your Google adsense approval. Make sure your spelling is error free as much as possible, grammar is clear and punctuation also clear when you do this.
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Custom Email ID and Domain
So many people create websites or blog through blogspot and free WordPress platforms to apply for Google AdSense. You should note that AdSense team will take more serious a custom domain rather than any free domain name. Investing 2$ on a custom domain name is not a big deal when you know that you have health chances of getting your account approval with other factors mentioned above. So do not give yourself a second option to apply the Google AdSense program and get your own custom domain as early as possible.
Once you have your own custom domain, create an email ID with any of your name to apply for the Google AdSense program. Eg: firstname.lastname@example.org this will get more attention than email@example.com. Note that your free website or blog programs give you the benefit of adding your custom domains without paying any extra fee.
Though so many forums, portals mentioned that Google AdSense does not require any certain amount of page views to get your account approved, I still feel that and experienced that your account will be approved quickly if you have some decent traffic. Let your blog or website age a few weeks (at least 3 months) before you rush to apply for the Google AdSense program. I would always recommend that you to wait until your website get a minimum of 40+ visitors a day.
If your blog website is not getting that enough traffic, the chances of your application rejection is much higher compared to other guidelines mentioned.
Once you make sure your website is ready with all these aforementioned guidelines, click here to apply to Adsense
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