If you are reading this article, chances are that AdSense has endlessly rejected your site, and you still don’t know what you are doing wrong or wish to give it a shot but not fail as you go about your application.
I want to let you know that you are not alone. Before my blogger site (Kityo Martin Legal) was finally approved, I got rejected countless times, and I felt like giving up.
If you have second thoughts on whether blogger sites can be accepted to AdSense, you have the answer. Yes!
Below is the E-mail from AdSense, where my blogger site got approved in 2021 and I recently received my AdSense PIN Verification.
After numerous tries, tweaks, and improvements, I got accepted. After that, I created Workaguide.com (The website you’re currently on) and got it approved in less than 24 hours. Typically, AdSense approval takes 2-4 weeks before you can get in.
Well, you can also do it if you read this article thoroughly and take action. You are getting tips from a person who has gone through the fire and knows how hot it is.
In this article, I will give you tips on what to correct, update and improve on your website (blogger or WordPress) to get fast Adsense approval.
What is Google Adsense?
AdSense is a monetization program by Google which pays publishers to show ads on their blogs, YouTube channels, and websites.
AdSense is one of the surefire ways to earn money off their site, but most publishers hardly get accepted into this program. Although it is hard to get accepted, I want to assure you that it is neither impossible!
So let’s dive right in and get your site approved for AdSense!
1. Follow Adsense Policies
First and foremost, ensure that you read Google Adsense policies and guidelines to ensure that your site is wholesomely compliant.
2. Create the Essential Pages.
After creating your blog, your site should have essential pages. The essential pages are important since they prove to Google that your website is legitimate and professional.
These essential pages include;
I have linked the essential pages in brackets for Workaguide so you can have a look at what these pages look like and the kind of content you can write.
Essential pages are also crucial in helping visitors understand more about your website and limiting you from facing legal liability.
3. Ensure that Your Site is Navigable
Contrary to what other publishers and bloggers might tell, a theme barely determines your approval for Google AdSense. Although premium themes make your site visually appealing and professional, you do not need a premium theme to be approved for AdSense. The only crucial issue is that your site should be easily navigated. Users must easily access pages on your site with ease.
Do not clutter your site’s main navigation menu. Include links to the main pages and categories. This was one of the reasons why my blogger site was rejected. I linked many posts in the main menu, and it became sophisticated. I had to adjust in order to get it right.
4. Avoid Plagiarized & on Your Website
Google does not love copycats. It is no secret that Google does not love copied content. Plagiarized/Copied content does not rank in SERPs. This is because there is a site that is already having similar content and also ranking.
With the surge of A.I generated content, you can easily be persuaded to use A.I tools like ChatGPT to generate your content. I’d recommend you not to because Google is not so friendly with A.I generated content.
Google favours original publishers with human content. This applies to the Adsense approval process as well. This was one of the reasons why my site got rejected on the first tries. I had academic articles in which I had carried portions of references from other posts and added them to my article with minor or no adjustments. The extracts matched various other sources on the internet, which got me flagged.
I realized this after running all my posts through a plagiarism checker and later eliminated the sites that had loads of plagiarised content. Luckily, when I applied after removing plagiarised content, I got accepted.
5. Use Copyrighted Content Appropriately on your Blog.
Ensure that you own or have third-party rights to all the content on your blog. Content with copyright limitations, like images and videos, should be properly used on your blog. To avoid copyright penalties, attribute the authors or creators whose content you use.
Indicate the source of a picture, website, or author if you intend to use copyrighted content.
6. Ensure that Your Site is Content Rich
Google loves content. People are constantly searching for content, and so your blog should have content. When you apply for AdSense with 1-2 posts on your site it won’t indicate any viability for your blog in the eyes of Google. Besides, your earning potential with only a few posts is close to zero (why even bother in the first place)
Pump your blog with enough content to increase your chances of being approved for Google AdSense fast enough. Have a total of 10- 15 long-form content posts of about 1000 words each or more published on your site.
This might be different for tool websites. Tool sites are websites operating as a tool or having several tools used by visitors for different. Usually, such sites barely have posts, and the content there tends to be thin usually explaining the description or how visitors should use tools.
Whereas tool sites might get approved with thin content, this might not apply to your content site. Instead, you have to have content to avoid the thin content filter to get fast approval from Adsense.
7. Check Whether Your Site is Blacklisted
This applies if you have built your site on an expired domain. You can skip this part if your domain is new and has never been registered before.
Back to business, expired domains are a gold mine in the SEO world. They are very valuable since they rank easily in SERPs; they don’t need to go through Google’s sandbox first. Another thing is that they have Domain authority. Expired domains always have backlinks, so you won’t get strained with building authority.
8. Ensure that Your Site is 6 months old or more
Though this is a prerequisite, it does not apply to all countries or regions. Blog domains from countries like India, and China, among others, need to first be 6 months old before applying. There are many reasons why Google applies this rule. Google tries to rapidly limit abuse of the increasing number of sites that apply for AdSense.
Another thing is that a site below 6 months hardly gets reasonable traffic, so it is in your best interests to use that time for growing your site traffic.
It is also helpful to you as a publisher since it gives you time to create and publish lots of content before you finally start monetizing your content.
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It’s time to get Adsense approved.
After ensuring that your site is Google AdSense policy compliant, run a plagiarism check on all your posts, ensure that your site has the essential pages created, you don’t have copyrighted content you are using without attributing the creator, and your site is age is alright.