How to get Google AdSense Approval During Lock-down
July 9, 2020
If you were wondering why your website is not getting approved by Google for Adsense, make sure you follow all these steps and I guarantee, you will get approval within days.
Also note, this includes tips for getting approval during lock-down as the working staff is less(be kind, stay safe) , compared to what it was before at Google.
What is Google AdSense?
According to Google, AdSense is a free and simple way you can earn money by displaying ads next to the content you write online. With Adsense, you can show relevant and engaging ads to your site visitors and even customize the look and feel of ads to match your site.
Google AdSense Program differs from other ad-networks in that it displays ads served by Google Ads to your site. Google then pays you for the ads displayed on your site based on user clicks on ads or on ad impressions, depending on the type of ad.
If you are wondering if you should choose which ads to display on your site, the answer is NO. AdSense automatically serves ads on your site that are targeted to your content or audience.
Don’t worry if you don’t like some of the ads displayed on your site. You can go to the Blocking Controls page on your AdSense account to remove it.
Now that you have a basic understanding of what Google AdSense is and how it works, let’s jump right into the tips to get Google AdSense approved faster.
11 Tips to get Google AdSense Approval Fast.
1. Top Level Domain
Make sure you have a Top Level Domain ( TLD ) or a High Authority Domain. This means that it ends with a .com, .net, .in or .org. This is the most important step when getting approval for AdSense.
By purchasing a TLD, you ensure Google that you are all for the user-experience and protection of their privacy. You don’t have to sell an arm and a leg to purchase a domain anymore!!
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2. SSL Certificate
You want to make sure you have an SSL ( Secure Sockets Layer ) certificate. SSL certificate, sometimes called a digital certificate, is used to establish an encrypted connection between a browser or user’s computer and a server or website.
Confusing? Let me break it down to you. When you Google something the search results show a lot of websites. If you use a desktop, you are more likely to see a red or green tick next to the website title.
This green tick implies that the website has an SSL certificate. By getting an SSL certificate for your website, you ensure Google that your users’ privacy is a priority to you. Most people who apply for AdSense do not have an SSL certificate and hence get rejected. So, get an SSL certificate!!
3. Unique Content
Now that you have your TLD with an SSL certificate, you have to write unique articles. Do not copy-paste others’ articles and expect to get approval.
It is very important that you write engaging, unique and relevant (to your category and title chosen) articles. So, don’t take up a niche you are not sure about and took it up because it is very popular or trending.
This is when you plagiarize content. Don’t post illegal content which are considered as spams, adult or are downloading sites, etc.
4. Number of Words per post
The total number of words on all your posts must be at least 1000+. Don’t do a clumsy job at writing long, engaging articles. Also make sure you don’t do keyword stuffing as it will affect your SEO and you DO NOT want that.
If you just started out, you might have heard other bloggers or those who advise newbie bloggers about how many posts are to be written and how many visitors you should have.
I want to make it clear that Google AdSense does not care about the amount of traffic you get. This means that you can get approval with less traffic. But, I suggest you apply for AdSense approval at least after a month of starting out.
This is because even if you get AdSense approval with zero traffic, there’s no point in it as nobody’s there to view those ads. Google pays you based on the ad impressions and you get impressions from visitors. If you want to know how to increase traffic, check this out!
6. Important Pages
7. Labels and Categories
Ensure that all your posts are labelled and categorized properly. When Google bots crawl your webpages, categorized pages get indexed faster.
Make a sitemap for all your pages and organize them into categories. The easier you make it for Google bots to get access to your sitemaps the better!
8. Manual Indexing
Add your site on Google Search Console and manually index it. This step is so crucial. Sometimes Google takes a lot of time to index your site, especially if you are new.
So go to the URL inspection page of Search Console and type in all the URLs of your website and index it. If you get a message saying your URL was not found or indexed, don’t worry! Just request indexing manually.
9. Active Blog
Some people make the mistake of not posting content just because they applied for AdSense or got approved. Don’t do this. Keep posting on your site just like you used to.
This ensures that yours is an active blog and that you are a genuine blogger. If you apply for AdSense and just don’t post Google will know 😉
Sometimes after following all these steps you could get rejected for something that might not be your fault. If you have followed all these steps and are confident you did not violate any of Google’s policies, just re-apply.
Pro-tip: You can re-apply as it is without making any changes but I suggest you write 1-2 extra posts and simply re-apply. Chances of you getting approved are high!
This step is very important.And mind you this comes from a very impatient person ;). Patience is key. Rome was not built in a day (nothing was, for that matter 🙂 ).
Some people expect to start a blog and post 2 articles and want massive traffic the next day itself and also want to get approved for AdSense in the same week. This is not how blogging works. Be patient and sensible when you apply.
If you follow all these steps your website will definitely get AdSense approval within days. Mind you it is totally normal to get a response after 2-3 weeks due to the pandemic. Stay safe! Happy blogging!!
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