Google AdSense approval can take weeks or months depending on the quality of your site, type of content and keyword usage. While you wait, there are several tips and techniques that you can use to improve your chances of getting approved as quickly as possible with Google Adsense.
These tips will also help you avoid getting rejected by Google so that you don’t have to reapply later on down the road. With these 7 tips, you’ll have everything you need to be able to get Adsense approval in no time at all.
Understand the Guidelines
The first thing you need to do is read through, and understand Google’s AdSense program policies. You’ll also want to review their ad formats and the type of content they approve and disapprove of.
If you don’t follow these guidelines strictly, your application will most likely be denied. Next, you should follow Google’s instructions when creating your site in terms of layout and information that can be displayed on pages.
They also have specific requirements regarding how you layout your ads and where they appear on a page. Make sure you are following all these rules before applying.
Finally, make sure you fill out all sections of your application form correctly. This includes providing a name and address (and phone number) for both yourself and your business, as well as making sure you select appropriate options from drop-down menus such as type of website or primary content category. These things may seem like common sense but mistakes happen often enough that it’s worth pointing them out here.
Create High-Quality Pages
The key to earning money with Google AdSense is to create high-quality pages that are relevant to your target audience. There are several ways you can do so: Start a popular blog about a specific subject, then place ads on your pages; publish articles that provide valuable information on your chosen topic; write eBooks or create videos based on your niche.
Just be sure to make these high-quality materials unique and focused to get approved by AdSense. For example, if you sell home goods online, avoid generic content like How to Buy a Sofa and instead offer detailed tips on how to choose quality furniture at reasonable prices.
Don’t forget to optimize your content for search engines If you use AdWords (Google’s advertising platform), ensure that all of your site’s pages have been indexed by Google Webmaster Tools—this will help boost your ranking in search results.
Build a Website That Engages and Delights
Sites with professional designs can often do better than those that look homemade, even if they have fewer pages. That’s because a professional-looking site will tend to convert better and more quickly than an amateur one.
If you want to drive more traffic and maximize your earnings potential, think of your site as a storefront window—and make sure it looks nice. Your site doesn’t need to be complicated or flashy, but keep in mind that ad units are meant to be enticing: there should be some sort of animation on your page so that users notice them.
Finally, remember that content is king: if users aren’t coming back to read your posts or share them with their friends, then all your fancy design work was wasted effort.
Link to Quality Sites
Make sure that all of your links are appropriate and relevant. Many bloggers make the mistake of taking advantage of their sites by stuffing them with inappropriate, irrelevant links in an attempt to gain a higher page rank.
This is a huge no-no since it will result in quick account closure and a loss of potential income. To pass Google’s strict approval process, always link to quality websites that offer information related to your site or product.
Avoid copyright Images
When choosing images to use on your site, do not opt for copyrighted or trademarked content. Copyright infringement can land you in hot water, and also make your site ineligible for ad serving. Try to choose images that are being used with permission (such as Creative Commons).
Also, avoid choosing images that are too busy—you don’t want a background that steals away from your content or distracts visitors from what they came to see! An easy way to ensure you stay within Google’s guidelines is by using royalty-free stock photos. Sites like StockSnap provide free high-quality photos under creative commons license so you can freely use them on your website without having to worry about getting sued.
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Update your blog frequently
Consistently updated blogs with a good amount of content are more likely to be approved by Google Adsense. This is why it’s recommended that you keep your content fresh and add new posts regularly.
If you can post at least 3 times per week, you’re most likely to get approved quickly. It’s also important to remember that quality matters more than quantity. It doesn’t matter how many times you update your site as long as those updates are unique and high-quality.
If you have duplicate or low-quality content posted on your site, Google will see right through it. If possible, try to avoid reposting older articles unless they are relevant today.
Get Help from Other Publishers
Have a hard time keeping your ad within legal boundaries? The best way to avoid accidentally (or purposely) crossing legal boundaries is to ask other publishers how they handle certain situations.
Although you may not always get an honest answer, or even any answer at all, it’s still worth asking because it will help you understand why certain things are illegal and what can be handled differently. Just be sure not to include publisher names in your post.
While these tips should help you avoid trouble with your account, remember that if another site gets banned from using AdSense due to violations on their end, there’s nothing we can do about it. We don’t want to take responsibility for someone else’s actions—that would be like blaming a software company when someone misuses their product.