How to make money online? How to make money with Google Adsense? The first big step that you need to hurdle is getting your site approved. And it’s not easy, given Google Adsense stance of protecting their advertisers. I would like to share some suggestions to incoming applicants of Google Adsense, based on my personal experience:
Make sure you read this first – Adsense Help.
- Make sure that your site does not have any contents or links that are against the Google Adsense Program Policies.
- Add your Site to Google.
- Register you site on Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Central to track your sites performance regarding number of visitors and page views.
- Make sure that you have enough articles in your site.
- Make sure that your site has enough visitors(more than a thousand at least).
- Make sure that you have organized your site to be ads friendly, meaning you have enough strategic space to place ads.
- Be very honest and specific with the personal information that you will fill-in with the application form.
- Continue improving the content of your site taking into considerations the keywords, usability and uniqueness of your article.
- Read a lot about Search Engine Optimization (SEO).
The following is my personal account on How I got my Google Adsense application approved. I hope that I will be able to inspire those who are going to apply or resubmit their applications with Google Adsense. Good luck everyone.
This domain for this website was approved September 2009. I started to setup the website and post articles right after the approval. After several posts(more than 5) and approximately a week after my website went live, I applied to Google Adsense. After submitting my application, I received the following email:
Thank you for your Google AdSense application.
Before your application is submitted for review, you must verify your email address. We will then review your application for AdSense eligibility and provide you with an email response. This process typically takes two to three days; however, depending on the volume of applications we receive, it may take up to one week. If your application is approved, you''ll be able to log into your account with the email address and password you submitted with your application. To verify your email address, please click the link below: Thanks, The Google AdSense Team
I clicked the link given in the email and was able to verify my email address and then I waited for two days as instructed in the email. Unfortunately, after several days, I received another email from Google Adsense which declines my application. This is the email:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hello , Thank you for your interest in Google AdSense. Unfortunately, after reviewing your application, we''re unable to accept you into Google AdSense at this time. We did not approve your application for the reasons listed below. Issues: - Postal address incorrect or not provided --------------------- So, I followed the instructions given in the email. I verified with the links given in the email on how to satisfy Google on the issue of postal address. After fixing my address and contact number I resubmit my application. The following day, I received a new email, and this time I got so disappointed with its content. Here goes the email and I highlighted the reason why Google Adsense did not accept my application:
Thank you for your interest in Google AdSense. Unfortunately, after
reviewing your application, we”re unable to accept you into Google AdSense
at this time.
We did not approve your application for the reasons listed below.
- Unacceptable site content
I was so desperate with Google Adsense”s reason that my site has “Unacceptable site content”. It feels like a slap in the face. In desperation, I started to look for alternatives like AdBrite, BidVertiser, Infolinks, and Speedy Web among others. But after a month of trying out with these PPC Advertisers I never got any good revenue. Up to now, I haven”t earned $10 from the consolidated revenues of AdBrite, Bidvertiser and the rest of the advertisers I worked with. I got more desperate. So I revert back to my old email from Google Adsense and read the links given in the email. I re-arranged the content of my site and then resubmit my application again. The following day, I received the same email with the same Issue – Unacceptable site content. But unlike the previous email, I felt more persistent this time to prove to Google Adsense that I deserve to get my site approved. So I rearranged my site again and resubmit again. Whew! Luckily, after two days of checking my gmail account I received the following email:
Your Google AdSense application has been approved. You”ll soon begin to
see relevant Google ads appear on alxjm.com .
Welcome to Google AdSense. We look forward to helping you unleash the fullpotential of your website.Sincerely,
The Google AdSense Team
It feels great to finally received this approval email. So I immediately followed the links given in the email to start publishing ads in my site. I also signed up for Google Webmasters Central and Google Analytics which I linked with my Google Adsense account. I now feel a personal fulfillment working with Google Adsense. Hopefully this time, I will be able to earn more than $5 with Google Adsense alone.