12 things to do before applying for Google AdSense in 2019

Alejandro Brega
Nov 23 · 7 min read

Are you interested in requesting Google AdSense approval to get approval and start earning money with your blog?

That is the dream of every blogger to get the approval of AdSense.

But wait..

I have to tell you something.

That is not easy. Google AdSense is very strict when it comes to approving a new application. Everyone tries to trick AdSense to approve it, so they have made the process difficult.

Don’t worry You are not alone.

In this article, I will share with you everything you need to do before applying for the Google AdSense program to get approval.

Some common questions you may have about Google AdSense are …

  • How to request Google AdSense?
  • Does my blog qualify for AdSense or not?
  • Am I eligible to apply for Google AdSense?
  • What are the Google AdSense requirements?
  • Why did Google AdSense reject my request?
  • What to do if Google AdSense rejects my request?

This publication will answer all your questions in detail. It has more than 3000 words, so take your favorite snacks.

WHY GOOGLE ADSENSE IS SO POPULAR?

Google AdSense is one of the oldest networks to offer ad publishing and works at Pay Per Click system.

When it comes to the legitimacy of Google AdSense, it speaks for itself. Google AdSense have thousands and thousands of satisfied customers and publishers. AdSense pays on time, every time.

One more reason for choosing Google AdSense is that we can earn huge amounts of money if we do our work in right way. There are many bloggers who are making a complete living from their blogs and Google AdSense.

Therefore, Google AdSense should be the number one choice among all the other available networks.

It’s paying rates are better than all of other networks so that’s the biggest reason it is so popular among bloggers.

But since everybody is running behind them, they have made the approval system very strict. You make little mistakes and get disapproved every time. Here are few reasons why Google will reject your AdSense application.

COMMON ADSENSE REJECTION REASONS

Here are the most common rejection reasons and Google AdSense requirements that you should keep in mind before we get into details.

1. Insufficient content / Unacceptable site content
Your website doesn’t have enough text on for Google specialists to review.

Google gives a lot of value and attention to the content of the blog before accepting it. If the content is poorly written and has grammatical mistakes Google will reject the blog right away.

Not only the content needs to be grammatically correct, it must be unique and has to provide value to the users and readers of the blog. So the number one reason is the poorly written content on your blog.

2. Page Type / Design of your blog
What will you do if you land a page with full bright yellow background with white text on it, having huge buttons all over the place?

Yes, you’ll never visit that website again .

Blogs which are poorly designed and are hard for the visitors to understand gets rejected by Google AdSense. You must have a good and neat design which comforts the eye and is beautiful in the look.

3. No Privacy Policy, About Us or Contact Us page
There are some pages which you must have before applying to Google AdSense if you want to get accepted.

These are about us, privacy policy and contact us pages. These pages give the impression that you are a professional and that you are working according to the Google policies. Keep in mind that having a privacy page is also one of the requirements for Google AdSense.

4. Site Does Not Comply With Google AdSense Policies
No rich, unique and meaningful content, no organic traffic, pages with little to no original content or bad user experience through clear navigation and organization.

Your website may be the one that drives traffic through illegal sources, sites with excessive keywords or poorly coded design are usually rejected.

So you need a complete guidance and list of things that you need to do before applying for Google AdSense.

THINGS TO DO BEFORE APPLYING FOR ADSENSE

1. Write High-Quality Content
The #1 thing you need to do before applying for Google AdSenseis to write high-quality content. This is very important thing which you can’t ignore at any cost. I mean it!

Google loves the blog who are providing high-quality content and their visitors are enjoying it. Keep in mind that your application will be reviewed by humans and you have to impress them to get approved by AdSense.

A high-quality content…

  • is unique and original
  • with proper headings and bullet lists
  • free from grammar and spelling mistakes
  • is long enough
  • useful and informative

2. Create a Privacy Policy Page for Your Blog
One of the common mistakes that most new bloggers. Even though there are people out there who say that having a privacy policy for a blog doesn’t make sense but they are wrong!

The first thing you will need to apply for Google AdSense and get approval is the privacy policy of your blog or website. If you don’t have it you cannot get approval simple is that.

Why is it important?

It’s requirement of AdSense and secondly, this privacy policy means you are not a scam and gives the sense of a serious business. Google will check the rest of the conditions only if you have this policy.

A privacy actually describes to your readers about what they will get on your blog , what they should do and what they should not. So obviously there is nothing bad in having a privacy policy. While it can affect somehow on your AdSense approval, you must give it a try.

The WordPress already has a feature now which allows you to quickly create privacy police page with just one click away. The other option is to use Privacy Policy Generators online (You don’t need a lawyer anyway). Search for privacy police examples and you will find many.

3. Create About Page
Like privacy policy, you must have an about page so that you can get approved. This also shows that there is a real person behind the blog.

An About page has a major role and importance even if you don’t want to apply for AdSense. But when it comes to AdSense, they are about zero chances of getting approved if you are not showing this page.

About page simply describe you and your blog . This will not only help you establish a relationship with readers but it will also make them trust you.

4. Setup A Contact Us Page
It’s quite obvious that everyone has his/her own opinion.

What one of your readers likes may be bothering someone else. Then it is better to give them an opportunity to speak up to you and tell how they feel about your blog, what they want to be edited , what they liked or hated.

Create a contact page, if possible add your email that you are going to apply for Google AdSense.

By creating this you are telling Google that we care for our customers, visitors and we are ready to help them. They can contact us anytime.

It will also show the Google AdSense Team that is viewing your site that you actually care about your readers and not only the money and AdSense.

Check out my contact page to get some idea.

5. Have a Clear Navigation Menu
One important step: Google AdSense mention in their rejection email that your website should have a clear navigation menu to help your readers find your pages and access the content before you think about applying again for AdSense.

So, what you’ve to do is to work on your menu by adding all important categories and pages i.e about us, contact us and privacy policy to help your readers easily find the content that they are looking for. The more you care about improving your visitors experience the higher chances will be to get approved by AdSense.

When you apply don’t forget to put your name and email address in some easily visible area like about and contact pages. It will confirm to Google AdSense team that it is the same person who applied for AdSense and not some spam, crappy bots.

This will speed up the verification process and within no time, you’ll be able to enjoy fully approved AdSense account.

6. Have Some Good Number Of Posts
What should be the minimum number of posts before applying for Google AdSense? There is no confirmed answer.

Not even one.

Because I have seen very established blogs with 300+ posts and their owner telling me that Google AdSense is rejecting them while somewhere bloggers with few posts or even less than 10 are enjoying making money with AdSense.

Exactly, what I said that there is no actual answer. However, we can always predict things.

According to my experience, the best time to apply for AdSense account is when you have at least 20 good quality posts. Your blog posts length should be at least 600+ words with quality content.

Tired?

Well, you can look at other Google Adsense Alternatives like the following:

  • MediaFem
  • ClickBank
  • Medium (to create content in his own platform)

Originally published at MediaFem.

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