There are many proven, real ways to earn money online. To name some, you can promote affiliate products, join ad network to place ads on your blog, selling leads, email rental (solo ad), online store, and many more. I monetize my blog mostly by promoting affiliate products such as Wealthy Affiliate by Kyle & Carson, Facebook Ads Launch Pads by Kim Garst, CB Passive Income by Patric Chan and Jaaxy Keyword Research tool.
I've previously share on how to monetize via affiliate marketing and now I will share on how to monetize your site by leveraging on Google AdSense. Google AdSense is one of the most trustworthy, professional and definitely real platform to earn money online. This is the most common method used by bloggers to monetize online. However, it is not easy to get your blog approved by Google AdSense due to the stringent regulation set by them whereby they only approve blogs with high quality unique content. This is to maintain integrity towards Google advertisers.
Statistics have shown that for every 1,000 applications, only 3 accounts will be accepted into Google AdSense program. This seems pretty tough right? But here’s the good news. There are in fact some tips to follow in order to give you better chance to succeed with your application.
I will share with you how to get Google AdSense approved fast.
Make sure you have follow through these tips before trying to apply for Google AdSense. Some of these tips like getting a domain name, minimum number of posts and slow loading speed of your blog may seem too small an issue to you but these might just be the reason your application can be rejected. So, never compromise on any of the tips which I am going to share with you now. Here are some of the ways how Google AdSense approves a site.
Achieve Minimum Content
If you are using CMS platform like WorldPress, make sure you have at least 40 high quality content which are unique on its own before applying for Google AdSense. Your content should preferably include variety of media such as text, images, videos, infographic or slideshare. This can give you better chance to get Google AdSense approved fast. At least 4 of your articles should have more than 2,000 words to make it richer.
For those of you who are not using any CMS platform, it is advisable to have 40 or more pages on your blog in the form of article or landing pages. Without meeting these requirement, Google might just reject your application with the reason of “Insufficient Content or Unacceptable Site Content” which I’ve encountered before. Remember, the more content you have on your blog, the better chances to get Google AdSense approved.
Prohibited Blog Niches
Blog niches such as internet marketing, health, technology, entrepreneurship, personal development, social media are some which Google AdSense prefer. To find out whether your blog niche is acceptable by Google AdSense, you can check it out here.
For micro niche or event blogging, Google AdSense might disapprove your application. Therefore, in order to monetize from Google AdSense in these event and micro blogs, you need to first obtained account approval through other sites.
Remove Third Party Ads or Programs
Google hates seeing third party sites such as Chitika, Yahoo Ads, Infolinks or even affiliate links such as from ClickBank, JVZoo, Amazon or ShareASale. If you are serious wanting to get Google AdSense approved fast, I would advise you to thoroughly remove these affiliate links or any banners with ad code before your account is approved.
Many bloggers do not place importance on pages mentioned below but Google does. These pages very important to get Google AdSense approved fast.
- Disclaimer Policy
- Terms of Usage
- Contact Us
- About Us
Google wants to know your identify before approving your application. It needs to know who you are and why are you creating this blog. The more precise your information under section about us, the higher chances of getting Google Adsense approval. Here's the section “about me” in my blog.
Website Design and User Experience
It is always the top priority of Google to ensure good user experience. Therefore,
Having clean and good navigation design will enhance your chances of getting Google AdSense approved.
I would recommend you to buy a professional template that will not affect loading speed and install on your blog. Do make sure that your template is mobile responsive too as many users do their browsing using smart devices.
If you are not sure what is good design, try to checkout websites of influencer in your niche and choose similar template that they use. I use http://www.wpthemedetector.com/ to detect which template or plugins a WordPress website uses. You might want to try it out too.
Google Analytics Code and Google Webmasters Verification
Statistics show that many new blogs will not last long as people tend to give up when not seeing any result after 6 months. Therefore you need to show Google your seriousness with blogging.
Adding Google Analytics code on your blog is a trusted factor to get Google AdSense approved.
By adding this and frequently log in, you are showing Google that you are actively tracking visitors. If you have yet to create one, click here to register where you can learn how to create new account and place tracking code on each page.
Another way is to track your website critical error and fix them daily with Google Webmaster. This will add credibility to your domain that you are serious about getting your website visible.
Many people have in mind that Alexa rank is not important. I do not agree with this and neither do I believe Google will not look into a blog's global rank to quickly determine blog performance.
Therefore, before applying for Google AdSense, make sure you install Alexa Toolbar and monitor your ranking everyday. In my opinion, you need to have at least a rank of 500,000 or less for faster approval as anything more than that gives the perception your website is new.
Custom Domain and Email
Many bloggers start blogging through blogspot or free WordPress platforms to apply for Google AdSense. Google places more importance to blogs with own custom domain than a free domain. Therefore spending $10 for a domain is definitely worth the money if you are serious about getting Google AdSense approved.
After getting a custom domain, you need to create an email ID with your name (firstname.lastname@example.org) to apply for Google AdSense. Google prefers to see application from email@example.com rather than firstname.lastname@example.org.
Significant Amount of Traffic
Even though there is no evidence showing that Google AdSense doesn’t require any minimum amount of pageviews before approving your account, I still feel that if you have significant amount of daily traffic, getting approved will be faster.
I would recommend you to gather at least 40 daily pageviews before attempting to apply for Google AdSense.
This is to reduce chances of rejection. It’s always better to play safe than never.
Once your blog fulfills all of these criteria and you have read through Google AdSense TOC, then you should start to apply for Google AdSense here. Please take note that the tips in this post are just some knowledge I am sharing and it does not guarantee any approval from Google AdSense.
If you have any experience with Google AdSense or any tips on how to get Google AdSense approved fast, do share in the comment below. I would love to hear your story.