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How To Get Adsense Approved First Hand in 3 Steps

Adsense Dashboard

As a content creator certainly just like you, i can imagine the pain and desire you have so as to get Adsense approved. Probably you have given it a number of tries but all resulting to denial from the Adsense approval team.

So, in this blog i just want to keep it very brief but also to be very honest and share with you one of my latest experience applying for Adsense account approval for a client that actually turned out to be a nightmare.

You see, blogger Adsense approval has of recent got a lot of tweaks and probably Google’s smart crawlers are instructed to be as turf as possible on all Adsense applicants. Truth be told, i tempted applying for Adsense specifically for this client in our 7 times. I almost gave up if it came out that on the 8th time i was unsuccessful.

Why mention all that, possibly you’re going through the same exact scenario and probably soon giving up. My friend, i have one word for you. Don’t give up unless you’re done reading this article and re-apply using the tips am going to share here.

Approved-Adsense

Background on Getting Adsense Approval

About 3yrs ago, i got my first website approved on Adsense and it was pretty easy for me. And that’s how i got to have an active Adsense account. However, approval or approving algorithms/crawlers or team have got very strict these days and that being said, i just wish to confirm that there is no Adsense approval trick that will just bypass the program policies rather, doing the hard work.

I was shocked even when i had done what was ‘required’ of me to get my client’s Adsense application approved but on receiving a response from Google, nothing but messages like…

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Thanks for submitting your site “so and so dot com” for AdSense. The team has now reviewed it but unfortunately your site isn’t ready to show ads at this time. There are some issues which need fixing before your site is ready to show ads.

For more information, visit the ‘Sites’ page in your account. You can find more details and application tips in this help article. We encourage you to review and update your site.

Once you’ve done so, you can request a review. Our specialists will review your site for compliance with our Program policies, so make sure to resolve all of the issues.

Honestly, i applied for 7 times and Adsense team disapproved site or NOT approved for Adsense Ads.

Adsense application denied

Perhaps you’re imagining that, i was doing it wrong. Maybe, maybe not…

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Here Is What i did in first place

So, my client’s site is in the entertainment niche and one of the violations Adsense approving team highlighted in the response message was that content on website was copyrighted content or appeared to have been scraped from somewhere.

Truth is, content might have appeared similar to other platforms venturing in the same or similar topics as my client’s website however, all content we had published on site was 100% original and written by my in house team. On top of that, the only 10 published blogs posts were 100% copyscape free and each blog post had over 1000 words to be very exact.

We had performed the basic seo and article structuring like adding internal links, external links, media (images) and of course each article was over 1000 words which is way above the fold.

 

Why AdSense Application Rejected and How To Fix It

First things first, you NEED to make sure that your website fully complies with the Adsense program polices because without that, there’s NO way around.

As you will see in the Adsense policy (hopefully you read it), that there are several reasons why your AdSense application may have been rejected.

Let me assume your scenario is similar to mine. I mean you over 10 blog posts originally written and pass the copyscape criteria, i want to assume that your website content is not scrapped and rewritten in some way to seem original.

Let me also assume that your website fully complies with all the Adsense policies and that your blog articles are interlinked, having external links and media (image, videos) linked within.

Here is what you should NOW actually check out for..

  1. Make sure you have a contact page and fully functional on your website
  2. Make sure your have clearly wrote the terms of use for your websites visitors
  3. And the last and very important, make sure your have a clearly written privacy policy page written by you and NOT generated by privacy policy generators.

Here is what you should also add to your privacy policy page based on what actually Google asks you to do.

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Your privacy policy should include the following information:

  • Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to your website or other websites.
  • Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet.
  • Users may opt out of personalized advertising by visiting Ads Settings. (Alternatively, you can direct users to opt out of a third-party vendor’s use of cookies for personalized advertising by visiting www.aboutads.info.)

And here is how i set it up on my client’s site.

Cookie section on my client site

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And to be very HONEST with you, once i added those three paragraphs to my client’s privacy policy page under the cookies section, and i resubmitted the application. Ads were approved on site..

Ads-Approved

 

Is there an Adsense Traffic Cap?

Some people actually think that they need a certain amount of traffic to get your AdSense approved. The answer here NO. Actually when i was applying for the program, my clients’s website had only 1-4 visitors a day which were me, my team and the client.

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Way Forward To Get Adsense Application Approved

The best way to get your rejected Adsense application approved is by taking time to fix issues on your website that Adsense mentions in the rejections email. And then after apply again. There are no limitations on how many times you can reapply.

One thing i can recommend though is that you spend most of the time reading through the program polices and make sure your website/blog fully complies.

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In Closing

Are you struggling with getting your website or blog approved on Adsense, my single advise is to make sure your website doesn’t violent any of the Adsense policies. But also, i hope that by reading this article you get an idea of what you should do to grab 99% chances that your application is approved.

Yes, it takes much effort especially reading and writing the content but hey, how will you earn with Adsense if you’re not publishing content? I would advise you research and write some of your best articles and put them up on your website. It doesn’t matter if you registered your domain yesterday or today morning. It’s all about meeting the Adsense guide lines.

Any questions and comments, let me know in the comments below. All the best.

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Kwehangana Hamza

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I am a digital content designer and publisher working with a top digital agency in Kampala, Uganda. I started blogging out of my passion for learning & sharing.

Through this blog, I share tech and digital tips i’ve uncovered and hoping they be of great value to you.

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