I started blogging around in late 2015—that personal blog serves as my venue to express my learning and a library to remind me of important milestones in my life. By the time I became serious about money-making online, I had created my second blog, CravingGreatReads.com, a book blog where I write about summaries from the books I’ve read. This was the account I got my AdSense approved. I wanted to write a post on that site, but it will not relate to the niche. So I’m going to share it here.
Recently, this site also got accepted! One-month old blog!
I researched on the Internet on ways to earn passive income, and there were so many results. One of them is getting approved on Google AdSense; it is one of the easiest methods, especially for newbie bloggers and those who prefer something easy to start. Other alternatives of Google Adsense are Media.net and Shareaholic.
As a newbie blogger, your first preference should always be Google AdSense. Because it’s Google! You know it’s the best. But there are chances Google Adsense may not approve your site, or they may ban your account. In this case, you have to go to other alternatives of Adsense.
My Website Journey
I planned to create my second blog in July. I prepared a lot of articles already. I set writing and SEO goals and committed to it every single day. I have officially registered CravingGreatReads.com on Namecheap on the 12th of September 2020, officially launched it on the 22nd of September.
I applied for Google Adsense and on the 19th of September 2020 (before launching). And got approved on the 7th of October 2020. See the screenshot below:
This was incredible news; I achieved the second step of monetizing my website with this approval! (first is affiliate marketing). It’s like a miracle for me. I had 0 comments and 0 backlinks at that time.
I’m sure curious about what I did to make this happen. This article will share some simple tips to get quick AdSense approval, especially for newbie bloggers.
What is Google AdSense?
AdSense is one of the simplest ways to earn money through your website. With AdSense, you can display ads (can be texts, images, or video format) to your visitors and even customize them to match your site.
Two Ways to Generate Revenue From Google Adsense
CPC (Cost per Click)
CPC (also known as PPC or Pay Per Click) is an advertising model used to direct traffic to websites, in which an advertiser pays a website owner pays a cost to a publisher for every click on an ad.
CPI (Cost per Impressions)
CPI (also known as Cost per thousand impressions or CPM) is the cost that an advertiser has agreed to pay per 1,000 views of a particular advertisement.
How Adsense Works
Google provides a simple and efficient way for publishers to earn money from their website.
- You make your ad spaces available by pasting ad code on your site, and choose where you want the ads to appear.
- Advertisers bid to show in your ad spaces in a real-time auction. The highest paying ads show on your site.
- Google handles the process of billing all advertisers and networks for the ads on your site, to make sure you receive your payments.
Do I Have to Pay to Use Adsense?
Anyone who has a site can join.
“Even better, Google will pay you for clicks, impressions, and other interactions with the Google ads you’ll display on your site. For more details on the revenue, you can generate with AdSense, read earning with AdSense.”
Essentials to Create an Adsense Account
You just need two things and you’re good to go.
- Google Account. If you don’t have one, you can create one Gmail account to use all the Google services, including Adsense.
- Your Own Unique Content: You should have your own website, blog, or any content. It should comply with Adsense Program Policy.
How to Create an AdSense Account
If you have met the aforementioned essentials, you are ready to create an Adsense Account. Just follow these steps:
Step #1: Visit the Google Adsense homepage. Click the “Get Started” button. It will show your Google account with which you can sign in to the Adsense Account.
Step #2: You will be redirected to a Google form. Enter the URL of the site that you want to show ads on, your email address, and choose whether you’d like AdSense to send you customized help and performance suggestions. Click Save and continue.
Step #3: Sign in to your Google Account.
Step #4: Select your country or territory.
Step #5: Review and accept the AdSense Terms and Conditions.
Step #6: Click Create account.
Congratulations! You’re now signed in to your new AdSense account.
How to Activate Your AdSense Account
Once you successfully created your Adsense account. The first thing you have to do is activate it by doing these 3 simple steps.
Step #1: Connect it to your site by copying and pasting the code given by Google Adsense into the HTML of all pages where you want ads to show. It should go between the <head> and </head> tags.
You can install the plugin Headers and Footers to easily add code. When you’ve finished, click Done.
Step#2: In your AdSense dashboard, navigate to “Payment address details” Choose whether you want an “Individual” or a “Business” AdSense account.
Note: Individual accounts are paid out to the account holder’s payee name, whereas business account payments are made payable to the company name.
Step #3: Enter your name, address, and phone number. Not all countries require verification. If it’s required for you, you’ll see a note on your AdSense homepage.
This is a crucial step; make sure you are not making any mistakes while entering your payment and addressing details. Read this for more guidance.
Google Adsense Approval Process
After you’ve successfully completed these tasks, Google will review your site for policy compliance and finalize your account setup. Wait less than a day, but sometimes it can take longer. You’ll receive an email if no policy violations are found. Then you’ll be ready to start running ads.
Note: Don’t click your own ads if you get AdSense approved .
Tips to Get an Approved AdSense Account
Here are tips from Google:
- Your site must be live and contain enough content for our specialists to evaluate. If your site is under construction, doesn’t load, or is difficult to navigate, they won’t activate your account.
- Make sure you provided the correct URL when you created your AdSense account.
- Review your site to make sure it complies with AdSense’s policies.
How Did I Get My Adsense Account Fully Approved?
Honestly, I felt like it was a miracle. With my less than 30 original articles and 0 comments, 0 backlinks, it seems impossible. All I did was post articles every day, and learn, learn, learn. I guess you could say I’m doing pretty well as a beginner, but I’m not. So many things I have to learn. By then, I still wasn’t ready to apply for Google Adsense. But I still tried.
Right now, I have two sites earning from Google AdSense.
Here are some things I did. Consistently.
- My blog is self-hosted. I know that when my website goes down, AdSense may reject my application. My web hosting provider is Dreamhost; it’s fast, secure & always up 100% of the time. You can buy hosting for as low as $2.59/month.
- I use the top-level domain (TLD), i.e., www.example.com.
- Quality. – I try writing as much good and original content as I can. I use Grammarly to monitor my grammar. Here’s my Grammarly review.
- Quantity. I posted a new article daily.
- I used the SEMrush to target keywords and keyphrases.
- Blog design. I think if your site design is cluttered or unorganized, it may lead to straight away disapproval. I use Astra Theme with Elementor.
- I had good traffic for a WordPress Beginner.
- I posted articles on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube using Canva Scheduler to save time. Here’s my Canva review.
- I applied with my real-name
- I use Google webmaster and analytics to optimize my site and to get the most out of the Search Engines.
- I submitted my application with utter care.
- My mindset: If rejected, re-apply. I’m grateful I got accepted in just 1 try.
And that’s it. I hope these steps can help get your Google AdSense approved within a month or less. Keep in mind, the Google Adsense review is done manually by a person; it is not an algorithm… which can take a while.
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