First blog & Adsense
I started blogging with the intention of posting some content on the internet & making some income from it. Everyone seemed to be doing it, & the idea seemed simple enough. I knew nothing about blogging, but figured if I got a free blog up & running, I had nothing to lose.
Some quick research led me to Blogger as my first platform. The plan was straight forward. Get a blog, publish some content & wait for the cash to roll in. I had no idea where to start, but I jumped right in. I signed up for Blogger, & soon realised that getting used to the site would take me a while. I pressed on & soon managed to get a blog going. After adding some content, I was keen to move to the next step & start generating income. Adsense caught my eye. I skim read some information, & cheerfully signed up for that too. I submitted my blog to get accepted by Adsense, & hoped that my welcome email might provide some pointers on what to do next.
My first email from Adsense (other than the one confirming my application & submission) arrived after a few days. On opening it, I was surprised to learn that my attempt to join was disapproved. I was not accepted by Adsense. There was no clear reason given, & the link to a generic HELP section provided far too much information for me to sift through.
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Accepted by Adsense – No!
It seemed logical to tweek the blog & resubmit, which I did. I received the same reply – DISAPPROVED. Adding content, adding more pictures, tidying up the presentation, checking for typos all attracted the same reply from Adsense. Checking out some forums revealed that a lot of people were having the same experience. Frustration grew. I got fed up & gave up trying to get accepted by Adsense.
Google Adsense Revisited
Recently, I lost my voice & was forced to take some time off work. I remembered Adsense, & decided to try again as my sites had grown up a little. I had given up on Adsense but not on the intention to earn some money on-line.
My head started banging after visiting the Adsense sign-up page revealed that reapplying with my original email address was not going to work. The program remembered me even though it never accepted me. I applied with one of my other email addresses, & followed the same steps as before. This time, my application was quickly & easily approved.
How I got Approved by Adsense
The differences between my successful & my previous unsuccessful application to Google Adsense are:
- My website/blog was established – It had been up & running for over 6 months
- Posts on my website were of a better quality. This means they were longer & I had become more experienced at blogging
- I am using WordPress instead of Blogger. Wordpress has a plugin which I find easy to use for Adsense
- The theme of my site was clearer because it was older, bigger & had more pages & posts
- Neither site had any Copyright issues : I respect Copyright & have done so since the start
- My sites were easier to navigate.
You can read the many rules & requirement for yourself here – This is a basic summary. Once you have got these right, then check against the full requirements via the link, & remember that they can change from time to time.
- The site must be verifiably yours
- Adult, gambling, hacking, drugging & sites promoting illegal activity are unlikely to be approved
- Content must be readable, and easy to find
- Content must be original
Google Accepted by Adsense Resources – From the horse’s mouth
Forget rumours. If you are interested in trying Adsense, go to the source Google itself is the expert on Adsense, & they do provide clear information on how to get going with Google Adsense.
I am uncertain whether it was just me, but if memory serves me well the resources provided by Google seem clearer, easier to follow & easier to navigate.
Make sure you register or apply using you correct name format & spelling as these details will be used to pay you when you request a payout after reaching the payout threshold