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Top 12 Things to Do Before Applying for Google ADSENSE With Your Blog

So, you want to apply for Adsense to make some money from
your blog and enjoy the life you always dream of?
Who does not anyway? That’s the dream of every blogger to get
AdSense approved.
But, wait..
I’ve to tell you something.
That’s not easy. Google AdSense is very strict when it comes to
approving new application. Everyone is trying to trick AdSense to
get approved so they have made the process very hard.
Don’t worry. You’re not alone.
In this article, I’m going to share with you everything that you
need to do before applying for Google AdSense program to
actually get approve.
Some common questions that you may have about Google AdSense
How to apply for Google AdSense?
Does my blog qualify for AdSense or not?
Am I eligible to apply for Google AdSense?
What are Google AdSense requirements?
Why Google AdSense rejected my

What to do if Google AdSense reject my

This post is going to answer all your questions in detail. It’s
over 3000+ words so grab a cup of coffee.. ;)
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
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
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
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

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 Privacy 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.
You can write it yourself or find Privacy Policy Generators online
(You don’t need a lawyer anyway).
Helpful guide:
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. If possible do get some
professional email address like and
your social profile links too.
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.
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.
Here’s an example to illustrate this point.

5. Verify Your Name and Email:
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
Dillon got his AdSense account approved with just 3 posts, 115
views, and 2 comments. Isn’t that great?
I visited his blog and noticed these things that actually matters to
get Adsense approved.
° Simple and clean design
° Easy to navigate blog
° Unique niche
° Detail content
° No “unwanted” widgets

7. Make Sure You’re 18+
This is the mistake that new bloggers are making who are less
than 18. They write incorrect age and get into trouble.
Use your correct date of birth and age while applying for Google
AdSense account.
Because Google AdSense is not for people who are under 18.
Some people realize this problem after being disproved a few
times without any legitimate reason.
So I advise you to be accurate while typing your age.
8. Improve Your Blog Design:
As mentioned earlier, you blog design matters a lot. It should be
professional and not like a messy photo gallery. A clean,
professional and fast-loading design is appreciated by Google.
When you visit a website what’s the first thing you look for?
It’s blog design.
You’ve to build a good first impression on your blog readers to
engage them.
Your blog design is the biggest thing after content. This
represents your expertise, experience, and professionalism. It
should have following features:
° Simple and professional
° Easy to navigate
° Proper menus
° No useless items in sidebar or footer
° Search engine friendly
° Fast loading
So be careful because anything can kill your chances of getting
approved by AdSense.
There are thousands of websites who provide free professional
looking themes for your blog. All you need to do is to search
for them.
If you’re on WordPress self-hosted blog then I recommend
getting a premium theme from MyThemeShop.
And if you are still using blogspot then there are many great
websites where you can find free professional looking blogger
templates for your blog.
Check out my post on the reasons to invest more money on your
9. Check Your Content Type:
Be careful with what type of content you are publishing. Because
it is something that truly matters.
Here are some common content types that are not accepted by
° Pornography/Adult materials
° Pirated Content
° Hacking or Cracking Tutorials
° Illegal Drugs/Paraphernalia
° Any Other Illegal Stuff
There are few languages that are supported by
AdSense so make sure your blog language is in
the list of these.

Google AdSense team mentioned in one of their forum posts that
they stopped accepting niches that are already saturated i.e making
money, marketing, website and SEO stuff. You can read more

If you already have written about these content that AdSense
doesn’t support, you can either stop dreaming about AdSense or
get rid of these content.
10. Use Top Level Domain:
Google has made changes to their policies. If you have a blog
with blogspot and the domain is then chances are you will
get approved quickly.
But you will not be able to use that on any other domain like
.com. You’ll have to submit the request to upgrade your AdSense
As for today, you must have your own unique domain that
specifies your blog. If you don’t have one yet, stop dreaming
about getting approved with sub domains and go buy a Top Level
Domain. It will cost anywhere from $10-$15/year. You can buy
the domain from Godaddy or Namecheap.
The best domain is the one with .com extension. Choose a short,
unique and easy to remember domain that is related to your blog
Another important thing about the domain is its age. Because for
some of the Asian countries like India, AdSense has placed
domain age restriction. They don’t accept any sites which are less
than 6 months old.
There are many AdSense stories that I read on many forums that
some people got approved for few weeks old blog and other got
rejected for the blog that is even more than 6 months old. So
age doesn’t really matter when you have a high-quality blog
that’s focus more on helping your visitors.
If you’ve a website that is less than 6 months old then you can
still consider applying for AdSense.
Shibam got accepted by Google AdSense with 28 posts and a 6
months old blog. He managed his blog from mobile only.

11. Remove Other Ad Networks:
If you have any other ads placed like Chitika, Infolinks, Clicksor
or anything, it’s time to drop them off.
Make your blog free from ads.
Even Google AdSense allows you to use other ad networks along
with them, it’s better to remove the ads before applying and
don’t put them back until you get a reply from AdSense team
which usually takes anywhere from few days to weeks.
So, before submitting your application for Google AdSense make
sure to remove all the ads on your blog from any other network.
12. Check Your Traffic Sources:
Google hates the sites that are getting paid traffic and mostly
penalizes them so there is not a damn chance of getting approved
by AdSense for a site that is getting paid traffic. You can bring
traffic from search engines or any other way you want but if
you want to earn via Google AdSense the right way, paid traffic
is not a solution.
Also, note,that Google does not accept site which gets traffic
from illegal sources. So focus on getting traffic from legal
sources like social media, search engines, and related blogs.
Further Reading:
What to Do If Your Application Is

Okay, so you had done trying everything you could to get
approved by AdSense.
But, AdSense is still not getting approved.
Well, It’s not the end of the world! ;)
There are two things you can do:
#1: Don’t lose hope. Take your time to fix the issues on your
blog that is mentioned by AdSense in rejection email and apply
again. Remember, if you are disapproved, you can apply again and
again until you finally get approved by Google AdSense. There’s
no issue with that. Just use the same email account that you
used for the first time.
#2: There are many other trusted and high paying ads network
you can use and trust me they are not hard as Google AdSense
is in terms of getting approval. One door of opportunity is
closed so the other one will open.
You can use these ad networks to earn money without AdSense.
They are easy to get approved.
1. Infolinks
Infolinks is the leader in in-text advertising which offers 70%
revenue share even if you’re a newbie blogger. It is different
from other advertising networks. It takes less space because it
shows in text ads or pop up ads. You can use it with Adsense
It is a pay per click. They offer advertising options like: insearch
ads, intext ads, inframe ads, intag ads.
° Alexa Rank: 2571
° Min payout: $50
° Payment method: PayPal, Wire Transfer, eCheck, Western
Union, Payoneer
2. BidVertiser
BidVertiser is another top alternative to Google AdSense which
pays you for valid clicks on ads placed on your website. It is
great Adsense alternative if you didn’t get Adsense approval or
got banned. Bidvertiser offers Banner ads, Text ads, Mobile Ads,
Slider ads etc. You can also make money by promoting your
customized toolbar.
° Alexa Rank: 892
° Min payout: $10 only
° Payment Method: PayPal, Checks
3. is probably the best alternative to AdSense as it’s
powered by Yahoo Bing Network. I’ve tried few years
ago and the average CPM was much better than any other
AdSense alternatives. ads are quite similar to Google
AdSense and it’s very easy to get approved if you’ve a quality
° Alexa Rank: 5132
° Min payout: $100
° Payment Method: PayPal, Bank wire
To sum up, getting an AdSense approved is not really hard if
you have a quality website that is focused more on high-quality
content, optimized for search engines, uses a great design and
with the good number of visitors. Because that’s what Google
wants from its every publisher.
Make sure to do these things before applying for Google
AdSense. I guess these are not too hard. Don’t be sad if Google
AdSense doesn’t approve your blog. There are many other ways
to make money online without AdSense.
Hope for the best.
One more thing, don’t reply too much on AdSense. Try to make
money through your blog from other business models. Ads
network will not give you much as other income methods like
affiliate marketing and selling your own product.
Now here’s what I want YOU to do.
° Click on social sharing buttons below and share this post
with your friends, I’m sure they’ll love it!
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