Do you want to create an account in Google Adsense to start earning passive income with your web projects? For Adsense to accept you in its program, you must pass a filter and meet a series of requirements. In this post, I explain everything you need to know so that Adsense approves your account immediately.
What is Google Adsense?
Google Adsense is a system that allows us to insert ads from the Google platform through the implementation of a code on our website and generate passive income every time a user clicks on them.
For Google Adsense to work and generate income, it is necessary to have a website with traffic.
Ads can be inserted in the Home, on interior pages, on one side, in the middle of the content, with different ad formats, sizes, etc.
What do you need to get started with Adsense?
To start working with Adsense ads, the essential thing is a website and create a Google Adsense account.
However, before you can insert ads on your website, you will need to request the activation of your account. And that’s where you can find some surprise since you will have to pass the Adsense filter.
If you don’t meet the conditions, Adsense will simply reject your request.
Here is a 12-step checklist that you must take to be accepted by Adsense immediately and you can start generating income from NOW.
1.- Be 18 years old
Google Adsense does not accept people under 18 years of age on its platform, and you will not deceive them by falsifying your age and date of birth.
IMPORTANT: Be careful not to make a mistake when entering your date of birth. You could spell it incorrectly and this is the reason why Adsense rejected you for no other apparent reason. It seems very obvious, but it happens.
2.- Write quality content
Google, and Adsense by extension, is interested in websites adding value to users to keep their advertisers happy and favor clicks on ads, which is also interesting to you. If Google wins, so do you.
Focus on writing and publishing quality content that educates, informs, entertains, or inspires. Your users enter your page to get something they need.
Make sure that your content responds to that need and that it provides the necessary depth in each case.
Also, BEWARE of spelling mistakes and grammatical errors.
3.- Have enough content
It is not about having a specific number of articles. You could have 200 completely irrelevant articles posted and get rejected by Adsense. The ideal number is between 15 and 20 ORIGINAL quality articles.
You must have enough content so that Adsense can review it, check its quality and verify the theme of your website.
4.- Take care of the UX of your website
Basically, you must take care of two usability factors of your website: appearance and loading time.
If your users find your website visually poor or it takes a long time to load, the same will happen to Google Adsense.
Bad design or slow loading time can cause your users to close the browser window and increase the bounce of your web page.
Regarding appearance, nowadays it is free to create a visually optimal website using a CMS like WordPress and a free template.
As for the loading time, you need quality hosting.
5.- Review the theme of your website
Google Adsense is very strict with its content policy and there are certain topics that are banned from the start.
Therefore, before submitting your request, make sure that your website does not rely on or touch any of these “prohibited content”.
Adsense could also reject you for inserting a link to a website that is one of these banned topics.
Here is a list of the content prohibited by Adsense:
- Adult content.
- Derogatory content.
- Drug-related content.
- Alcohol-related content.
- Tobacco-related content.
- Healthcare content.
- Hacking content.
- Content with compensation programs.
- Fake content.
- Violent content.
- Weapon-related content.
- Illegal content.
It’s so important that if you don’t have this page, Adsense won’t even bother to check if you meet the rest of its conditions.
7.- “About Us” page
Google Adsense needs to know that your website is a real site with real people behind it and not a site managed by bots with scraped content and the sole purpose of generating clicks and income.
It is something that your users also need to be able to trust your website.
Make sure to create an “About Me” or “About Us” page in which you explain who you are and that your users will be able to find on your website.
8.- “Contact” page
A “Contact” page allows you to give your users the opportunity to interact with you. In this way, you generate conversations, trust, and more loyal users.
Google Adsense will value the fact that you care about your users and take them into consideration regardless of whether they click on your ads.
Tip: Include your social profiles on the contact page as well.
9.- Verify that the name and email of Adsense appears on your website
Make sure to include your name and THE SAME email address in a highly visible place on your website, such as on the “Contact” and “About Us” pages. In the screenshot of the previous point, you can see an example of this.
This mere procedure will help Adsense to verify that you are not a bot, that you are the same person who has made the request to activate your account.
This will speed up your approval, so you can start inserting ads and generating income as soon as possible.
10.- Use a Top Level Domain instead of subdomains
This IS NOT ESSENTIAL but using a top-level domain instead of a subdomain gives the first signal to both Google and your users that your website is a serious project.
Today for less than five euros you can buy your own domain. I recommend that you do so if you want to increase your chances of getting your Adsense account accepted.
11.- Delete ads from other networks
Although Google Adsense does not prohibit you to monetize your blog with other advertising platforms, it is best to leave your website ad-free when you make your request to Adsense.
Once you receive approval from Adsense, you can use those ads from other networks again.
12.- Review traffic sources
The usual thing is that your traffic comes from search engines, social networks, your list of subscribers, referrals on other websites, etc. All of these are considered by Adsense as legitimate and legitimate traffic sources.
Before making your request to Google Adsense, check your traffic sources and check that you are not attracting visits from other types of sources that Google rejects and considers illegal.
For example spam, bots, or compensation programs (systems that offer economic remuneration in exchange for clicks).
If you follow these tips, 99.99% can be accepted by Adsense without problems, to start generating income as soon as possible.
Do you already have your Adsense account? Did you have a problem getting it approved?