According to Google: “Google AdSense is a free, simple way for website publishers of all sizes to earn money by displaying targeted Google ads on their websites”.Google
In this article, I will cover Google AdSense quick approval tips. I will discuss the key points which you should consider before applying for Google AdSense. Everything counts, including your blog/website layout, blog/website age, the number of pages/articles (blog), Search engine optimisation (SEO), back-links, language and traffic sources and of course the quality content or blog post on your website. Check out the most important requirements one should follow before applying to AdSense.
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1. Blog/Website Layout
Website layout should be neat & clean. I would personally suggest you to use fixed navigation. Fixed or “sticky” navigation bars are a prevalent trend in some of the most beautiful sites across the web. It gives the user an ease of access to a website’s core functionalities.
a. Minimum Posts / Articles / Pages
It is recommended that you maintain a minimum of 30 pages, but if you are using WordPress for your blog or website then you need to maintain 40 posts at least. Every article/post is considered to be a page in your website. So consider this as a major part of your website.
Apart from a number of pages always focus on quality content rather than quantity. A maximum number of posts will never make you eligible for AdSense unless you have quality in your articles.
Avoid copyright content materials and never-ever copy-paste content from any other’s website.
b. Must-Have Pages:
c. Own Email ID:
You must be having your own professional e-mail id and it’s a better idea to apply for AdSense with the same email address. Instead of Gmail, Yahoo! or Bing, you can apply with [email protected]
2. Webmaster & Analytics Tools
a. Google Analytics Code
Sign up for Google Analytics. While signing up process you are asked to enter the account name, website name, website URL and your geographical information. Once you fill up all the information, you need to click on “Get Tracking ID”. Now, you are asked to choose your country and accept the terms & conditions and once you submit, you get a universal tracking code. Just put this code in the header section of your website to get started with the Google Analytics.
b. Google Webmasters Verification Page
Complete the Sign Up process and log in to your Google Webmaster Tool. Click on “Add a Site”, then enter the URL of your website and verify your ownership by any of the suitable methods.
Must submit “robots.txt” and “sitemap.xml” files to webmaster tool. It will help your website links to list in Search engine result pages and improve Search Engine Optimization (SEO).
c. Bing Webmaster Verification Page:
Bing Webmaster Tools is quietly similar to Google Webmaster Tools. You can follow the same procedure while setting up your website in Bing Webmaster Tool and verify your ownership. Even here you have options available for robots.txt and sitemap.xml. Once you submit these files to Bing you get a dual advantage, your website appear in both Bing Search Engine & Yahoo! Search Engine once your request gets approved.
d. Sitemap.xml Page:
Your website must have Sitemap.xml. Automattic’s Jetpack plugin is a by far the best way to generate the sitemap for your website. Once the sitemap is generated, submit it to the search engines so that it can index your site links and pages quickly.
Alternatively, you can also install Google XML sitemap plugin. Install the Google XML Sitemaps to create the sitemap. If you are using other platforms you can create it online on https://www.xml-sitemaps.com. You just need to submit the URL of your website and with a single click “sitemap.xml” page gets generated. Place this generated page in the root directory of your website.
This file gives instructions to the search engines, what to index and what not to in Search Engine Result Pages (SERPs). You just need to place /robots.txt after any website’s URL to get a clear idea about the robots.txt file. e.g., www.searchenginebay.com/robots.txt.
Once you create the required robots.txt file for your website, just place it in the root directory of your website.
3. Decent Alexa Rank & Traffic:
Your site should have a minimum of 50 unique visitors a day. I would personally suggest you to have at least 100 visitors a day on your website, your chances of getting qualified for the AdSense becomes even better.
Want to get good website traffic? Read: 100 Ways to Get 1 Million Website Traffic
Your website should have decent Alexa ranking to get AdSense approved. Even if your site doesn’t have a decent Alexa rank, you can still apply but chances are quite less to be taken into consideration. So it’s always a great idea to improve your website rank and keep it under 500-400k. Here is a small tip to build traffic on your site and get a good rank on Alexa:
- Post good content. It will attract your visitors to revisit your website.
- Always bring call-to-action to play whenever possible. By doing this, people will click more and get involve on some other pages.
To know more about website traffic you can read my previous article “5 Ways to Immediately Boost Social Media Traffic”.
These are the most effective ways which I personally used for various Websites/blog to get qualified for Google AdSense.
You can also refer to the official Google AdSense documentation: “Eligibility to participate in AdSense“.
My next post would be about how to get approved AdSense account in just 3 hours. Stay connected and let’s build a better web together!
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