I keep seeing websites and blog posts advertising they can get you approved for a Google AdSense account.
There are links directing people to blog.com, blogspot.com (or blogger.com), Google Knol, Hub Pages, WordPress.com or other major Blogging Services to get a Google AdSense account.
Frankly, I don’t get the point.
To me, the best way to apply for a Google AdSence account, is to sign up directly through Google. Go to Google AdSense directly, and sign up. Why does it need to be any more difficult?
No matter how you apply for a Google AdSense account, it is still possible (even likely) not to get approved.
Generally, when someone is not approved for a Google AdSense account, they get a message from Google, stating why they were not approved. The messages are scripted, and automatically generated by a Google AdSense Verification Robot (I.E. Bot). This Google “Bot” is gathers information from your website, its content and registration information and compares it to your application. Anything raising a question, gets thrown out and is not approved.
To offer a little help, I’m going to give you some tips about what to look for.
- A website must be a top-level domain (TLD). Some examples of TLDs would be https://webdevrobert.com, https://robertcorymartin.com or https://bamajr.com; NOT https://SOME-DOMAIN.com/YOUR-ACCOUNT. In a more lengthy technical description, Google wants you to apply AdSense accounts for Root Domain Names, not a Sub Folder. It is rumored you can apply from Sub-Domains like WordPress.com, blogspot.com or blog.com which provide blog hosting services.
- Always apply using the TLD of your website and not from a new blog created on your website. Google wants websites to be previously established; now new.
- The TLD should be registered and have active content on it going back 6 months before you apply for an AdSense account. Again, Google wants websites to be established sites. I suggest also using the Google Webmasters service. Add your website and monitor it closely. This will help you get an idea of how your website is being used and what keywords are helping searchers locate your page. Consistent efforts to improve the viability of your website over time, will help show your website is here to stay.
- Provide accurate personal information when you apply for a Google AdSense account. This information should match the information on record for your domain Who Is Registration Information.
- Your website needs a substantial amount of content on it. The content needs to be relevant and original. This can be tricky because, as you know very few websites contain 100% “ORIGINAL” content on them. Even news sites use content from other websites, yet still manage to have Google AdSense accounts. The key here is to create a website with it’s own direction and when you use information from other websites, cite credit to the website you took it from. Content is also very important, because it is how Google determines which adds are relevant to your site.
- Any website used to apply for a Google AdSense account must meet ALL Google AdSense program policies. Most importantly, you want to make sure your website and it’s content, do not have any references to illegal content, and that Google AdSense advertisements are not displayed on any posts/pages considered questionable.
- Don’t get your hopes up. In the end, you must always remember the approval decision is left to Google. Individual websites, especially personal websites or websites of small businesses, are of very little importance to any advertising company. Google’s AdSense support is a clear indication of this. All Google AdSense can guaranty is automation. There is no phone number, and no human to help you.
- Last… I suggest you build your website so it will generate revenue without the assistance of Google AdSense, or any other advertising company.
Some people will have no problem at all. Others will have nothing but problems. Sometimes it may seem like the Google Bot is nothing but a coin that gets flipped with each AdSense application.
If you get through the application process, and get approved, Google AdSense is a good way for your website to earn extra income, all by itself. Yet, even after you get approved, your AdSense account can still be closed by Google, at any time, for any reason, without any notice and without helping you find/fix whatever the issue is, causing your AdSense account to get closed.
If content is king, then code is the king’s backbone.
Search engines (especially Google Search) are not programmed to be patient or accommodating. Search engines need to consistently and accurately provide relevant results, in an efficient manor. Search engines not able to do this, will not be used.
If your website’s code is garbage and produces all kinds of scripting and/or validation errors, your website and it’s content isn’t going to get looked upon favorably by search engines, or by Google AdSense.
If you need help with Google AdSense, contact me over on https://bamajr.com/; my business’ website.