Today you will discover the 7 guaranteed tips about how to approve Adsense in 2019 & beyond. This is a proven step by step blueprint for a blog successful blog. And if you read this post completely from top to bottom, you will have a fully approved AdSense account, no matter where you live.
[Note: This information was updated on May 10 2019]
I applied for Adsense in 2015 for the first time. I am among those who got their application rejected in the first attempt. Getting disapproved is painful but it didn’t stop my curiosity to learn new things. And now I have a fully approved AdSense account running in my blog.
Adsense is a brilliant & most legit method to make money online. But it is getting tougher to qualify for Adsense because new program policies & changes happen in 2019. I have found a lot of guides & eBooks but none of them cover as much as information I have published here. I have added more details and extra additional knowledge to help you approve AdSense.
This is the best AdSense Approval Guide on the internet where you will discover the latest AdSense approval tricks & mysteries that million approved publishers already know. But before moving into the actual Adsense approval process, allow me to introduce Adsense to our newest members of the blogging world.
What is Google AdSense?
Google AdSense is the best website monetization technique to make money online. It is an advertising network that pays us for displaying ads on our various websites. We can earn a huge amount of money on autopilot every day using Google AdSense, just by creating a great piece of content & getting genuine visitors.
AdWords is another name related to Adsense & it is important to have an idea about it if you are a blogger. Both these properties (AdSense & AdWords) are owned by Google. AdWords is a platform where business owners pay a fixed amount to make their brand more popular through advertisements. Such ads are placed on our website through bidding & auctions from different advertisers inside Adwords. Anything that we earn from AdSense comes through Adwords. The bidding determines our fate, which is the price of CPC (Cost Per Click), CPM (Cost Per Mile) & other values.
How to Approve AdSense in 2019 & Beyond
Below are the 100% proven and guaranteed tips on how to approve Adsense from any country. These are the underground Adsense approval secrets that no one talks about. Also, if you don’t want to invest, you can read my guide on how to approve adsense on blogger
Build Premium Site
My experience says WordPress sites are easier and faster to approve. You can’t start an online business without investing. You don’t have to buy an office or take a building in rent. Also, no need to hire employees or give a job to anyone. To approve an Adsense account, you will need to invest in building a WordPress site which is very cheap.
First, you will need to buy web hosting. Pick an affordable hosting service that has unlimited bandwidth and no restrictions. But do not use free web hosting platforms as they are for learning purpose only. If you try to commercialize them, your hosting account could get suspended or you won’t be able to place ads on the website. So only pick premium web hosting packages.
Facebook Groups, Google search, etc. are some cool ways to find details and reviews about a web hosting provider.
Note: Adsense hates websites hosted on free platforms because such servers share the same resource with everyone. To prevent the overloading of the server, free hosting companies limit bandwidth. This results in low traffic & visitors coming into your site. Plus, they also have many limitations & weak security that may cause the downfall of your website. Even your data has the risk of getting leaked. Google can detect that & without any further investigation, it will reject your application.
You will also need to invest in a premium .com domain name. You can also choose other Top Level Domains (TLDs) like .net, .org or similar. New domain names are very cheap and purchased at the same price for pop-corns and movie tickets.
When you buy a domain name, take care of the following thing:
- Only buy a top-level domain extension TLDs (mainly .com, .net, .org)
- Do not file the domain under your or any person name.
- If you are buying an expired domain, check its google cache history and spam score.
- Make it short and easy to remember.
- A domain name should be niche specific (discussed in this article below) and related to the website’s main topic.
Note: Avoid a country level domain like .np, .in, etc. Also avoid sub-domains like .blogspot.com, .wordpress.com, .wix.com, .weebly.com, etc. They take time and a lot of hard work to approve Adsense account.
And lastly but not the least, you will also need to invest in SSL certificates & professional e-mail address. Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certificate adds protection and keeps the data transfer through a website encrypted. Before approving an application, Google nowadays checks if a website has SSL enabled or not. If SSL is enabled, a website’s URL changes from HTTP to HTTPS. Some browsers also show green color in the address bar and display a lock.
When you buy a web hosting plan, some companies provide both the professional email address and SSL certificate for free. But in some companies, you might have to purchase them.
Work on Niche
One of the key factors to approve adsense is the niche. As you already know, half of the adsense applications get rejected these days.
Why? I’ll tell you… Bloggers, especially newbie, are working in the same old mixed up topics. For example, technology, SEO, MMO, etc.
Sites built on such niche reproduce same old content already present in internet. There is nothing new in them. As a result they get rejected.
To approve adsense application, you have to select a profitable adsense niche. Not just a niche but micro-niche which means a very specific topic.
Note: Niche is the most important factor for success of a blog. But many bloggers over-analysis a niche and get stuck at this phase. Niche Research should be a quick step. You can make a huge income out of any niche after getting adsense approved if it satisfies few key rules of thumb.
Here is a common example of Micro Niche:
- Niche Topic: Android
- Sub Niche: Android Games
- Sub micro niche: Clash of Clans
But don’t create a website about above topic given in this tutorial. It is an example to give you an idea about micro sub-niche. Those topics already have huge competition going on. There are millions websites working in those same topics. So research and find your own unique niche instead of increasing competition.
And if you want to know your competition without paying for any tools, head over to Google. Search for a topic using double inverted commas at the beginning and end of the phrase. Google will display “xxx No. Of Results Found“. Here, xxx is the total number of web-pages in the world working on same topic. You have to beat those web pages to become successful.
It takes a lot of hard work, consistency, & time to become successful in a high competition niche. It is so because your competitors have already build audiences & followers. It’s going to take a while if you start from scratch. If you have that special talent or if you are god gifted, you can get to that point in a few months. If not, it may take years.
My ultimate goal from this is not to scare you but to enlighten you to select a unique niche.
What to look for in a niche?
- Rule #1 – There should be a high amount of traffic coming from search engines. To make a good income, we need at least 1,000+ organic visitors coming into our site every day.
- Rule #2 – The Niche should be evergreen, hot & trending throughout the year. You don’t want to work on a niche that can make money only for few months.
- Rule #3 – Pick a topic that has good cpc (cost per click) and real commercial value. But at least you should feel comfortable working in the niche for a long time in your career.
- Rule #5 – Avoid a niche that has possibility of violating Adsense program policies.
- Rule #6 – The Niche should be bigger enough to create more than 50 web pages essential to build any authority site.
Note: To find a good niche, you can use tools like Google Keyword Planner, SEMrush, Ahrefs, etc. Use Google Trends to find popularity. It can also help you distinguish between seasonal & evergreen topics. Also, you can read my article about the best adsense niches.
Once you have invested and completed niche research, you are now ready to create a website. In this step, the biggest confusion comes to selecting the right blogging platform.
There are many CMS where we can build our website like Wix, Weebly, Blogger, Zoomla, WordPress, Drupal, etc.
And two big names come into our mind when we hear blogging platform. They are Blogger & WordPress.
Should you choose Blogger or WordPress? The debate will continue for ages unless one gets dismantled. Both of them are great places to create a website.
I have used both Blogger & WP. I like to go with WordPress because of the following reasons:
- WordPress is fully-functional & has no restrictions.
- WordPress sites loads faster than any other.
- Easier to operate with neat & clean dashboard.
- You can change each sector of your site.
- More SEO i.e. it can configure a website to rank higher.
- Mobile Friendly of course.
- a lot of free & premium designs.
- & Many More…
Once your website is ready, you can now plan its content. Our goal should be to create an authoritative site. And of course, you will need a good website name, logo and design. These three things should be memorable.
While planning the content, start from the simplest topics, the basics. Covering basic topics before getting into advanced has its own benefits. This makes internal linking more powerful, controls bounce rate & helps every type of visitors. This is good for SEO point of view.
Once you have covered the basics, time to write the complex topics. For that, you will need to do keyword research. I don’t use any tools. I have used Ahrefs only once. These tools give you ideas about what the people are searching for, the search volume, keyword difficulty, cpc, etc.
While doing Keyword Research using any methods, keep in mind of the following 3 things:
- Always use Google Trends to find the increase or decrease in popularity for a keyword. You don’t want to work on a topic that nobody cares about any more, do ya? Tell me in comments below about what you think.
- Always start covering the low competition or low-difficulty keywords first.
- Choose long tail keywords with good cpc.
The above 3 rules will help you a lot whether you are doing keyword research manually or using any tools. Make a list a list of 50+ keywords in excel spreadsheet first, starting from basics to advanced topics and then start making content.
First of all, you will need to create a banner for your post as a featured image. Take care of following things about the picture:
- Its size should be 640 x 360. This image size fits in thumbnails while sharing on social Medias like Facebook. It will not affect the preview displayed on social media in any way if you change website theme in future.
- Do not make the image a misleading or click-bait. It should represent what is inside the link when you share content.
- Upload as JPEG. You can ‘Save for Web’ through Photoshop if you create them yourself. This reduces file size which correlates with loading speed of a web page.
- Rename the image before uploading.
- You can optimize images more by adding keywords, metadata & copyright notice through Photoshop.
- Use an image compression Plugin like WP SMush Pro.
- Always use the alternate “alt” tags after uploading.
- (Optional) you can add 150 – 300 words in image description like Wikipedia does. The text written inside an image description in WordPress does not appear in the actual post. It displays on image page only. It can also give hint to search engines about the image at some point.
Now, the title research is what you should focus on. Try to add focus keyword at the beginning of title. Add few magnetic and emotional words along with brackets, numbers or current year to get audience attention. But never ever mislead or trick, that’s the end & Google will kick you out.
While making the body, you have to organize the text. Usually, it is good to write 2-3 paragraphs of introduction. Always make sure to add the most important keywords in the first 100 words of the copy.
Divide the content into sub-headings & different parts. Include both internal as well as external links. Use table of contents. Add at least 2-3 images per post according to the length of article…
Always write a conclusion & end up asking a question to your audience. Include focus keyword in the title, first paragraph, last paragraph, a sub-heading and 2 to 3 times in the body.
Do not repeat a same word twice in a single paragraph. Make your paragraphs easier to read by adding not more than 4-5 sentences in a verse. And in one sentence, the number of words should not exceed more than 20. That is to increase the readability of blog post or article.
People value facts more than talk in certain circumstances. So try to use as much resources you have. You must target at least 1000+ words in every article.
What you cannot do is, copy the content from other websites. Don’t write thousand of words just for the sake of writing. Each & every word, phrases or sentences that you write, must have a value for the users.
One last thing, about the content, is that always fix your spelling and grammatical errors. The moment I write this article, I used MS WordPad offline to type. While writing, I don’t care about anything like spelling, grammar, etc. I write what is going in my head.
When the article is complete, recheck it for errors using the automatic system in WordPad. Then open Hemingway Editor and paste text there to proof-read readability problems. Re-paste the text from Hemingway editor to MS Word to recheck article one last time.
At the end, I copy the article from MS Word and paste it in WordPress, not in the visual but in the html text editor. If you copy from MS Word into WordPress visual editor, it will copy text formatting as well. We don’t need that. We can format our text inside WP. And the hotkey “CTRL + SHIFT + V” helps to paste the text without styles and formatting. Also install Grammarly Chrome Extension to check for advanced grammatical errors.
Make user-friendly design
Now I have told you everything about the website content for adsense approval. If you follow each advice published above, you can get adsense approved. You will also not receive rejection email that says “Insufficient Content“. But there are many other reasons to get rejected. One of them is poor design.
If you have enough money, you can buy a premium WordPress theme. But sometimes free themes work as well. Make sure that the theme is mobile friendly. You can check if your blog satisfies the rule or not by using the Google’s own mobile friendly test tool.
Number two, you should also make sure that your website loads faster. That can be checked with the help of Google Page Speed Insights Tool.
Before applying for Adsense, make your real name & contact info visible on any widgets area.
And if you are thinking to use cracked or nulled premium themes or plugins, you website is at risk. Such themes block ip addresses or may even contain viruses & vulnerable codes infecting your site. You can get hacked. They also lower your website’s search engine rankings. As a result, you might get your adsense application rejected. So never use a nulled theme or WordPress plugin if you are going to work with adsense.
Comply With Adsense Program Policies
You are now ready to apply for Adsense. But before doing that, you should rescan your content and make sure that you are not violating any rules. Some essential points that you should keep in mind are:
- The legal age of a person to apply for adsense is 18+ years old.
- You are not allowed to use other advertisement networks or place ads in your site.
- Do not use affiliate links or promote any third party products.
- Your site must be getting few visitors from search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc.
- Avoid auto generated paid traffic like the ones coming through bots, or social media advertisements.
- Make sure that your website is not hosting and/or linking to any of the illegal or copyrighted content.
- Google Adsense does not support every language at the current moment. Make sure to create a website in the supported language only.
You can read more about these Adsense rules here. Try not to violate any of the rules. Doing so might even get you banned from adsense for lifetime.
Freequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Below are few of the most frequently asked questions about adsense that you might have curiosity about.
How long does it take AdSense to approve?
There is no specific time. If you have done everything correctly like I have described above and placed the verification code right into your website header, then it takes 24 to 48 hours. If your content needs more clarification, it may take 7 days or 2 weeks. It just depends if you have worked things correctly or not.
How much does AdSense pay per 1000 views?
It totally depends upon Cost Per Click (CPC), CTR (Click Through Rate) & Cost Per Mile (CPM) value which is determined via bidding. You have to do calculations yourself because the CPC & CPM value of each & every Adsense website varies. CPC is the total amount paid when there is a valid click on advertisements whereas CPM is the amount if an ad is displayed for a certain number of times.
Finally, you can now sign up for adsense via their official website by visiting adsense.com or google.com/adsense. Both of these URLs redirect to a same location. It will create a plus point in adsense approval process if you use a professional email address. It should be domain specific like [email protected].
Use your real name & a real phone number. I’m pretty sure that a blogger knows how to fill up a form. So I will not go deep into how to fill adsense form on this guide. While entering your website address, do not use http or https in URL. Simply, enter the website domain name like www.example.com.
Also, make sure to enter the correct address about the place where you currently live. Most importantly, fill the postal code accurately correct. If you enter wrong address or postal code, the adsense pin verification letter will be sent to a different location. You will have to wait for 30 days again to change the address and request a new pin. So, enter your address and postal code correctly. You can find your postal code number by visiting a nearby post office or doing a Google search.
As a final step, Adsense will provide you a simple code that you should paste in website’s header. In WordPress Dashboard, go to Appearance >> Editor >> header.php. In that file, you will see a code . Paste the adsense code below it and save the file.
Once completed above steps, be active in your blog for few days to weeks. Adsense will response to your application through email. During that period, you can add new posts and reply to comments in your blog. But be active and regular. Keep checking your inbox during the time.
Now, it is your turn. Did AdSense approve or rejected your application after you have followed above steps? Tell me in comments below.