Are you tired of seeing your AdSense approval application disapproved each time you apply? And you continue to resubmit your application with only continued disapproval from AdSense as a result; then it is not YOU not knowing about AdSense, it is the process you follow to obtain that much-needed approval. They say always be on the shoulders of experts and that is what you were missing so far but luckily, I bet, now you are—surely yes, you are!
Google AdSense is the most popular advertising network in the world because simply it’s owned by Google – the global search engine. Also, it is an easy way to earn money from your online content—simply it displays relevant and engaging ads on your website and then you monetize your traffic through these ads. So every website owner, esp. new webmasters dream of having an ‘Approved AdSense’ account. But, unluckily due to without know-how, many are resubmitting their site to Google with only ‘continued disapproval’ in return as a result.
Fortunately, though there’s no exact formula, there are norms—agreed upon practices—that if followed correctly may help you having an ‘approved AdSense’ account. In my case, I had my AdSense account approved when my site existed ONLY 22 days—yes less than a month. Plus, it contained only 5 pages—but they were the ‘must-have’ pages.
This whole article is an experience I had with AdSense, so there’s a high probability chance that you will encounter the same things I encountered. Right? Here I will show you the exact steps I have taken to have an approved AdSense account.
Steps to Follow to Get Approval
One thing to remember before following any of the steps below is to have content available because it is content that you’ll monetize not AdSense itself. AdSense is a means to earn money, not money itself. Though step 4 and step 5 are the most important steps in this whole process, the other steps ensure the successfulness of this model. So follow all of them but keep a special eye on step 4 and step 5.
Buy Top-Level Domain (TLD) Name and Get Your Hosting Account
This step is self-explanatory; therefore we won’t give it much detail. All you need to ensure in this step having a top-level domain, i.e. .com, .net, .org etc. Next, find a hosting company for your domain. If you already have a hosted domain, just go ahead with the other steps.
Obtain New Theme – at Least a Free One Not a Default One
This is what I did to get my AdSense account approved. Use a new theme, even if it is a free theme because of themes—paid and free ones—are optimized for AdSense. I’m not sure if default themes are optimized for AdSense but I had a bad experience with them with two disapproval times.
Create ‘Must-Have’ and ‘Should-Have’ Pages
With some content pages to monetize—at least 3 to 5 pages—there are other two categories of pages that ensure the effectiveness/successfulness of your application; must-have pages and “should have” pages.
Though not ‘must-have’ pages, there are other pages that increase the likelihood of AdSense approval. These include creating About, and Contact pages. So include them in your website when you’re applying for AdSense.
Use a Domain Email with Your Gmail Account
Yes, it is true! You can use your own domain name with Gmail. That is, you can send and receive emails from an address like firstname.lastname@example.org from inside Gmail service. To do it:
2- Inside Gmail, open ‘Settings’ then go to ‘Accounts and import’, and then click on ‘Add another email account’ you own.
3- Put your email@example.com there, and follow the steps until Gmail says it will send you a confirmation code.
4- That confirmation code should appear in your Gmail inbox (as you’re forwarding all email on your firstname.lastname@example.org to Gmail already). Put that in the confirmation box and that is it.
Apply for AdSense Using Your Domain Email
It is the time of the reason you’re reading this article—having an approved AdSense account. But no need to feel any pressure; you’ve already done all the basics—the fundamentals to have an AdSense account.
But there is a simple tweak here to make you look like a professional webmaster applicant—use your domain email when you’re applying for AdSense. In this step, I am assuming that you already know how to apply for AdSense; the one thing to make sure is using your domain email instead of your Gmail email account.
Some people argue that this step is not possible since google requires only
a Gmail account when signing in. But take my word: I’ve done it. There’s no more theoretical argument if it can be done practically.
Therefore, this is the trick: Since you connected your Gmail account with your domain mail, use this domain mail when signing in. Because they’re connected, it automatically goes through.
Boom! You’re on Your Way to Get an Approved AdSense Account
Since you have forwarded all emails on your email@example.com to Gmail already, all messages from AdSense will be available in your Gmail inbox. SO CHECK THERE for any AdSense-related messages. It is only a matter of time when your account will be approved—sure only a matter of time. Just show patience during this time. And ensure to have what you will offer as content when your AdSense account is approved.
New webmasters and some veterans believe that getting an approved AdSense account is almost difficult if not impossible. But that is how they believe not how the reality is. Getting an approved AdSense account is surely easy if you take the right path.
On the other hand, having an approved AdSense account does not make any sense if you don’t have the content to monetize. As we said in the introduction, it is the content that will make you money; AdSense is a means to earn money much like a tool.