The Google Adsense approval process today
Although it’s almost as easy to only get a moment approval today because it was within the past, the method hasn’t changed.
There are already a bunch of articles online that list guidelines and rules you would like to follow, so I’m not getting to repeat what they assert.
Instead, I’m getting to mention passing the standard of the Adsense reviewer who’s getting to check out your website.
From what I’ve seen, most of the people who get rejected aren’t rejected because they were missing something.
It’s because the person’s website didn’t meet the good standards of the reviewer. It just wasn’t seen as a top-quality site that provided value to the web.
But what may be the “high-quality” exactly, a site that provides value?
A lot of the points during this article are my very own and other friend’s opinions and not officially stated guidelines in Google’s Adsense policies.
You can disagree and that’s fine, but I feel they’re sense tips since…..
1. Always remember that It’s a manual review and not an algorithmic review.
The most important thing you’ve got to understand is that an actual Google employee goes to go to your site, click around, and read your content.
It’s not a robot that just crawls around your site to see if you’ve got everything outlined in their requirements list.
That means… some ridiculously smart person who works for Google goes to go to your site, click around, read your articles, analyze your ASCII text file, and then….
Decide that it’s a pleasant, high-quality website that gives value to readers.
Following the rules is simply a part of the equation.
To pass the manual review process, your site has got to be top quality.
So how does one confirm you’ve got a top-quality site?
2. confirm you’ve got enough pages
There are tons of reasons a site can get rejected. But once you do everything right, and still aren’t accepted… this is often usually the problem.
From my conversations with others, some people are rejected with 60+ pages, and a few people are accepted with 10+.
These things aren’t set in stone here.
It’s more about the general quality of the location than it’s about the number of pages.
Really… all it takes is simply some sense.
Don’t just buy 5-10 articles at $10 each then submit for approval.
Even with 100 pages… those sorts of articles seem to be the foremost common thing amongst sites that were rejected from what I’ve seen.
………..Low-quality, generic 600-word articles filled with fluff. They don’t add value to the web.
If it were me, I wouldn’t apply until I had a minimum of 5 really in-depth, well-researched posts above 2000 words.
With 5 long posts combined with about 10-20 normal 800-1000 word articles should be good enough to please any Google Adsense manual reviewer.
A lot of individuals buy articles for his or her site, and there’s nothing bad about it.
But if you’re getting to apply for Adsense with a site that’s filled with articles that you simply purchased, confirm you paid an honest amount of cash.
If your site is filled with $5-$10 articles, don’t bother applying. It won’t get accepted.
Spend a minimum of $30-$50 per article.
It may sound sort of a lot of cash, but it’s the worth of a top-quality article.
3. Make your site about one topic
If you’re submitting a site with but 100 pages, stick with one topic, and supply a value for one specific audience.
A lot of rejected sites I’ve seen are “magazine” type sites that mention anything and everything.
They will have 5 posts about health, 5 posts about sports updates, 5 posts about design, and 5 posts about SEO.
Unless you’ve got 100’s of pages on your site, don’t do this.
Make your topic narrow. Make it about one thing only.
4. Build traffic BEFORE applying
Traffic isn’t an element that determines whether your site is accepted or not.
But why would you apply before you start getting any traffic? you would need the traffic to make money.
This is probably one of the most important mistakes that I see: Applying too early.
Honestly, though…. I actually don’t understand this from a logical point of view because everyone seems to try to do this.
What’s the rush? You’re not getting much traffic now. Why not wait until you are doing so before applying, and grow out your website within the meantime?
-Build out your website first.
-Put out some great content.
-Build some backlinks.
-Rank for something.
-Get some engagement on your site from readers.
There’s no got to rush.
If it were me, I wouldn’t apply until I grow my website to a minimum of 50-100 visitors per day. Okay, to be honest, I did rush when I started mine, but yeah, don’t rush it.
5. Wait a minimum of one month
I would prefer you to wait until your site is a minimum of 3 months old before you apply, but it really shouldn’t be less than one month old.
You can try it sooner, but it takes time to create and grow some traffic, too right?
Remember, a person’s reviewing your site. and not a bot.
Quality content is one thing, but if you’ve got a website on a domain that was registered last week, with 20 posts slapped onto it, all published on an equivalent day……
I think it’s a reasonably obvious sign that you simply just threw something up to urge your account approved.
6. stick with a publishing schedule (at least within the beginning)
Show the reviewer that your site may be a REAL site that’s here to remain.
A domain registered a couple of days ago with 20 posts bulk published on an equivalent day, then none after that doesn’t show that you simply have a true site that’s being grown into a top-quality site.
Show that it’s being grown out consistently.
Stick to a uniform publishing schedule.
Doesn’t need to be every day, but if you’ll show that a replacement post is being added on every X number of days, it shows that the website is providing more and more value to readers as time goes on.
7. Get a premium WordPress theme and a custom logo
Getting a premium WP theme isn’t absolutely necessary, but I like to recommend it for two reasons:
1. Some free themes have spammy links or malicious code written in them.
My friends tried a couple of free WP themes where I might see a bunch of links coded into the footer. Normally, they are always links to the theme creator’s own niche sites. And if you are a blogger user, you can get a blogger premium template for about $10
You don’t want anything like that exposure within the review process without you even knowing it.
2. Most free themes don’t have a pleasant design
It’s tough to seek out an excellent looking WordPress theme you’ll download for free of charge.
It’s easier to find and get a theme with a design you wish and install that instead.
A shiny, custom design site isn’t necessary to make Adsense approval. But once again… it’s a manual review from a human and it helps you get a good first impression.
Even I find myself discrediting tons of websites as soon as I land on them if they don’t have a good, and clean design.
If you don’t have a WordPress theme already, I like to recommend the Newspaper theme.
It is not necessary to get a custom made logo for your site, But again, it helps.
Logos don’t cost that much money lately anyways. you’ll get one for $5+ at Fiverr or simply make one yourself using Photoshop or Pixlr.
8. Ditch categories
If you don’t have about 30 posts in every category you have, trust me, ditch categories in your navigation.
I encounter tons of web sites that were rejected from Adsense, and this is often a standard feature that everybody has on their site.
Having categories are a nasty user experience if every category you click only features a few pages in them.
I’m assuming people do that to form their site look more vibrant and “full” but it actually has the other effect.
9. Link to other helpful websites
Don’t be a dead endways to the web. Link out to helpful resources and websites.
But don’t just link to some random Wikipedia pages out there. Link to some helpful places that support what you state in your articles on your website.
10. Remove any ads from other ad networks
Google gives you a maximum of three ad spots for a reason.
Any more than that… and it always makes your site really spammy-looking.
Your site is there to supply value first and make money second.
Your website or blog essentially makes good money by bringing value to readers.
Plastering your page with ads from several networks makes for nasty user experience.
Even if you would like to combine in other ad networks in the future, remove them once you submit your site for approval.
11. Build backlinks, but don’t buy backlink packages
Having some nice quality links pointed at your site from established sites may be a good thing to get before you submit your site.
This should be done with common sense, but don’t order any link packages to your site, and don’t submit sites where you’ve got spammy links built on them.
Yes, SEO and Adsense aren’t associated with one another, but no manual reviewer who sees 20,000 comment links built last week is going to take your site seriously.
Just imagine what percentage spammy sites the Adsense reviewer has got to undergo during a day.
Remember that for each site that gets rejected, an individual had to take a seat there and undergo it.
It’s been said that only about 3 out of like 1000 sites out there are accepted.
That means… these reviewers are browsing about 997 sites before finding one that meets their standards.
Following the policies and guidelines of what Google wants is vital.
But it’s also important to review your site for quality within the shoes of the Adsense reviewer.
If you’ll do this, I’m sure you’ll be ready to get your Adsense account approved with no problems.