One thing I can say from experience is that there are a lot of misconceptions around on the subject of getting a Google Adsense account approval; and the lack of any express acceptance guidelines from Google hasn’t helped anyone’s cause either. However, contrary to what most believe, getting an Adsense account approval is a relatively simple process provided you get the basics right.
The following post attempts to provide guidance to people seeking to get an adsense account approval for their blog or website.
3 things to take care of before applying for an Adsense account
Before seeking an adsense account approval for your blog or website make sure that they confirm to the following:
1. The blog/website you are seeking an approval for is hosted on a Top-Level-Domain (TDL). While some would argue that this is not a mandatory requirement, I would recommend you do so for I speak from experience that for blogs, getting an adsense approval is a lot easier if they are hosted on a Top-Level-Domain. Moreover, in some countries, owing to rampant click frauds, blogs/websites which are hosted on free sub-domains are no longer accepted by Google.
However, people who already have an approved Adsense account can add adsense advertisements to their new blogs, whether hosted on TLDs on not without seeking any fresh approval. So if you have multiple blogs, but, cannot acquire a TLD for each of them, just move one of them to a TLD and seek an account approval with the same. Once your account is approved, you can easily add advertisement to all other blogs which are not hosted on a TLD.
2. Your blog or website is 'complete' in all respects (design, coding, navigation ect).
3. If it is a blog you are seeking an approval for, you need to make sure that there are an adequate number of quality, original articles hosted on your blog. While it is difficult to assign a definite number to the word ‘adequate’, I would like to put it between 25-30 posts. I would like to emphasize here that ‘originality’ of the articles your blog hosts is a critical factor that would aid in the process of it being approved.
6 Months waiting period??
Well I have heard a lot of talk about the supposedly 6 month’s ownership period required by Google in some countries. While Adsense support forums also state this requirement, I have reasons to believe that the said requirement is not religiously followed by Google. Why I say this is because I myself got Adsense approval with a relatively new blog. In fact I got the approval with a blog that was not even 3 weeks old and I am based in India. Therefore you need not wait for 6 months before applying for an adsense account. The only thing you need to worry about is having quality, original content on your blog/website.
Once you have got the basics right, you can go ahead and apply for an account knowing pretty well that the same will be approved. If you have multiple blogs/websites, you should apply with the blog/website that best confirms to the guidelines stated above. Moreover if you already possess an approved account, you need not seek fresh approval for every new blog or website you create. You can simply add adsense advertisements to them and enjoy the earnings that flow your way.
Thanks for your time. Good Luck.