One of the most daunting tasks is making sure your site meets the requirements for Google AdSense. As most site owners will tell you, this is a tedious task and a majority are turned down. Of course there are alternatives out there, but none that truly offers you what AdSense does. Let’s take the time to learn what is needed and some steps that not many people are aware of and helped get this site approved.
Common AdSense Rejection Reasons:
1. Insufficient content / Unacceptable site content
Your website doesn’t have enough text on for Google specialists to review.
Google gives a lot of value and attention to the content of the blog before accepting it. If the content is poorly written and has grammatical mistakes Google will reject the blog right away.
2. Page Type / Design of your blog
Blogs which are poorly designed and are hard for the visitors to understand gets rejected by Google AdSense. You must have a good and neat design which comforts the eye and is beautiful in the look.
4. Site Does Not Comply With Google AdSense Policies
No rich, unique and meaningful content, no organic traffic, pages with little to no original content or bad user experience through clear navigation and organization.
Things to Do Before Applying for AdSense:
1. Write High-Quality Content:
The #1 thing you need to do before applying for Google AdSense is to write high-quality content. Keep in mind that your application will be reviewed by humans and you have to impress them to get approved by AdSense.
A high-quality content…
is unique and original
with proper headings and bullet lists
free from grammar and spelling mistakes
is long enough
useful and informative
2. Create Privacy Page for Your Blog:
3. Create About Page:
4. Setup A Contact Us Page:
Create a contact page, if possible add your email that you are going to apply for Google AdSense. If possible do get some professional email address like email@example.com and your social profile links too. By creating this you are telling Google that we care for our customers, visitors and we are ready to help them. They can contact us anytime. It will also show the Google AdSense Team that is viewing your site that you actually care about your readers and not only the money and AdSense.
OTHER IMPORTANT FACTORS:
To help Google when it comes to crawling your site, getting your site on rankings and an idea of your complete overall layout of your site it is HIGHLY recommended that you submit a sitemap.
A sitemap is a file where you can list the web pages of your site to tell Google and other search engines about the organization of your site content. Search engine web crawlers like Googlebot read this file to more intelligently crawl your site.
To do this you will want to go to Google Webmaster Tools
Before getting started, you will want to create a Sitemap that you will be uploading to Google. If your a WordPress user, some themes allows this feature, and if not, you can use a plugin to create the sitemap. The one I am using is called Google XML Sitemaps. Once you have your sitemap, it is time to submit to Google.
How to submit a sitemap to Google:
Sign in Google Search Console
Click “Add a site…”, enter the base URL of your Google Site in the box that pops up, then click “Continue.”
Select the radio button next to Add a meta tag to your site’s home page.
Copy the meta tag from the Instructions box.
In a new browser window or tab, navigate to the Google Site you wish to verify.
*(You will need to go back to the Search Console page, so do not close it.)
Click the More actions button and select Manage site.
Select the General tab under Site Setting area.
Paste the meta tag that you copied on the Google Search Console site in the box next to Google Search Console verification.
Click “Save changes.”
Go back to the Search Console page where you copied the meta tag.
On your Search Console home page, select your site.
In the left sidebar, click Site configuration and then Sitemaps.
Click the Add/Test Sitemap button in the top right.
Enter “/system/feeds/sitemap” into the text box that appears.
Click Submit Sitemap.
Once completed you should see something similar to the picture below:
Please allow at least two weeks before applying for Google AdSense to allow Google time to crawl and spider your site. Following the above steps should help your chances of getting approved to be much higher. Good Luck 🙂