Today am going to show you how Obama applied for Google AdSense and got approved. You know who Obama is right? Now I can hear you saying; Obama has a blog? Are you kidding me, SirPhren? Can Obama actually go into blogging? Lolz…
Well well, I caught you! (Smiles).
There is no connection between Obama and Google AdSense as of this moment. Am seriously laughing at you!
In this post I will show you how you can apply for Google AdSense like a pro and got approved within three (3) days.
What Is Google AdSense?
I believe this is not your first time of hearing/reading about it, if possible it is, Google AdSense is the major out of many ways in which bloggers monetize their blogs. Simply by applying for it, if approved, place the AdSense codes on their blogs and start making money (whisper…it’s not that easy).
Below are the things you must take into consideration before you apply for Google AdSense, during your application and after.
Things To Do Before You Apply For Google AdSense
I know you want to monetize your blog, who wouldn’t? But before you go ahead to do so, see the things expected of your blog.
1). Applying With Free Subdomains
Free sub domains are the domains you get from opening a blog on free platforms of WordPress or blogspot(the two most common CMS). E g sirphren.WordPress.com or sirphren.blogspot.com. Presently, you can not monetize your blog with AdSense on free WordPress account.
On free blogspot account, you can but your approval will be faster if you have a custom domain with your blog. Read the things you should know about blogging on free platforms before you opt in here.
2). Your Blog Design
Before you think about applying for Google AdSense, make sure your blog design is mobile-friendly, responsive and easily navigable. Such that it won’t be difficult for your visitors to go from one page to another. Desist from killing your blog with lots of posts from every categories. The lesser gadgets you have, the faster your blog.
If you don’t know much about blog designing, check out lists of websites you can download free blogger templates for your blog here or hire me.
3). Your Blog Pages
Before you jump to the earning section of your blog or AdSense website to apply, you must have the following pages in place. Viz;
° About Page: This tells google what your blog is about, which will help in the kind of ads that will be displayed on your blog. Don’t forget, it is one of the important pages of your blog. Write it extensively. This may also include about you as the founder of the blog or create a separate page for it.
° Contact Us page: This page tells your blog visitors how they can contact you either by filling some kind of form or chatting with you directly.
° Disclaimer page: If your blog cut across health niche, sharing videos, audios, etc, it is expected of you to have this page. Some people combined it with DMCA. This page tells your visitors the content is for information only. If you also have affiliate links, this page is used in informing your visitors.
To learn more on vital pages to have on your blog/website, click here.
4). Your Blog Contents
Do not forget, content is king. Before you put in for AdSense, it is expected of you to have about 10-20 original contents of about 1000+ words. If your blog is full of copy and paste contents, I advice you trash them immediately. If you don’t, AdSense will keep telling you, insufficient contents. Read what Blogging Prince said about it here.
5). Other Advert Networks
Google AdSense is a jealous ad network. Don’t apply for it when you already have an ad on your blog. Whether compatible or not, first remove it before applying. Also, before you use any ad network with AdSense, make sure it is compatible.
Extra tip: Some bloggers often talk about domain age. I advice you let your be like 3-6months old before you apply.
About traffic, it doesn’t really determine your approval but, you need huge traffic to make the money.
Things To Do After You Apply For Google AdSense
It doesn’t end in the first stage. They still consider some things after you apply. If care is not taken, AdSense may decide not to approve your application.
1). Don’t change your blog template/theme
After you register, you will be given a code you embed in the <head> of your blog. It is via that code, one of their engineers can monitor and analyse your blog. If you change your blog template or theme when you have not been approved, you will lose the code thereby disconnecting AdSense from analyzing your blog which may result in disapproval. You have to wait for the approval message before you go ahead with changing your blog look.
2). Don’t put in for Google AdSense alternatives yet
Like I said above, let other AdSense alternatives wait till later. After your approval or when you are tired of waiting for AdSense, you can go ahead with alternatives.
3). Put an eye on your mail box for mails from AdSense
One of the mistakes you must not make is abandoning the gmail you sign up with at this time. AdSense may decide to notify you of some things they want you to delete or add, if you don’t check your mailbox, you will lose that.
Things To Do After Google AdSense Approve Your Blog
All of these stages are important. Now that you have been approved (congrats![In advance if you haven’t]), do these things to your AdSense and blog.
1). Read AdSense policy and stick to their rules and regulations
Manage to scan through their policies, if you can’t read all. Some of which are; No sensitive contents, no self click on ads, don’t place your ad where your visitors can mistakenly click on it while trying to do something else etc.
2). Embed the ad codes on your blog strategically
To get your ad codes, login to your AdSense dashboard with your email and password. There you can use author ads or manually insert them.
The best places to embed your ad codes, according to Solomon Miller is, Above the fold, under your post title, in between posts on home page, in between your content, at the end of your content, before comment or after. Remember, its their policy that you must not have more than 3 ads on a page. At worst 4. If you do, it has negative impacts.
3). Drive traffic to your blog
Now that you have been approved, drive traffic to your blog to make the money you have been dreaming of. Read more on how to drive traffic to your blog here.
4). Verify your account once you reach “verification threshold”
Once your earning reaches like £10, you will be notified in your AdSense account to update address where your account verification pin will be sent to. Make sure you do this. You can’t cash out your revenue if you are not verified.
You were wondering how Obama applied for google AdSense? I caught you…Lolz.
These are the techniques I used to apply for Google AdSense and got approved within three days. Don’t be discourage if it takes longer than days but make sure you don’t forbidden contents on your blog. If its as a result of not enough contents, check your contents.
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