What is the best way for a newbie to get Approved for an Adsense account?

By Mike Liebner • on April 30, 2010

I need your help! What is the best way for a newbie to get Approved for an Adsense publisher account?

I’m preparing some new training materials and want to make sure I am considering all the possibilities and putting them in the proper perspective. I’d really appreciate if you would comment below and tell me what you think is the best way to suggest how a newbie should do all the right things so they can quickly get approved for Adsense so they can show the ads on their sites and blogs.

Is it easy for anyone to get an Adsense account? What should be doing? What should they NOT be doing?

I will compile the results and post a new article here explaining my interpretation – but for now – I want to make sure I am not biasing your comments by feeding you suggestions.

So I will just leave it at that… Can you answer this for me?

What is the best way for a newbie to get approved for a Google Adsense account?

Thanks for your help!


By Kurt on April 30th, 2010 at 3:49 pm

I didn’t know there was any problem getting approved for an adsense account. It’s a couple of years ago i got an adsense account, and then it was pretty easy and straight forward.

By Steve on April 30th, 2010 at 3:50 pm

It used to be easy, but not now. I’ve had a few friends have their requests denied with Google saying that the sites do not add anything new. I’d advise anyone applying now to do the following:

1. Have a site up and running for at least 3 months (your own domain that is not a .info)
2. Ensure it’s indexed by Google
3. Have some back links from various sites (check yahoo for links)
4. Have at least 5 pages of original (not PLR or rehashed stuff) content
5. Have the following pages: Contact Us, About Us, Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions
6. Have no advertising of any kind on the site

That should tick all of Googles boxes and you should be approved.

By Byron on April 30th, 2010 at 3:57 pm

I have no knowledge of opening a new account, mine has been open for many years. Rumor has it over 15,000 account’s were terminated by Google recently. My hope is these were all spam sites and not trust worthy customers. Google should not be your only source of income on any website.

Steve’s suggestions seem quite good.

By tax 2010 on April 30th, 2010 at 4:03 pm

Make sure you have a decent site set up so they can look at it, and don’t have anything on there that might be a copyright violation.

By Dave Smith on April 30th, 2010 at 5:08 pm

My adsense account was approved 2 years ago so Steve’s comments above about it being harder now are relevant. When I got mine approved it was with a ready made website (Adsense ready) with several pages of content already in but it also had adsense boxes in the site ready for when my account was approved. Personally I do not see that that would penalise your site as it is adsense you are applying for, the main thing is not to have too many, make sure it is a good content site and these days if it is a ready made template type site it would be best to rewrite the content to make it more unique, or put it through a good spinner (but check it carefully after to ensure it reads sensibly with good grammar and spelling).
I’m not sure whether the backlinks are necessary but of course they will certainly help your application. Backlinks can be very difficult to aquire (despite all the emails promising easy backlinks!) and most of my sites have few or none and never had a problem with google, but again it will only help your case if you can get some backlinks, just don’t let it put you off applying if you don’t.
It’s good advice to have your site indexed by google before applying. Register for a Google account and then register your site in http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools and follow instructions (you’ll need to paste code into your site or upload a file which Google will provide) and also worth registering the site in Google analytics at same time (another piece of code) as it will help you check visitors to site and make improvements.

By AriyaKitti on April 30th, 2010 at 5:12 pm

I have applied for adsense account beginning of April and now nearly 1 month. There is no confirmation at all whether yes or no or suggestion to improve something. None from Google, just do something else while waiting.

By EMR Consultant on April 30th, 2010 at 5:36 pm

Create an adwords campaign.

By Glassman96 on April 30th, 2010 at 6:09 pm

I would set up a Word Press Blog with origal articles (at least 25). Google going to take awhile anyway to approve it. Do Not flood the site with affiliate links, banners and worthless content. Submit articles to article directories and blogs. Comment on blogs. Join some forums that are relevant to your niche. Get some backlinks.

By Bob Foster on April 30th, 2010 at 7:10 pm

I have several but the only one with any adsense ads is a pre-engineered site I bought this site with the knowledge I can add or
change the content and pricing but I had no problems getting the account with
GOOGLE ….I applied…They responded…I guess in some countries we’d be married now…. but as it is they just put ads on my site…..Bob

By Scott on April 30th, 2010 at 7:11 pm

Word has it the fastest way to get approved now is:

-set up a Blogger blog
-post at least 6-10 quality, original posts over the course of a week or so
-apply for an Adsense account through the Blogger interface.

I’ve spoken with a number of people who had this work, and it seems to get around the prohibition against approving accounts for brand new domains. Plus Google owns Blogger, and they seem to approve these Adsense accounts for Blogger accounts in a few days.

I’ve had my account for 4-5 years, and back when I applied, it was fast and very easy. Supposedly applying for a Blogger site is just as easy now as it was for your own site back then. And once you have the account approved, you can go on and place the ads on your other domains just like with any Adsense account.

By Chuck on April 30th, 2010 at 8:10 pm

I just put up a website and applied. No problem.

By beth @ cheapwebhostingpackage1.com on April 30th, 2010 at 9:20 pm

I have several Adsense accounts and didn’t realize that it had become difficult to get approved. This is what has worked for me:

1. have a fresh new, hand crafted website with no prior history (never been slapped)
2. have a clear, consistent theme using the main keyword in the domain, blog title and page or post title
3. use the main keyword a maximum of twice in my page/post. use LSI keywords but only twice each
4. 500 words of unique, great content
5. no other ads. no cpa, no clickbank, no amazon. wait until your adsense is approved, then add them in.
6. create 5-10 outbound links in your sidebar to relevant websites (on your topic) to show a ‘great user experience’ to your visitor (and to Google). See my site for an example of outbound links.
7. create pages/posts with about us, privacy, disclaimer

In other words, show Google that this is a real site that adds value.

By Abhay on April 30th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

Actually I don’t know the answer of this question. Bcoz I don’t have adsense account. I tried once few weeks ago, but they told me that my blog or website should be present for at least 6 months before creating an adsense account.

By peter mcgrath on May 1st, 2010 at 1:25 am

hi Mike

i got approval one my first application and that was only one month after getting my site(www.staginahometosell.com) set up

the steps
1 get a good quality site built for yourself cost me $70.00 usa
2 choose domain name which has direct meaning and connected exactly to your
3 choose correct buying keywords and include in title
4 have arelevant header and good graphics
5 have about n4/6 articles written and posted on your site quality content
6 have a easy site map
7 good internal links
8 only relvant link to appropiate clickbank product

overview everything must be relvelant to your title and damion name content etc
then google can see that what it saws on the can is exactly what the google visitor gets
hope this helps
peter mcgrath

By Kaiser Nabola on May 1st, 2010 at 4:41 am

Hi Mike
To sign up for google adsense programme, the six major categories those that sell well and will be approved by google quickly.

(Debt – Web Hosting – Banking – Finance – Real Estate – Travel – Weight Loss)

Important (READ): Some people have been having a problem with Google approval. So during some testing I come to find out that google has been approving domains on the subject of web hosting easily. So, please at least pick one of your domains on web hosting.

It is also actually the best paying subject within the google adsense program.
Example: mywebhostingonline.com, webhostingduties.com – etc.

Subjects of Content – Complete List

Debt – Insurance – Books – Finance – Home and Garden – Coupons – Real Estate – Dental

Phones – Car – Hotel – Computers – Web Hosting – Furniture – ipods – Pets – Tools

Trucks – Dating Clothing – Camping – Loans – Travel – Employment – Art

Advertising – Music – Health and Beauty – Jewelry – Sports

Weigh Loss – Stocks Crafts – Shoes – Banking

By Anders Jacobsson on May 1st, 2010 at 12:33 pm

When I applied I figured out that I must have some kind of activity already going on like a good website or a blog.
My recommendation is: (It worked for me)
-start a blogger-blog
-add then in blogger-blog adsense
-then point at it and if not approved by adsense then tell them that they already has approved you in blogger-blog.
Then I was approved after one month approx.

Thank You for asking
ANders Jacobsson

By Raven SiJohn on May 1st, 2010 at 1:12 pm

Original content, original content, did I mention original content? It’s fine to fluff it out with PLR articles later, but in the beginning at least half your content should be something original. Besides helping you get approval for AdSense, those original articles will bring in the bulk of your traffic later, and traffic translates to $$$ regardless of how you are monetizing your website. It’s much easier to rank an original article in the search engines than when you are trying to rank the exact same article 300 other people are using. Original articles also take care of the issue of getting quality one way links back to your site. Especially if you submit them to article directories.

The more articles you have, the better your chances of getting approval. 25-50 is a good number to have before you apply. But don’t add them all at once, add a few a day over the course of a month or more. Then continue adding new content at least once a week, more frequently is better. You will make more money with AdSense in the long run from one well maintained, frequently updated big site than 200 mini sites combined.

I don’t think it matters how old the domain is, as long as it is indexed by Google, which can be done in as little as a week if you link to it from a domain that already gets spidered frequently. Regular new content = frequent spidering.

I don’t think it matters what the subject is, but it is important that it is clear what your website is about: 1 domain = 1 subject. In other words if your website is about dogs, all your navigation and articles should relate to dogs, ie dog breeds, dog training, dog health care, etc. Don’t mix in your recipes unless they are for dog food, or your gardening articles or write about lions, tigers and bears on your dog site. Stick to one clearly defined subject. If you write about multiple subjects, buy multiple domains.

A lot of people will tell you to write about this subject or that subject because the keywords are high paying, but you have to remember the competition to rank for those keywords will be FIERCE, not the place for a newbie to start. Pick a subject you already know and are passionate about. It will show in the quality of your website, be more enjoyable to work on, and be much easier to get ranked well. If you can’t get your site found behind the 10,000,000 other experienced people who are doing it better than you, it won’t matter how much the keywords pay.

I don’t think it matters much what TLD your domain ends in for getting AdSense approval, although .com domains are always best for other reasons. I have gotten many .info domains approved for my clients.

I never put any competing ads (including affiliate links) on my domains until after I get AdSense approval.

By Big Singapore Talks on May 2nd, 2010 at 10:22 am

I endorse the one who says using a few original/self-written and most probably, some useful contents, without the limitation of medias to a blogger blog for applying Adsense account.

I myself owns Adsense account since a few years ago in an easy approval, after which I encountered difficulties applying an account for my cousin in Chinese version on the year 2009 via blogger blog.

Yes, using blogger blog is the fastest way, but according to Adsense’s stuffs’ replies, they would need more quality, original and useful contents in any medias before they will approve any account.

In my experiences, while applying through an blogger account, even though they may reject you at first, they will advise you to make you contents better, in what they need to make approval, then you may submit your request again, or maybe and again.

By luis on May 2nd, 2010 at 5:00 pm

I did not know there was a problem in getting an google adsense accout, I opened my account about a year ago, but I must admit I do not use it very often, I will check my account and see if I have any problems and get back to you

By dobedo on May 2nd, 2010 at 9:04 pm

Get a GMail account. Use it.

Put up a blogger blog simple one page.

Put up about 5 -6 posts over a week’s time.

Wait a week.

Apply from within Blogger.

If you have original content and no violations of their terms you have a good chance of being approved.

What ever you do …. don’t get banned. It is nearly impossible to get reinstated!!

So remember to monetize your site with more than adsense.

Did I say original content? Yep. The site I have listed is not an adsense site. But I have a couple approved using this process.

By Ed on May 6th, 2010 at 5:27 pm

Open an account at Hubpages. Write 2 original articles. Apply for Adsense through Hubpages. Your account should be approved within 72 hours.

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