Tips for Getting Google Adsense Account Approved

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After a lot of waiting I finally got my Adsense account approved yesterday. I had bought a domain some six months back and was trying for an Adsense account since then. But every time my application was rejected with a message “Unacceptable site content”.

When I got this message for the first time, I thought there had been some mistake since my site has all the legitimate content. With time I realized the reason behind the rejection and also gathered some useful tips which can increase the chance of approval of your application significantly. Some of these are pretty obvious while others do not occur at the first thought.

But before that let me clear that “Unacceptable Site Content” does not necessarily mean you have written something which is in Google’s black list. It only means that your site does not follow one or more of Google’s Terms and Conditions.

Tips for getting Google Adsense account approved

  • Apply with top level domain i.e. instead of applying with www.mywebsite.com/blog, apply with www.mywebsite.com.
  • Apply only after your domain is at least six months old. This is necessary to ascertain that you are not a spammer.
  • In this period of six months, try writing as much good and original content as you can, which will help you get traffic.For if you don’t have a decent traffic there is no point having ads on your blog. Also concentrate on getting backlinks from top sites by writing guest posts and commenting on do-follow blogs. You can read some nice tips on link building to get an idea. Since Google generally updates page rank once every three months, this is the time to get a decent page rank, which will indirectly help you in adsense approval. Read how to optimize your blog for a better page rank.
  • When providing personal information in Adsense program, use the same information which you have used during domain registration. This is necessary because Adsense team verifies it with the whois data of your domain.
  • While registering try to go for at least 2 years registration because this again ascertains the fact that you are a serious blogger and not a spammer looking to make some quick money. Spammers generally register their domain for 1 year.
  • I don’t say that if you have registered for 1 year, Google won’t approve your request. But you will definitely be eyed with suspicion.
  • It is difficult now to get adsense approval for blogs with .blogspot.com attached to it. Even if you blog on blogspot try to use a custom domain. It doesn’t cost much. Godaddy, Ilovethisdomain and Namecheap are some good options to consider.
  • If even after following these tips your account is not getting approved, try to apply through other established services like Google Knol, hubpages etc.

Hopefully after following these tips you’ll be able to get your Adsense account approved. But once approved do not click your own ads as this will result in a permanent ban from Adsense.

Once you are done you can look up how to show Adsense with Blogger and showing Adsense Ads on WordPress blogs.

Do write in your comments and share with me what you think are best practices for getting your adsense account approved.

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  1. Thanks for the post Anshul, I have been rejected with the same reason, Unacceptable Site Content, I bought the domain for 1 yr, its 7 months old and PR 3. Can we get the same profit if we use Google knol or hub pages? can you please eloborate on this. Thanks.

  2. Thanks for the post Anshul..I have a doubt..Is it compulsary to have a web domain.Is blogspot no sufficient to get my adsense approved..Am new to blogging i applied for adsense once but was rejected b’coz my blog was less than 6 mnths old….so plz clarify my doubt about purchasing web domain..

  3. Never knew I should go for a longer domain registration… Thanks for sharing… Adsense had approved me through Indyarocks as that has API features… After seeing this I realised why Indyarocks got me approved in adsense faster…

  4. In my view perfectly professional blogs..will get approval soon from adsense. But some times it is difficult to get approval.

  5. Google says that my website http://www.bestofcomputers.co.nr/ is under construction. What to do to get my adsense account approved?
    Pleas help me with this.
    Thanks

    • I think this might be because your site is just a couple of months old (as it appears from the date of the oldest post on your blog). Try again after some time. Till then concentrate on adding more quality posts.

  6. my blog, has been approved today after I send email to adsense support. I believed it has been missed somewhere (I get no reject of approval confirmation for about a month, )
    there is one more thing, due to my own experience, don’t sent your application on holiday…..

  7. Apply with top level domain i.e. instead of applying with http://www.mywebsite.com/blog, apply with http://www.mywebsite.com.

    ^^

    Wrong

    mywebsites.com or blog.mywebsite.com or mywebsite.com/blog is all considered a top level domain as long as mywebsite.com belongs to you ;)

    But something like you.blogspot.com or tumblr.com/you isn’t a top level domain because you don’t own the websites ;)

    • That means blogspot users can never get their accounts approved, since one of the conditions of Adsense states that one must apply with top level domain.:P

      Adsense clearly specifies that “Your website must be your own top-level domain (www.example.com and not
      http://www.example.com/mysite)”.

      Thus mywebsite.com/blog is not a top level domain while you.blogspot.com is.

  8. Strangely my web browser wont load this website correctly…not sure as to why this is happening. Moving On, it was a amazingly fascinating read, continue with superb work and I shall be back here as soon as I can.

  9. I am new to blogging and have just started a blog and have a decent number of visitors. My blog is not 6 months old its just 2 months old.Can i submit my blog for adsense now. Will i get approved. Is that 6 months criteria mandatory.

  10. thanx a lot for the information Anshul,i appreciate your work,i made a new blog[click on my name] and will soon apply for Adsense till it becomes 5-6 mnths older.

  11. @Anshul, Have 2 questions:

    #1. Criteria is to own the domain for minimum of 6 months? or to keep that domain active for 6 months?

    #2. If google rejects an account for this 6 months criteria? what is the message they send as reason? Same “Unacceptable site content”?

    Let me know your thoughts on this plz.

    Thanks for the post btw….

    • 1) Though Adsense doesn’t mention it explicitly, but you should not only own the domain for 6 months but also keep it active. If your blog is not active, it won’t be approved because of very low/no traffic.

      2)I’m not sure about this but I think after 6 month period if your application is still rejected, you’ll get a more specific reason. A friend of mine provided a wrong address, and the error he got is “Postal address incorrect or not provided”.

  12. Can you please tell me why my site was not accepted?

    • No one can accurately pin point the reason why a blog did not get approved by Adsense team. However after looking at your blog, I think it might be due to very less number of posts, irregularity in posting and low traffic. You have written just 17 posts in last 7 months. Try to post more articles regularly and also build your reader base and get some quality backlinks. After that apply again for Adsense. I hope it’ll get approved then. :)

      • Thank you so much for taking time out to help me . The problem is that being in tenth standard i dont have so much time . any suggestions on which river to get backlinks from .

  13. I mean sites to get backlinks from .

    • Post quality comments on blogs of your niche. If your comment is good enough, people may want to check out the person behind the comment and in this way you’ll get traffic to your site. And if the blog is a do-follow blog, then apart from getting traffic you also get page rank juice. You can search google to find a list of do-follow blogs.

    • You can also write guest posts on other blogs. That will give you traffic as well as PR juice. Devils Workshop accepts guest posts. Read about it at http://devilsworkshop.org/join-dw/

  14. Is there any other good service than adsense? Because, my freebie blog looks like having commercial content, eventhough that is not the case. I currently have admaya. Is there any better service i can use?

  15. hey thanks dude for the usefull information..i just created my blog ..will use your guidlines

  16. Anshul,thanks buddy for your information.I have just created a blog 1 week back and apply for google addsense. Is 6 month period duration for a blog to be approved is mandatory?

  17. Thanx buddy, but still want to know more on approval of Adsense!
    I heard recently its been more cautious for Indians, and most of the applicants have been canceled even though all the criteria have been followed as you have posted.

  18. hi, i am very much interested to work with AdSense and my website is not ready. can anyone please help me to create a google website @ step by step method. thank you

  19. your information is very useful especially who do not know anything about Google AdSense

  20. I have some difficulties to monetize my blog usin adsense.every time i resubmit i get rejected coz i dont own the domain..but why it says tat?

  21. I hope my link get approved soon since it has high PR

  22. My blog is 4 months old and my alexa rank has been reached arround #200K and I could not decide that is it good time to apply for adsense so any adsense guru here please visit to my blog and give your opinion regarding Adsense.

  23. I might add that google only requires a domain be 6 month’s old in certain parts of Asia. Websites wishing to sell ad-space which are based in most of the west are not subject to this.

    I Quote Adsense Website:
    Site Ownership
    You must have access to edit the HTML source code of the website you submit for AdSense. If you submit a site you don’t own (for example, http://www.google.com), you won’t be able to place the AdSense code on the site and your application will not be approved.

    In some locations, including China and India, we also require publishers to have owned their sites for 6 months. We’ve taken this step to ensure the quality of our advertising network and protect the interests of our advertisers and existing publishers.

  24. Thanks for the great info. My site has only been up 2 weeks. No wonder they won’t approve me!

  25. thanks for the suggestion,my website is 2 weeks old….it will surely help me…

  26. I tried 4+ times but failed. How can I do now?

  27. your information is very useful especially who do not know anything about Google AdSense

  28. Thanx a lot for the great tip

  29. thanks dude, really nice tips

  30. I had an adsense account for three months than it is closed by saying ” your AdSense account
    poses a risk of generating invalid activity”.

    Now the traffic increased, so can I apply that again?

    And is there anything like that if I get denied this time than then there will be less chances to get approved in future?

    Please have a look to our website: http://www.seoabc.in and give me your suggestion if I should apply now or wait for a time? I dont want a denial this time so I need your advice..

  31. nice article for starter’s :) Thank you for wonderful article..

  32. Google adsense approved on my blog what to do next? please guide me?

  33. Dear Mr. Dixit!

    Your post really stands-out. Hat’s off to that! But I have an earnest request. Could you please go through my blog whose URL is given above and tell me exactly what part of it’s content is “Unacceptable”. Please ignore the photos & the other ad-revenue network ads, since they were added just yesterday, somewhat in a mood of seeking revenge (I can do without Adsense) on Adsense when my blog was disapproved consecutively four times for “Unacceptable Content”, that too when it neither had any photo taken from internet nor any other ad.
    But now I am taking it as a challenge. I want my blog approved by Adsnese at any cost. Since you are an expert on Adsense now (after being disapproved 15 times, you know of 15 ways your blog cannot be approved by Adsense, and now that when your blog is approved, you know what exactly worked), could you please suggest some sure-shot ways to get my blog approved this time. I would remain ever grateful to you for this act of benevolence.

    Thanking in anticipation of a sure solution,

    Regards,

    Aparup

  34. Plz ans me.My site was 2 month old i applied for adsense and they disapproved due to reaso-postal addres is incorrect .When applied after 3 month they give reason-Unexceptable site content.i thought first addres incorrect and then this reason.what is going i’m not understanding.

  35. oops!!!!! i created a blog and right away applied for an ad sense account too. i didn’t know that one has to wait for atleast 6 months. what am i to do now? please suggest something!
    thanking in anticipation

  36. After 4 time appling adsence i am worry about my blog as unacceptable site content message is received. I have 1500 daily visitors but not approved my adsence account. My blog is 3 months old. Plz suggest with working opinion. Thanx

  37. Hi..
    I have a blog which is 4 months old. I took some of the images from various websites and posted on my blog, does it affect for my Adsense approval? Please help me

  38. A few weeks I spent for studying of Adsense ensure approval. I got some important point of the articles I’ve been reading. And your post are the real guide to get adsense application approval. Thanls

  39. Nice post Anshul. But there are some flaws in your post. Nothing but ‘CONTENT’ and simple ‘INTERFACE’ matters.

    => Adsense does not necessarily prefer a top level domain. In fact, it encourages blogspot and google sites since they are google’s enterprise.

    => Google Adsense does not have access to your domain’s database except its lifetime on the World Wide Web. i.e, Google can’t know the period of your domain’s registration.

    => There is no need for the user to enter the same personal info as used for the domain registration. Google does not have access to it.

    • @Kushal: AdSense does not necessarily prefer a top level domain but unlike before it does not encourage blogspot / google sites getting approved either.

      Also I think you might have misunderstood about the domain lifetime. Anshul is only suggesting to work for 6 months on a blog or a site before applying for Adsense ads to show up on it.

  40. hello..i have started my blog 3 months back..can i get adsence aprooval..

  41. Plz help my adsense application disapprove issue : site does not comply with google policies plz review my http://blog2u.tk blog plz help me

  42. nice tips though, thanks for sharing

  43. i am trying more than 2 time but i am fail what can i do for ad sense approval there is any alternative of adsense ?

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