Getting accepted by Google Adsense lately is headache.
If you are not willing to go through the frustration, then try these Google Adsense alternatives.
If you don’t ‘add sense’ to your blogs, it would be very difficult to be accepted by Google.
I already have an Adsense account but I was recently refused when I applied for Adsense with a new blog of mine.
You could lose your Adsense account anytime due to some activities beyond your control like Click-Bombing.
It is therefore advisable to have backup Google Adsense accounts.
I had not been refused before till this recent application, which taught me lesson 1…
Do not apply with a viral, entertainment or news website!
1.Do Not Apply With A Viral, Entertainment Or News Blog
Lately, it is close to impossible to get accepted if you apply with an entertainment/News/Viral blog unlike some years back.
They want quality contents that provide value, instead of the same breaking news reported by every news blog.
If you run a news blog, you could try applying for the number two on this list.
It works well with viral blogs, only that the popup ads are annoying, and you may lose some of your website visitors as a result.
It is however one of the great ways to make money from your viral blog.
Now back to the subject matter, apply for Google Adsense with a blog that displays original and creative contents.
Example of such blogs are tech blogs, health blogs, relationship blogs, review blogs and the like;
blogs with contents that give value information.
Everyone has turned to Viral or Entertainment blogging since it is the easier way out in blogging.
It is easier to fish out trending stories, modify them, and post them on your blogs.
Lately most Entertainment bloggers don’t even modify such stories anymore; all they do is copy, paste and name the source.
It is more difficult to sit and draft a 1,000 to 2,000 word article off your head, that provides value to readers.
Unfortunately, that is what Google is searching for now.
If you can’t write such articles, hire people with in-depth knowledge about your selected niche, to do it for you and pay them. You can achieve this if you are on a high budget.
If this sounds too demanding, all hope is not lost.
You can still make more from your viral blog using some of these Google Adsense alternatives like I stated above.
I know a lot of people making thousands of $ without Google Adsense.
2.Write In-Depth Contents
Lately, 300 to 500 words don’t make the cut anymore.
If you have ever been refused by Google Adsense, one of the reasons they give is they don’t accept blogs that are full of Headings with little or no contents.
You need to write more 1,000 to 2,000 word contents for your blog to be accepted by Google Adsense.
Lately when you visit blog posts, the first thing you see is an advertisement, followed by 50 to 100 words then another ad, followed by another ad.
This is against Adsense policies and culprits that display ads on such pages with little contents could face Adsense suspension should Google find out, let alone a fresh applicant!
One of the master key for getting Adsense approval is to write lengthy contents.
Not just lengthy contents but lengthy contents that provide value.
3.Don’t Apply With A Very Fresh Blog:
After setting up your blog, don’t apply for Google Adsense immediately.
Make sure you have engaged visitors no your site, organic traffic, and a fan or follower base before you apply.
Google Adsense barely accept newly born blogs lately.
After creating the blog, keep on writing more and sharing your articles for months, before you attempt to apply.
This would give Google the impression you already have an engaged audience when they see comments and views on your website.
No serious advertising agent would be willing to advertise on a blog that has zero views; it is a waste of time.
Share your articles on chat messengers like whatsapp, create a Facebook fan page for your blog and grow it to get more user engagements.
When you have more articles on your blog with comments and lots of views, you could then go ahead to apply.
If you feel like you are wasting your articles during this period, apply for some of these Google Adsense alternatives that do not require approval, and put their ads on your blog to monetize it till you get accepted by Google.
One very important advice is never apply for Google Adsense with ads from other adnetworks displaying on your blog.
Make sure you remove all these ads before you attempt to apply.
One of the reasons via which your website could be denied approval is when your website doesn’t have a clear navigation or menu to direct visitors straight to what they are searching for.
Make sure all your posts fall under defined categories under your menu.
If you have to use drop down or sub menus, go ahead.
Never should you attempt to classify an article as Uncategorized.
5.Google Webmaster Tools, Google Analytics, Site Maps.
It is not possible for Google Adsense to approve your Adsense application if your blog’s pages are not indexed in the Google search engine.
Before you apply for Adsense, you need to ensure that your pages are optimized for search engines, Google especially.
You need to create a site map, then submit your blog and site map to Google webmaster tools for the Google bot to crawl your pages and index them for the Google search engine.
It is also essential to install Google analytics on your website before you apply, as it also helps in search engine optimization.
6.Contact And About Pages
Among your website menus should be Contact US/Me and About Us/Me pages.
Your blog is likely to be denied approval if you fail to include these pages among your menus.
The navigation to these pages should be visible.
Contact US and About US menus hidden in drop-down menus are not ideal.
It fulfills a legal requirement to protect a customer or client’s privacy.
Personal information can be anything that can be used to identify an individual, not limited to the person’s name, address, date of birth, marital status, contact information, ID issue and expiry date, financial records, credit information, medical history, where one travels, and intentions to acquire goods and services. In the case of a business it is often a statement that declares a party’s policy on how it collects, stores, and releases personal information it collects. It informs the client what specific information is collected, and whether it is kept confidential, shared with partners, or sold to other firms or enterprises.
In general, data protection laws in Europe cover the private sector as well as the public sector.
Their privacy laws apply not only to government operations but also to private enterprises and commercial transactions.” – Wikipedia
This also is self explanatory isn’t it? Well maybe not!
Anyway, about Website design like I mentioned earlier, make sure your blog has a clear navigation.
Also, choose the right theme for your blog niche.
Make sure you have a logo for your blog too.
If your blog is a viral/news blog, using a theme designed purposely for photos or videos would be like trying to fix a round peg in a square hole, sorry I mean a square peg in a round hole!
Do not bombard your navigation bar(Main Menu) with too many categories.
Your categories should be able to fit on the first line on your main navigation bar.
A menu with categories on the second line of the main navigation bar look unprofessional and too packed.
Google may not deny you for this but it would make your website look awkward.
Visitors may get overwhelmed with too many categories.
If you have to use them, make sure you use a theme which comes with a top menu navigation.
Overall, your website should look professional and clean.