8 Essential Considerations Before You Apply for Google Adsense
Google Adsense is an advertising program which has been very popular most especially to bloggers wanting to get extra bucks online.Bloggers earn from Google Adsense based from the number of impressions and clicks that they received on their blogs.
Upon getting the approval of Google Adsense within 2 days after I submitted the Google Adsense application, I felt compelled to share my own experience with you. This is to help you and in some way inspire you more in blogging. Who would not be triggered getting extra income while doing what he or she loves, right?
I am going to walk you through with the specific steps/factors that I considered before I applied for Google Adsense.
Top Level Domain
You should have your own top level domain (TLD). An example of it is yourblog.com. If you want to upgrade your blog to the next level and get some extra bucks, you must invest on your own top level domain. This domain may have either of these two extensions: .com or .net. It could only be done once you purchase for your own domain name from a Domain Registrar like namecheap.com on which this blog was registered.
Your blog should be self-hosted. It must be at least 6 months old if it is hosted by google(blogger.com). On the other hand, if it is self-hosted wherein you have your own server, you can already apply within 45 days.
You should provide a neat and user-friendly website. It is something that will motivate the reader to stay in your site. It must also look neat and professional for it to gain good impression not only to your readers and subscribers but also to Google AdSense. In addition to that, you should also make sure that it does load fast. Delete unnecessary plugins to boost the performance of your blog.
No other ad network and affiliate links
Once you applied for Google Adsense, it will evaluate your web design to make sure that it is free of other advertisements. There should be no affiliate networks too.
Contents (no illegal or phishing, downloads)
Publish at least your original 15 to 20 articles with 600 words or more. In addition to a lengthy content, which is beneficial for the Search Engine Optimization (SEO), it must also have a sense of value. In other words, your blog should be of high quality content. Strictly no copy and paste.
You should update your website weekly. Be consistent. If its possible, write at least 2 to 3 articles per week. Do reply with the comments that you receive from your blog. It does a number of benefits not only for your blog to be approved by Google Adsense but also to build a connection to your readers, subscribers, and followers.
Make sure that your blog is not under maintenance mode or is down once you apply for Google Adsense. Fix broken links using the Google Webmaster Tool.
When you are done with those things I mentioned, then you can finally proceed with your application. Sign up for Google Adsense using your Gmail account. It only takes few minutes for the form to fill out. Copy and paste the verification code on your theme head.php section in your WordPress Dashboard before closing. The verification code will be given to you by Google Adsense.
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Ana Rose Alvaro
Ana Rose was born and raised in the Philippines. A full-time teacher and a part-time student. She loves her simple and yet adventurous life with her wonderful family, great friends, and supportive boyfriend. Roads and Pages serves as her outlet to share what she loves to do the most in her life. Those are spending time with people who matter the most, reading books, and traveling one country at a time.