Are You Ready for AdSense
So, I often see members who are puzzled as to why they have not been accepted for the Google AdSense program. Let's take a look at everything you should have in place before you apply, and why you might be turned down.
Posts and Content
First of all, your posts should have unique content that's relevant to your visitors and provides a great user experience. You need around 20 to 30 posts, and everything should be original, nothing copied and pasted.
Consider the arrangement of your text and images, does your layout look inviting? Is your navigation clear, can visitors easily find what they are looking for? Do your drop-down menus work and do they all have content within them?
Do you have comments on your posts? Have you moderated them to ensure they have no inappropriate content?
No posts that have more advertising than written content. In other words, if you are already using affiliate links, do you have enough content to support them? Not just pages and pages of links with no content.
You need to comply with Google's program policies. No abusive content, no links to content that doesn't exist (deliberate or broken links), no adult content (nudity, sex, Viagra, illegal or recreational drugs, weapons, guns, explosives), no shocking content (blood, gore, bad language), nothing relating to the sale of alcohol or tobacco.
And you need to be over the age of 18.
Very important! If you already have affiliate links, then this should be in place already. However, surprisingly, when you apply for Google AdSense, they expect to see the disclosure even if you haven't yet got any ads or affiliate links.
So, to summarise - wait until you have 20 to 30 posts, make sure all content is original, nothing copied and pasted, no adult content and make sure your Affiliate Disclosure is clear and visible.
What Happens When You Apply?
You will be asked to insert a piece of code into your website. This does not mean you have been accepted. AdSense uses this code to allow it to inspect your website to see if it meets all the above criteria. This can take anything from a couple of days to a couple of weeks. You will then receive an email - either "congratulations" or "you need to fix some things".
Good luck with your Google AdSense application!