Monday, May 20, 2013

Earn Money From Blogging: Eight (8) Things You Need To Remember Before Applying For Google Adsense

There are several ways on how to earn money online through blogging. One of them is through Google Ads. Adsense from Google is the world’s largest ads network. The rate it offers is higher than the rest of its alternatives hence most bloggers opt to earn money at home using this channel. Application is easy, getting approved though can be quite tricky.

Here are eight (8) things you need to remember before applying for Adsense.

    1.      Setup those pages.
·         About Me. Be descriptive about you and your blog – who you are, what you do and why you are blogging can be a huge factor in getting Google’s trust.
·         Contact Me. Make it simpler for both the readers and Google to get in touch with you. Show your email address and make sure that it jives with what you have written when you applied.
·         Privacy Policy. How you use, store, share and protect the personal information of your readers is important as well.

2.      Work on your content.
·         Language. Stick to English.
·         Niche. Avoid topics that relates to pornography, drugs and the like.
·         Quality. Aim for unique and informative copy. Forget about spinning articles.
·         Minimum Posts. There’s no exact number required but it’s safer to have at least 60 posts with 400+ words and up.
·         Frequency. Post regularly – three/four times per week.
·         SEO. No keyword stuffing and over optimization to manipulate Google rankings.

3.      Take note of your design.
·         Colors and Theme. Go for a pleasing and easy-to-read-and-navigate look.
·         Widgets. Keep it minimal.
·         Load Speed. Optimize!
·         Other Adverts. There should be no other adverts except Adsense.
4.      .com custom domain.
For sure and faster approval, stick to .com custom domains. Do not use sub-domains nor other extensions such as .tv, .info or .cc.

5.      Be natural in gaining blog traffic. Google hates anything that looks unnatural and paid.

6.      Verify that you are 18 years old and above. When you fill up the form, remember to tell Google that you are of right age.

7.      If you get rejected, you can always re-apply.

8.      Once you get approved: 
Google Adsense

·         You can place up to three (3) ads on your weblog. Display options can be text, photos, and banners.
·         Google supports an automated system thus it can be hard to get hold of a real person if you encounter a problem. It may take months before it can be resolved.
·         Google can disable your Adsense for various reasons. Be sure to follow their TOS (Terms of Service) to avoid getting banned.