Yesterday, I finally got the Adsense account approved (dream came true!) and I was so excited that I spend the whole day figuring out Adsense UI (User Interface) and and different Ad units. Now I am quite stable and sharing my experiences with you. As you know, I am from India and it makes the process of getting approved for Google Adsnense even more difficult.
A couple of days ago, before applying for Google Adsense, I applied for Infolinks (text-based ad links) and was confused, if even infolinks will approve me or not and fortunately they approved my blog. After getting approved for Infolinks, I got some confidence and decided to try my luck with Google Adsense too.
Why I was Afraid of Applying for Google Adsense?
When I was a newbie for blogs and websites, I applied for Adsense without knowing much about it. I was excited to see Adsense ads on my silly website that was nothing but just a collection of 3-4 pages having less to no content. Of course, I got a rejection email and this rejection created a fear in my mind for their policies and process. Now, I had learned about blogging and own a nice blog, I was just afraid of getting rejected.
Strong Source of Fear: Actually, we can easily find thousands of people on chat, forums and other sites who never got approved for Gogle Adsense. I was so afraid that I decided to go for infolinks and left the Adsense option until I get much traffic 10K/day.
What do we Need to get Approved for Google Adsense?
According to most of people who are owner of some blogs and forums suggest to have at least 500 daily visitors and high quality content to get approved. For countries like India and china, Google had placed a 6 month policy (Eligibility to participate in Adsense).
Any blog or website that is Not older than 6 month is Not qualified for getting Google Adsense. Furthermore our blogs and websites should also comply with Google adsense policy and Terms & Conditions.
Must Read: How to get approved for adsense in India?
Try Google Adsense Alternative First: Infolinks + Chitika.
Infolinks don’t need ad space on your blog and Chitika has a minimum payout of $10 (pays via Paypal). Both can be used together with Google Adsense.
OUR BLOG’s STAT:
How many Visitors we are Getting?
We are getting only 20 visitors/day and 1k views/month (approx.) but we got approved for Google Adsense without having any trouble. Remember: All the traffic is coming from search engine and most users are from India and US.
What about Content on our Blog?
Everyone suggests to have at least 10-12 blog post before submitting application for Google Adsense but this blog was having only 5 post and 3 pages and while writing this blog we have only 6 published article, I think, I’m just lucky!
Is the Google Adsense 6 months policy true?
My blog and domain is just 3 months old. I’m an Indian and 6 month policy also applies to me but it’s proved it’s not necessary to have a 6 month old blog or website. Few other new bloggers have confirmed to get Google Adsense approval before 6 months.
What is our Alexa rank?
Alexa Rank is very important. It gives the stats about your website and where it stands in the world. Being a third party stats reporter, it’s trusted by everyone in blogosphere, by Internet marketers and advertisers. Our Alexa rank is 17,627,760 (which is horrible) but when we started our rank was 17,777,749.
Our Alexa Rank is getting better and better every day at the rate of 20k/day. Alexa rank also proves that my blog is getting very low traffic.
Google Adsense – Conclusion
Any blog or website that is not older than 6 month and have little content with low traffic can also apply for Google Adsense and can get approved in a few days. The search engine traffic on my blog may be the only reason of getting approval but if you had confidence and your aim is true then, nobody can stop you.
Don’t care about anything for now, just apply for Google Adsense.
[Update: 18 Sept. 2013]: Our stats and ranking are fairly improved and I found that until you have a good traffic, it’s not beneficial to look for ways to monetize your baby blog or any website. If you have 1K visitors then don’t expect to earn more than $2 (that’s Google Adsense truth and Adsense alternatives are worst than that). Everything should be clear now, get 10,000 visitors per month and earn $20-30. More traffic means, many more time earnings. Good Luck!