How To Get Google AdSense Account Approved

If you are wondering how to get Google AdSense account Approved in short time then this is the right post for you.

Many AdSense applications are denied because they simply fail to follow Google Policies.  Getting approved can be very easy task if you follow all Adsense Policies Strictly.

In this post i will share the very basic things which you need to get your AdSense account approved. Some people out there have written so called step by step guides on getting approved for Google AdSense. But trust me there’s no rocket science to Get Approved for Google AdSense.

They say that your Blog should be at least Six Months Old to get approval from Google AdSense. But its not really true. I got my Blog Approved within a month. I will tell you my story of how i got approved to Google Adsense  –

The only thing you require to ‘Get Approved‘ is ‘Be Original

I purchased a domain name (.com) and linux web hosting on 12th of July 2012. After purchasing, I installed WordPress and used a free template with no fancy designs or images, but just a simple and clean template. I wrote about 13 blog posts in the first month. Then after i applied for Google AdSense.

My AdSense application was denied due to Copyright Issues. I didn’t give up because i was very sure that i didn’t copy paste any thread. All the content in my 13 posts was Original.

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Hello,

As mentioned in our welcome email, we conduct a second review of your
AdSense application once AdSense code is placed on your site(s). As a
result of this review, we have disapproved your account for the following
violation(s):

Issues:

– Unacceptable site content
– Copyrighted Material
Unacceptable site content: In order to participate in Google AdSense,
publishers’ websites and application information must satisfy the
following guidelines:

*Your website must be your own top-level domain (www.example.com and not
www.example.com/mysite).
*Your domain must have been registered and active for at least 6 months
before you apply for AdSense.
*You must provide accurate personal information with your application that
matches the information on your domain registration.
*Your website must contain substantial, original content.
*Your site must comply with Google AdSense program policies:

Copyrighted Material: We’ve found that your website contains copyrighted
material. As stated in our program policies
(https://support.google.com/adsense/bin/answer.py?answer=1348688#Copyrighted_material),
AdSense publishers are not permitted to place Google ads on sites involved
in the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted materials.

Unauthorized copyrighted materials include music, movies, images, or any
other copyrighted material that the publisher does not own or license from
the copyright owner.

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So i took my problem to Google AdSense Product Forums and posted a thread there. A forum member named Luzie helped me to solve the problem.

He pointed out that i had copyright images on my blog. I removed the images and applied for AdSense once again. And this time i got approved.

The Easiest Way To Get Google AdSense Account Approved

  1. Get a Top Level Domain (TLD) like dot com, dot net, etc.
  2. Choose a Topic for your blog and focus on only one topic instead of many.
  3. Write about 10-20 Blog posts.
  4. Do not copy paste any text from any source.
  5. Do not use any image from the internet inside your blog post.
  6. Do not use fancy thumbnails for blog posts, they might be copyrighted.
  7. Write blog Consistently.
  8. Share your posts on Facebook, Google+, everywhere.
  9. Get your friends to visit your blog.
  10. Don’t get paid traffic for your website.
  11. Do the above steps for 1 Month and put your hardwork into it.
  12. After a month, Apply for Google Adsense.

If you follow the steps given above, I am sure your site will get approved for Google AdSense. Its really easy, provided – you follow the rules.

If you get approved then it will be your responsibility to keep Google Ads free from Invalid Click Activity. But do you know how to detect invalid click activity?

How To Detect Invalid Click Activity in Google Adsense

If you are an AdSense User, then it is important that you must  know how to Detect Invalid Click Activity in Google AdSense. Invalid Click Activity can get you banned from AdSense. You must be aware of that for sure. But do you know how to detect Invalid Click Activity?

Most of the publishers get banned because they don’t track their AdSense reports for any suspicious activity. You must track your AdSense reports on a regular basis, because once you get banned it might be too late to do anything about it.

In this post i will share few points which can help you to Detect Invalid Click Activity in Google Adsense. But before that lets define few terms which we will use.

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Pageviews: One pageview is counted when a user views a page displaying Google ad.

Clicks: This is the number of times user has clicked on your advertisements.

CTR: Its called as Click Through Rate. It is in percentage. Its calculated as (Clicks/Pageviews) x 100.

CPC: Its called as Cost Per Click. Its the cost you get per click.

Estimated Earnings: This is roughly Clicks x CPC. It can change, go up or down because the earnings are still in verification process. [/sws_toggle1]

I will now use the definitions given above to share some tips which can help you to Detect Invalid Click Activity in Google Adsense.

Tips to Detect Invalid Click Activity

1) The CTR between 1% to 11% is usually considered normal. If CTR goes above 20% then you should consider doing something about it. If you get 25 clicks in 100 pageviews then you have about 25% CTR which is something to worry about.

2) If you get too many clicks but 0.00 CPC then those are invalid clicks. For example, if you get about 50 clicks with 0.00 CPC, then those were invalid clicks and were discarded by Google.

3) If you get Estimated Earnings equal to $0.60 and in the next minute or next hour it turns to $0.00 then this can be due to invalid click activity. In this type of problem, your earnings rise and suddenly disappear or become half when you refresh the page. This is because Google first considers the Clicks and the CPC for the same but after verification discards the invalid clicks.

4) If you get too many clicks from particular country but less pageviews then that can be a problem. Because the CTR would go high for that particular country. Or Too many Clicks but 0.00 CPC as shown in the image below.

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That’s all for now. If you want to add any tip then feel free to comment below. Thanks. And Subscribe to blog feed to receive updates about new posts !

How To Track Invalid Adsense Clicks Using StatCounter

If you are getting Invalid AdSense Clicks then this post can help you. In this post i am going to talk about how to track Invalid AdSense Clicks using StatCounter.

Invalid Click Activity is a serious issue in AdSense and it can get you banned from AdSense permanently. Google doesn’t provide you with any tool to detect Invalid Clicks or Click Bombing. So you’re on your own in this mission of protecting your AdSense account from Invalid Click Activity.

Most people just end up losing their AdSense account because of Invalid Click Activity. But if you’re smart enough then you can track the location and IP address from where you are getting these Invalid Clicks.

You can track all clicks and exit links on your website using StatCounter. To use StatCounter, first register and create your account on it. Once you register, you’ll need to create a new project for your website which you want to track !

statcounter registration

Click on Add new Project. Then fill in the information – Project URL, Project Title, Country, Timezone, etc. You can select a counter or just select Invisible Tracking. You can also opt to receive monthly or weekly reports.

Once you click Add Project after filling up the appropriate data, StatCounter will detect the platform of your website and return you a code along with instructions on how to install the code on your website.

Tracking Exit Links

Once you have setup StatCounter for your website, you can start viewing reports within minutes. Now coming back to the Tracking Invalid Clicks part.

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Click on Stats, Click on Exit Link Activity and you can find all the Links which you have visitors clicked to Exit from your webpage. You can find date, time, exit link name and also the page on which the exit link was clicked.

The exit link maybe a advertisement or a link to other website. So this way you can find how many clicks are there on advertisements and at what time the click was made.

But this information is not of much help, but you can find a Magnifying glass icon on every row of this table. If you click on magnifying glass you can find more information about the visitor who clicked on the link.

Track Invalid Adsense Clicks Using StatCounter

You can find the IP address of the visitor, his location, host name, browser, OS, resolution, ISP, visiting length, and the pages he viewed including the exit link.

In this way you can track the Valid as well as Invalid Adsense Clicks Using StatCounter. If you think you are being click bombed, you can temporarily disable advertisements on your website or remove your website from authorized websites list in Google AdSense.

But Remember that very first step is to detect any suspicious activity on your account, like a sudden increase in CTR (Click Through Rate) or high number of clicks but Zero CPC. Once you detect any suspicious activity, go ahead and track the location and ip address of the invalid click activity.

This is very useful because if at all you get banned from AdSense, you can have logs which you can use to appeal for your account being reinstated.

I hope this helps. I’ll be writing more about AdSense like Getting Approved and stuff like that. So make sure you subscribe to blog feed. And thanks for reading !