Whether you are a blogger or a webmaster, you already know AdSense is one of the easiest ways to monetize your website(s).
However, though AdSense may be among the top advertising networks, it comes with some Google Adsense TOS (Terms of Service). These make sure only the websites with quality content make it through.
Unfortunately, accounts violating these terms are being banned. These days, many bloggers have been complaining of their accounts being disapproved. As a result, they lose hope. However, this does not have the be the case with your account.
It is true — you can still appeal and get AdSense approval.
For this reason, we set out to discover why this happens in the first place. And not only that — we will also explore ways to get out of this nasty situation. Read on and let us answer these questions together.
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Reasons Your Application Has Been Disapproved
There may be several reasons for this. In most cases, it happens because your application matches another one. AdSense policies allow publishers to only have one account. So creating another account violates AdSense’s ToS.
Also, know that the information you provide should not match an already approved account. For some reason, Google believes you already have an account and wants you to log in to that account.
As we mentioned earlier, more reasons exist. AdSense may have rejected your account because:
- It either has poorly written content, or the content is unoriginal.
- You designed it poorly (it is hard for visitors to understand and navigate).
- There is no rich and meaningful content. Either this or you’ve used too many keywords and poorly coded design.
We can help you if you are creating your AdSense account for the first time. Now let us get straight to the main question that brought you here.
How Can I Deal with AdSense Account Disapproval?
Truth be told, getting your AdSense application rejected is rather disappointing. Furthermore, it can cause you to feel frustrated. If you are just starting out, it may even cause you to quit blogging altogether. However, let us assure you that this is not the final stop.
First of all, let us get something out of the way. A disapproved account is not the same as a banned account. Accounts get banned because of illegal or otherwise wrong activities.
Furthermore, there is not much chance of reapplying or using AdSense under the same name. On the other hand, if AdSense doesn’t approve your application, you can always reapply for an account.
Stay Calm and Avoid Getting Frustrated
AdSense needs to balance between their advertisers’ demands and maintaining quality. Your blog must be missing something, so improvement is the key.
To get your application approved, the “age” of your blog must be at least six months. This period is enough for you to make your blog comply with AdSense’s standards. One thing though…
Understanding what went wrong is the first step. Instantly reapplying without any checks will get you nowhere. Instead, retrace your steps first. This means you should check for any ownership issues or potential plagiarism.
You can resolve any ownership issues by proving the account really is yours. As for plagiarism, search for any posts that contain copyrighted material. Once you have removed those and added some original content, you can reapply. Oh, and while we are on the topic of original content…
Your Blog May Be Suffering from Duplicate or Insufficient Content
Such content is not entertaining to visitors.
However, you can avoid this by posting at least 15-20 original posts with minimum 500 words each. Additionally, you may want to add a few lengthy posts with images and videos. That being said, keep your paragraphs short and your content easy to skim through.
As for the tools that can help you, I wholeheartedly recommend Copyscape and Yoast.
Copyscape will help you find duplicate content on your website. It clearly identifies lines, paragraphs and other duplicate content.
On the other hand, Yoast can help you test the contents of your page in a number of ways. Moreover, it will test your content for readability. That way, you will avoid hard-to-read paragraphs and consider breaking them down into smaller parts.
Good Design Is Paramount
Remember this when you add new content to your blog. This means avoiding distorted designs and hard-to-read content. By this, we mean inadequate backgrounds and text, flashy letters and images, etc.
In order for you to leave a good first impression, you should make your website look as professional as possible. Striking a balance between the attractive and the professional is not always easy, but it will pay off in the long run.
Use alternative options for blog monetization. Since some time should pass before you reapply, feel free to search for alternatives. Never forget that QUALITY AND DECENT TRAFFIC = APPROVAL.
The Bottom Line
If AdSense rejects your account for any of the above-mentioned reasons, do not give up just yet. Instead, give yourself time to address any problems related to your content.
You might want to get less subjective and walk a mile in your visitor’s shoes. A change of perspective is always welcome. Being honest about your own work is taking the path towards improvement.
Therefore, we encourage you to continue writing quality posts. But know this — how you ”wrap” them is also important. So make sure your content is as pleasing to the eye as it is original.
Finally, take another good look at AdSense policies. Though they are strict, they are here to ensure that websites are deserving of AdSense revenue. In the end, a nicely wrapped, original product that goes in line with set standards results in a happy customer.
Everyone deserves a second chance as long as they are ready to put in the extra effort. Now gather your wits and start working on your content using the tips we provided. Hopefully, AdSense will soon approve your account.