Are you planning to take Google AdSense approval for your blog or website?

Then, you should definitely read this article.

Here, I explained everything you need to know to get approved by AdSense.

You will have a very high chance of getting approved into the Google AdSense program if you follow everything mentioned in this blog post.

So read on.

Focus on content

Your content plays a major role in getting your blog approved for AdSense.

All your blog posts should be of high quality, original and provide value to your readers.

A tip to write unique blog posts is to write on the topics which are new or aren’t well covered.

When you write on the topics which are already well covered, your content has the risk of being seen as repetitive and not very unique and original.

So, research your niche and find out the underserved topics and write on them.

If you have already published low quality content on your blog, you should either update them or delete them before applying for AdSense.

Also, don’t repeat the content on your different blog posts that is, you should not write the same content on many of your blog posts.

All of your blog posts should be unique.

Use more text than images and videos-

Blog posts should contain more text than images and videos

Your blog posts should contain more text content than images and videos.

Google can easily understand text rather than images and videos.

So, the more text your site has, the easier it will be for the Google AdSense team to review your site and approve it.

If your blog has more images and videos than text, you will get rejected with the message- the site has insufficient content.

Google AdSense has an entire blog post on this same topic.

So, write lengthier blog posts (more than 700 words each) and use less images and videos.

You should make sure that your blog looks more like a text-based site rather than image or video-based site.

Never copy-

It is impossible to get AdSense approval if your blog contains copyrighted materials.

You should never copy other blogs’ text, images, videos and files (downloadable files).

Many of the images which you come across on Google will be copyrighted, so you have to specifically search for copyright free images.

You can also use the images on sites which provide copyright free images like Pixabay, Pexels, Canva, etc.

Or you can create your own images using Adobe Photoshop or Canva.

Also, you can’t host others’ videos on your blog but you can embed others’ YouTube videos.

Write at least 25 blog posts-

Write at least 25 blog posts

You should write at least 25 blog posts before applying for AdSense.

And each of these blog posts should be more than 700 words in length.

If you write very few blog posts which are very short in length, the AdSense team will not have enough data (words) to review your blog, so they might reject your application.

Check if your blog posts are indexed-

Before applying for AdSense check if your blog posts are indexed on Google or not.

You can check this by typing- site:your domain name in Google.

You can speed up the indexation process by generating a sitemap for your blog and submitting it to the Google Search Console.

The indexation process will usually take a few weeks.

Once the majority of your blog posts are indexed on Google, you can apply for Google AdSense.

Get some traffic-

If you have just started your blog, focus more on producing content and increasing traffic to your blog rather than monetising your site with AdSense.

The main reason for this is that unless you receive 500-1000 visitors per day on your blog, you will not earn decent money with AdSense.

Only apply for AdSense once you start getting 50-100 visitors per day.

It is nowhere mentioned that you need a specific number of visitors on your blog to get approved by AdSense.

But in one official AdSense video, it was mentioned that for quick AdSense activation, ad code should be placed on the most popular page.

Generally, the most popular page of a blog is the one which receives the most traffic, so AdSense hinted that some traffic is necessary for getting quickly approved into AdSense.

Check the uptime of your blog-

Your blog should be up and running

You should definitely take a look at the uptime of your blog before applying for AdSense.

If your blog experiences frequent downtimes and if your blog is down while being reviewed by the AdSense team, then your blog will get rejected by AdSense.

AdSense cannot review a blog which is down, so they have no option except to reject your application.

Maintain decent uptime-

Your blog should maintain a decent uptime of around 99.9%.

Measure uptime-

You should measure the uptime of your blog for at least a month before applying for AdSense.

UptimeRobot is a free uptime monitoring service which you can use.

There is no need to measure the uptime if you are using Blogger because Blogger blogs maintain an uptime of nearly 100%.

What to do if the uptime is not good?

If you are self-hosting your blog on a very cheap and unreliable web host, you will not get a decent uptime.

So, you should migrate to more reliable web hosts which promise decent uptimes.

Or else you can contact the support of your web hosting service provider and request them to maintain proper uptimes.

Check if your blog is loading correctly-

If your blog doesn’t load properly, AdSense can’t review your blog and approve it.

So, before applying to AdSense, ensure that your blog is loading properly on both desktop and mobile devices.

If your WordPress blog isn’t loading correctly it might be due to an outdated version of WordPress or theme or plugins or any other issues.

Choose a good theme-

You should select a lightweight theme for your blog because such themes load fast.

You should not choose heavy themes which don’t load properly.

Also, your theme should load properly on mobile devices, that is be mobile friendly.

We don’t know whether AdSense professionals review your site on desktop or mobile.

If they review your site on a mobile device and if your blog fails to load properly on it, it will get rejected.

So, it is important to use lightweight and mobile friendly themes.

Some examples of themes which are lightweight and mobile friendly are GeneratePress, Hestia, Astra, etc.

Make your site easy to navigate-

Your site should be easy to navigate

Your blog visitors should be able to easily navigate your site.

So, choose a simple design for your blog and logically categorise blog posts into categories and/or menu bars.

Don’t use other ad networks-

Generally, there shouldn’t be a problem with using other ad networks.

But if those ad networks display too many ads or display undesirable ads, then you might not get approved by AdSense.

Also, some ad networks make it harder for users to navigate your site by displaying ads in an obstructive way and to get approved into AdSense, your site must be easy to navigate.

So, while applying for AdSense it is better to stop showing ads from other ad networks.

Once you get approved into AdSense, you can start displaying ads from other ad networks by following these guidelines.

If you are using affiliate links, there won’t be any problem.

Include important pages-

Your blog should have all the important pages like about, contact, privacy policy and disclaimer.

All these pages showcase the authenticity of your blog.

In your about page, make sure to explain in detail about the topic (niche) of your blog.

Check your blog language

AdSense doesn’t support all the languages in the world.

There is no need to worry if your blog is in English.

But if your blog is in another language, you should check if AdSense supports that language or not.

Check the comments-

In addition to focusing on the content that you produce, you should also keep an eye on the comments.

AdSense recommends that it is the responsibility of the site owner to check if the comments adhere to the AdSense policies.

So, if you have spam comments on your blog, you should delete all of them and enable comment moderation before applying for AdSense.

You should delete the comments which are linking to irrelevant spammy websites and which contain profanity.

Also read-

How To Respond To Negative Blog Comments?

Read all policies-

Finally, before applying for AdSense, you should read the AdSense policies and Webmaster Guidelines and make sure that your blog complies to them.

I hope that this article helps you to get approved into AdSense.

Also read-

Resolve We’re Working On Setting You Up In Google AdSense

Are you facing any problems for getting approved into AdSense?

Please tell me in the comment section below, I will try my best to help you.

Please appreciate my work by sharing this article.

Naveen Reddy

Hi, I am Naveen Reddy, the founder of Neat Blogging. I am a very passionate blogger and my motto is to simplify and redefine blogging and teach the right mindset required to become a successful blogger.


Jaya Narayan Bhusal · May 24, 2021 at 1:08 PM

Wonderful tips sir. Thank you!

    Naveen Reddy · May 24, 2021 at 1:41 PM

    You are welcome Jaya Narayan and thank you for your kind words.

Pratima Aditya · October 20, 2021 at 8:15 PM

Hello Sir,
I am from Punjab. I read your post word by word. You have shared valuable information for readers. Being a new blogger, I am stuck on Indexing issue of google search console. I have published 24 Nos posts (each more than 1000 words) on my site in Hinglish language in past 02 months but only 9 posts have been indexed. Status of remaining 14 Posts are ‘Discovered-Currently not indexed’. Apparently, there are Zero error on search console. May you please guide, how to overcome this issue? Can I apply for AdSense right now as approx 50 visitors are viewing my site on daily basis.

Best Regards

    Naveen Reddy · October 21, 2021 at 6:26 AM

    Hi Pratima, there is no solution to this issue. You keep publishing blog posts, slowly (within a few weeks) most of your blog posts will get indexed.
    Apply for AdSense once you get around 200-300 visitors per day.

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