Give me a Break.....
Re- posting this. Not sure why the first time it never appeared.
Very soon i would forget the number of unsuccessful attempts for adsense approval.
Trust me.. everytime i got different reason for rejection. I have have almost met all their criteria. Today i was rejected, saying "unacceptable site content"
I really dont understand what part of my blog has unacceptable content?
The day i get approval, it will be 8th wonder of the world.
You have a nice site, focused on a niche-topic. But I find that the site is quite new. Not even six months old? I guess the domain is also not six months old? That might be an issue even though you seem to have a decent number of posts in there. Try to maintain a minimum word-count of 400-500 words in your posts (some of your posts seem to be slightly shorter) and try to write some pillar articles (in excess of 1200 words) occassionally that can bring in some decent traffic. Traffic is also an important metric they use while evaluating.
Also, next time when you apply, try removing those Infolinks ads while applying (temporarily). You can always add them back later on. But do think if these ads distract your readers, before adding them again. During the initial stages, your revenue won't be considerable. So, don't worry too much about monetization right now. Focus more on user experience/traffic. Add an email subscription option to your blog (you can use feedburner.com for that).
I am no expert, but these are my suggestions.
you call yourself not an expert but your inputs have given me info that i am looking for... email subscription...that makes more sense.
Is there a way reader automatically gets to know when a comment has been added to the article that he has earlier commented.
I will work on your inputs. Thanks for your suggestions
The acceptance criteria for Google Adsense has become really strict recently. A couple of years back, when I got my account at their elite club (:P or so they believe), it wasn't such a big deal. I did use it for a year or so before dumping it compeletly.
The reasons I don't use Adsense & why it might not be the best ad-delivery-system for your blog:
1. Its not the most good looking design. (read: looks like sh!t) And I am very particular about how my blog looks...
2. Since everyone is so used to the Google Ads (it appears everywhere we look), a majority of surfers have made it a habit to overlook and ignore the ads. So no clicks = no income!
3. The CPM for Adsense is pretty low + Google is stingy & strict while scanning for fake clicks (you or friends repeatedly clicking on the ads to generate CPM). So, you might not make any significant amount unless you are generating a large number of recurring hits.
4. There are other ad-delivery-systems that serve the same purpose and have less restrictions & better designs. (subjective)
With that being said, if your blog is reletively new in the market, I'd suggest you build its reader base and generate & stock up a good number of posts before going for CPM based advertising or any other advertising at all. That way, the new users don't get the feeling you are out to just make-a-buck but to blog for love of it (or the niche). Once you have established yourself, any sort of ad system will work for you and probably help you generate a respectable income too.
I am aware that ad income is very low. it can now where match the time i am spending on it. Now it has kind of become an issue that is challenging me. Probably the day i get approval i may never use it... Yes i agree my blog is just 5 months old and i just add 2 articles per week. It is just my personal write up.:)
For passive income probably there other ways better than blogging. Blogging takes away lots of time and generates less money.