Adsense approval survey

Ranjith
Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

Adsense is one of the things that every blogger would love to have but many find it extremely difficult to get approved. I was wondering if it would help a blogger determine the suitability of his site for adsense if he has access to information about the state of a few adsense-approved blogs when they have applied for adsense.

So, here are a few questions which I would like all those bloggers with an approved adsense account to answer. Even those who don't have an approved adsense account are free to comment on this thread. Wink

  • Which blog (name of the blog) did you use while applying for adsense? (Do not post the blog's link. We can find it from your IB profile.)
  • Under what category does your blog fall? Technology, blogging, recipes, travel etc
  • How many monthly unique visitors, visitors (or sessions) and pageviews did your blog have at the time of applying for adsense? Are these stats from Blogger or Google Analytics or some other source?
  • What was the age of your blog?
  • Did you blog have a top level domain when you applied for adsense?
  • Have you applied through Blogger or directly through adsense?
  • Were you accepted in your first attempt? If not, what were the reasons cited for denying your application previously? How did you work on them?
  • How many posts did your blog have? What was the average length of a post? What was your posting frequency?
  • Did your blog have the look of a typical blog (were post snippets of latest blog posts are displayed on the home page and there are links for navigating to the previous posts) or did it look more like a website?
  • Did your blog posts (and comments) have timestamps?
  • Any suggestions to those who are applying for adsense?

If you have any other questions you want to include above, state in the discussion area below.

Thanks! Smile

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The Sorcerer
The Sorcerer
from Mumbai
6 years ago

# None

# PC hardware Tech Reviews, yo!

# Now? 60k pageviews. Google Analytics as source. Bounce Rate well under 10%

# 4 years now, but I got adsense approval after 6 days when I started the site with .com domain via blogger. This was in 2010.

# Yes

# Blogger

# Yup. # 16? All of them are reviews. My own pics. My own benchmarks

# Judging by what many said, yeah. But I used some software which basically lets you create your own, and then uploads it on blogger using flickr as the source to store images.

# err....yeah!

# Well, I know things are harder now, especially for Indian folks. Blame the so-called SEO and marketing experts. Many tried to scam and therefore adsense approval became very strict. Now I can't even get inside buysellads network, so who knows if its because of this or not.

Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

Thanks for the reply.Laughing

# Now? 60k pageviews. Google Analytics as source. Bounce Rate well under 10%

At the time of applying for adsense?

The Sorcerer
from Mumbai
6 years ago

barely 100 per day. lesser during the weekends. lot lesser than 20k. 

1. Blog Name: Neither Here Nor There (If that is what you meant by blog name)

2. Category: Personal. It has short stories, book reviews, and Indispire Prompts. Some posts on Cricket.

3. Unique Visitors: About 100. Not more than that. But it's not the exact number.

4. Age: 2 years

5. I don't know what's a top level domain is

6. I don't understand the question

7. In the second attempt, I got accepted. The reason given by google was that site not compliant to Guidelines set by Google. I played around a bit with the template, removed all unnecessary widgets.

8. No of posts at the time of approval: Around 70-75

9. Yes

10. Yes. Comments I'm not sure.

11. No

Average length of the post: 500 words

Posting Frequency: Thrice in a month

Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

Applying through blogger: http://prntscr.com/5fy228

To apply directly through adsense, you start here : https://www.google.com/adsense

 

tinku shaji
tinku shaji
from Coimbatore
6 years ago
  • Which blog (name of the blog) did you use while applying for adsense? (Do not post the blog's link. We can find it from your IB profile.) : Daily Chores 
  • Under what category does your blog fall? Technology, blogging, recipes, travel etc : Food Blog
  • How many monthly unique visitors, visitors (or sessions) and pageviews did your blog have while applying for adsense? Are these stats from Blogger or Google Analytics or some other source? : 500 (google analytics)
  • What was the age of your blog? 6 months - rejected | 8th month re applied - accepted (after 8 rejections)
  • Did it have a top level domain? No, not while applying
  • Have you applied through Blogger or directly through adsense? Through Blogger
  • Were you accepted in your first attempt? If not, what were the reasons cited for denying your application previously? How did you work on them? : most of the time it was "not compling with google policies" and twice the reason was" google does not accept blogs which has pages with just links" (I had pages for each recipe category which had only recipe names linked to detailed recipe. I had to delete them all and just made one menu page.
  • How many posts did your blog have? What was the average length of a post? What was your posting frequency? : 150 + posts, 15 to 25 per month 
  • Did your blog have the look of a typical blog (were post snippets of latest blog posts are displayed on the home page and there are links for navigating to the previous posts) or did it look more like a website? typical beginner blog kinds
  • Did your blog posts (and comments) have timestamps?: whats time stamp??Innocent
  • Any suggestions to those who are applying for adsense? : remove pages with just links, check for broken links.

 

Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

Thanks for replying. Laughing

Timestamp is the date and time when the post/comment was published. Your blog has comment timestamps. http://prntscr.com/5fy18p but not post timestamps http://prntscr.com/5fy1kj

Vijay Prabhu
Vijay Prabhu
from Mumbai
6 years ago
Ranjith here you go
  • Which blog (name of the blog) did you use while applying for adsense? (Do not post the blog's link. We can find it from your IB profile.) : comboupdated.com
  • Under what category does your blog fall? Technology, blogging, recipes, travel etc : Tech
  • How many monthly unique visitors, visitors (or sessions) and pageviews did your blog have at the time of applying for adsense? Are these stats from Blogger or Google Analytics or some other source? : 1K plus uniques
  • What was the age of your blog? : at that moment some 4 months
  • Did you blog have a top level domain when you applied for adsense? : Yep
  • Have you applied through Blogger or directly through adsense? : Direct
  • Were you accepted in your first attempt? If not, what were the reasons cited for denying your application previously? How did you work on them? : Yep
  • How many posts did your blog have? What was the average length of a post? What was your posting frequency? : more than 100 posting frequency was like 10 to 15 posts a day
  • Did your blog have the look of a typical blog (were post snippets of latest blog posts are displayed on the home page and there are links for navigating to the previous posts) or did it look more like a website? : Dunno had a customised template made from a guy from Vietnam
  • Did your blog posts (and comments) have timestamps? : Yep
  • Any suggestions to those who are applying for adsense? : If you are new tech blogger/tutorials/education course/films reviews/study material blogger, better forget adsense and find some other way for monetisation

Thanks Wink

 

10 to 15 posts a day? Too good

Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

 If you are new tech blogger/tutorials/education course/films reviews/study material blogger, better forget adsense and find some other way for monetisation

Undecided

Vijay Prabhu
from Mumbai
6 years ago

NSW what is your earnings with adsense (give approx fig for a month)

Fairy Princess
from Delhi
6 years ago

VP, what's your approximate earnings from adsense? I'm curious.

Vijay Prabhu
from Mumbai
6 years ago

Right now FP its around 300 a week 

My total earnings so far from adsense: 0$

Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

Not even 0.something? Innocent

0.06

Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

Money mouth

Hunky @ NexGenBikes.com
from Kolkata
6 years ago

VP is a rich person Innocent

Nandini Deka
from Bombay
6 years ago
Is it $300dollars p.week? o.O
Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

Yes. Vijay earns a lot from adsense. Wink

Vijay Prabhu
from Mumbai
6 years ago

Its 300 Rs. a weekTongue out

Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

lying! Undecided

Vijay Prabhu
from Mumbai
6 years ago

No pinky promiseCool

I didnot get approval...have no idea why Cry. May be my blog is too new! Can anybody suggest what is to be done?

Vishwajeet Kumar
from Purnia
6 years ago

Make sure you have written quality and informative posts on your blog. Because Content is only the way to get approved by Google adsense. Just my 2cents.

tinku shaji
tinku shaji
from Coimbatore
6 years ago

@Ranjith.. No I have added time stamp for my postsCool

tinku shaji
tinku shaji
from Coimbatore
6 years ago

* typo I meant now

Fairy Princess
Fairy Princess
from Delhi
6 years ago

I got rejected. Cry

Vijay Prabhu
from Mumbai
6 years ago

Why rejected? can you reproduce the email from Google Adsense here pls

Does adsense work with wordpress blogs?

Vijay Prabhu
from Mumbai
6 years ago

It only works with selfhosted wp blogsCool

Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

Wordpress doesn't allow you to external scripts and adsense is an external script. So, it won't work. 

Nandhini Chandrasekaran
from Chennai
6 years ago

CryYell

sneh
sneh
from ahmedabad
6 years ago

wont it be better if you attach a google survey link to this post?

Will help organise data better

Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

The problem with Google docs is that you can't associate the survey response to an account on IB. 

I am Ranjith but I can submit the form as Vijay. No one will know that it was Ranjith who submitted the form and not Vijay. Undecided

Vijay Prabhu
Vijay Prabhu
from Mumbai
6 years ago

I dont know if this will help but here is a form from Google for those who dont have adsense 

https://support.google.com/adsense/contact/contactsales?hl=en&__utma=173272373.4058164.1418484494.1419093190.1419123833.12&__utmb=173272373.2.9.1419123847587&__utmc=173272373&__utmx=-&__utmz=173272373.1419093190.11.11.utmcsr=accounts.google.com%7Cutmccn=(referral)%7Cutmcmd=referral%7Cutmcct=/CheckCookie&__utmv=-&__utmk=48144231

Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

You should have posted a clickable link like this : contact here

Seeing the long URL itself will frighten everyone Tongue out

Do the adsense people really respond to queries submitted using the above form? Innocent

Vijay Prabhu
from Mumbai
6 years ago

Dunno, if your blog is good and the bots have rejected it may be they doInnocent I think this form is for human intervention in the approval process

CyberKID
CyberKID
from India
6 years ago
  • Blog Name: Metro Greens - Journey of a Plant Lover
  • Category: Home & Gardening (Gardening)
  • Visitors: Had 196 users, 250 sessions and 790 pageviews in the month prior to the approval of adsense on my blog. (Google Analytics Stats)
  • Age of Blog: 1 year, 11 months.
  • Custom Domain: Yes. Have it ever since I started my blog (moved to a custom domain within 2 weeks of starting my blog.
  • Mode of Application: Applied via Blogger Dashboard.
  • # of Attempts: 1. Was accepted in the first attempt itself.
  • No of Posts at the time of application: 99. Average length of my blog posts range between 400-500 words. Since beginning I have tried to maintain a posting frequency of once a week. Though at times, I fail to keep it up, but always try to be on my posting schedule.
  • Look and Feel: I'm not sure what a typical blog looks like, but, I have tried to modify it as much as possible. Though, in terms of a typical blog, I guess, it does have the usual posts, archives and comments. I have tried adding a few bells and whistles, like adding a contact page, a downloads page for downloading wallpapers of my photos, and a custom header and menu.
  • Timestamps: Yes, both posts and comments have timestamps.
  • Suggestions for Applicants: I can't really say, but most of these suggestions are out in the open. What I felt was having a custom domain name goes miles in getting you an approval. Other suggestions are already there, like writing plagiarism free contents, have enough contents on your blog, and such. I guess you need to wait a good enough time before applying for it. Like I waited for around 2 years before applying and got it in the first attempt itself.
Vijay Prabhu
from Mumbai
6 years ago

Congrats CKSmile

Ranjith
from hyderabad
6 years ago

Congrats! Laughing

Applied via Blogger Dashboard.

So, if you want to use Adsense on your blogging blog, you should again apply directly through adsense.google.com, right? Innocent

CyberKID
from India
6 years ago

Thanks Vijay, r Laughing

Vishal Verma
Vishal Verma
from Bangalore
6 years ago

Which blog (name of the blog) did you use while applying for adsense? (Do not post the blog's link. We can find it from your IB profile.) - Applied for two blogs and accepted for both Ebuzznet and androidbean

Under what category does your blog fall? Technology, blogging, recipes, travel etc   - Ebuzznet - Small Business Androidbean - Android Blog

 How many monthly unique visitors, visitors (or sessions) and pageviews did your blog have at the time of applying for adsense? Are these stats from Blogger or Google Analytics or some other source? Both of them = around 300-500 Page Views though analytics

What was the age of your blog? Ebuzznet was 2 months OLD, Androidbean was 1 year OLDDid you blog have a top level domain when you applied for adsense? - YES Have you applied through Blogger or directly through adsense? - Direct Adsense 

Were you accepted in your first attempt? If not, what were the reasons cited for denying your application previously? How did you work on them? -  Ebuzznet - 2nd attempt, reason - Insufficient content (there was 10 articles) AndroidBean - 1st attempt

How many posts did your blog have? What was the average length of a post? What was your posting frequency? - Ebuzznet - 50 Article, Androidbean 126 Article, length - 550-700 both blogs, Frequency - daily (some times 2-5 post dailiy) Did your blog have the look of a typical blog (were post snippets of latest blog posts are displayed on the home page and there are links for navigating to the previous posts) or did it look more like a website? - (Typical Blogs)Did your blog posts (and comments) have timestamps? (No Timestamps reduce CTR in SERPs)Any suggestions to those who are applying for adsense?

Apply for adsense only if your blog have valauble content for community.. Write in simple words. don't use too much hi-fi English... Don't link to irrelevent sites or hacking or porn sites....  Write original content not copied from somewhere else... Make sure your article is having 550-750 words... Use images, videos, slides, graphs in other terms use multimedia in your content...before appliying make sure your blog is not having broken links,  images without alt text etc...

Free Suggestion - Anyone can indimail me before applying to Adsense... I will have a look and tell you what corrections needs to be done..

 

anupam joseph
anupam joseph
from Lucknow
6 years ago

I was happy that I got approved by adsense till I saw this thread..Cry  

My blog traffic is too low.Yell Will have to work harder.

Hemal Shah
Hemal Shah
from Mumbai
6 years ago

I have an adsense approved account, but I am not using any adverts. If you want, I can share the codes. 

PS: Don't expect me to share the money though Money mouth

Nickk Bisht
Nickk Bisht
from Delhi
6 years ago

I got approved with a month old blog having 19 post and 15 days old Domain/Hosting. 

I heard a lot that Asian countries have to wait 6 month or atleast 2,3 months. I read we should have atleast 30,40 quality contents. I googled that we should remove any affiliates program we are running. 

In my case I was confident that I would get adsense approval for sure and the next morning I got an Email "Congratulation your application has been approved"

My Blog : WindowsPhoneWiki ( Phone reviews , How-to's , features etc etc.... )

Thanks, Peace!

Chandan
Chandan
from Bhubaneswar
6 years ago

At the time of applying Adesense, I was getting 40-60 viditors per day. After starting my blog I got approved within 1 month with 20 number of posts.

Mine was rejected. Is there any way I could apply again?

Rohit Sharma
from Delhi
6 years ago

Yes, you can after making all the changes due to which your blog got rejected !!

Chandrika Shubham
Chandrika Shubham
from Gurugram
6 years ago

I got my adsense approved after six years of hard work. I am happy I did it. :)))

write2ravi_kant
write2ravi_kant
from Jaipur
6 years ago

Google has very complicated process for Adsense.Main point of concern for Blogger should be Quality Plus Healthi quantity of blog materials on blog.Rest are confusing.


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