Whether you’re someone who has only recently started a business online or has been going for a while, “when a blog is qualified for AdSense” is probably the most common question we all have. Google AdSense is one of the most popular ad networks around and definitely the best way to monetize your traffic with display ads. AdSense network offers a wide range of ad units for multiple platforms and devices and includes optimization tools.
But you probably don’t want to apply for an AdSense account only to be rejected because you did not follow all the instructions correctly or adhere to their policies. So today, we’ll show you when your blog is fully ready and when a blog is qualified for AdSense.
When A Blog Is Qualified For AdSense: Google’s AdSense Eligibility Requirements
Google is super serious about the quality of its ad network. They are extremely strict about the requirements, rules, and regulations you need to follow. So we will list all the requirements you need to adhere to before signing up for AdSense.
You Must Own and Control Your Site
In general, to apply you have to at least have control over the content on your site. If you are publishing content that isn’t yours, you’ll be in violation of the Google terms of service and probably of copyright violations.
But there are a couple of exceptions to this: if you’re a site that has syndication rights to re-publish content from select other sources, you can still monetize that content.
As far as controlling your site, it mainly just means you need access to the source code of your site. AdSense doesn’t work if you can’t add the ad code to the site.
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2. You Must Be Over 18 Years of Age
This is a rather simple one. According to Google’s terms and conditions, in order to be eligible to use AdSense, you need to be at least over the age of 18.
Though simple, it might be the most annoying from the conditions because there are many under 18 bloggers who have successful blogs but have no way to monetize them. Frankly, if you have ownership of a rather good site, you can use your parents’ information to be able to register, of course, until you’re old enough to get one yourself.
3. Your Website Should Be At Least Three Months Old
A pretty self-explanatory requirement: your blog should be three months old at a minimum. Even if your blog has a rocket start and is pretty famous in month one, you still need to wait for it to be three months old to apply.
4. Your Site Must-Have Interesting Content
This requirement will scream “make sure your blog is ready for AdSense”. It’s another rule about how your site needs to have content worth monetizing. If Google finds your content to be just full of thin pages, stolen content, content that doesn’t make sense, or content that doesn’t have any value to readers, they will probably decline your application.
This is some pretty general SEO stuff. As long as you’re writing your own content and it’s aimed at your target audience, you’re probably fine. The bar is pretty low. This is mostly just meant to cut out the spam sites, content thieves, and other such sites.
5. You have ample website traffic
For you to get accepted, this one might be important. If you want to be accepted, you need to be sure you have at least some blog traffic and an audience that wants to read and wait for your content. There is no minimum website traffic, but the more the merrier.
6. You Must Not Circulate Fake Traffic
Another big one, no matter what you do if they find you circulating fake traffic, it is a big no no. Rather than them causing you to be rejected, it’s more likely to lead to you being banned from the program later.
Clicks on Google ads must result from genuine user interest. Any other methods that artificially generated clicks or impressions on your Google ads are strictly prohibited. These prohibited methods include many but are not limited to, repeated manual clicks or impressions, automated click and impression generating tools, and the use of robots or deceptive software.
7. You Must Use a Supported Language
It is Unfortunate, that Google doesn’t support every single language in the world for AdSense. They want to make sure that they are displaying ads that are readable to the people viewing the ads. Though your site can be bilingual with content in an unsupported language, so long as the majority of the content on the site is in a supported language.
The currently supported languages for AdSense are:
Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Marathi, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish (both traditional and Latin American), Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, and Vietnamese, Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese simplified, Chinese traditional, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese.
8. Your Content Should Comply with Google Policies
Google has many restrictions on the different kinds of content that can be on a site they monetize. So your site cannot contain things like adult content, pornography, threats, excessive profanity, malware, drug content, and so on.
9. You Should not be Circulating Copyrighted Content
From all content you display on your site, from images to text to videos, it needs to be something you are allowed to use or share according to copyright law.
For example, your blog should contain blog writing you created yourself, images you created yourself, a logo you made or paid to have created for you, and other such elements.
Contrarily, your pages should not include content stolen from another page, images that you plucked from Google image search with no license to use them, and lastly videos someone else made that you present as your own.
In many cases, you can legally use the content you didn’t create. For example, embedding a public social media post or a video from YouTube—so long as you aren’t claiming you created it when you didn’t, it is fine.