If you run a website or a blog, Google AdSense can be one of the significant sources of income. However, with the increasing number of bloggers, Google has been strict while approving new websites to Google AdSense.
So, today in this post I am going to give you some tips and tricks to get approved with Google AdSense on the WordPress website. Similarly, I am also going to bust some myths regarding AdSense approval.
If you have not started your blog yet you can read our detailed article on creating a WordPress website.
First, let’s get started by knowing about Google AdSense itself.
- What is Google AdSense?
- Why apply for Google AdSense?
- Tips to get approved with Google AdSense for WordPress website
- 1. Get a top-level domain name
- 2. Have legal pages
- 3. Mobile optimization is a must
- 4. Have proper and systematic navigation and menus
- 5. Have at least 15 blog posts or contents
- 6. Make your website look legitimate
- 7. Have Google Search console integrated
- 8. Do not rush to apply
- 9. Finally, Apply to Google AdSense
- Wrapping up
What is Google AdSense?
Google AdSense is a Google advertising program that allows advertisers to display ads on search engine results pages and across the web. Publishers and content creators can enrol in the Google AdSense program and show advertisements on their websites and other content platforms. By placing such advertisements, publishers can earn money from Google.
Why apply for Google AdSense?
Aside from numerous other techniques of monetization for website owners and bloggers, Google AdSense can be a simple and profitable source of income. By integrating Google AdSense advertising on their website, one might earn a substantial amount of money. By doing so, publishers can sustain their businesses and continue to provide free material to their audiences.
Tips to get approved with Google AdSense for WordPress website
I recently applied for Google AdSense on this website (wptracer.com) and got approved in one go. I will discuss a few tips and tricks I followed to get approved for Google AdSense on my WordPress website.
Update: After publishing this blog I applied for Google AdSense on my another website, theshareninja.com, which only has 9 posts and it got approved after one day.
1. Get a top-level domain name
Google loves top-level domain names like .com, .net, .org and similar. Other low-level domain names like .cc, .tk, etc are not loved by Google. So, always go with a top-level domain name when creating your website and applying for Google AdSense.
2. Have legal pages
3. Mobile optimization is a must
Your website should be optimized for all devices. It should work perfectly without any clutter on computers, tablets, or phones. I suggest you use the GeneratePress theme as it is optimized for a perfect WordPress website or a blog.
4. Have proper and systematic navigation and menus
Have proper menus and navigation in headers and footers such that it looks like a legit website.
5. Have at least 15 blog posts or contents
There are rumors on the market that Google AdSense does not approve websites that have fewer than 25 articles, but that’s not true. I recently got approved with Google AdSense on this website (wptracer.com) while I had only 15 articles published. And I also applied for another website (a job posting website) where I had posted more than 15 job postings, and it also got approved in one go.
While publishing content, you must be sure to not use any plagiarized or copyrighted materials. I suggest you to write your own unique content.
The same goes for images and graphics. Do not directly download images from Google and upload them to your website. You can use stock websites like Unsplash or design tools like Canva to create your featured images and other graphics.
Update: I recently applied for Google AdSense on my other website, Share Ninja which had only 9 posts while submitting for approval, and bingo, it got approved. So, you know the drill, it’s not 15 blog posts anymore.
6. Make your website look legitimate
Your website must look legitimate to users when they surf it. It is one of the main things to consider before applying for Google AdSense. Your website should have a logo, legal pages, some branding and colors, fewer empty spaces around, you know the drill, just make sure your website looks authentic on the web.
7. Have Google Search console integrated
Your website must be verified in the Google Search Console for AdSense approval. The Google Search Console is a Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) console tool provided by Google.
You can easily integrate Google Search Console using the official Google Site Kit plugin for WordPress.
8. Do not rush to apply
If your website is relatively new, I suggest you wait a few weeks before applying for Google AdSense. You can apply for Google AdSense after your website gets indexed by Google in a few weeks. In the meantime, you can share your website posts on social media to get some traffic.
9. Finally, Apply to Google AdSense
The final step includes applying for Google AdSense on your WordPress website. You can apply for Google AdSense from here.
After you create your Google AdSense account and provide the relevant information, you need to put Google AdSense’s verification code on your WordPress website. The easiest way to do that is to use the Google Site Kit plugin for WordPress.
P.S. After installing the Google Site Kit plugin on your WordPress website, you can integrate Google Analytics, Google Search Console, and Google AdSense. But be sure to use the same Gmail account while integrating all three of them.
If you do not know how to install a WordPress plugin you can check our detailed guide on installing a WordPress plugin.
Also Read: How to fix AdSense ad limit
How do I add AdSense verification code to WordPress?
You can add AdSense verification code to the WordPress website using an official WordPress plugin by Google called “Google Site Kit”.
Does Google AdSense work on free WordPress?
Yes, Google AdSense works with free and self-hosted WordPress.org (real WordPress). You can integrate Google AdSense on your WordPress website by using a plugin “Google Site Kit”.
In conclusion, getting approval from Google AdSense on your WordPress website is easy but you should follow the steps mentioned above. Do not try any black hat methods and try to keep everything natural.
If you run into any kind of problem or if you have any queries regarding AdSense approval, you can always ask questions in the comment section.