Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Step One: setting up an AdSense account

You need to have at least one site up and running when you submit your application for AdSense inclusion to Google. If you get accepted into the program you will be allowed to put ads on as many blogs or websites as you want to, without having to submit any of them for additional approval.

In order to maximize your chances of getting approved, make sure you are properly prepared:

Write a few posts before applying. There is no rule or hidden indication on the AdSense official site that states that this will help or hinder your chances, but it is better to be safe than sorry.

Make sure you have a few inbound links from other sites. Two of the easy ways to establish inbound links are: comment on other blogs, or post in some forums with links to your site in the signature. The best would be to find blogs and forums related to your blog topic. When you do this, try to contribute to the conversation, don’t post garbage posts. You will understand why as your blog starts to get comments like “Cool”, or “Nice” or "wow, really informative". If you write about the topic of the blog you are visiting, you must be interested in it, so you must have something smart to say. If you spam, you’ll get banned or your comment simply will get deleted.

Submit the best of your posts to the major Social Media sites. You don’t need to get on the front page of any of these sites. In fact you will get traffic from simply submitting your site. Some of the major Social Media sites require some type of interaction but it is generally minimal in time and effort.

Please keep in mind that none of the ideas or suggestions outlined above are required to get accepted into the AdSense Affiliate program. However, the more effort you put into your site or blog in the beginning the easier it will be to set it on auto pilot sooner rather than later. In addition the more time you put in before you submit your application the more chances you have to get approved.

Here is the application form you need to fill in and submit. Make sure you read it carefully.
Also read the Google AdSense Program Policies before you submit your application data. Make sure you follow the Program Policies. If you go against the TOS or the PP they will find out and you will get kicked out of the program.

The approval process can take from a day as in my case to approximately 2 weeks. If you don’t get an answer right away do not re-submit your application. You can write and ask what your status is but for the most part just hang in there. In case of rejection, you will be notified by Google by e-mail. Don't worry, you can re-apply shortly.

Any Questions?

Read the next article in the series: Step Two: So you got accepted to AdSense

No comments: