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Google Adsense Tips for Starters

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Google Adsense Tips

What is Google Adsense?

Google AdSense is owned and run by Google.

It allows bloggers and writers earn from clicks and impressions made by the site's audience on the content they created on their own blogs or websites.

Types of Google Adsense:

  • AdSense for Content
  • AdSense for Search
  • AdSense for Feeds
  • AdSense for Mobile Content
  • AdSense for Domains
  • AdSense for Video

What is a self-hosted website?

A website that has: “weebly.com”, “wix.com”, "blogspot.com", "wordpress.com" or other name in the URL is not a self-hosted website.

There are Pros and Cons about not having a self-hosted website. One disadvantage of not having a self-hosted website, is that the domain you are using is not really your own.

Basic Requirements in Applying for Google Adsense

  • An applicant must be more than 18 years old.
  • The applicant that have a self-hosted website gets fast approval from Google. (One could create a good website using WordPress platform.)
  • The content of your website must be in English language.
  • Your website's content must comply with Google's policies.

Common Policies of Google

  • Articles posted on your website must be in English language.
  • Credit the owner of the images you have included on your content.
  • Not all images that you could find on the web is free. Sometimes, It's much better to use images from Wikimedia Commons.
  • Indicating the source of the image is a must.
  • Your blog, article or post should not include pornography, racism, nudity and hate content.
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By Google Inc (Google product logos) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

For Applicants Outside the United States of America

Tips for applicants outside the United States (like applicants from the Philippines):

  • If our website is less than six months old, there is a tendency that your application will be rejected.
  • Ten posted articles with more than three hundred words is good.
  • This tip applies for a self-hosted website.

What I read About Google AdSense

Some Bloggers in the Philippines made posts on how to get fast approval from Google AdSense.

Getting an approval from Google before is easy unlike nowadays due to invalid clicks on ads.

Some websites are banned because of invalid clicks on ads.

If you are in the Philippines, your website must be at least six months old with more than ten articles posted and must be in English language.

My Own Website

I created my own website using the WordPress platform on June 25, 2014 using a local web hosting company in our country. I paid for 1,500 pesos for a domain name which is good for one year and six months of web hosting subscription plan.

I read and watched lots of tutorials online about WordPress and how to create a website.

I have posted few articles on my website and applied for Google AdSense but got rejected because the website have insufficient content and the website have poor navigation.

Email from Google AdSense - my First Application

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I Resubmitted my Website to Google AdSense

I uploaded several videos on YouTube on how we created a customized t-shirt for one of our customers and applied for YouTube Partnership.

YouTube is also owned by Google and you can monetize from your own uploaded videos.

I joined writing sites like Writedge and Hubpages and have been active sharing my articles with social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn.

Last October, 2014 I resubmitted my website to Google and I'm happy that my application has been approved at last.

Good Email from Google AdSense

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About my website

I did not renew my web hosting subscription plan, as well as the domain name I purchased which is easynetdigital.com.

Email from Google About my Google AdSense Application

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My Conclusion

If you are interested with Google AdSense - go ahead and apply. Don't be afraid of being rejected. Continue to put good content on your website or create good hubs on HubPages.

Write articles that is content-rich and would be beneficial to many readers.

Google AdSense allows you to earn from the articles you made online. However, one must be aware of their policies. Their strict rule - "do not click the ads on your own website."

Once Google approved your Google AdSense application - you could apply it on HubPages or other websites.

Aside from Google AdSense, you could also earn from your website from other affiliates.

With HubPages, there is no need to put the advertisement codes on your hubs because it's automotically displayed after you have have configured it properly here.

Simple Questions for a HubPages Member

For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.

  1. Are you more than 18 years old?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Are you able to publish 10 hubs?
    • Yes
    • No

Answer Key

  1. Yes
  2. Yes

Comments

Sumi from India on August 25, 2015:

Very informative article indeed for we beginners. I have learnt good points..! Thank you Shiela :-)

Shiela Gerona (author) from Philippines on August 21, 2015:

Good to know that you are earning from your Google Adsense Account :) Thanks for visiting my hub

David B Katague from Northern California and the Philippines on August 21, 2015:

Hi Sheila, I enjoyed reading this hub. Its very informative and have detailed discussion on google Adsense program for beginners. I have an adsense account in my blogs since 2009 and I am earning a little bit-just enough to buy a cup of Starbuck Coffee once a week. Cheers and again thank you for your comment in one of my hubs just recently.

Rosualdo Ponce from Gawad Kalinga Village Ticad, Bantayan, Cebu, Philippines on March 12, 2015:

Good to see you here also, hope we meet some Filipino writer here in this site. God bless.

Shiela Gerona (author) from Philippines on March 11, 2015:

Thank you Rosualdo Ponce. Good to see you here.

Rosualdo Ponce from Gawad Kalinga Village Ticad, Bantayan, Cebu, Philippines on March 11, 2015:

Thank you for this very informative and useful hub.

Shiela Gerona (author) from Philippines on February 05, 2015:

Thank you @hopecentre for appreciating my hub and Good luck.

Hope Centre on February 05, 2015:

Very good hub ..!...I don't have google adsense but shall try to apply for one after I have written at least 10 hubs on hubpages.

Shiela Gerona (author) from Philippines on January 09, 2015:

Thank you @Joyfulcrown for appreciating my hub :)

Joyfulcrown on January 09, 2015:

Inspiring hub. Thank you for sharing and encouraging us to not give up. Thanks

Shiela Gerona (author) from Philippines on December 29, 2014:

Thank you @upscstudy. Hoping to read more hubs from you. Wishing you luck and success here.

KnowledgeHub from Aurangabad on December 29, 2014:

Nice hub...I am also beginner here..hoping for best..following you...

Shiela Gerona (author) from Philippines on December 28, 2014:

Thank you @anneharrison for appreciating my hub and Good luck to all of us :)

Anne Harrison from Australia on December 28, 2014:

A well-written hub - thank you for sharing the information. Good luck on hub pages

Shiela Gerona (author) from Philippines on December 25, 2014:

Thank you @peachpurple. Hoping for our success here on HubPages.

peachy from Home Sweet Home on December 24, 2014:

i was lucky to have started to sign up adsense before i joined hubpages

Shiela Gerona (author) from Philippines on December 21, 2014:

Thank you for appreciating my hub. Good luck to us.

Success In Life from U.S. on December 21, 2014:

Hi, you are right don't be afraid of rejection by google adsense, I was also rejected several times before I was approved. You offer great advice and tips. Thanks and keep writing Great Hubs!

Shiela Gerona (author) from Philippines on December 16, 2014:

Thank you iijuan12

Shannon from Florida on December 15, 2014:

Thank you for the insightful article!

Shiela Gerona (author) from Philippines on December 11, 2014:

Thank you ladyguitarpicker :-)

stella vadakin from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619 on December 09, 2014:

Very useful information.

Shiela Gerona (author) from Philippines on November 26, 2014:

Thank you Sir Billy for being supportive for starters like me. Thank you for your good comment.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on November 26, 2014:

Good information for beginners...very helpful.