Google Adsense is the first major contextual advertising network.
Its considered one of the best and legitimate ways to monetize a blog if done in the right way.
Google Adsense places content targeted ads on your site, sells those ads to appropriate advertisers, monitors visitor click throughs, tracks how much money is owed, and then pays you what you’ve earned.
To earn money via adsense advertising on your blog you need to sign up for Google Adsense first.
Good news is that Google has made it faster and easier to apply for AdSense and get your account approved. Now when you sign up, you’ll have instant access to your AdSense account.
How to Sign-Up for the New Google Adsense Account
Before we proceed with the sign-up process, let me remind you that there are some rules set forth by Google about what kind of content is acceptable for Adsense.
You are supposed to read, understand and follow these rules before you partner with Google Adsense.
When you’re ready with the appropriate content you can submit your application for Adsense approval.
Signing up for Google Adsense is easy enough to do, and completely free.Here is the process for Adsense Sign-Up.
Part 1: Filling & Submitting Your Application Form:
Step 1: You start at the main Adsense page
Step 2: Press the “Sign Up Now” button to start.
Step 3: You can chose between an existing Google account or create or use another account.If you have a professional email address ( i.e domain specific), use it to create the Adsense account.
Hot Tip: The chances of getting approval with a domain specific email address are high when compared to a generic email address.
Step 4: Enter the URL and chose the primary language of your website .
Step 5: The next step is to enter your contact information.You need to be careful with the details you enter as the information will be used to set up your account and send your payments.
Select the account type as “Individual” if you are an independent blogger.
Note: Payee Name must match the full name on your bank account. Depending on your location, you may not be able to change your payee name and the account type later. So be cautious while filling the details.
Setup Adsense email preferences according to your choice.
Step 6: Finally Accept Adsense policies and click “submit the application” button, and you can now review your details.Make sure that all the details are accurate and up to date.
Part 2: Preparing the Site for Review
Next, it’s time for you to create your first ad unit and place the ad code on the URL that you provided in your application.
Hot Tip: Make sure to place your ad code on a webpage that receives traffic.
Note:You’ll only see blank ad units on your site until your Adsense account is reviewed, approved and activated by Google. You’ll also see a red bar across the top of your account saying that you’re still under review.
Part 3: The Real Testing Period is the Review Period
Once you’re done with the first two parts, now its time for the real testing period. Its time to let Google review your application.
After you’ve placed the ad code on your sign-up URL, Google automatically continues the review process and checks that your site complies with their policies.
The review period is typically one to two days, once your application is reviewed Google will notify you of their acceptance.
You’ll receive an email letting you know the status of your application.
Part 4: Your Application Status
If your application is approved then your adsense account is now fully activated. The red bar across the top of your account is gone and within a few hours you’ll begin to see live ads.
If your application is not approved at this stage, you’ll receive an email explaining the disapproval reason and the possible next steps that you can take.
Note: There are many situations when Google has rejected/disapproved applications for an AdSense account. In such case, depending on why your account was disapproved, you might be able to take action and reapply.
So don’t worry, if your account gets rejected. You can reapply after overcoming the issues. However, you can avoid such circumstances with prior care. My next post will cover the necessary steps you can take in advance to get account approval in one go.
Once your application is approved for the adsense program, insert a few lines of code into your web page underlying HTML code, and then sit back and let Google do the rest of the work.
I hope this article will help you to successfully create an Adsense account.
Have any questions regarding the AdSense account creation? If you have anything to suggest or ask feel free to act accordingly in the comments section!