After number of submits and re-submits of Google Adsense application finally today the Google people showed their mercy on me and approved my Google Adsense application. I can now display ads on my website, however I faced many difficulties getting it approved and everytime I got rejected I was left guessing what was wrong with my blog. I have seen many blogs like mine who have google adsense and I could never realize the exact reason to be rejected. Over the time I realized few facts that can help you approve your adsense application:
1. If you are in India your website should be minimum 6months old, otherwise you will simply be rejected. I am not sure about other countries but this is clearly mentioned in google appproval policies
2. You need to have an original content on your site. A copied content would simply be rejected. For example on my last submission attempt I got rejected with below reason:
– Page type
Page type: Your website is a type of website that we do not currently
accept into our program. Such websites include, but are not limited to,
chat sites, sites that drive traffic through cybersquatting, and sites
that use excessive keywords in the content or code of their pages.
My site was not in any category mentioned above and in fact most of the content is original and have good amount of comments. After googling a bit I found the above reason would also mean that sites with copied content would also be rejected. I realized that my two recent posts where just a copy paste of newsletter content that I found interesting. Although I gave clear credits to the original author of the content with the actual page link, yet I feel that google considered it as a bad practice. I removed those two articles and changed a few bits on my page layout so that my popular original content is linked from front page. I also highlighted the recent user comments on the front page. My purpose was to prove Google approval system that its an original content website with sufficiently good quality content. This is did by highlighting my quality content. After this I re-submitted my website and to my delight within 1 hour, my Google Adsense application was approved. This was really fast; on my previous attempts it took almost a week to get the status of my application. So finally I made it through and feel satisfied that I worked in the right direction.
I am sure there are many website owners/bloggers are trying hard to get their Adsense account approved, and with limited or too vague explanation its difficult to correct things, but I hope this resource would prove a useful tip to all Google Adsense aspirants.
I have been away from blogging since last two or three months; thanks to my few hard taken decisions on deciding my career path. Well that is another point and I have decided to go freelancing and already working as a freelance professional for more than two months now. Staying away from blogging didn’t mean I am not watching over my blog. Couple of months back I wrote an article (of course technical one) about a hack to Integrate FCKEditor File Manager into the new CKEDitor. Very soon it became pretty popular and that article indeed generated good traffic on my site. There were many fellows like me who were in search of a similar solution and stumbled upon my article. Many sites linked back to me as well and almost daily there were 2-3 comments posted on that article. I could also see the number of page views in my google analytics dashboard rising higher. I believe the article helped many people and thought it would continue to remain popular unless any competitive solution is available on the Internet. However recently I have started seeing low responses to that article in the form of very less comments or no comments at all for weeks. This makes me think what has happened to the user behavior and their response to the article. To date there are around 107 comments in all for that article and it makes me sad that the article is no more fetching any more comments. Is there something wrong with my blog or just a change in user behavior? The search engine ranking using the most common keywords related that article puts me on the first page at least in google and I am sure there is no other competitive solution yet on the Internet. Also the number page views for that article pretty much appears to be same as it was initially, but for some reasons comments have stopped. What could be the reason?…
Any thoughts or comments? please post and of course I checked my blog’s comment box and its working 🙂
Today a funny email float into by In-box from my other programming fellows with a pun “Know Your Enemies” in the subject. It showed the picture of all those great people who created one or the other programming languages or software techniques or paradigms, and it really amused me.
All these masterminds have done a great job and have contributed a lot in shaping up today’s Computer, Web and IT industry and I really admire them. It was really nice to see how they really look. However, my fellow programming beings seem to be completely bored and frustrated with their daily routine work, tight schedules and absolutely no creativity in life, considering these people as the root of all their frustrations :). But never mind, the creator of the email had just a noble intent to keep up a light humor in the life of that poor frustrated programmer when he opens up his email in morning.
So here are our enemies, oops… sorry the originators 😉