How to apply for an AdSense account

How to apply for an AdSense account

Whether you’ve only recently started a business online or have been going for a while, Google AdSense is the most popular ad network around and the best way to start monetizing your traffic with display ads. This ad network offers a wide range of ad units for multiple platforms and devices and includes optimization tools.

You don’t want to apply for an AdSense account only to be rejected because you did not follow the instructions correctly or adhere to their policies. In this guide, we’ll show you how to apply for an account in 2019 and beyond, step by step, and get accepted.

Requirements

Google is very serious about the quality of their ad network. They are very strict about the requirements, rules, and regulations you need to follow. Below are the requirements you need to adhere to before signing up to AdSense.

  • You need to be at least 18 years old.
  • You need to have an active Gmail account that isn’t linked to an AdSense account.
  • You need to have a website, and that website needs to meet all of Google’s terms of service.

Read more about Google policies here: https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/48182

Pro tips from MonetizeMore

Although the following tips aren’t written in stone, we believe that they will improve your chances of getting accepted by AdSense.

  • Your website should be at least 3 months old.
  • You should have at least 30 articles published that are unique and valuable to readers.
  • There is no minimum traffic amount that you should have, however the more, the better.

How does payment work

There is a minimum threshold of $100 that you need to earn in ad revenue before you can get paid. Also, keep in mind that Google follows a net 30 payment term. As an example, when you earn ad revenue during September, your revenue will be sent out to you in the first week of November – 30 days after the billable month is over.

Step by step: How to apply for your AdSense account

Start by visiting the AdSense website here: https://www.google.com/adsense/start

adSense 1

On the same page, click on “Sign in,” and you’ll get directed to a page where you need to sign in to your Gmail account. After entering your email address and password, click on the “Next” button.

account sign in

Next, you’ll be directed to a page that gives you the following message as shown in the screenshot below. Click on “sign up” to sign up for your AdSense account.

sign up for an account

Now you’ll need to enter all your details, which includes your website and email address. You can also opt-in for customized help and performance suggestions from AdSense. Your screen will look something like this:

website details

On the next page, you will receive instructions that will enable you to connect your website to AdSense. AdSense will provide you with a snippet of code that you need to add to your site within the <head> </head> section. They will also give you specific instructions on how to do so when you have a WordPress site. Once you’ve inserted the code on your site, click the submit button.

Connect code to website

Now your website is ready for the Google AdSense team to review. Be sure to keep the snippet of code live on your site until AdSense responds. Sometimes it takes a few days or up to two weeks for the AdSense team to get back to you. Once you start generating some traffic, be sure to check our Google AdSense course and find out how to optimize your ads like the pros!

How to log into Google AdSense

Once your account is approved and you can start generating money with ads, it’s a great feeling! However, more often than not, people struggle to find or the Google AdSense login page. It’s real simple, just go to the same URL you visited to register an account: https://www.google.com/adsense/start/. Now, instead of clicking the “Get Started” button, click “Sign In”.

login

Frequently asked questions

Is Google AdSense free?

Yes, Google AdSense is free to join.

How do I get my AdSense account fully approved?

1. Make sure your site adheres to the AdSense program policies, you’re over 18 years old and don’t have an active Gmail account that isn’t linked to an AdSense account. 2. Having a site that is 3 months or older, with 30+ articles and traffic will also increase your chances. 3. Sign up for an Adsense account here https://www.google.com/adsense/start. 4. Add the AdSense code to your website. 5. Wait a few days, or sometimes up to two weeks, to get approved.

How long does it take for an AdSense account to be approved?

The time it takes to get approved varies. It can be as quick as 24-48 hours but generally, it takes up to two weeks for approval.

How do you know if my Adsense is approved?

You can see if your AdSense account is approved by logging into your Adsense dashboard. You will then see stats for ads running on your site.

Why would you need an AdSense account?

AdSense is one of the top ad networks in the world which enables publishers to monetize their website traffic with display ads or ads from the AdSense ad network.

Conclusion

There you have it! Applying for an AdSense account isn’t rocket science! Follow the instructions we presented you with, and you’ll be up and running with AdSense in no time. For help optimizing your ad revenue and getting access to the premium version of AdSense, Google Ad Exchange, sign up to MonetizeMore today!

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Kean Graham

CEO and Founder at MonetizeMore

Kean is the resident expert in Ad Optimization covering areas like Adsense Optimization, DFP Management, and third-party ad network partnerships. Kean believes in the supremacy of direct publisher deals and holistic optimization as keys to effective and consistent ad revenue increases.

74 COMMENTS

  1. Kyle Finazzo

    Hello. Ottiom article. My site is over 3 months old and has more than 30 articles. I have already been waiting 5 months for Google Adsense to be activated. Do I have to think that Google Adsense has it with me? Thanks for the support.

    Reply
    • MonetizeMore

      There’s no minimum number of articles you need for AdSense approval. There are many factors, such as quality of article, site layout, uniqueness and value of content, and all the other program policies we mention in the article. Keep improving your website as much as possible, do some original research, improve the site experience for visitors and you’ll have a much bigger chance of success. Good luck!

      Reply
  2. Franch Baki

    very good information!!

    Reply
  3. zawa

    Nice And very good information

    Reply
  4. zarenthung ayanthan

    i have been trying to sign up for google adsense but after i save and continue it does not direct me to a page like you mentioned.it does not direct me to any of the instructions like you mentioned.After i click and safe it says” we will now direct you to youtube and you can continue your set up from there”.but when i click ‘ok and continue’it directs me to you tube but i dont see anything about instructions and agree box to tick and the create account button is not there too.I dont lnow if these is a new feature or anything but i really need help creating and adsense account so please help me.i have about 330 subs and i have been growing my channel recently so please me.

    Reply
    • MonetizeMore

      Looks like you’re trying to create a hosted account, whereas our article was for people with websites; this is why the instructions are not appropriate for you. In the URL box, enter the URL of your YouTube channel (youtube.com/channel/XXXXX) and then click ‘Continue in YouTube’. At that point you go through the YouTube signup process by following the on-screen instructions.

      Reply
  5. Haqhoo.com

    Good information for me.
    Thanks

    Reply
  6. deepika singh

    Hello, Admin
    Thank you very much that you wrote a blog on this topic..You have given very good information in this blog about Google adsense.

    Reply
  7. Aaron Paker

    Thanks for the beautiful post.

    Reply
  8. Sekhar Gour

    what if my hosting and domain has expired? is the adsense account is still active or it’s deactivated?

    Reply
    • MonetizeMore

      The AdSense account will remain active, although after six months it will (probably) become dormant. Whatever you do, don’t create another one in the future, use the existing one (even if it’s dormant, you can reactivate it).

      Reply
  9. Mahesh Maheshwary

    Thanks bro. I apply absence but it does not approve my site. Why?

    Reply
    • MonetizeMore

      Lots of reasons; inappropriate, copied, non-original or insufficient content, poor layout, non-compliance with Program Policies. We can’t comment on individual non-approvals as we don’t have access to this information.

      Reply
      • Jessica

        Thank you so much for this great tips

        Reply
  10. Charity

    Hello Admin,
    i follow all those steps and paste the codes, but after every 2 days, google gives me the same reply that i need to update and resubmit my application. What could i be doing wrong? I will appreciate your help.
    Thanks

    Reply
    • MonetizeMore

      Not sure on this one – we’ve never heard of Google asking for applications to be resubmitted. Feel free to share the text that they’ve sent you.

      Reply
  11. inam ullah

    hi there
    i am so glad to work with google adsense

    Reply
  12. Peter

    I have 10 articles on my site. will i be approved?

    Reply
    • MonetizeMore

      We can’t make individual judgements on site approvals, nor is there a magic number of articles a site needs for approval. You can try, but in our experience the number of articles needed will be sufficiently higher. Quality is always more important than quantity, too…

      Reply
  13. Lalita

    Thanks, I have recently started a website and am now collecting some points that I need to do to get Adsense approval. I have noted the points in my blog for future reference.

    Regards,
    Lalita

    Reply
  14. Lalita

    Sorry, for another comment. I have another question. Suppose, I applied for adsense using my blogger account but got rejected. Later on I deleted my blog, Can, I reapply using my blogger account or it is not possible and I messed up by deleting my blog?

    Regards,
    Lalita

    Reply
    • MonetizeMore

      There’s no problem with this if you applied for AdSense and got rejected. You can apply to join as many times as you like; if the content is good enough you will be approved.

      Reply
  15. Brijesh kumar

    nice blog

    Reply
  16. Sanu Pandey

    please check my website and tell me whether it will get Adsense approval or not?
    website- https://asknary.com

    Reply
    • MonetizeMore

      We can’t answer for individual sites; you will have to submit your site to AdSense.

      Reply
    • Krish

      So did you get Adsense approval. Site looks very neat.

      Reply
  17. yogansh

    i have a problem on my website i have paste the ad code on my website but they don’t approve my adsence ads

    Reply
    • MonetizeMore

      Once you’ve made improvements to the site in terms of quality, layout or content, you can reapply.

      Reply
  18. Davina Hamilton

    Thanks.
    What happens if they reject your website?
    DO we apply again with the same email? Any changes to make?

    Reply
    • MonetizeMore

      Yes, you can apply again, and with the same email. Obviously you’ll need to improve the site or you’ll get the same result, so improve page layout and quality, site content etc.

      Reply
  19. Adebayo Mubarak

    Hi, thanks for this great post.
    I’ve been facing a problem in applying for adsense for my blog, here is the error message i am getting:

    We’re sorry. An error occurred when we tried apply the AdSense widget to your blog.
    com.google.ads.syn.auth.caller.AuthenticationException: PERMISSION_ERROR: The requested main account is not accessible to the effective user com.google.ads.syn.auth.server.exception.AuthenticationException: PERMISSION_ERROR: The requested main account is not accessible to the effective user
    Continue to the Earnings page and check the AdSense settings.

    kindly help me on this.
    Thanks.

    Reply
    • MonetizeMore

      Possibly if you’re using a different email in your site editor to your AdSense, the site editor might not like it. You could try adding the site editor email as an authorised user in your AdSense account with administrator privileges.

      Reply
      • Mo

        Did that.. still not working 🙁

        Reply
        • MonetizeMore

          Sorry to hear that. We’d suggest writing to the tech support/forum for the site host giving details of the issue.

          Reply
  20. shailesh

    Nice article Sir, I am applying for the AdSense for my website https://www.muftgyan.com/ Already 7 days complete google not send me the mail that your site is approved or not.

    Reply
    • MonetizeMore

      AdSense approval can take weeks or months, and is being delayed by the ongoing pandemic.

      Reply
  21. Ravish Kumar

    Nice Article thanks.

    Reply
  22. Capra Falconeri

    Hi. I am from Pakistan and i am living in China , google doesn’t support monetization program in China . Which address and contact details i should use to create my google AdSense account and how should i get it verified ?

    Reply
  23. Shoaib Ahmad

    helpful <3

    Reply
  24. Vitthal Patil

    Hii,

    A few days ago, I have submitted my website under AdSense program policies to Google Adsense program after that I have got rejection mail from Google Adsense. So I’m trying to find any mistakes on my website but didn’t find out, so I would like to take your suggestion on my website.

    Reply
    • MonetizeMore

      We can’t say for sure, but Adsense only approves a small proportion of sites. Keep working on the site content and maybe you can get approved in the long term.

      Reply
  25. lina

    Thank you for the article, i have a simple question and i would like to get a good news from you lol. I just added ads on my website, and started to receive impressions, but it’s much as i expected compared to ad units which i have. is the new websites don’t gets a lot of ads shown on their website in first days? if yes, how long does it take for adsense to crowl website and show relevant ads?
    thank you

    Reply
    • MonetizeMore

      If you’ve just added new domains to your Adsense then they will take a certain amount of time to get approved and then up to full speed. The amount of time depends on the site but allow a couple of weeks ideally.

      Reply
  26. nithyanandam

    Great article. I have followed similar way to get Adsense approval and it took me only 15 days.

    Reply
  27. Femii Ade

    Does refreshing the same page on a vpn or incognito mode give more views

    Reply
    • MonetizeMore

      Still counts as a view if the ad is loaded.

      Reply
  28. Sara

    Hi MonetizeMore,

    I have reached 1000 subscriber for my youtube channel I have applied Adsense account but its not approved for me more then 3 month by now what is the problem how can i get it activated for the Adsense account please give some suggestion that will be really great.

    Reply
  29. Rahul Hossain

    Thanks for sharing

    Reply
  30. Gnaneshwar Gadddam

    Thank you so much! really a useful article for all newbie bloggers

    Reply
  31. Nouf

    I have signed up for adsense and entered all the required info however my account has not been approved neither rejected. The status of my request on adsense site is reading as below

    “We’re working on setting you up”
    This usually takes less than a day, but in some cases it can take a bit longer. We’ll notify you when everything’s ready. Then start earning money by placing ads.

    I have been waiting from the past 5 months

    Reply
    • MonetizeMore

      Unfortunately Adsense account approvals can take weeks or months, especially at the moment. Keep working on the site and improving it, and hopefully this will happen soon. You can also check out our list of alternatives here.

      Reply
  32. kishan

    is a mobile number is necessary for AdSense? can we apply for AdSense without a mobile number?

    Reply
    • MonetizeMore

      It’s necessary in some countries, not all. If it is required in your territory, you’ll see a message on the Adsense homepage asking you for this information.

      Reply
  33. Christian Simon

    Very informative content you have put together here, how can one make $1,000 per month on Adsense

    Reply
    • MonetizeMore

      Depends on the site, and the CPM rate you’re getting. It’s impossible to answer. Keep working on the site and generating positive referrals

      Reply
  34. mahar

    Sir i have my blogspot website only 4days old but have quite good traffic about 2K visitors daily and most of them are from US Uk and canada and i have written about 11articles most of them have length of more than 1000 words and i have written everything thing mean privacy policy, disclaimer, about us, Contact us ,main menu, drop meanu,taga meta tags, content policy, terms and conditions and etc should i apply for AdSense now or should i wait i am sending link plzzzz once visit and help me is there any other deficiency plzzzzz one check out and tell me should i apply now pr wait plzzz check out one (https://world2x.blogspot.com/?m=1)plzzz check out and reply me

    Reply
    • MonetizeMore

      You’ll need significantly more content to gain Adsense approval. Keep working on the site until you have at least 3-4 times that number of pages.

      Reply
  35. Mujtaba Bin Tahir

    Many people are telling me if I am from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh or china my website should be at least 6 month old. Is it true?

    Reply
    • MonetizeMore

      Yes, this is true.

      Reply
  36. Adit

    Hey , i understood from article and above contents that even if everything is write then also there is no guarantee of getting it approved ? As an expert i request you to please visit my website once https://lestacindia.com/.

    My application got rejected twice ! Though i will still be working on it as it is my business website if it would be a help if you can see and figure out it if i am doing something wrong in it.

    I almost have 90 posts 🙂

    Reply
    • MonetizeMore

      Number of posts is not so much of an issue compared to length and quality, and the subject matter being something Adsense doesn’t already have enough representation on. Check out other networks while you wait if you are already seeing decent traffic levels; we have some suggestions here.

      Reply
  37. Adit Sarin

    Hey , i understood from article and above comments that even if everything is right then also there is no guarantee of getting it approved ? As an expert i request you to please visit my website once https://lestacindia.com/.

    My application got rejected twice ! Though i will still be working on it as it is my business website, it would be a help if you can see and figure out if i am doing something wrong in it.

    I almost have 90 posts 🙂

    Reply
    • MonetizeMore

      Absolutely no guarantee of approval. The posts have to be of sufficient length and quality and also be in subjects that Adsense is looking for at the time. Check out alternatives to Adsense if you’re not able to get approval but you are already seeing decent traffic levels. Other ad networks have different requirements; we have some suggestions here.

      Reply
  38. New Fine Mart

    very healthy blog

    Reply
  39. rajireddy

    Hi, Am new to this concept. Am learning from basic. Your Article is Nice. my questions are below.
    1. If am from India, Website / blogger is should be 6 months old. is that compulsory.?
    2. If website / blogger has 30 posts can we get AdSense approval.?
    3. Can we have two AdSense accounts. one is for Google blogger and another is separate website?
    — ex: test.blogger.com –>>AdSense Acoount(test1XX@gmail.com)
    — ex: testXX.com –>>AdSense Acoount(test2XX@gmail.com)

    Reply
    • MonetizeMore

      6 months is compulsory for certain territories, including India (this is simply to combat fraud). There’s no magic number of posts, they have to be high quality and unique, in subjects that aren’t already well served by Adsense publishers. You may not have two Adsense accounts but you’re allowed to monetize more than one site with the same account.

      Reply
      • Eric

        If I get rejected what happens to the code I pasted on my website?

        Reply
        • MonetizeMore

          You can remove that code until such time as you wish to try again to gain approval (ie, after making site improvements).

          Reply
      • Ola

        Can I get an AdSense approved for a site that has focuses on news?

        Reply
        • MonetizeMore

          There’s no ban on news sites gaining approval.

          Reply
  40. Dipak Khawash

    I got adsense approved. Thank you so much.

    Reply
  41. Digital ippo

    Great Content. Really first time also I got enough information about AdSense. Thank you.

    Reply

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