Google AdSense, the most popular monetization network for Blogger, has changed the policies for Account approved via Host partnered sites.
Getting an approved Adsense account is not very easy until unless you are creating a quality site. We have shared few tutorials in the past which explains how to get an approved account on Adsense, and if you have missed it, here are the links:
And if you are new to Adsense, here is a starter guide for beginners to create Adsense account. Few months back, Adsense changed the account approval application process and now here is big news for people who are using 3rd party host partnered sites to get an Adsense account.
New Process for Approved Adsense account via Host partnered sites:
Earlier, there is a little workaround for people to get an Approved account via 3rd part sites like BlogSpot or Hubpages. (Host partner sites). All you needed to do is, create an account on Hubpages or BlogSpot and apply for an Adsense account using them. Once you get an approved account, you can use Adsense on any Websites you own. This has become one of the easiest way to get an approved Google Adsense account, and many people have misused this trick to get Adsense account and using Adsense ads on low quality or spammy site.
- Host Partnered sites: Ex: BlogSpot, Hubpages (Sites which let you apply for Adsense and use ad codes on their domain)
- Non Host partnered sites: Sites/Domain owned by you.
In a recent blog post, Google AdSense team announced the new process using Adsense account on other domains apart from Host partnered site. For example, if you got an approved AdSense account via Hubpages or BlogSpot, and you wish to use it on other Websites you own (Ex: Self hosted WordPress blog, other platforms), you need to fill out the form and get approval from Adsense team to show ads on non-host partner Websites. Here is an official documentation on how to get account approval for non host partnered website.
The process is same as normal Adsense account approval, where you will enter the Non host partnered domain name in your Adsense account under Home > Account Settings > Access and authorization section > Edit “Only host sites are allowed to show ads for your account” > Enter the new domain name where you wish to show ads. Click on submit and implement ads on your site.
Adsense team will review your application and then you will be able to use the Adsense on other sites other than Host partnered site. This whole process is applicable for Adsense account approved via BlogSpot or other sites which let you apply for Adsense account and use it to monetize your pages. Ex: Hubpages. Even if your Application is rejected, you will be able to use Adsense on Host partnered sites. This new approval process will not affect any existing Adsense account approved via Host-partner Websites.
What’s the best solution for Getting approved Adsense account?
Till now, such 3rd party sites were very helpful to get Approved AdSense account but now, it’s a better idea if you apply for Adsense account directly. This way, you will be able to use it on unlimited sites, and you don’t need to repeat the process of getting approval again.
My recommendation would be:
- Start a Self-hosted WordPress blog (See: Only Guide you need to start a Blog)
- Make sure you make it look professional with an Elegant design
- Add quality content
- Use domain specific email address for account sign-up
- Create a Google Apps account
AdSense put a limitation of minimum six-month-old domain for getting an Approved account, but I have seen people getting an approved account with few weeks or month old domain. Even when I applied for Adsense 4 years back, I got it with two-month-old domain.
What’s your take on new program policies for getting Adsense account via Host-partner websites? Do you think it will help Adsense team to maintain the quality of their Ad program or this whole process is another headache for publishers looking to get an Adsense account. Do check out: Adsense alternative Websites.
Are you using any other trick to get approved Adsense account? Do share with us via Comments.