What is Adsense
Adsense is an advertising platform, owned by Google. It is one of the easy ways to start making money on the internet.
I received a lot of questions about how to get Adsense account approved. I hope this post will give you some ideas that will help to get your application approved.
1. Use your real name
It stated clearly as the first criteria that Google will not approve the application that has an incomplete name. You need to use your real name. Otherwise you won’t be able to get your payment. You need to have a valid ID card in order to receive the money from the program.
I know some of you don’t want to use the real name on the internet. Well,… if you want to start doing business on the internet, you will have to put your real name. In this particularly case, to apply for Google Adsense, you will need to use your real name or a name with a valid ID card.
Google will send a pin code to verify your address. You need to make sure that you put real address. Most of us don’t know about the zip code. Check out this post: Phnom Penh Postal Codes, which you can find zip code to use for your area.
3. Publish only original contents
Google don’t like publishers who create websites just for Adsense. They like to see more personal opinions, passions and involvements in social issues. They like to see blogs that aim to change the world.
It’s important to publish only original and useful contents. You need to avoid all types of contents that you don’t own the copyrights.
4. Wait 6 months before apply
Google started clearly that in some countries, including China and India, you need to own the site at least 6 months before they can approve your application. I believe they apply the same rule for Cambodia. Maybe I am wrong but you can’t just create a new blog with one single article and then apply for Adsense. It doesn’t make sense. I am sure Google will not approve your account.
Stop complaining … start publishing original contents!
5. Blog in English first
Adsense doesn’t support Khmer language yet. If you blog in Khmer, it’s hard to get your account approved. I suggest that you start your first blog in English as a reference for your account to get approved. Later on, you can apply Adsense code to the websites that are written in Khmer.
6. BlogSpot or Domain?
Google also provides a free blog platform at blogger.com. You can get a free account there and start building your first blog. After 6 months, you can apply for Adsense by using your blogspot as your website.
I was told that if you start with blogspot, you can’t use Adsense on other sites. But I can’t find document about this case. I will look for more information and update this post as soon as I have an update.
Otherwise, for long time run, it’s good to have your own domain.
That’s it. I hope this post will help to give some ideas for people who want to apply to Google Adsense program.
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If you have any question, feel free to comment below!