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Your blog doesn't currently qualify for AdSense

I have just set up a blog on

I don't know how many of the writers here have their own blogs but I recently read posts by bestwriter and valmnz that they are working towards setting up their own blogs.

I had signed up at in 2010 but never went beyond signing up. Today, I thought well why not.

So I hunted down my account, started a new blog by the name of Dawnwriter's Blog and uploaded a few of my short stories that have already been published in a local magazine for children. I am still trying to find my way around all the jargon but somehow it is very intimidating.

When I click on Earnings tab, it says

Your blog doesn't currently qualify for AdSense

On clicking teh Learn More tab, I am told that in order to be eligible to participate in Adsense, I have to have owned the site for 6 months. It further says:

In some locations, including China and India, we require publishers to have owned their sites for 6 months. We've taken this step to ensure the quality of our advertising network and protect the interests of our advertisers and existing publishers.

What a disappointment.

I did not expect to see money rolling in at once but to be told to wait for six months is quite an anti climax.

But it is nice to have a personal blog up and running. If it is not in violation of rules, please let me know the names of your blogs and let's see if we can find each other there.

Also any tips and advice from those who understand all the tech stuff would be nice.

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CoralLevang wrote on March 29, 2015, 5:00 PM

I have a blog, but it is not monetized. I do not understand this tech stuff either.

Kasman wrote on March 29, 2015, 5:41 PM

Like you I signed up there a while ago but haven't written there yet. I'm hoping Persona Paper will split the site into different sections and I can place some stuff in one of those. I know that OldRoadsOnceTraveled has a blog there - The Guiness Blog by Guiness the Cat. Don't know about anyone else.
PS: It's shame how writers from your part of the world seem to be penalised wherever they go.

Last Edited: March 29, 2015, 5:56 PM

valmnz wrote on March 29, 2015, 5:46 PM

That is interesting. I've had an AdSense account for years from other sites and was able a week or so ago to add that to my brand new blog that I set up about November or December last year/

Dawnwriter wrote on March 29, 2015, 6:03 PM

valmnz What 's the name of your blog? I am looking for blogs to follow. I am not fretting about money yet. I just want all my short stories to be under one roof:-)

Last Edited: March 29, 2015, 6:04 PM

valmnz wrote on March 29, 2015, 7:32 PM

The new one is Down at the Baths and the older one I'm revitalising is Thoughts from Down Under

Alexandoy wrote on March 29, 2015, 10:01 PM

I have 3 blogs in and I had not updated it for a long time. It qualified for adsense and I had already earned $200 from it.

bestwriter wrote on March 29, 2015, 10:10 PM

I am not sure if we can just give our blog link addresses here. I have done a lot of work on my blog and am still giving the finishing touches. I just about verified my blog for webmaster. I have submitted my sitemap details and an waiting for confirmation. Since there is no such thing as a home page for blogger blogs I have put up a permanent message that will appear each time someone searches for my page.

BeadDoodler wrote on March 30, 2015, 7:46 AM

Sorry to hear that. When I set up adsense on my blog it was 3 months or a certain number of posts. I don't get enough traffic on my blog to earn much, but every little bit helps.

crowntower wrote on March 30, 2015, 8:30 AM

It is really hard to get an adsense account and earned from it. Your blog must be really a little bit long enough working and there should always be a new post everyday before they can reconsider your blog. why not try, you can enroll your personal blog there. God bless.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on March 30, 2015, 11:48 AM

I have 3 Blogger blogs (Old Roads Once Traveled, The Guiness Blog by Guiness the Cat, My Road to Earning Online), and I have plans for a new one (I'll let you know when it happens). I've always found Google help (including Blogger) rather confusing, and frequently found more useful instructions by Googling tutorials by other people when I had an issue.

The instructions make it sound so easy ... start a Blogger blog, sign up for Adsense, make tons of money. So that's what I did on my first blog. After my first few posts, I applied for Adsense and was promptly rejected. It's made me very hesitant about applying to other programs and I'm only just now getting them monetized even though Old Roads once traveled is two years old. No success yet.

melody23 wrote on March 30, 2015, 3:50 PM

Some countries have to wait six months but keep checking back because after just a few days my apply for adsense button became clickable, I didn't get approved right away got rejected first time but a few days/posts later I got my first stage approval and the next day had the full account. I have an issue with not actually getting any views in adsense but I do have an account that seems to be working. I am in the UK though so it might be slightly different but I had my full adsense approval within maybe 5-6 weeks.

ViperGirl85 wrote on March 31, 2015, 12:45 AM

Ah man, I'm sorry. :-/ I know it's not the same, but can you use Amazon Affiliates in the meantime?

princesskaurvaki wrote on March 31, 2015, 4:31 AM

Dont be disappointed for that, dear. Build your website and generate more traffics, when it has more traffic, monetize with Adsense becomes easier

CarolynNoblett wrote on April 2, 2015, 12:06 PM

I also have an AdSense account and have had for several years. I have never made more than a few dollars with it. When I signed up a few years ago, they were beginning to review applicants to see how they were going to use their blogs. There were lots of scams going on then and people had found a way to beat the system and were earning much more (in the hundreds of dollars and probably thousands of dollars) than they actually deserved. It's didn't take as long as six months to be approved but it wasn't immediate either. They will review the writing on yours and once Google sees it is not a scam, porn, or some other such nonsense you will be approved. Don't worry, just continue to write with the quality I have seen in your work and it will all work out.

trufflehunter wrote on April 2, 2015, 1:00 PM

Don't give up and keep writing! I'm sure you will qualify soon. I heard that blogs must reach a number of views before they qualify for Ad Sense. You will get there.

scheng1 wrote on April 3, 2015, 9:33 AM

You can write a few more blog posts, sign up with other advertising network before you apply Adsense again.

Dawnwriter wrote on April 3, 2015, 2:11 PM

Thank you for your encouragement and support emoticon :smile: trufflehunter

Dawnwriter wrote on April 3, 2015, 2:13 PM

CarolynNoblett Thank you so much for your kind words. The technical stuff is very hard to understand but still it is fun and other than Bubblews, I think we were never meant to earn much from our online endeavours anyway.

RonElFran wrote on July 31, 2015, 2:29 PM

First, some encouragement for all of us. I found this PP article while searching Google for *blogger "Your blog doesn't currently qualify for AdSense"*. It ranks for that search term. I think that's not a bad ranking for a short article, and I'm glad anytime I see a PP post rank with G.

I've spent quite a bit of time trying to understand what it takes to monetize my new Blogger blog, and I'm wondering why Google just doesn't spell out what the requirements are and eliminate all the confusion.