Finally got approved by Adsense

After my last application was denied months ago, I tried reapplying last December 11 in the hopes that this time, the results would be different. By the way, for those who don’t know what Google Adsense is, it’s basically the one who displays those ads you see in thousands of websites and videos on YouTube. They come in different sizes and cater to both desktop and mobile users. The best thing about this is that you can earn a bit whenever a person views or clicks an ad on your page. And this is how most bloggers make money!

Well as luck would have it, my blog finally got approved! I wasn’t hoping that it would, considering what happened last time, but I’m glad that it did. I know I’m not a popular blogger and during the time I posted this, I’m barely hitting 200 page views a day. Haha. But that feeling to finally get that sweet ‘yes’ from Google makes me feel really good inside.

The funny thing is, during my first application I had to wait weeks (around 2 months maybe) for my site to receive an approval, which I didn’t get. But my recent re-application only took 1-2 days. Maybe Google changed how they did things? I’ve noticed their Adsense site changed though. I don’t know but whatever they did I’m glad with the improvements.

Why I decided to put ads on my site

The main reason why I did this was honestly for me to get something back from my posts. I’m sure alot who own blogs feel the same way too. I am always eager to share what I know and experienced however there are some costs to consider 🙁 Hosting a site isn’t free. Sure there are free alternatives but since I’ve seen a growth in visitors each month, my free plan before kept reaching the allowable traffic limit which in turn forces my web hosting provider to suspend my site for 24 hours. That was bad btw so I cri evrytiem that happened :'(

There are other things but I will not delve into that. So anyway, that’s the very main reason why I decided to have ads placed. I know I will NOT be earning much, but whatever small amount my blog can generate, I’ll take it. Sad news is I can’t withdraw any of it unless it reaches $100, as per Adsense. Bummer.

Where the ads will be placed

For now, I’ve set them to appear in the middle of every article and just before the comments section. I’ve set them in a way they will not intrude the article’s readability or cause any hassle. I may move them in the future depending on how they impact site performance, but for now they will stay there.

Anyway that’s it! If you actually gave time to read everything in this post then thank you. That means a lot to me 🙂 Until my next post.

Elmer Balbin

Web developer from Bacolod, Google Local Guide, and casual DotA 2 player.

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