Note : This Post Has been updated as per 2014 Guidelines
Google AdSense is one of the best and most popular monetizing options for a blogger, but today getting AdSense approval is just like you want to run on the moon, Google is very strict with their AdSense policies because of lots applicants, and thousands of bloggers applying for AdSense daily.
First I will tell you how you can get AdSense approval, before start writing anything on your blog read the AdSense guidelines carefully.
Guidelines for AdSense Approval
Create Great and Unique Content
Google always appreciate Good work of publishers, and when they start reviewing your website they search for the quality first, your blog should have quality content, when you write quality content then your readers will love your blog and if your readers are happy it means you are satisfying a Google condition for a Blog and website.
Quality never refers to the uniqueness, maybe your content is quality content but not unique, there are many blogs who publish the same kind of content, so uniqueness is very important for a make sure you are writing some quality unique articles on your blog to maximize your approval chances.
Build some Links
Link building plays important role in AdSense approval, if your site has backlinks from some higher authority sites then it means Google can trust your website for the quality and other factors, it will improve your chances to get approval.
There are many ways to build backlinks for your blog, for example you can write guest posts on other blogs, you can comment and build relations with other bloggers, also you can use adword to advertise your blog and website.
Link Your Blog to Analytics and Webmasters
Every blog must be linked to analytics and webmasters, you are going to apply Google AdSense and these both are Google services, so they can get better and accurate information about your blog and websites.
Neat Design and Navigation
Google always works only for their users, and they don’t want their users to visit those sites which don’t have a good design and improper navigation, so if your site doesn’t have a good design and navigation then you may get penalties from Google and your adSense will also not approve.
Remove all other Ads Before Applying
If you are using other advertising networks then remove them before applying for an AdSense account , because Google don’t want you to use other advertising network and more advertisements means less user experience, and Google always focuses on rich user experience, and some advertising networks are compatible with AdSense not so avoiding any kind of ads before submitting your application.
Use Images with Credits
Google strictly follows their guidelines for content, so avoid using images which you search for web for your blog post, if you have little knowledge of photoshop then you can create your own images and Google will love them, but in case you are not able to create or design an image then give the proper credits to the author or designer of that image, this is a Good blogging practice so you should apply it always.
Increase Traffic from Search Engines
Search engine traffic means your blog is a quality blog, because search engines spend millions to improve their user experience, and if you get the traffic you are getting good traffic from search engines then your chances of approval is high, and another reason is Google is a contextual ad network so Google shows those ads or ads of those products which user were searching.
Say No to illegal Content
Illegal content means, if you are dealing with the content for adult audience or you are sharing hacking and gambling related articles on your blog then Google will not approve your application for Google AdSense, so always follow their guidelines for content.
All these points are already mentioned in Google AdSense polices but most of bloggers never read them and some of them never understand their policies.
Create All Important Pages
Most of the bloggers never create pages on their blog, you should create these pages before applying for AdSense.
Terms and Condition
These pages are important for a blog and you should create them first and then apply for AdSense, if everything goes right you will get your AdSense approval.