Should I catch up on articles before joining Adsense
So, I haven't been as consistent with posting articles to my main blog as I should have been and skipped a week here and there due to school pressures. Excuses aside, I now have 4 articles posted and one to be edited and posted tomorrow. My question is, should I get more articles under my belt before applying for Adsense? I ask because in the past I have submitted sites and gotten declined. Once because my site was apparently down and another time they didn't think my site was established enough. I probably took these rejections too hard and let the discouragement get to me. I don't want to be disappointed again, but I also don't want to get behind this week.
Should I wait until I get a couple more articles posted or just go for it now? If I do wait, is it bad practice to change the dates on older posts to fill in the gaps rather than waiting the full week or posing more frequently?
Thanks for any advice, especially from anyone experienced with Adsense and getting sites accepted.
Join Adsense and then use the 2 days until you get approval from Google to work on additional articles for your blog. If you've followed the Challenge process, your site should be accepted, even if you are a few posts behind at this point.
No need to change the dates on older posts, just continue posting to your WPD blog once a week and your Posterous network 2-3 times per week.
"If you have the right tools, you can do it." ~ Al Brodsky, my Dad (1906 - 2005)
As Ed says on his video, his Mentoring team do this in a shorter time frame.
Please do not think you can skip doing the articles and go straight for the 'prize' as having content on your site, building backlinks, being a market leader are all things to build authority of your website and also to assist with getting more traffic (as you move up the SERPS and also attract other sources of traffic via your efforts).
And as this is a testing process, it is worth keeping moving forward with the testing. We are now at the stage to apply for Adsense, so that's the step for you to take whilst doing the rest.
I have been slacking for several weeks too. I understand that we are all learning at different rates from wildly different starting points and heading in to hundreds of different markets so let's refrain from comparing numbers just yet. I'd stay current with todays lesson if you did yesterdays homework or not. This one is for practice and your first shot at a buck a day will come on your second site that you start a few months after you complete the Challenge.
Now where the bucks are gets my interest. It's totally the WRONG attitude to have, but I'll own it for today. Some day I will embody the 'give'em huge value' and they will ask you about how it makes you a living. Then you show them, the ones that ask, your money back end super deal. Well that's where I expect that we are headed, seems that the next few days will tell the story.
My adsense account is ready to go, but I have done so little homework, I expect the numbers I get will to say.....dude you are in the wrong niche.
Good luck to all that have stuck it out this far, graduation day is not that far off. Thanks for the Challenge.
Thanks for the words of encouragement. I was really (irrationally) afraid that my site would get rejected by Adsense just because my 2 previous attempts to join failed, but I applied anyway and woke up this morning to an email saying my site was accepted! Yay! So I put the code in my website today and am hoping for the best.
I still have a ways to go and more hoops to jump through to get the OK for this niche, but I've come a long way and couldn't have done it as easily and confidently without The Challenge. Thank you
You got accepted - it feels like someone telling you they got into college lol!
You'll get there, just keep on doing what you've been taught to do. Even though at times it seems hard going, so much work to do, taking forever etc. And some things come more easily than others. It's worth it. And basically what is required to get the end result - to ascertain whether this could be a viable business for yourself online.