7 Tips to Fix Low-Value Content Adsense Problem (Here’s What I Did)
Last Updated on March 13, 2023 by Tumto Siram
If you're new to blogging and website ownership, and have applied for Google Adsense but got disapproved because of a low-value content AdSense problem, you may be wondering how to deal with it.
In this blog post, I'll go over some tips that I myself have applied for and got my Google Adsense approval, and hope you can do the same and get approved.
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Serving display advertising is one of the simplest methods to make money off your website, and it's typically the first choice of most new bloggers.
Most probably the reason is its lower traffic requirement compared to other ad networks.
However, most blog owners struggle to obtain Google Adsense approval, with the most frequent reason being “Low-Value Content.”
It's disappointing to receive this notification in your Adsense dashboard after putting in months of effort.
So, what exactly is “Low-Value Content“? Let's have a look at it as per Google's explanation in short:
Content that has no value to users, such as excessive obscene or profane language, repetitive content, irrelevant content, and so on.Source – Google AdSense
In other words, Google wants your website's content to be valuable enough that people will want to see ads when they're reading it.
However, many a time even after you have put out your best effort to write valuable content your website gets rejected.
And, the reason still is “Low-Value Content”. So how do you get over it and get your Google Adsense approval fast? Let's find out…
Steps to fix Low-value content AdSense problem
Here are a few changes that I made after being rejected 4 (four) consecutive times by Google AdSense.
- Changed my Site's theme.
- Changed the logo.
- Re-wrote old posts.
- Combined some posts.
- Categorised the posts accordingly.
- Fixed the website links.
- Fixed grammatical errors.
1. Changed The theme
There's no one-size-fits-all answer to the question of whether or not using a specific theme will impact your AdSense approval, as each website is different.
However, I can share my own experience with switching themes and how it affected my AdSense application.
Previously, I was using the Astra theme for my website. While there are millions of websites using Astra without any complaints,
I didn't find the results I was hoping for, which may have been due to my lack of web design skills or because I didn't want to use additional page builders.
As a result, I decided to switch to the Kadence theme.
I found Kadence much easier to use and customize, and it allowed me to create the kind of format and look for the site that I wanted.
In terms of AdSense approval, I don't know if switching to Kadence made a difference, but overall I was much happier with my site's appearance after making the change.
2. Changed the logo
In order to be considered a high-quality and trustworthy site, it is important for a website to have an effective design and branding. In my experience, AdSense approval can be greatly impacted by these factors.
For example, my previous AdSense logo was just a simple handwritten design with my name on it, which may have led to some AdSense reviewers considering my site as low value or untrustworthy.
So I made some changes to my site's design and branding that seem to have greatly improved my AdSense approval rate.
The new logo I created incorporates simplified graphics that are more likely to appeal to AdSense advertisers.
Overall, I believe these changes have helped me achieve AdSense approval much more quickly than before.
So if you're looking to improve your AdSense approval rate, it's crucial to focus on your site's design and branding in order to create a high-quality and user-friendly experience that AdSense advertisers will want to partner with.
3. Re-wrote old posts
After my site got rejected by Google Adsense, I went through all my articles to see what might have been the issue. I realised that some of my posts didn't have enough depth to them and they were lacking in value.
So I re-wrote those posts, there were around five posts that I wasn't satisfied with and I changed them.
Google Adsense requires high-quality content in order to approve a site, so it is important to make sure that all of your content is up to par.
Low-value content can hurt your chances of getting approved, so it is important to revise any content that you are not happy with.
By taking the time to improve your content, you will increase your chances of getting approved for Google Adsense.
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4. Combined some posts
The other thing I did was combine various parts of my writing. When I applied for the fourth time, I had 23 pieces published. Then when attempting to figure out why my site had been deleted, it occurred to me that several of my posts were similar.
For example, I had a post entitled “What is Canva?” but the following one was “Canva features list.” As a result, I removed the previous entry and integrated its material into the Canva features list article.
I believe this was one of the most significant reasons I was approved for Google Adsense.
And one thing I discovered after this is that after merging some of my articles into one I was left with only 19 articles but, I was approved.
This implies that you don't need 30 or 40 posts to obtain Google Adsense approval and even traffic.
All you need is some unique, helpful, and in-depth articles.
5. Categorised the posts accordingly
In order to ensure my Google Adsense approval, I also carefully categorized all of my posts into relevant categories.
By doing that, I was able to provide a more streamlined and user-friendly experience for my visitors, which Google has identified as one of the most important factors in determining overall website quality.
And I believe that taking this step also helped me to successfully obtain my Google Adsense approval.
6. Fixed website links
One of the most common mistakes that new website owners make is leaving their websites with broken links. They forget to link their buttons, menus and social media icons.
I also ran into this problem myself and found that some of my buttons weren't linked and some of the links led to dead pages.
This most likely happened when I changed my theme. So I fixed it, and I made sure that every link on my site was working. So I advise you to do the same if you're having trouble with your Adsense approval.
7. Fixed Grammatical errors
Finally, I've always had a hard time with English since it's not even my second but third language and I've always struggled with grammar.
So I went over my previous posts to fix any grammatical or spelling mistakes, and Grammarly was instrumental in helping me with this task.
After checking with Grammarly, I found out there were so many grammatical mistakes and even typo errors. And, I think this was also one of the reasons I was constantly getting disapproved. Thanks to Grammarly, I could correct these mistakes.
So here's my advice, even if you're confident in your English writing capability, I suggest that you check your content for common errors with Grammarly before submitting your site to Google Adsense.
This is it, these were the steps I took to obtain my Google Adsense approval, and if you're having trouble getting approved for Google Adsense, hopefully, these tips can help you out.
And remember, high-quality content is the key to getting approved!
Apart from the changes I've mentioned above, there are some common things that you should be considering before applying for Google Adsense. Let's have a look at them.
Note: If you'd like to try some Google AdSense alternatives, check out one of my earlier posts, “Best ad network for small publishers“.
Checklist before applying for Google Adsense
Just consider the list below as a requirement for your approval for Adsense:
- Your site must also be active for at least six months. This is to ensure that your site is not a “fad” or short-lived website.
- You should also make sure that your site has useful content that is relevant to what you are intending to do, such as a blog or informative articles. Google Adsense will not approve sites that contain low-quality or spammy content.
- Make sure you have a menu in your header that links to your important pages. If you do not have a menu in your header, it is best to add one before applying for Google Adsense as this is an important requirement for the approval process.
- A footer menu is also necessary, and each link should lead to your relevant content.
- Add relevant images to your posts, as these can help to make your posts more engaging and interesting for visitors.
- Make sure all your posts have at least more than 600 words. I prefer more than 1000 words.
- It is also advised to have a Facebook page, Twitter account or other social media accounts associated with your website. This will show that you are actively engaged with your audience and it will help to improve the quality of your site as well.
- Include affiliate disclosure in the post with sponsored links. Make sure this notice is clearly visible in your articles, most likely before your piece begins.
- Make sure to add your site to Google Search Console and the website pages so they can be crawlable by search engines.
- Don't forget to add a favicon to your site, this also helps to show that your site is professional and not just a “fly by night” type of website.
- Create a professional-looking logo for your website.
- Check that all your posts and pages don't have broken internal and external links.
If you're struggling with getting your Google Adsense approval, don't worry. There are different approaches you can take to get it approved, start with just following the things I've listed in this post. I've applied these tips for myself, and it worked. Hopefully, they will work for you too!
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Now, Let's take a look at some typical Google AdSense questions that I get asked the most. The answers to these queries may be found all over the internet, but I'm giving them based on my own experience.