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How I Started Making Money With Google AdSense In Nigeria: Tips & Tricks for Approval

 Google AdSense, among the numerous ways to monetize your website traffic in Nigeria, is one of the highest paying. Google AdSense pays for impressions and ad clicks. As a result of this, so many publishers look up to monetize their site on AdSense.

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About Google AdSense

Google AdSense is an advertising placement service by Google. The AdSense program is designed for website publishers who want to display targeted text, video or image advertisements on website pages and earn money when site visitors view or click the ads.

According to Adsense Calculator, the minimum annual revenue earnings in Nigeria for monthly page views of 50,000 for different content categories are as highlighted below:

Arts & Entertainment US$2,172

Autos & Vehicles US$3,336

Beauty & Fitness US$4,152

Books & Literature US$1,590

Business & Industrial US$4,950

Computers & Electronics US$4,584

Finance US$11,682

Food & Drink US$2,988

Games US$2,412

Health US$3,204

Hobbies & Leisure US$3,222

Home & Garden US$6,468

Internet & Telecom US$5,274

Jobs & Education US$2,928

Law & Government US$3,228

News US$1,200

Online Communities US$3,510

People & Society US$1,956

Pets & Animals US$2,982

Real Estate US$3,114

Reference US$3,012

Science US$2,286

Shopping US$4,626

Sports US$1,566

Travel US$4,878

Revenue per thousand impressions (RPM)

According to Adsense, the Revenue per 1000 impressions (RPM) represents the estimated earnings you’d accrue for every 1000 impressions you receive. RPM doesn’t represent how much you have actually earned; rather, it’s calculated by dividing your estimated earnings by the number of page views, impressions, or queries you received, then multiplying by 1000.

RPM = (Estimated earnings / Number of page views) * 1000

For example:

If you earned an estimated $0.10 from 20 page views, then your page RPM would equal ($0.10 / 20) * 1000, or $4.00.

If you earned an estimated $200 from 50,000 ad impressions, your ad RPM would equal ($200 / 50,000) * 1000, or $4.00.

 Irrespective of any niche, the average CPM earning is $1 to $1.5 per 1,000 impressions. You can make $40 to $60 per day from 40,000 page views.

Cost-per-click (CPC)

The cost-per-click (CPC) is the amount you earn each time a user clicks on your ad. The CPC for any ad is determined by the advertiser; some advertisers may be willing to pay more per click than others, depending on what they’re advertising.

The cost-per-click(CPC) in Nigeria is usually about US$0.11.

AdSense Account Approval

In order to monetize your website, Adsense has to first approve your website.

I started my blog in 2017 and anytime I applied for Adsense, it was always rejected. One of the reasons was owing to copied content. The blog was not approved until I edited some of the contents and also added some pages to my site. I will talk about the pages later.

How I got My Google AdSense account approved

To be approved for Google AdSense, I had to submit an application form. At the onset, my applications were disapproved.

To  and when your application gets reviewed and if you would be approved for the AdSense program, then you can earn money with Google Adsense.

Bellow are the steps to applying and getting approved to the Adsense affiliate program.

Create valuable and unique content

In my own case, some of my contents were copy and paste. As a result of that, my applications were not approved.

In order to get approval, you need to create original, articulate, and useful content. I will advise you have about 15 to 30 valuable articles of 500 words or more each on your site before applying.

Put a Responsive Website with a Good Layout

In my own case, my website was top-notch. However, my site did not have some pages such as “About Page”, “Contact Us”, “Privacy Policy”, “Terms of Service” and “Disclaimer”.

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Having a website with a good layout will increase your change to get an AdSense approval. Make sure the site is easy to navigate.

Also it is important to include pages such as “About Page”, “Contact Us” and “Privacy Policy” to better enhance your approval.

Note that you don’t have to disturb yourself about writing “Privacy Policy”, “Terms of Service” and “Disclaimer” from beginning. You can use some free online content generators to get them in place.

For Terms and Conditions Generator, you can use Termly.

For Privacy Policy, you can use Privacy Policy Generator.

For a fast writing of disclaimer, you can use Disclaimer Generator.

Something I need to talk about is that you need to add DMCA to your site and as mean of copyright protection.

Submitting Application

Before you can submit your application, ensure that your site is of high standard and also have a custom domain. Note that subdomains will not be approved. However, upon approval, you can use a subdomain or subdirectory to publish contents and show ads.

Click here to submit your Google AdSense application. You will be asked to provide your website URL and other personal details.

If you need any help, please contact Geewealth here.


Approval usually takes within 24 to 48 hours for Google to review and approve your application. Although, sometimes, it may be more.

If all the guidelines above have been duly followed and put in place,  you should have no issues getting approved quickly. Once your account has been approved, you can start serving ads on your website.

However, if it happens that your application was rejected, sure you take the recommended steps for improvements and re-apply again.

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