This question was sent to my email by Grace.
Thanks for your lessons. I am enjoying them, but I have a few questions:
I created a blog sometimes last year with blogger, and I linked it with Google Adsense. But back then, I didn’t really understand what it was all about. I wasn’t blogging much, and I didn’t have any traffic.
After a while however, I got a message notifying me that my Adsense account has been disapproved.
So, this is what I need to know now: Can I still continue with that particular blog? Or should I create another blog? Will I be able to reactivate my account with Adsense?
Secondly, can I advertise various things on my blog? For example, as an affiliate with SFI, can I advertise them on my blog and still advertise other sites on the same blog?
Thanks for your words of encouragement. I’m glad you’re loving my lessons:)
To start with, let me frankly tell you this: your starting a blog and even monetizing it without understanding what it was all about is a MISTAKE. Knowledge should precede action, and not the other way round.
Of course you won’t get any traffic if you don’t take certain actions. Most people erroneously think that traffic flows to a new blog by osmosis. No, it doesn’t work that way. I’ll explain tips on how to attract traffic to your new blog later in the on-going e-course.
Your adsense account was probably disapproved because your site isn’t attracting any traffic. Google wants its advertisers to get alue for their money. So, once they discover that your blog isn’t offering any value to its adsense program, they’ll deactivate your account. Another possible reason for adsense account deactivation is duplicate content or copyright infringement. How did you get the content you published back then? Were you copying and pasting? If that was the case, then that’s likely to be the reason.
Whether or not you should continue with that particular blog is a decision you will be able to take only after understanding some concepts. Is the blog based on a topic that you know much about and that you have a keen interest in? If yes, then you can continue with it. But the adsense issue is another palaver. I just cannot predict whether or not you’ll be able to reactivate your account easily.
This is in response to your second question: Of course, you can advertise various things on your blog.
But most importantly, let me give you this piece of advice: Never hasten to monetize your site. There’s no point in monetizing a blog that has little or no traffic. So, you should start by building a high quality blog that attracts moderate to heavy traffic. Only after accomplishing this should you start to monetize.
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