How to Get AdSense Approved with A New Site

*Note that depending on region there may be a requirement that your site must have been up for certain time to use AdSense. If so you just have to wait to meet that requirement.

How to Get AdSense Approved with A New Site (photo by Freepik)

There are many, many advertisement vendors on the internet, but I prefer Google AdSense. I already have a Google account so it’s easy to manage, and since my website targets visitors all over the world and not just Korea, the ad needs to be localized, and only large global sellers like Google can do that. But getting approved can be a challenge, especially when your site is new. We all want to start monetizing our content as soon as possible, right?

My blog is barely a month old and it’s AdSense approved! I was rejected the first time but accepted the second. And let me tell you what I did differently.

Have a clean, mobile-friendly design.

It doesn’t have to look super amazing. (Just look at my blog… haha) But it does have to be clean and mobile friendly. Majority of web traffic comes from mobile devices these days, so making your site mobile-friendly is a must anyways.

Have information pages like “about” and “privacy policy”, as well as contact information.

Google Adsense requires a certain privacy disclosure in their terms. You can learn more about it here. There are privacy policy generators online┬áthat you can use. Most of them will charge extra for custom AdSense form, but if you don’t want to pay, you can get a generic privacy policy form them then add the AdSense part. You can use my page as a reference.

Having an about page helps too. It should contain the introduction for your site and contact information, unless you have a separate contact page.

Have as much quality content as possible.

If your site is new, there most likely isn’t a ton of content, but you can still do your best. I had about 15-16 posts when I re-applied, and got approved. You’re more likely to get approved when you have more text, so put up some text-heavy contents. But don’t forget to add some images and videos so that your content is more well-rounded


Triple Town: My Favorite Mobile Game

Triple Town

Triple Town by Spry Fox is my favorite game on my phone. The brilliance of it is in its simplicity. Three adjacent grass makes a bush, three bushes make a tree, three trees make a hut, and so on, hence the name Triple Town. It is so damn cute and fun.

The game is freemium. You could play for free but you have limited turns, (turns meaning placing 1 item) and you can in-app purchase unlimited turns. I purchased them both on my phone and my iPad (ah the laments of having Android phone and Apple iPad) and never looked back. It’s most definitely worth it!

It keeps your brain engaged while not making you think too much that your head hurts. It’s great for when you have time to kill. There are different maps and there are challenges with which you can earn golds. You can use the gold to buy items when you get stuck.

I love other Spry Fox games such as Bushido Bear and Alphabear. (They have a bear theme going on despite the name Spry Fox)

So definitely check out the game if you are looking for a new cute simple mobile game!

Get it on Google Play

Get it on App Store


A night out in Itaewon, Seoul

So I had a fun night out club hopping in Itaewon…

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5 Things I Love and 5 Things I Hate About Summer

I have a love-hate relationship with summer. I put what I love and hate about summer into words so I can embrace all those things this summer.


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Lotus Lake and The Stay Healing Park, Gapyeong

I went down to my family’s vacation property at Gapyeong and visited a lake nearby. There are many lotuses there, but the most of the flowers hadn’t bloomed yet. I also visited The Stay Healing Park, a very nice resort. My family has stayed there in the past, but this time we just went there for a walk. We plan on attending a piano performance here in a few weeks.