The Google Adsense online advertising network is an effective way to earn revenue from your website or blog. Sign-up for a Google Adsense account to display adverts on your website or blog pages and you'll get paid each time a visitor clicks on an advert. Google Adsense is widely used and welcomes applications from small publishers as well as large publishers. Your website or blog must meet Google Adsense eligibility criteria before it's accepted into the program.
Applicants must have a working website or blog to join Google Adsense. A newly-established website or blog is acceptable in most parts of the word, including the United States, Canada and Europe. In some locations, including China and India, the blog or website must be established for at least six months before it qualifies for the Adsense program.
Google Adsense has strict content policies to protect the interests of its advertisers. Adsense accepts applications only from websites with original content. If your site contains duplicate or stolen content -- including text, images and multimedia clips -- then Adsense will disable the account. Google also bars sites with adult content or content that promotes illegal activity, including file sharing and some video or music download sites.
The legal definition of an adult varies between locations, but you must be over 18 years old to qualify for a Google Adsense account. Applicants should also have a bank account for receiving regular payments from Google Adsense. The network pays publishers with a check or electronic funds transfer for each month when the minimum $100 payment threshold is met.
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