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Eligibility to participate in AdSense

While we can't say whether your site would be eligible without fully reviewing your application, there are a few things you can check before applying to see if your site would be a good fit with AdSense.

  • Do you have a website?
    You'll need one in order to participate. Read our tips for creating great content so you'll attract users and advertisers to your site.
  • Are you at least 18 years old?
    As noted in our Terms and Conditions, we can only accept applications from applicants who are over 18.
  • Does your site comply with our program policies?
    Check that your site complies with our policies before submitting your application. Keep in mind that we may change our policies at any time, and per our Terms and Conditions, it's your responsibility to keep up-to-date with them.
  • Has your site been active for at least six months?
    In some locations, including China and India, we require your site to have been active for at least six months before it will be considered. We've taken this step to ensure the quality of our advertising network and protect the interests of our advertisers and existing publishers.

When you're ready, please submit an application. We'll review your application and get back to you by email within about a week.

Eligibility for hosted accounts

AdSense works with products such as Blogger and YouTube to allow you to create host partner accounts. To be eligible for a hosted AdSense account via Blogger or YouTube, you must first meet certain eligibility requirements. As soon as your blog or channel becomes eligible for monetization via AdSense, you can apply for a new AdSense account and link these products.

Please apply for your new AdSense account via your Blogger or YouTube account. Note that you won't be able to apply via the regular AdSense application process. For more information, see: sign up for AdSense via YouTube or make money with your blog.

If you signed up for AdSense through a host partner and you’d like to show ads on your own non-host partner website, then you’ll need to submit a one-time application form.

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