adsense premium publisher

After I mention about AdSense Premium Publisher for the first time on my post how AdBlock alternative content might disable your AdSense account, people start asking me more and more about this “AdSense Premium Publisher”. Questions like whether or not it is real, what is the procedure of having an AdSense Premium Publisher account, what are the extra benefits premium publishers get other general publishers and so on. I’ve spent my last 2 weeks researching about how someone can become an AdSense premium publisher and what are the exact steps someone has to follow to reach that point.

If you are thinking that why should you care about this “Premium Publisher” hype as Google never mentioned about it officially on their AdSense policy page or even in any education videos, then I will definitely suggest you to keep reading this article to know more about the features, benefits and the procedure to have an AdSense Publisher Account.

All of us (the general AdSense publishers) who uses AdSense to monetize their website or content, we follow the AdSense policies like a country’s constitution. Because we know that if we don’t abide by the rules they have enacted on us, our accounts will get disabled and we will lose our source of income. Right? Well, you see this is not the case of AdSense Premium Publishers, they never worry whether or not they are following the AdSense rules. Even if they break (in our perspective) any amount of AdSense rules, there account will still be up and running.

What are the benefits Premium Publishers get?

Let’s start with no restrictions of following general AdSense policies. I know this might sound magical or dreamy, but it’s completely true. All AdSense premium publishers has to accept different terms and condition while upgrading their account as “Premium Publisher”, so the general rules which are applied to the majority of AdSense users is not enacted upon them. Here is a brief list of benefits all AdSense Premium Publishers enjoy every day.

  • As general AdSense publishers we are bound to show maximum of 3 ad units per page, Premium Publishers can show  4 – 5 ad units per page increasing there CTR 500% more than general AdSense publishers.
  • As general AdSense publishers does not have to authorization of tweaking the AdSense ad codes, Premium Publishers can change the color, size, fonts etc. using CSS. This might sound minimal, but creating a custom ad unit for your site as per your website requirement end up increasing the CTR and revenue.
  • As general AdSense publishers if you face any problem or have some queries regarding the AdSense the only option you have is using the Google AdSense Product Forum or searching on the web for related articles. But all Premium AdSense publishers have a dedicated AdSense expert and ad manager from Google to solve their problem to call upon at any time.
  • As general AdSense publisher, we never know what our CTR will be or how much we will earn from our AdSense account because these things are managed by Google AdSense algorithm and depends upon various parameters, but Premium Publishers are allowed to negotiate the share of earning they are going to get from AdSense. Before accepting the Premium Publisher terms Google and the publisher negotiate the price of the ads going to be showcased on their site. So, premium publishers always have an idea about how much they are going to earn from each ads shown on their site.
  • Though direct link to search queries (AdSense for search) are against the AdSense policy for general users, Premium Publishers can do it without worrying about their account getting disabled or banned.
  • Beside all these things Premium Publishers can also show their ad units as Sticky Ads, can show images as an alternative to AdBlockers where they can clearly ask their users to disable AdBlock. In short all the things that we (the general AdSense publishers) are not allowed to do, AdSense Premium Publishers can do it with ease.
  • Premium Publishers can get rid of the Ads by Google text from their ads, makes it looks more professional and removing the Google’s branding. In fact they can write anything in this label (like Sponsored Links) which end up increasing their CTR in an exponential rate.
  • As Google always says that showing AdSense ads on sites related to any kind of gambling or pornographic material is completely against AdSense policy, but Premium Publishers are allowed to show AdSense ads on gambling, casino and on adult content pages without any restriction.
  • Also AdSense Premium Publisher account will never get disabled or banned like normal AdSense account showing reason like invalid click activity or other security reason. Because Google trust premium publishers and they have faith that premium publishers will never do anything wrong.

Why Google does this partiality?

After reading the above list, if you are thinking that why Google does this partiality between the general AdSense publishers and Premium AdSense Publishers, because it’s good for their business. You see, almost every webmaster out there always try to have an AdSense account, no matter how hard it is. Because they know that AdSense is the only ad publishing medium which pays the best in this industry and also it does not shows those creepy popup ads which in terms makes the users unhappy. So, no matter what kind of website they have, all webmaster tries to have a working AdSense account. Even if Google does not approve their AdSense request, they keep trying unless they got a working AdSense account or they get frustrated and stop trying for new AdSense account. Google knows this very well.

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Visual difference between AdSense general and premium publisher ad

Now among all these webmasters who got an approved AdSense account, most of them are not aware of the various AdSense policies and end up disabling their AdSense account. Some of these webmasters even tries to trick Google with some black hat technique so that they can earn more money from Google AdSense. I’ve seen some organizations based in India, Pakistan and other Middle East countries who actually takes money to click on other’s ads. People pay money to them in a hope that these organization will keep clicking on their ads and they are going to be rich. This one of another reason, Google place all AdSense publishers from the Middle East countries in the risk prone zone, unless they shows extra ordinary performance on following AdSense policies for years before Google take those accounts out from the “Risk Prone” tab.

Now for all this reasons, Google always tries to make their policies as hard as possible. But among all those publishers who follows every single AdSense policies and also have a website/blog which has tremendous amount of unique traffic and also generate a huge monthly revenue on AdSense, Google put this publishers into a different list and monitor these account for months before upgrading them to Premium Publishers. You see these publishers (hand few of people) are already generating huge amount of revenue for themselves as well as for Google, so if they give them some extra benefits, these publishers will become more inspired and will work hard to increasing their website quality and the revenue, which in terms will also increase the revenue earned by Google.

Google advertisement platform is the main platform from which Google earns most of its monthly revenues. So they will do anything to increase that revenue and giving some extra benefits to a handful of people is actually the best possible way to do that. As the websites of these publishers are already famous, so Google knows that they are going to get higher revenue from these sites. Also giving these extra benefits to a handful of people is a way to keep these publishers aside from the rest of the crowed. The only problem is, Google never officially disclose any of this information regarding AdSense Premium Publishers, as they don’t want more attention towards this matter and want to keep this in dark for general AdSense publishers, so that they don’t became angry on Google. 🙂

So, how can I become an AdSense Premium Publishers?

Well, after reading the above part, I hope you already get the idea that it’s not that easy to get and also it’s not for everyone. Only a hand few of publishers ever get the luxury to enjoy the benefits of premium publisher account. There is no way to apply for AdSense Premium Publisher account. Only Google decide which publisher they want to upgrade and which publishers needs some attention. But after my research on this here is some rough requirements which you must need to get into the Google’s watch list for premium publisher. Please note that these numbers are approximate and reaching to that actual number does not always mean that Google will consider upgrading your account to the Premium Publisher.

  • To become AdSense Premium Publisher, you must need to have at least 20 million page views per month and 5 million unique search query hits leading to your site.
  • You must need to have a authority website. A trustworthy website to general users on whatever niche you work on.
  • You must need to have completely unique content with no violation of any copyright infringements.

If your site follows these basic requirements and if Google sees that upgrading your AdSense account to a premium publisher account will help them in their business (in terms of revenue and trust), then they will contact you directly for upgrading your AdSense account and will also sent you a Terms of Service agreement which you have to sign before the upgrade.

Conclusion

So, as you can see that AdSense Premium Publisher is an undisclosed feature by Google AdSense and only for a hand publishers who have a very popular authorative site, the best possible way to becoming an AdSense Premium Publisher is to make your website/blog more popular and reputable, as if your site itself will represent a brand. If you can achieve that, Google will email you with the invitation of joking the AdSense premium publisher team. So, what do you think about this Premium Publisher programmer? Are you a Premium AdSense Publisher? Do you think Google should stop doing this partiality with AdSense publisher? Let me know your thoughts about AdSense Premium Publisher programmer in the comment section below. I will love to hear all of your thoughts regarding this matter.

Published by Saumya Majumder

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37 Comments

  1. I found a site that has 5 AdSense blocks and checked in Semrush it does not have 20 million page views. How can put 5 blocks then?

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    • As you can see that these numbers are the most precise assumption was possible during the research. As I said these numbers are not something that are mentioned by Google itself officially, beside it has been seen that after a website reaches this point Google starts taking it seriously. Now it might be possible that a website that has lesser number of pageviews or search queries might be using the Premium Publisher privilege. Because it is always up to Google, whom they are gonna upgrade and whom they are not. There might be sites which have Premium Publisher tag but have only 5000 pageviews on the other hand there might be some sites which have 50million pageviews but still didn’t get any call from Google. It’s always up to Google whom to upgrade. Wherever Google sees profit for them, they will upgrade otherwise they won’t. The numbers I’ve mentioned is an approximate goal after which Google start taking publishers seriously. But if you have an super extraordinary unique site, Google might take you seriously a much before that. So, there is no hard code norms for this as this whole process is a completely undisclosed feature by Google.Hope this helps 🙂

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    • Google Adsense now allows up to 5 AD Unites for a website, Well at least for Newzars and most. Yes their website still says 3 units but if you read around on web, many have confirmed it as well.

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      • Don’t take the words of the web, take the woords of Google’s own website. If they close your account you cannot show them what others are saying, they will only consider their own website data.

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    • They are probably using the new Google Partner product for it. I saw this shared on Facebook yesterday the video explains how to get 5 google ads instead of 3 [LINK REMOVED]

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  2. Dear Saumya ,
    We are website developers . Our office cooperates with over 4-5 information/news sites which totally reach 1.5 million pageviews per day . All these sites are on the same AdSense account ( account of the company ) . Does Google check only sites SEPARATELY or checks the total views/search queries under an AdSense account ?
    Regards .

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    • Hi Chris,
      Google treats each site separately, whether they are in a single account or now. If any of your site reach the minimum requirment of Adsense Premium Publisher and if Google thinks its beneficial for them too, they will get in touch with you for that specific site/s.

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  3. Hi soumya, i have recently started a blog related to ecommerce tips and tricks but suddenly i see that the traffic from google dropped substantially without any reason i believe. Can you please help me figure out how do i understand what let the traffic drop? Also I am also from Kolkata and wish to meet up with you for a blog project. Will you be willing? Do let me know or contact me. Also here is the site. Also my site is this one: [LINK DELETED]

    Thanks a lot
    Rishi.
    [LINK DELETED]

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  4. Very Useful article sir , but i still have some question to ask, as a premium publisher Account does we can add our ads unit in to none support website , example i blog with khmer language which is an none normal adsense language support, but if i am an premium adsense publisher will i can place those ads to my blog?

    thank for sharing
    and thank help

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  5. THanks a lot for this Very usefull post although i would like to know does these premium account get higher click rates too per click

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  6. 20M views :-0

    if he has 20M views, he will add a new ad agency instead of google adsense.
    😀

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  7. With these assumptions I think it will be really hard to get a premium adsense whereas some are getting it done with 70k pv

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  8. i really loved the details given,

    20M pv, 5M search queries 🙁 they really set the bar high up.

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    • I’m glad that you liked it 🙂
      Yah! Google is really picky about their AdSense Premium program. The crazy part is even though you manage to grow your site that much and get all those users and search queries, still there is no guarantee that Google will contact you for their premium club. 😛 LOL 😀

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  9. AFAIK, it’s 3 ad units, 3 link ads and 2 search boxes. So in total, you can mount up to 8 section for adsense stuff on single page.

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  10. Thanks for this post..You have clear some of my doubt..Thank you

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  11. nice post bro. now everything is cleared to me

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  12. Great post, Saumya. You have covered almost everything there is to know about becoming a premium Adsense publisher. I didn’t know that the requirements were that high. But still, I will keep trying. Thanks for this great post.

    Regards,
    Daniel

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  13. Hello Saumya my Website is having 600000 page views per month and 100000 unique search query.So how to get adsense premium Publisher account please.Thank a Lot.Really your blog is awesome.

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    • Looking at your Alexa rank, it didn’t feel that the numbers you have mentioned above is appropriate. But if you do have that kind of user-base, then it’s good. Also please not it is not just about users and hits. Google also check many other things like the contents you provide, if Google think it can help their business grow further and many other thing before they send an email to you about upgrading to Premium Publisher.

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    • @Ravee

      What is the name of your website/blog?

      -Thanks

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  14. As a normal adsense publisher i don’t think i can become a premium publisher in a near by future.My traffic is 60,000 to 1 Lakh per month and it some time increase and decrease.So i am hope less

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    • As I mentioned above, it is not just the amount of visitors which can lead you to premium publisher. After your site gets that huge visits, then it come under Google reader. Google examine the the site and it’s content and if they think it is profitable for them to give you the premium access then they will contact you personally.

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  15. can you tell me which is the name of plugin you used to email subscribe so that i can also used it on my site.

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  16. Nice tutorial Saumya…i really find it very beneficial , You actually made everything crystal clear..Keep updating 🙂

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  17. Why don’t these Adsense people intimate about this at least to those who use Ad sense in their Blogs?
    Let us all give a try and try our luck too.

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    • Well as per Google they have already intimate everyone about these at the very beginning when you apply for a new adsense account. At the time of applying there is a huge documented text that you need to click “I Agree” to proceed, but the thing is 99.99% people don’t read it, just scroll down and click agree. After my last account got blocked, I was extremely angry too. That is why when I applied for this account I took 2 hours just to read that documents in between the lines and then I realized the minor things that I was doing wrong.

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  18. Great article dude 🙂 It’s very informational and I found it very helpful too. After reading this I thing it’s very tough to get premium account 😛

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  19. very clear instruction i found in last part

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  20. Very tough requirements.
    I think google should stop discrimination. And specially with asian countries.

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