Not everybody understands the AdSense review process - and the detail that "Congratulations!" is only the beginning.
There are actually 4 steps in the review process, which must complete successfully, to provide paying ads for your blog.
This is what you see, with a new blog.
Each review step follows the previous step, one by one.
- Automated blog size analysis.
- Manual ad placement and content analysis.
- Automated blog content analysis.
- Automated matching of available ads to blog pages.
Automated blog size analysis.
With a Blogger hosted AdSense account, Blogger checks each blog, periodically. When your blog is eligible to apply for AdSense, based on age and size, you see the legendary "Congratulations!" offer.
This is what you see, with an eligible blog.
You now have a working "Earnings" dashboard page - and can select ad placement options, and apply.
You have to place ads, before you apply, and evaluation can start.
This is the beginning of your road to riches - but only the beginning.
Manual ad placement and content analysis.
Following ad placement, and application, you await approval during the "2 to 3 week" evaluation period. Until people decide that the blog is well written, with consistent and easy navigation, and properly placed ads - and contains material that is informative, interesting, and unique, AdSense won't place paying ads in the blog.
Any ads visible, after you select ad placement, will be public service announcements. You won't earn any money, with PSAs displayed. Some blog owners will see blank spaces, where ads are supposed to appear.
Automated blog content analysis.
Following approval, the AdSense crawler has to analyse post content, so actual paying ads can be chosen.
If content cannot be analysed, paying ads can't be chosen.
Automated matching of available ads to blog pages.
Following post content analysis, available paying ads have to be chosen, on a page by page basis. AdSense won't sell ads for prohibited or unwanted content.
If paying ads are not available, to match the content as analysed, the blog won't make money.
The bottom line.
Until actual paying ads are placed into the blog, you can't start to make money. And paying ads won't be added, until the blog is ready.
As usual, I'll advise you to start a blog with informative, interesting, and unique content - published regularly. And keep publishing, frequently.
And, wait patiently.
Some new #Blogger blog owners setup their blogs - and wonder, immediately, why they aren't seeing paying ads on their blogs. They fail to understand that ads only appear on blogs after several careful evaluation processes.