I had given up on using AdSense just before I miraculously got an approval last week. The AdSense team had grown tired of seeing my application repeatedly to the extent that they don't check my website anymore, they just click the disapprove button and I get the AdSense disapproval notification in my email informing me I have just been disapproved because my site doesn't comply.
Well, I even got rejected in the AdSense products forum, where the white experts said I will never be approved by AdSense. I didn't feel bad, no, because they don't know it all. The AdSense policies will favour those with above 300k visits per month, even with copied or duplicate content. If you're struggling to make 30k visits or page views per month, please strictly adhere to their guidelines.
Why do you think highly trafficked news and music sites with duplicate and overly short content get approved easily and show AdSense ads all over like a trader showcasing his products? The things is, AdSense doesn't care about your content length, Google does. AdSense doesn't care about duplicate content (that's how websites with duplicate news content get approved), Google does.
AdSense cares about the value of your blog in terms of the blog niche and traffic. So, how did I finally get approved? The first thing I did was to observe the policies and the flaws, then I noticed the rate at which duplicate news sites display AdSense ads. It was confusing at first until I logically came up with an answer that in a cocktail party expansive paintings are sold to the personalities with the highest bids.
So, AdSense wants to make more sales or earn more money, and the best way to do that is to put ads on the most trafficked blogs (as long as they don't do adult content and stuff like that). Here's exactly how I got approved:
I created 100 good question answering posts in 2 months (gave the AdSense team time to forget my site name). Kept on blogging without thinking too much about the 18+ AdSense Noreply mails in my gmail.
I logged on to AdSense.com a week after the 100 good posts went online and I started getting organic hits or traffic (my rankings climbed 210% up the ladder after I did this). I registered via AdSense.com (no more google.co.uk/adsense).
After that, I logged into AdSense via AdSense.com the following day and I could access my account. The account was still undergoing a second review so I copied the page level ads code (the code they'll ask you to copy and paste in the segment of your blog) into my blog's segment. They'll tell you the review takes 3 or more days, mine took 3 weeks and within the 3 weeks I saw blank ad spaces on my blog.
Three weeks later, AdSense ads started showing up on the moss9ja blog. Guys, AdSense is not much of a complicated Ad program, it's being too careful to protect it's advertisers. If you think you're doing things right but they're still not approving, move on, change your template and almost everything about your site and reapply through AdSense.com. It should work.