Do you want to know How to Add Google AdSense Code on Your WordPress Site?
Google AdSense as we know it is the most common ways of monetizing your website and if you are reading this, you are either monetizing your website with google AdSense or you are about applying for google AdSense.
Google AdSense is not the only way to monetize your website, we have other monetizing agency. But due to the fact that Google AdSense is common as most WordPress beginners want it, that is why we are using google AdSense as a case study.
AdSense is one of the easiest way to start making money online with your website with millions of applications on their desk and few get approved by Google. we will show you how to add Google AdSense in WordPress along with some best practices and tips to increase your earnings.
What is Google AdSense
Google AdSense is a program run by Google through which website publishers in the Google Network of content sites serve text, images, video, or interactive media advertisements that are targeted to the site content and audience. These advertisements are administered, sorted, and maintained by Google.
Most bloggers and website owners has an opportunity to earn money by showing text, image, video, and other interactive advertisement on their websites. Google AdSense is free because you don’t have to deal with advertisers or worry about collecting money. Google administers and maintains relationships with advertisers.
How to Start with Google AdSense
Setting up your google AdSense account does not take time if you follow our guide.
- Sign up for a Google AdSense account. If you have a Gmail account, then you can use your existing account to sign up.
- Submitted your application, you will need to wait for the Google AdSense team to review it. This may take a few hours, weeks or few month for some publishers application to be reviewed.
- Once it is approved, then you can log in to your AdSense account and get your ad code. This is the code that you need to place on your website to display ads.
You can save this page till you get approved, once approved, you can continue reading.
There are different ads codes you can place on your website such as; Auto Ads, Matched Content, Display Ads, In-Feeds Ads, In-articles Ads and Search engine. But as a beginner on WordPress we advice you to use auto ads so that Google AdSense can help you place your ads perfectly, but most publishers are still using the manual method to individually place ads on their website. So we will show you the manual way and the auto ads placement.
Adsense Auto Ads Code Placement on WordPress using Advanced Ads Plugin
Most young beginners face lots of difficulties to place ads on their website, that is why they have to use auto ads for google to place ads for them. This allows you to simply add one code snippet to your site and let Google AdSense figure out the highest paying location, ad-size, and type. So you have less control of your ads showing on your website, google control 70% of it.
Follow this step if you want to add auto ads on your website
- Login to your Google AdSense account and Click on the Ads tab
- Click on the Get Code button to generate the auto-ads code. AdSense will now generate a code snippet with your publisher ID.
- Copy and paste this code in a text editor
There are different ads management plugins for WordPress, but we recommend Advanced ads Plugins because it is one of the best ads management for your website.
Then save then, the advanced ads plugin will now add the ad code on all pages of your website. It may take few minute for Google AdSense to start showing ads.
Adsense Auto Ads Code Placement on WordPress using Manual Guide
It is similar to adding codes using plugins but the little difference is that you place the auto ads codes wherever you want to.
Simply go to Appearance » Widgets page in your WordPress admin area. Next, drag & drop the ‘Custom HTML’ widget to the appropriate widget area and paste your Google AdSense code in there.
Adding Other AdSense Ads Code on WordPress
The first thing you need to decide is with other ads unit you want to use, is it Matched Content, Display Ads, In-Feeds Ads, In-articles Ads or Search engine.
Assuming you choose Display ads, you’ll start by clicking on the Ads menu in the left column and then switching to the ‘By ad unit’ tab. From here you need to click on ‘Create New Ad’.
Then You can select from ‘Display ads’. If you are unsure, then start with the display ads.
you need to provide a name for this ad unit and select the ad size and type.
You can also resize the ads you want to show on your website. You can also choose whether you want your ad to be responsive or fixed but we recommend responsive because most users use mobile devices.
Then you create, AdSense will now generate the ad code for you. It contains the unique ad unit ID and your publisher ID. Copy the codes which you will place manually or using advanced ads plugin. So you have to follow the manual or plugin guide so as to show ads on your website
Frequently Question asked by Beginners
Can I use one AdSense code on two website
Yes, normally AdSense approve one person with one publisher code, so you can use one ads codes on two website. But the AdSense will have to review the website you want to show ads on before they can show AdSense on the website.
Can I click on my own Ads
No, don’t do that, it is part of the don’t of google AdSense, if you do so, you get ban.
When and how does Google AdSense pay publishers?
Each month, Google AdSense calculates your previous month’s earnings and shows them on your ‘Transactions’ page. If your earnings match the required threshold, then your payment is processed and released by the 21st of that month.
There are multiple payment methods available including direct electronic transfer, wire transfer, check, Western Union, and more.
Why Google AdSense rejected my application?
Google Adsense may reject your application if your website doesn’t meet the AdSense program policies or their terms and conditions.
Can I add Google AdSense in my WordPress.com blog?
WordPress.com does not allow you to add Google AdSense to your website unless you upgrade to the Business plan. For more on this topic, please see our guide on the difference between WordPress.com vs WordPress.org.
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