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How to Add AdSense to WordPress

How to Add AdSense to WordPress

This blog post is to help you add Google AdSense ads into your WordPress website or blog. The steps are very simple, you don’t need to make even code changes.

 

What is AdSense?

Adsense is a program run by Google that allows publishers in the Google Network of content sites to serve automatic text, image, video, or interactive media advertisements, that are targeted to site content and audience.

In other words, it allows you to earn money by placing ads in your blog.

Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AdSense

 

How much money I can earn by AdSense?

It depends on how many visitors you have, type of your website, etc. According to my experience, do NOT expect too much i.e. between $1 and $3 per 1000 visitors in most of the cases.

So, if your website is visited by 1000 visitors per day, it means between $1 USD and $3 USD per day, so for a month you can expect between $30 and $90 USD earnings.

 

 

How to Add AdSense to my WordPress Site or Blog?

First, you need to have a valid AdSense account, you can apply for it here:

https://www.google.com/intl/en/adsense/start/get-started/

Once you have an AdSense account:

  1. Add Your Website URL into your Google Adsense account:
    1. Login to your AdSense account, https://google.com/adsense/
    2. Navigate to Left Menu -> Setting -> My Sites -> Overview, then click ‘+’ (the new add site button)
      AdSense Add Site
    3. In opened Dialog, enter your website domain name and click ‘Add Site’ button:
      adsense add site dialog
  2. Get Adsense code for your Ads
    1. In your adsense account navigate to Left Menu -> My Ads -> Ad units -> New ad Unit
    2. Generate Ad from the dialog and Copy-Paste the code
  3. Add Adsense ads code into your Website/Blog
    1. Most of the WordPress Themes comes with Widget areas i.e. Sidebar, Before or After content where you can insert custom content (our themes comes with such functionality), so first step here is to Navigate to:
      Admin Panel -> Left Menu -> Appearance -> Widgets
    2. Add Text widget into ‘Sidebar Widget area’ (or other of the widgets areas you have in your site)
    3. Click on ‘Text’ tab of the Widget
    4. Paste the Ad code (from step 2.2) into it
    5. Save Changes

That’s it, if you open your website after 10-15 min, you should see ads there.

Remember: NEVER click on ads in your website or ask friends to do so. Google check for such activities and could ban your website.

Good Luck with monitizing your website. I really hope the above article will help with that 🙂

 

About the Author

Tihomir Ivanov is a WordPress and Salesforce Commerce Cloud (SFCC) developer, founder of tishonator.com, a fan of Linux and Open Source, Minimalism (in Design and Life), Sci-fi, Fantasy, Classic and History books :)

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