What is Google Adsense?
Google AdSense is Google’s online advertising program in which advertisers agree to have their ads placed on websites and blogs that contain content that’s relevant to the advertiser’s business. For example, if you had a blog on cars, those who were advertising items related to cars, such as accessories and car parts would want to advertise on your blog.
With Google AdSense, Google does all the work for you. If you don’t like one or more advertisers whose ads are being placed on your blog, you can block that advertiser from having ads displayed on your blog.
Read more about Google Adsense tips and tricks.
How to Qualify for a Google Adsense Account
Google AdSense is not the only program out there, but it is by far the most popular and it’s free. Your blog or website must meet AdSense guidelines by providing content that’s acceptable to Google.
You can’t qualify for a Google Ad Sense account until your website or blog is already in place with content. So you need to get the blogs for your free online businesses set up before you can take this step.
Google AdSense issues its payouts each time you reach at least $100 or monthly, whichever occurs sooner. It’s very important that you follow the AdSense guidelines to the letter, otherwise you risk losing any earnings you’ve already accrued.
How to Setup Google Adsense
This is a simple guide to help explain how to get your Google Adsense account up and running quickly.
What You Will Learn:
- How to setup a Google Adsense account
- Generate your Adsense Code
- Tips for implementing your code
1. Go to the Google Adsense account page at https://www.google.com/adsense. (If you already have a Gmail account you can login using the same username and password). Feel free to skip this step if you are already familiar with how to setup Adsense and generate your code.
2. After signing into your Google Adsense account, choose the Adsense Setup tab. On the Get Ads page, click the AdSense for Content link to create a standard Google ad unit.
3. Next, select the ad type. Since you’ll be creating a standard ad unit, choose the Ad Unit radio button. To enable the widest selection of ads to display on your pages, leave the drop-down set to Text and image ads (default).
4. Now, take a moment to customize your ads so they’ll match the look and feel of your site. Select the size you’d like from one of our different ad formats, keeping in mind that larger and wider ad units tend to perform better. (Get tips on picking a format.)
5. Next, select colors for your ads. You choose one of our predefined color palettes or create your own. You can view a sample of how the ads will look based on the colors you’ve selected. You might also want to review our tips on choosing colors.
6. If you’re interested in tracking the performance of your ad unit, you can add a channel. Channels provide more granular reports for the performance of specific ad units. If you haven’t created a channel yet, you can skip this step by clicking Continue.
7. Next you’ll be prompted to name your AdSense ad unit. This will allow you to change the appearance or settings of your ad easily through your account in the future, so select a name that will allow you to easily identify this AdSense unit later. For more information about this feature, check out our guide to Managing your Ads.
8. Finally, we’ll provide you with the ad code for your AdSense ad unit. Click anywhere inside the grey box to select the code, then right-click and select copy. You can now paste the code into the HTML source code of your site. For details and assistance adding the code to your pages, we recommend you review the Code Implementation guide.