Use Google AdSense to Monetize your WordPress Blog

Do you want to monetize your WordPress blog? One best way would be to increase the Ad coverage on the additional areas of your site and placing ad units on content pages that don’t have any. By doing so, you’re increasing your chances to monetize your blog’s traffic. Bloggers have done this in the past and have consistently seen improvements in earnings.

Google AdSense gives you a chance to monetize your blog. You can easily add Google AdSense to your WordPress site and start making money right away!! The best thing about Google AdSense is that it is hassle free and saves you from dealing with advertisers or worry about collecting money. Google maintains relationships with the advertisers. They collect the payment, take their share, and send your share to you.

Getting started with AdSense

The first thing you need to do is to sign up for a Gmail account. If you already have a Gmail account, then you can use an existing account to sign up for Google AdSense account.

Submitting your application for approval and wait till you receive an email within six to eight hours telling you whether you have passed the first step of the review process. You have to pass the first step, only then you can log in to your AdSense account to get your Ad code.

Start by clicking on the My ads tab and then click on the New ad unit button.

Add new Ad unit-Google AdSense

Add new Ad unit-Google AdSense

This will bring you to create new ad page. On this page, you need to select the Ad size, type, and style.

Ad sizes

Ad sizes

The next option is choosing the Ad Size. While Google offers a variety of Ad sizes, there are certain sizes that are recommended because those are the most popular among advertisers. This means is that these ads are likely to have a higher inventory thus a better payout.

The next option is to choose Ad type. Ads can be:

  • Display Ads
  • Text Ads
  • Display and Text Ads

Google recommends having both Text and Display ads.

If no targeted ads are available for your page, Google will show a transparent space instead of ads. If Google isn’t able to show targeted ads you can set up backup ads to display a color, image, HTML page, or ad server.  For backup ads, you can either choose to have a blank space or fill it with your own Ad. This is shown when Google cannot find an appropriate advertise.

Custom Channels feature allows you to better track the ad performance based on sites. You don’t have to use it if you don’t want to. Ad style allows you to control the display of your text-based ad units. We recommend using your site’s color scheme for best results.

Once you’re done with this setup, simply click on Save and get code button. You will be prompted with a message “Ad successfully created”, and you will also see the Ad code. Copy your Ad code and paste it in a Notepad because you will need it in the next step.

Adding Google AdSense in WordPress

There are many plugins and services which can add Google Adsense to your WordPress site. You take a look at the 6 recommended AdSense plugins for WordPress.

You need to determine where you want to show the ad on your website. Most commonly ads are displayed in the sidebar. You can add the Ads in your sidebar by using WordPress widgets.

Simply go to Appearance » Widgets in your WordPress admin area. Next drag and drop the Text widget to the appropriate widget area and paste your Google AdSense code in there.

Copy and paste to widget area

Paste your code to widget area




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