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How to Properly Add Google AdSense to Your Website

What is Google Adsense?

Google Adsense is a way for writers to earn money from their content. It works by matching the advertisements depending on the visitor of your site. These advertisements are paid by the advertisers to promote their products, and you will earn money from these advertisers. Adsenseis one of the easiest ways to make money online with the help of your website.

By using Google Adsense, you do not need to worry about collecting money. The administers will communicate and maintain a relationship with the advertisers. And because of that, they are the ones who will receive the payment of the advertisers and soon will distribute the money you earn from them.

Adding Google Adsense

To start using Google Adsense, you need to Sign Up first for an account, if you have an available Gmail account, it is better to use it. Submit the application and after that, wait for the Google Adsense team to review your application. After receiving the approval, you can already access your account in Google Adsense and, get your ad code, attach it on your website to display advertisements.

In the latest update, there is an automatic way on how to make Adsense effective on your website wherein you need to paste one part of code then Google will play the ads whenever and wherever time they spend visiting your blog. They will also decide how many advertisements will show while visiting your page.

Despite having an easy and fast installation of Google Adsense, some still prefer using the manual method.

Manual Adding of Google Adsense on Your Website

Click the Ads menu from the left column of the software then switch to the “By ad unit” tab, “Create New Ad” follows. They will show you three different ad types— Display ads, In-feed ads, and In- article ads. If you don’t know what to pick, proceed with “Display ads.”

Next, you need to name this ad unit. Then,  select the ad size and type. The Ad name is only used for internal purposes, so you can name it anything you want to.

Proceed in choosing the Ad size. There is a list of specific recommended sizes which are the most popular among them. You can choose whether you want your ad to be responsive or fixed. Choosing responsive ads is better as they work well on all devices and screen sizes.

After that, click the “Create” to continue then Adsense will generate the code for you.

How to add Google Adsense in WordPress?

First is to know where you want to show the ads on your website and they are commonly found in the sidebar so you can add Google Adsense there by using WordPress widgets.

After that, go to Appearance » Widgets page in your WordPress admin area. Next is drag & drop the ‘Custom HTML’ widget to the appropriate widget area and paste your Google AdSense code there.

Adding Auto-Ads AdSense Code in WordPress

It takes a lot of time and effort if you individually added ads in different areas of your website while struggling to find the best location for each of the ads.

Google introduced auto-ads, and this can help you by just adding one code snippet to your website then let Google Adsense work for the needed qualities of ads. The problem here is that you have no control over the ads on your site.

If you want to add the auto-ads feature, then this is how you’ll add Google AdSense to your website. First, log in to your Google AdSense account and click on the Ads tab. Next, you should click on the Get Code button to get the auto-ads code. Then, copy and paste this code in a text editor. Copy then paste the code in between thetags of your website.

You need to add the code to all the pages where you want to place the ad. You can also add this in your WordPress theme’s header.php file but take note that the code might disappear if you changed your theme.

Plugins for Better Enabling Codes

For better adding site-wide code, use plugins.

Install and activate the Insert Headers and Footers plugin. After activating it, go to the Settings » Insert Headers and Footers. From here, you need to paste your code in the header section then click Save.

I hope this article helped you add Google AdSense to your website. And for the bloggers and other writers, enjoy earning money through the use of this Google Adsense and hope it helped you not only by adding Adsense, but also giving you ideas on what you might see in your site.

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