Adding Google AdSense to Your WordPress Blog

Adding Google AdSense to Your WordPress Blog

Andy Holland

If you are looking to monetize your website, the easiest way to do so is through Google AdSense. You can add this to your WordPress site ad instantly start making money. Here, we will be taking you through some of the best practices to follow plus a few tips on how you can increase your earnings.

How to Install Google AdSense to Your WordPress Blog

Before you can start making any money from Google AdSense, you will need to sign up for an account. Submit your application then watch out for an email appearing in your inbox roughly 7 hours later which will confirm you are through the first part of the review process. You can then log into your AdSense account and get your ad code. Hit the My Ads tab and then New Ad Unit. A new screen will appear and it is here that you can choose the ad type that you want. There are three different types to choose from – text and display, in-feed and finally, in-article. As a beginner, we would recommend keeping things simple and starting off with text and display.

The next stage is to give your ad a name and choose some of the more creative elements such as the style, colours and ad size. Once you have completed this, you can hit the save button to get the code that you need. Copy this coding as you will need it to complete this process.

Adding it to Your WordPress Blog

It is up to you to determine where you want ads to appear on your website and you will tend to find that most people opt for the sidebar. You can achieve this easily by using WordPress widgets. Visit Appearance then Widgets in the WordPress admin section. You can then drag and drop the custom HTML widget and then paste in the Google AdSense coding from before. Once you have completed this, you will have successfully added Google AdSense to your WordPress blog.

Google AdSense FAQ

There are some questions regarding Google AdSense that come up time and time again. Here, we are taking you through these and providing you with the answers that you need.

  • The best AdSense size to go for is 336×280 or 300×250. This is due to these types of ad’s having the best rate of pay and being able to fit on most screen sizes.
  • Do not click on your own ad. Google’s algorithms know when you are doing this and this can lead to you being banned from the programme.
  • You can use your same AdSense account from Youtube or Blogger on your WordPress website.
  • Google pays published every month and it will calculate the previous month’s earnings. If it has reached the threshold then it will process your payment and release it by the 21st of the month.