How to Properly Add Google AdSense to A WordPress Site
It is already known that Google AdSense is one of the most popular ways to monetize your website. Now, what it means to monetize a website? Monetize is to convert into or express in the form of currency. So, in general, to make money out of your website is the idea of monetizing here.
Google AdSense is one way to earn money out of any website. One just can easily add Google Adsense to WordPress site and get cash. Though not just anyone can add Google AdSense. There are rules and requirements. Let us save it for the next time.
Here, it will be shown how to add Google AdSense to WordPress. Wait till you reach the end. There is some bonus.
The first thing you need to do is sign up for a Google AdSense account (https://www.google.com/adsense/).
If you have a Gmail account, then you can use your existing account to sign up. Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an email within 6 to 8 hours telling you whether you have passed the first step of the review process. If you passed the check, then you can log in to your AdSense account and get your ad code.
The whole process is stated below with helpful images:
Once you have clocked the button a window will open up asking for questions. Answer them all. Check and double check if they are correct or not. Anything wrong even the slightest will ruin everything.
Also, they will give you the options of choosing customized help and suggestion. Make sure to tick the box. It will make the job a lot easier.
Then, a few more clicks like providing the name of the country residing into right now and a notice to check out the rules and regulation of the service. Once you have gone through the terms you can click the ‘create account’ button and get started.
Once you have it is time for giving Google your exact location. The whole address with city, postal code and also the phone number.
After a while, Google sent a code. It is to connect your site to AdSense. Copy that code, place it on the site HTML between the <head> and </head> tag as shown below and click the box check to confirm that you have completed the action.
Hit ‘done’ button.
Adding Google AdSense in WordPress
This is a very crucial point. WordPress is very popular for building a website. With WordPress, one can easily add AdSense code to the website. The process is easy.
All you have to do is the first login to the administrative end of your website.
Then, go to the Appearance -> Widgets menu.
In this page select to drag-and-drop a Text widget onto the Blog Sidebar.
Then add the title (in our case – Advertisement) and under it, click the Text tab and then paste the code that Google has provided just now. Finally, hit the ‘save button’.
The ad will automatically be saved and appear in your WordPress Sidebar.
And that’s all. This is A to Z of adding Google AdSense to your website to earn some cash. It is very simple and hopefully hope, the article was simple enough to show the whole process simple.
The Requirements to Get Google AdSense Application Approved
As said before not anyone can just apply or ad Google AdSense to their website. There are some precursors.
- The website you are applying for the facility has to be at least 6 months old
- The person behind the website in short the applicant has to be at least 18 years old
- And, most importantly the website and all its content must comply with AdSense program policies and terms and conditions.
So, here are the basic requirements.
And there is a conflict. A misunderstanding to say. There are 2 different things. WordPress.com and WordPress.org who may sound same but is not. WordPress.com does not allow to add Google AdSense to your website. Not until it is upgraded it to the Business plan. But WordPress.org. allows.
Best Tips for Google AdSense Management
As you started working with Google AdSense you will realize there are few questions clouding your judgment. What they are and what are the solutions? Check out here.
The Best Ad Size
Size does matter. And a lot when you are working on a website. The look of the website is everything that is why margins and sizes are so important. After much research and ad placement, it is found that 336×280 and 300×250 are the best sizes. These sizes tend to fit almost all screen and also (SSsssHHhhhh! Come closer) they have the best pay rate.
The Best Placement
Yeah!! Aaah!! Where to put it?!!! Trust me it killed the most time and potential. So what our experts and mentors have done so far? The answer is……..
It depends. Your layout matters. The point behind putting an ad is you want it to get clicked. So, as a result, the ad has to be in the most prominent places.
Studies have shown, ads within post content towards the top of the screen tend to get the most clicks.
Many may think they have come up with a brilliant solution with the floating widget thing but the truth is it is banned by Google’s Term of Service. So no floating thing on the page unless you want to get banned.
(What is Floating Widget? Floating elements that stick to the screen as someone scrolls up and down. Yeah, those things that never leave you wherever you go like the moon. They tend to have a higher click through and conversion rate than static objects.)
Tricks to Get Extra Clicks
Before anyone started to feel guilty let me make one thing clear you are not the only one. Even in my career’s early day I too also flirted with the idea of clicking my own add or ask friends and family to do it. So you can get some clicks and views by fooling the Google.
But don’t you dare to do it. Google is way too smart for that. It will find you and then ban you.
It happens each month. Google AdSense calculates your previous month’s earnings and shows them on the ‘Transactions’ page.
If the earnings match the required threshold, then the payment is processed and released by the 21st of that month. The payment method is multiple including electronic transfer, wire transfer, check, Western Union.
It happens a lot. Do not be stressed if it happens to you. Review your information, match them and try again.
Life is not a smooth road. Hurdles will come. But there is always a solution. If not then……. But we shall fight till the end.