Monetizing your website is important after a while and Google AdSense is the best and most easy way to get there. We will be guiding you through the process of adding Google AdSense in your WordPress Website.
What is Google AdSense?
Google AdSense is a CPC (cost-per-click) advertising program that allows anyone wanting to put ads that are targeted and relevant to the content of the site on their websites for monetization by inserting a small HTML code into their sites.
Getting Started with AdSense
Step 1. Sign up for a Google AdSense account. You can also use an already existing Gmail account.
Step 2. Once your application is approved you will get your ad code inside your AdSense account.
Step 3. After logging into your AdSense account click on the New Ad Unit Button under My Ads tab.
Step 4. You will be asked to choose an ad type from ‘text and display ads’, ‘In-feed ads’, and ‘In-article ads’.
Step 5. Start with the text and display ads if you are unsure.
Step 6. Name the ad unit appropriately and select the ad size, type, style, and colours.
Tip: Ad style allows you to control the display of your text-based ad units.
Step 7. Once done click on Save and get code button. You will see “Ad successfully created” prompt and you will also see an ad code.
Step 8. Copy your ad code and save it in a text editor like Notepad.
Adding Google AdSense in WordPress
Step 1. Go to Appearance » Widgets page in your WordPress admin area.
Step 2. Drag & drop the ‘Custom HTML’ widget to the appropriate widget area and paste your Google AdSense code in there.