Students Tutorial — Adding AdSense Ads to WordPress Blogs and Websites

Students and new users who want to monetize their websites and blogs can join the Google AdSense Program to accomplish that… The program allows anyone with valuable website content to display advertisements on their website pages for money…

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to install Google AdSense code to a WordPress website to start earning some money from Google…

If you’re reading this post then you probably have heard a thing or two about AdSense and you’re looking for a simple tutorial on getting started with the program… If so, then you’re at the right place…

The steps below will guide you in adding AdSense codes to your WordPress sites to start making some serious money…When you’re ready to get started with AdSense, please follow the steps below:

Step 1: Create WordPress Website

The first requirement to getting approved for the AdSense program is to get a website or develop and application that are valuable to your audience… You’ll need create great content that people want to come to consume (read)…

The more you build your audience, the more likely you’re going to get approved by Google to join the program…

Your first priority should be creating great WordPress website or app and improving it so that people keep coming… the more people you get, the better earnings you’ll receive..

Step 2: Apply for AdSense

If have a WordPress website that has gained some popularity and receiving a fair amount of users and you want to use to earn some money from Google AdSense, you can apply to join the AdSense program…

If you don’t already have a WordPress website, then you may want to read some of our tutorials here on how to install WordPress…

After you’ve been approved by Google to join the program, your next steps will be go logon to your account and copy the AdSense codes to paste on your web pages… Doing this will allow Google Ads to display on your pages…

Google AdSense ad unit is one or more Google ads displayed as a result of one piece of the AdSense ad code…. You can create, customize and manage ad units on the Ads page in your AdSense account…

Step 3: Adding AdSense Codes to WordPress

Now that you’ve created a WordPress website and getting some web traffic, and you’ve been approved to join the Google AdSense program, you can start adding AdSense codes to your website…

AdSense offers several different types of ad unit… If a standard ad unit doesn’t meet the requirements of your site, consider using one of our more specialized ad units… These are the basic types of Ad units available to you:

  • Text & display – Standard ad unit: supports all of our regular ad sizes….
  • Native — ads that match the look and feel of your site, providing a great user experience for your visitors…
  • Link unit — displays a list of topics that are relevant to the content of your page…

Now that you know the types of ad units, logon to create new ad units for your site… To do that,

  • Sign in to your AdSense account.
  • Click My Ads.
  • Click Ad units.
  • Click +New ad unit.
  • Select the types of ads unit you wish to create… the most common is the Text & display ads
  • In the “Ad size” section, choose the size of the ads that you’d like to show
  • Select which type of ads you’d like to show on your pages from the Ad type drop-down… It is recommended that you display both text and display ads…
  • (Optional) Apply an ad style for your text ads.
  • Click Save and get code

AdSense ads unit

Grab the code… The code should look similar to the code below:

<script async src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js"></script>
<!-- wfstudents-responsive-header -->
<ins class="adsbygoogle"
     style="display:block"
     data-ad-client="ca-pub-936838503954584988136785875"
     data-ad-slot="1934533411607"
     data-ad-format="auto"
     data-full-width-responsive="true"></ins>
<script>
(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});
</script>

Copy the entire code, then logon to your WordPress…

Then go to Appearance — > Widgets

Adsense wordpress ads

There, if there’s a Sidebar section, drag or select a Text block and add to the Sidebar section of your WordPress site…

AdSense Unit WordPress

Save the text block and you’re done…

After a few minutes, you should begin to see Google AdSense displaying advertisements on your website…

The steps above is a basic setup to show ads on your site… More advanced settings, like ads location and customization maybe needed to earn the more money…. but this is a first step to making money from your WordPress websites…

Enjoy!

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