Although there are other ad programs, Google Adsense is by far the most popular and prominent way of monetizing your website. Of course, the amount of money that you can earn will strictly depend on the number of people visiting your site and the number of clicks they make.
Google Adsense is an advertisement network which is operated by Google.
Like it happens in other advertisement networks, you place ads on your website and wait for the passive income to come.
These ads (images, text links or videos) are provided to you by Google Adsense program.
Google Adsense acts as an intermediary between the advertisers and you.
Google Adsense gets the money from the advertisers, cut their part and give you your fair share.
This is a Pay Per Click (aka Cost Per Click) program.
Google will pay you whenever a visitor clicks your Adsense Ads .
Google Adsense ads are “targeted ads”, which means they will (as closely as it can) be related to your visitors and content.
You can easily control your ad ecosystem from Adsense control panel.
To be able to add Google Adsense easily to your wordpress website, all you have to do is to follow the steps which I will cover now.
Step 1 :
For Google Adsense, you will need a Google Account.
If you do have one, then you may immediately skip to step 2.
If you need a Google Account, you may read this article about how to get a Google Account.
Or you can visit the related Google page to register a Google Account.
Step 2 :
Now, you can register to Google Adsense.
Go to Google Adsense program page.
Click Sign Up Now button
The registration is pretty straightforward.
In the registration process, only information regarding you and your website will be asked.
Step 3 :
Now, you need to wait for the confirmation email from Google, which will tell you whether you are admitted to join the Google Adsense program or not.
The mail should arrive in a couple of hours (but this depends. It might take slightly more)
If you are not admitted, then you should improve your website and apply again later.
If you are admitted, go to Step 4
Step 4 :
Go to Plugins / Add New
Search for Google Adsense
Click Install Now Button
Click Activate Button
Step 5 :
Log in to Google Adsense Account.
Copy the code on your page (it will look like the code below)
Step 6 :
Go to Settings / Google Adsense
Paste the code inside of the Ad Manager and submit it
Step 7 :
Google will review your site and if they find everything alright, they will notify you by email.
During this period, ad places will look empty (No real ads will be seen until you are fully approved)
Step 8 :
If you are approved, then you should be very careful to follow Google Adsense rules (for example; you shouldn’t click your own ads)
Otherwise, you will be banned from the program.
The last thing that should be completed is to place the ads.
You can place 3 ads in a page.
There will be many red plus signs on your page (look at the black bordered arrow)
These plus signs indicate the available places that you can place ads (Remember; 3 at most)
Click 3 of them.
To activate your ad configuration, click Save and Activate button (look at the red bordered arrow)
That is it !
You placed Google Adsense ads into your website.
They will most probably will appear on your site shortly.
I hope this article is useful for you.
Waiting for your comments and questions.