Today i had to set up AdSense for this new blog and i figured that i should share the
information on how to set up Google AdSense with you so you can set it up on yours.
So let’s get started!
Here’s what you need in order to add adsense:
- A WordPress Blog – you can get a free one at NodBlog
- Write access on your blog hosting server – FTP, WebDav, Etc.
- An AdSense Account. If you don’t have one, sign up now, here
- About 10 minutes of free time
First thing first, you need to get the Adsense Manager plugin from mutube.com
You can download it dirrectly from here.
Extract the “adsense-manager” folder from the archive and upload it to your wordpress server in the /wp-content/plugins/ folder. After the upload, it should look like this: /public_hml/wp-content/plugins/adsense-manager
Next, you have to go to your Plugin settings tab in WordPress and activate the AdSense Plugin by clicking the Activate button on the right side of the screen. Just like in the picture:
There we go, you’re half way there, hang on!
Now you need find out your AdSense for Content Account Number. It’s located in “My Account” tab from your Google AdSense Control Panel:
Scroll Down the page to see the information. You need just the numbers, so copy everything that after ca-pub-. As you can see all 3 codes have the same number. That’s your Google AdSense Identification number:
Ok, go back to the WordPress administration Panel and under the Options -> Adsense Manager tab, enter your identification number described above. This being the first setup of the AdSense plugin in your blog, the access to the tab i just mentioned will redirrect you to Manage -> Ads . This is what happened to me, your experience might varry. Doesn’t matter though. Moving On, click the Save Changes button on the right side of the screen. Note the Donation info at the bottom, in the blue square. You can choose to disable donations by entering 0 in the percentage field before saving changes, i advise you though that you should donate as much as you can.
Set up the size and colors that you want, you can play as much as you want with theese features, this part is pretty easy. The name field is what distinguishes your defined ad types. Please try to be organized and name your adsense ads properly so you can manage them easily trough your blog. I usually name adsense blocks by size and position of where i will be inserting them into the blog. The Html markups are optional, you can use them if you know web design and if your ads are not displaying correctly. Hopefully this is not the case of your blog template. Ok! Click Save Changes.
Note that in order to access the scroll-down ad selection menu, you have to be in the Code Viewer. You can insert default ad by simply inserting <!–adsense–> or the speciffic ads like mine with <!–adsense#ad-name–>
I hope this was helpfull, thank you for reading!
PS: The confirmation of your AdSense Account from Google may take as long as 72 hours, please be patient Allso note that if your blog is not indexed by google, then adsense targeted ads may not show content on your blog even if you set them properly. Relax, don’t stress it and results will soon start to show. Good luck! Please support us by checking the links on the sidebar.