The following article is a beginner’s guide in Google AdSense in which we will cover the creation of a new AdSense account, the process of admission, which is probably the most difficult and important part, up to your first payment as an AdSense publisher.
This can be done from Google AdSense page. Choose ‘Sign up now’ and pick a Google account you want to use as your AdSense account.
You’ll have to input the URL address of the website you want to show ads on.
You have to be the owner of the website and the entered URL has to be to the main site (not a sub-page or directory) without any additional parameters.
Then choose if you want to receive additional information and tips to your email inbox, accept the Terms of Service and choose the country language the content of the website is in.
Now, we can go to account activation.
You have to fill in the payment details. While doing so, remember to always use the exact same name you use for your bank account.
Otherwise, you may be unable to receive your payment.
Be sure to check if the name is the same if you are unsure because for some regions and countries it is practically impossible to change the payee name once submitted, even though the official Terms of Service allow change of name in case of a spelling mistake (you can never change the ownership).
You’ll also have to connect your site to the AdSense network by copying the code snippet and pasting it into the header section of your website.
This should be done on the page that has the most content and is regularly updated. This usually means the main page(home page).
At this point, your personal data and website were submitted for AdSense approval. Your website will now thoroughly check to see if it’s content does not contain any topics from the long list of prohibited and unsupported topics.
Luckily there a detailed list of the prohibited topic which you can find here.
The waiting times vary a lot: some people get accepted after 24h, others after a couple of weeks.
Usually, you should expect Google’s decision in 2 to 4 days from the date of submission. If the decision is negative, you’re should be able to make some changes and try to apply once more.
If the decision is positive your naturally ready to publish ads.
Now It’s time to put the ads on your website. You have a whole range of ad formats to choose from.
However, be sure to do it, you guessed it, according to Google’s guidelines. There’s a huge number of really great articles on this topic, but for the sake of this article, we’d like to keep it simple.
The first and most important rule is to not obstruct UX. Also, the more doesn’t mean better, nor it means bigger revenue.
The last thing you want is to drive your readers away with placement and the sheer number of ads.
Some people say you should make the ads very visible, some that you should blend them with the site’s design as much as possible.
Note : It is better to use automatic ads.
You’re basically done! Congrats!
Remember you will get paid after you reach $100.
How much will it take? Hard to say. It depends on the traffic your website has, average session length and the content your site has – different industries have different average bids.