I’ve been coming across a lot of questions regarding Google Adsense and Analytics integration by some fellow bloggers. Working in the field of digital media and marketing, I realized that compiling all steps and tips together in this week’s growth blog. So, here’s a 5 step guide to integrating Google Adsense on your blog.
The idea of Growth section in ERTSY is all about the mental and intrinsic growth of individuals as a community. Since I’m a part of the blogging community, it is only fair to follow up my last article for bloggers about SEO integration on the blog to this one today.
Google Analytics or Adsense integration can sound and seem a little intimidating, however easy. The idea is to understand the steps and follow them without skipping the attention to details.
Simply, the steps to be followed are:
1. Ensure your website is compatible with AdSense
Eligibility – Have your own URL
- Have a content-rich site activated for over at least 6 months
- Shouldn’t promote nudity or sexual content
- Have at least 25-30 existing articles
- You must have at least 3 articles with over 1000 words to balance out all HTML codes on the theme
- Have an SSL certificate if you’re selling anything directly through the site
2. Sign up for an AdSense account on Adsense website
- You should be at least 18 years old
- Should be able to enter a permanent address where you can receive the code Google sends in
- You should have a bank account with your name and the preferably affiliated to the same address
Tip: If you use your personal Gmail account to sign up, you will be responsible for the taxes as a personal account and if you do it through your business account, it is under the business tax. Make sure that in either case, you have the same name on your Gmail, Adsense, and bank account.
3. Log in to your AdSense account
This should be the easiest part once you’ve already signed up for the Adsense account.
- Create the Ad Unit: To generate your AdSense ad code you first need to create an ad unit. You do this on the My ads page in your AdSense account. There are a few different types of ad unit that you can choose from. Once you’ve decided which type of ad unit you want to create, follow the steps below to get and copy your ad code.
See the sizes here: https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/181960?hl=en
Tip: It is a good idea to look around and get familiarized with everything the platform has to offer, too.
4. Add the AdSense code
Once you’ve created your Ad unit: (From Google)
Sign in with your AdSense account.
Visit the My ads tab.
In the sidebar, make sure Content is selected.
Find your ad unit in the list of ad units, and click Get Code.
In the “Ad code” box that opens:
Leave the code type set to “Asynchronous” (the default), unless you want to use synchronous ad code. Learn more about asynchronous ad code.
If you’ve chosen to create a responsive ad unit, you won’t see the Code type drop-down in the “Ad code” box. Responsive ad units only use asynchronous ad code.
Select the ad code by clicking it. You’ll see the ad code highlighted in blue.
Example of the “Ad code” box
Copy all of the ad code, e.g., press Ctrl+C (Windows) or ⌘+C (Mac).
Tip: If you use WordPress self-hosting you can use any plugin from Add Plugin feature to integrate this code. Just search for Google Adsense on your blog plugins and follow the steps.
5. Wait for 1-2 weeks for final review & approval
Now You’ve done your bit, so sit back and let google review your request and enjoy a fair share of your blog earnings that will follow.
Hope I covered everything about adding Google Adsense on your blog. Feel free to ask below if you have any further questions. Do find time to check out some of the Travel in Style adventures on my blog.