How to Properly Add Google AdSense to Your WordPress Site

Looking to monetize your site with the powerful tool Google AdSense? Getting started with Google AdSense can feel a bit overwhelming for new users. We’ve helped hundreds of users get started and properly add Google AdSense to their WordPress sites.

Google Adsense is an advertising network run by Google to help bloggers and site owners have the opportunity to earn money by showing text, images, video, and other advertising on their website targeted to their audience.

To start out you will want to sign up for a Google Adsense account on the Google AdSense site you can find a link to the site here:

The should respond within eight hours telling you if you passed the review process and when that is completed you will be able to log in and create an ad unit.

Our video will guide you through our recommended settings as well as the usual locations for where you can add the ad to your site as well as some general troubleshooting should you have issues with the ads.

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29 Thoughts to “How to Properly Add Google AdSense to Your WordPress Site”

  1. how can i insert ads inside the post? No sidebars ads

  2. Do i need to this every time for the new post?

  3. Good day where to put the code i can't gets where it put I searched my account again and again

  4. Thank you so much! It worked! Something that I did worked! You explain it very well, even though the re are some current differences in Adsense.

  5. Could you make a video on Google auto ads?

  6. is it the web page need to upgrade to business class?

  7. Does this work on the free version?

  8. Adsense now requires you to connect you site to adsense before you can make any ads (not covered in this video unfortunately). Any recommendations here?

  9. can i add google adsense ads to personal plan of wordpress (not the premium one)?

  10. This is outdated video as everything looks different now on google adsense account ((

  11. What kind of plan would be eligible for Adsense? Would Premium (not business and ecommerce) be enough for it?

  12. i signed in to google adsense but they are asking to configure a code and 'adds' are blocked in my screen. I can't proceedc 🙁

  13. This looks totally different from what I'm seeing on my adsense & wordpress account 😞

  14. Hi, I followed all your steps 2 days ago and I'm still seeing blank spaces. How long does it take for the ads to appear do you know? Also, is there a specific traffic requirement or does it not matter given that I'm a business member?

  15. I dont know how to add it to my website

  16. , i have a doubt. unfortunatly yesterday my adsense account was disabled due to invalid click. but domain is not banned by google. so can i use another adsense on same wordpress blog? i mean in same domain? please reply

  17. Can you update this video. I tried it exactly how you showed here and it still does not work and the way Google Adsense looks now is a little different than when you did this video. Please help. My ads are not showing no matter what I do. I've been trying to fix this for a long time and still ads will not show up.

  18. Your audio is faster than the video. Was that recorded separate???

  19. I get this message in Adsense:
    Earnings at risk – One or more of your sites does not have an ads.txt file. Fix this now to avoid severe impact to your revenue..

    You need to add your publisher ID to the following ads.txt files:

    I have added publisher ID But still getting error even after 15 days
    please help..

    AdSense Support Team not help me .

    AdSense is a self-service product so we are unable to provide support for all issues via email. We encourage you to use the resources available in the AdSense interface, Help Center, and user-to-user forum to resolve your issue.

    I can't find any answer. Now you only my last hope…
    Please help me..

  20. When I paste the code it shows 4 errors and I don't know how to fix them. Script tags are not allowed and also two attributes it says are not allowed

  21. thank you this was really helpful

  22. Ok, so this only works with a paid website? I have a free site and just in reading the comments, it sounds like I can't add adsense to my website the way it is now? Why is it so hard to find this out? I tried googling if I can monetize my free wordpress site and it brought me to this video so this whole time I thought it was going to work. I just don't understand why someone just doesn't say, "no, it does not work on a free wordpress website". All I'm trying to do is monetize my youtube channel, but it says I have to add a website. Well, my website is So does this mean I cannot monetize my youtube channel?? This is just so frustrating…

  23. I am so lost when it comes to this adsense stuff. I just followed your steps, but it says, "There are 6 errors which must be fixed before you can save". What do I do?

  24. When do we need a Google Adsense on your blog? After gaining a decent amount of traffic?? Or

  25. youtube needs a way to retire old videos or let authors "freshen" them. I never saw "my ads", so who knows what I did to my site. Thanks for posting….

  26. Thank you so very much. Very well explained. Simple and effective.

  27. The thing is, I do not have the option to even get into ads because I do not know where to post my code on my site

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