How to Add Google AdSense to Your WordPress Site

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Google Adsense is probably one of the most popular ways to monetize a blog. Google AdSense is a free program that helps you monetize your website or blog by placing targeted ads across your desired areas on your blog or website. It’s one of the easiest ways to make money using your blog. 
Before monetizing your blog ensure that your content is unique and copyright-free to avoid being penalized. 

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When one of your readers clicks on the ad you get paid. Google acts as the middleman between advertisers and content creators making the payment process hassle-free and very reliable. 
If you’re just setting up your WordPress blog you can use Bluehost to self-host your website. 

Sign up for a Google Adsense account

Sign up for a Google AdSense account using your Gmail account if you’re not already registered. Once you’ve submitted the website you can wait a couple of days or even weeks for approval from google depending on the nature of your site. 

Google Adsense Account Verification

Once your account is verified and reviewed you can now access your account and get the Ad code that you should place on your site for you to start getting ads on your site. If you’re using WordPress you can use the insert headers and footers plugin.

Placement of Google Ads

Determine where you want to place the ads on your site. Most ads are placed using the custom HTML widget on the side menu. Adding ads manually on your site page by page and article by article can be a bit tedious. Google has an auto ads option where google now places your ads in sections it feels are better suited to increase clicks. For this option just log in to your AdSense account and click on the ads tab then generate the Auto Ads code. 

Add the AdSense units to your site

The Google Adsense auto Ads code generated will generate ads on all pages on your site. You can paste the code directly on your WordPress PHP file. However, if you’re not tech-savvy or you don’t want to risk changing anything you can use the insert headers and footer WordPress plugin. This way you still get the same results. Paste the auto ads code on the header and save your changes. The plugin will now help google AdSense in generating the code on all your pages. Give it some time as it may take a while for google to start populating ads on your site. Some themes however have an option of deciding where you can place your ads 

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