How to Display Adsense on Your WordPress Blog


Before installing Adsense on your blog, you must have Google Adsense account. The Google Adsense account can be obtained by submitting your blog or website to the Google Adsense Team for approval. To qualify for a Google Adsense account, you must be 18 years old and your WordPress blog must comply with Google Adsense Terms of Service policies.

After your blog has been approved, Google will send you a confirmation notice that you have been accepted to the Google Adsense program.

Although there are Adsense ready WordPress templates, the Adsense ads can be installed on every WordPress theme. You can display Adsense ads on your blog with the Adsense WordPress plugins or by inserting Adsense code directly into your posts.

Adsense Logo

The Adsense WordPress plugins allows you to manage the automatic insertion of Google Adsense to your WordPress posts and pages without modifying the template.

To insert Adsense code through the WordPress plugin, follow the instructions below:

  • Go to Dashboard > Plugins.
  • Click on Add New.
  • Type the keyword “adsense” in the plugin search box.
  • After that, go to Settings > Adsense to configure the settings.
  • Fill in your Google client numbers after the pub.
  • To obtain the Google client number, login to your Adsense account. Click on My Account. Your Google client number is the number after ca-pub- in located under Property Information.
  • After you are satisfied with all the settings, click saved.
  • Visit your blog’s homepage to see if the Adsense code is working.

Manually inserting Adsense code into your blog post is an easy task that can be done in a few minutes.

To insert Adsense code manually, follow the instructions below:

  • Create a new ad for your blog in your Google Adsense account.
  • Copy the Adsense code.
  • Click on New Post on top of the dashboard of your WordPress blog.
  • After you had written a posts, click on the HTML tab
  • Paste the Adsense code to where you want the ads to appear.
  • Visit your blog homepage to verify if the Adsense code is working.
Left side placement example:
<div style="float:left; padding-top:20px; padding-right:10px;">
<script type="text/javascript"><!--
google_ad_client = "pub-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx";
google_ad_slot = "1234567890";
google_ad_width = 250;
google_ad_height = 250;
//-->
</script>
<script
src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js">
</script></div>

If you are skilled in HTML code, you can manually insert the Adsense code directly into your template. The WordPress themes are divided into several parts including Header, Footer, Sidebar, Main Index, and Single Post. To do this, you have to access the Code Editor located under the Appearance tab in your WordPress administration panel.

Google Adsense is just one way of monetizing your blog. There are also many other alternatives like Chitika, Amazon.com, Widgetbux, Payperpost that allows you to make money with your WordPress blog.

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About the Author: Justin Belden is a freelance web & graphic designer with over 15 years' experience. He is also an Avid member of the Design/Development community and a Serial Blogger who loves to help people by sharing interesting and informative tips and trick related to computer and technology.

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