How to monetize your blog? When you’ve had a blog for a while with plenty of content and visitors, one of the options you have it to monetize it is displaying ads.
You care about your site and your content, and you should care about the ads you choose to show in your website.
Google AdSense offers relevant ads and it gives you control over the look and the position of these ads.
In this article, we’ll show you how to use AdSense to monetize your blog.
What is Google AdSense
A program run by Google that allows bloggers and website owners to serve ads. These ads appear as automatic text, image, video, or interactive media advertisements. This program serves ads targeting your site’s content and audience.
AdSense is a great way to monetize your blog, it is easy to implement and it just works. After you sign up for this program, you copy and paste a piece of code on your site and Google starts serving the highest paying ads in your site.
Get started with Google AdSense
Most people running a website already have what’s necessary to get started with it. Here are the three things you need to get started:
- A Google account – If you have a Gmail account or use any other Google service, you already have one. If you don’t, you can sign up for a Gmail account, it’s free and easy.
- Original content – Any content from your website or blog created from scratch. This is one of the main requirements this program has.
- Phone number and postal address – The phone number and address associated with your bank account is needed to receive payments from AdSense.
Add Google AdSense to your website
Once you know you’ve meet the requirements above, the next step is to sign up for a Google AdSense account.
Once you create an account, login to Google AdSense and go to the menu labeled MyAds. In there, you can create ads, choose the size, the style and filter the type of ads you want to serve on your website.
After creating your ads and customizing them, you’ll be able to copy a script to paste on the areas of your website where you want these ads to appear.
The Google AdSense website also includes other tools to help you setup your ads and to track its performance. This site will also show you the earnings of the sites displayed on your site.
If you need further help with Google AdSense, we invite you to visit Google AdSense’s resource site. The resouce site has lots of information to help you make the most out of your Google AdSense account.
If you need help setting up Google AdSense in your site(s) please let us know.
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