This is a guide to teach you how to generate Adsense code that you can use to display advertisement on your blog or website.
This tutorial is targeted for new bloggers who just got approved for Google Adsense (GA). If you are a web developer or a seasoned website owner, you may find this tutorial basic.
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If you have an approved GA account, it is now time to generate ad units for placement on your online property.
GENERATING ADSENSE CODES
For newly approved GA accounts, there are the three types of ad units that you can create:
- Text and Display Ads – which can be either Ad Links or Text/Image ad types. We will focus our discussion on this type of GA code.
- In-feed ads
- In-article ads
- Matched Content
See this screenshot of what you will find in the dashboard when you create a new ad unit.
Procedure: Login to Adsense > My Ads > Content > Ad Unit > +New Ad Unit > Chose option 1, 2, or 3
After clicking New Ad Unit, you will see this:
For our sample, we will create ad units of the “Text and Display Ads” category. Select it. We also provided a video demo of an actual code generation that you can refer to.
STEP ONE: Name your ad unit.
*If you are the type who likes to analyze data, we suggest that you make your ad unit label descriptive.
Example A: ISP RBox Default which is our code for “This ad unit is for website iSensey. [ISP] It is a responsive ad unit for text/image ad [RBox] and the text ad style is the default one [Default].
Example B: ISP RLink Sky Blue which is our code for “This ad unit is for website iSensey. It is a responsive link ad type and the text ad style is sky blue [Colorful].
Example C: ISP 336×280 Simple which is our code for “This ad unit is for website iSensey. It is a 336×280 Large Rectangle type of ad, and the style is Minimalist”.
Example D: ISP 200×90 Solid Black which is our code for “This ad units is for website iSensey. This is a link ad 200 x 90 and the color style used is solid black [ Prestige ]”.
You can create your own system of labeling your ad units.
Why make a descriptive ad unit labels? This becomes handy if you want to check what style of ads generates the highest earning. Responsive or mobile or large rectangle or 300×250? Default style, splash of color, or minimalist style. Etc.
STEP TWO: Choose Ad Size (recommended is Responsive), Ad Type (recommended are text and display ads), Text Ad Style (iSensey favors default, colorful, minimalist, and own ad style ‘solid red’)
STEP THREE: Click “Save and Get Code”.
A new page will load with your code. Click inside the box to highlight the code. Then right click and click “Copy”.
You can paste the generated code right away to your website, in the location you prefer that does not violate any Adsense rules. Or copy and paste it temporarily on Notepad. Do not paste the code in Microsoft Word to avoid any additional formatting.
Watch this Video Demo of Generating Adsense Code
**We are using just a week-old Google Adsense account in our demo. The account owner is still waiting for the Pin Mailer, that’s why you can see a ‘verify your address’ notification in red bar.
IF YOU WANT TO CREATE RESPONSIVE LINK UNITS, see this settings:
*The default size in Adsense is “Recommended – Responsive”. This is a box type ad – rectangle, square layout.
Under Ad Size, Click “recommended” so you can see the other size-options.
At the bottom of the options, you can see “LINK ADS”, choose this and then we recommend that you choose “Responsive Links” so that the link unit will adapt automatically to the view port of the devise currently accessing your website.
Ideally, you will use one ad unit for one specific location on your blogsite. If you do this, it becomes easier and faster to dig into the reports data and find the ad placement that generates the highest number of clicks. You can then replicate this on your other websites. More on this on our next tutorials.
Now, you can insert the Adsense codes manually into your WordPress blog. Or you can also use a plugin like “Ad Inserter” or “Quick Adsense” in case you are non-techie and you want to show ads inside your post.
Inserting ads in the header, primary or secondary sidebar is easy by way of the Text Widget. On the other hand, showing ads inside your posts is a bit tricky as it needs you to tinker with your site’s html. If you don’t know how to do it or is uncomfortable digging into your site’s source code, you can use a WordPress plugin to make life simpler.
Check out how to place Adsense codes using Ad Inserter plugin and manual placement on our next blogging tutorial.
Before you get excited in generating your own Adsense code, please make sure that the website you will be adding Adsense codes to is compliant with all the terms and conditions of the Google Adsense Program, otherwise, you will be taking a risk with your GA account if you put the codes in a non-compliant site.
Happy Earning Online! May your blog and website niche give you the opportunity to earn dollars after dollars just by showing advertisement on your blog.
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