Monetize Your Blog with Google AdSense
As a perplexed blogger, you may be bursting with questions about how to earn some extra income from your website. One of the most popular and hassle-free ways to do this is by adding Google AdSense to your blog. With AdSense, publishers can display relevant ads and earn money effortlessly.
How to Add AdSense to Your WordPress Website
If you are ready to start monetizing your blog with AdSense, follow these steps:
Step 1: Sign up for AdSense
The first step is to sign up for AdSense if you haven’t already done so. Go to the AdSense website and sign up with your Google account. Once you have been approved, you will gain access to the AdSense dashboard where you can create ad units for your blog.
Step 2: Find the AdSense Code
After creating an ad unit, AdSense will provide you with an HTML code that you need to paste into your website’s HTML. You can find the code by going to the “Ads” tab on your AdSense dashboard and selecting the ad unit you want to add. Choose “Get code” and copy your AdSense code to your clipboard.
Step 3: Log in to Your WordPress Dashboard
Log in to your WordPress dashboard and go to the “Appearance” section. From the Appearance menu, select “Editor.” You should see a list of files on the right side of the screen.
Step 4: Select Your Theme’s “Header.php” File
Select the “header.php” file from the list of files on the right side of the screen. This file controls the header section of your website, where you will want to place your AdSense code.
Step 5: Paste the AdSense Code
Once you have selected the “header.php” file, scroll down until you see the closing tag. This is usually towards the end of the file. Paste your AdSense code right before this tag.
Step 6: Save Your Changes
Once you have pasted the AdSense code, click the “Update file” button at the bottom of the screen to save your changes. Your AdSense code should now be added to your website’s HTML.
Step 7: Check Your AdSense Account
Wait a few hours and check your AdSense account to make sure that the ads are displaying correctly on your website. If there are any issues, AdSense will provide you with instructions on how to fix them.
That’s it! You have successfully added AdSense to your WordPress website. Remember to always follow AdSense guidelines and optimize your ads for the best possible results. Happy monetizing!