Always it’s hard to start. That is why I created this mini-guide to starting with Google Adsense. Register and be accepted will be quite easy if you follow these 3 simple steps.
Step 1: Registration
In order to register with Google Adsense, previously you need to have a Gmail account, thus an email. If you don’t have it you can create it at: https://mail.google.com/
Once you finish completing your details and you have ready your Gmail account, you should go to www.google.com/adsense/start/. Log in to your Gmail account and fill in the form with the details of your blog or website (when logged with Gmail).
Step 2: Create ad Units
Once registered with your details and website/blog, you can add new ads with Google Adsense. Just simply go to My ads > New ad unit
Step 3: Place ads in your Blog
Choose the ad which better fit to your needs. I recommend using responsive ads because they adjust themselves to phones and tablets. However in some cases you might prefer specific sizes because they fit better in determined gaps.
It’s recommended to use ads in the following places:
- Header: however this one can be a bit intrusive
- Content: one at the beginning, other in the middle and the last by the end.
Remember that the maximum number of ads allowed by Adsense is limited to 3. Adding more than 3 advertisements can lead to penalties or even suspension of the account.
If everything is correct, don’t worry. In 1 to 7 days Google will contact you to confirm that your account is active. Once accepted, you can choose the ads you prefer. The payment threshold is $100, €70 or £60, depending on where you live, and it can be done either by check or bank transfer.