Ah, so you want to take your blog to the next level and attempt to make money using Google Adsense?
Luckily getting the Ad live on your page is the easy part, making money on the other hand, you’re in for a long journey
The first step in order to create a Google Ad on your blog is to create a Google Adsense Account by going to Google.com/adsense.
Once approved for an account (may take several days), Click on “My Ads“, and then click on “+New Ad Unit” seen in the screenshot below.
Next, You will choose the style of Ad you would like, To keep it simple i recommend using any of Google’s recommended ads seen in the screenshot below.
Once you have selected the size of your ad banner, you will need to select the type of ad. There are 3 types, “Text Ads Only“, “Text & Display Ads“, Or “Display Ads Only“. Text ads will mean all the ads on your page will only contain words, and display ads mean they will be colorful picture ads.
Personally, I have better success with Display ads, but feel free to mess around with it and see what works well for you!
Once you have selected both the size and the type of your ad, you will be able to toy around with the color of the ad. A not so important step, so once you have done these three steps, you are now finished creating the ad. Congrats!
Now, time to hit “Save & Get Code” at the bottom of the page, seen in the screenshot below.
Next, copy and past the entire code given in the pop-up seen below.
Once you have this code, login to your WordPress Blog admin. Once logged in, select “Appearance” then “Widgets” seen on the Admin toolbar.
Finally, create a new text box using Widgets, either in your Header, Footer, or Sidebar. (depending on where you would like to place your ad)
Next, paste the code you were given by Google earlier into the newly created Widget text box, hit save, and VOILA! You have created your first Google Ad!
*Please note that it may take some time for your Ad to appear live on your WordPress Blog*
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