AdSense for Blogs - A Complete Guide for Beginner Bloggers

AdSense for Blogs – A Complete Guide 
AdSense is the most popular, most easy and most productive revenue source for your blog. If you have started blogging for generating money online, then your first choice must be AdSense, but it is also a reality that AdSense doesn’t feel comfort with low quality blogs. So first of all, you must read and understand TOS of AdSense, and then make it sure that your blog doesn’t violates any of these TOS. In this guide, I’ll show you how to setup AdSense on your blog in best possible way.

AdSense is the Best Revenue Program for Bloggers

AdSense pays you a good revenue for displaying sponsored ads on your blog. The only competitors who can beat AdSense, are the direct advertisers. But managing direct advertising on your blog is not an easy job. AdSense allows you to monetize your blog only by pasting a code. Just paste the code on your blog and forget about advertisers. AdSense will find and show relevant ads on your blog automatically and you are given the 67% of the earned revenue which is highest in the market.

Things to Consider Before Applying for AdSense

AdSense is one of the biggest businesses of the world through which companies and individuals promote their products among target visitors. Being the largest online company, Google extremely cares for quality and thus AdSense is only ideal revenue source for those blogs and websites which deliver benefit to advertisers. It is a commonsense that advertisers invest to attract customers and if your blog receives decent and quality traffic, then it deserves for AdSense, otherwise not. You must keep this fact in mind that AdSense only cares about their advertisers and if your blog fails to deliver benefit to advertisers, AdSense most likely discards it either in beginning or after approval. Before applying for AdSense, you must consider following important things.

1. Bring Targeted and Quality Visitors: Blogs with referral visitors can’t get success with AdSense. AdSense looks for targeted visitors which can be received from search engines only. So before applying for AdSense, make it sure that your blog has quality content and receives traffic from search engines.

2. Build Enough Content on Your Blog: AdSense doesn’t accept blogs with low content. First build some content (50+ posts) on your blog and then apply for AdSense. Your account will get approved easily. Age of your blog also matters and mostly AdSense doesn’t accept brand new blogs. Experts say that you must wait till your blog gets 3 months old and then get AdSense for it.

3. Make Your Blog AdSense Friendly: You must make your blog AdSense friendly first, i.e. keep adult content away from your blog, don’t put spamy and affiliate links on your blog, don’t put much iframes and make your blog purposeful for visitors.

Above mentioned recommendations are fundamental, but you must read complete TOS of AdSense before applying for it. Now let’s discuss the procedure to get and integrate AdSense on your blog.

Apply for AdSense
When you feel that your blog is ready for AdSense, apply for it at Make it sure to provide the following details accurate while signing up.

1. Your real name (You can get paid only when you provide your real name which is mentioned in your official documents. Don’t fill in nick or incomplete name)

2. Accurate physical address (AdSense PIN will be mailed to you on this address which is required for activating your account. So make it sure that you have filled in the complete address including ZIP of your area and street address)

These details are extremely crucial and most bloggers fail to receive AdSense PIN due to providing incorrect address details. So you must check twice either the details are accurate or not, and then submit your application.

AdSense usually reviews applications within a day or two and you are informed either your application is accepted or not. If they accept, go for setting up AdSense on your blog, otherwise read TOS of AdSense once again and look over your blog to figure out where it is violating the TOS. Eliminate the issue/issues after figuring out them and resubmit your application.

Setting Up AdSense on Your Blog

Ad placement is really important in deciding that how much your blog earns. It is the second most major factor after quality traffic which decides your blog’s earnings. So you must place ads on your blog in best locations to get a perfect CTR. To setup AdSense on your blog, follow below steps.

Generate Ad Units in Your AdSense Dashboard
Once your application is accepted, you can sign in to AdSense dashboard and can create different ad units according to layout of your blog. You can create two types of ad units, one is text only ads and second is rich media ads. Text only ads give you higher CTR but CPC (Cash Per Click) for such ads is generally low. So you must place all types of ads on your blog. Get the HTML code for the ad unit once you create it and paste it in your blog's desired location. If you are using Blogger, read about how to place ads anywhere in your  Blogger blog.
Place Ads Perfectly
Perfect ad placement gives you a good CTR and as a result your blog earns good. When you place ads on locations of your blog where they remain ignored by your visitors, then your blog may earn little. But also make it sure that your CTR remains in an acceptable range which is between 0.5% to 5%. A perfect and normal CTR is around 2%. When you receive very high CTR, it declares that you are encouraging ad clicking, which is against of AdSense TOS as well as an unethical thing and may result in instant termination of your AdSense account. I have sketched an image below in which some perfect ad placements are shown. These positions will give good exposure to your ads. You can experiment other ad placements also. Keep changing the position of ads on your blog and select a combination which delivers best results. Remember that you can only show a maximum of 3 ads from AdSense per page.
Placed Ads, Now What?
Now wait for reaching your AdSense earnings to $10. Once your earnings will reach this limit, Google will send you the PIN by standard mail. The PIN will be mailed to the physical address which you have provided during signing up for AdSense. Usually, it takes around 3 (or less) weeks to reach the PIN at the publisher's residence. I received my AdSense PIN after 21 days of dispatch. You must enter this code in your AdSense account settings to activate the account, otherwise you will be unable to withdraw your earnings. If you are facing difficulties in receiving the AdSense PIN, read: AdSense PIN Haven't Received Yet.

When You Will Get Paid?
After account verification, you will get paid at the end of each month after your earnings reach US $100. You can choose the payment method in your AdSense account settings. If your earnings don't reach the minimum payout limit ($100) in one month, then they are carried to the next month and you get paid when they reach $100. Your earnings must reach $100 before end of the month. Earnings are calculated and verified by 7 of the next month and they are issued to you between 22 and 28 of the concerned month. For example if your earnings of February reach $100, they will be calculated on March 7 and you will get paid between March 22-28.

What AdSense Doesn't Like
To stay long with AdSense, you must consider below tips:
1.  Carefully read TOS of AdSense and follow them strictly
2. Never encourage visitors, your family members and friends for clicking on your ads  
3. Never alter the ad code or color to trick your visitors for accidental clicks
4. Never bring referral visitors
5. Avoid self-clicking on your ads. To prevent this, install AdBlock Plus in your browser 
6. Make your blog purposeful. Build it with quality content so it will benefit all parties including you, your visitors and advertisers at the same time

So this was a guide for beginner bloggers about AdSense. I hope that you found some useful information in it. If you have any further query, just leave a comment below. Good luck with your online business!

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