How to Properly Add Google AdSense to Your WordPress Site

How to Properly Add Google AdSense to Your WordPress Site

Looking to monetize your site with the powerful tool Google AdSense? Getting started with Google AdSense can feel a bit overwhelming for new users. We’ve helped hundreds of users get started and properly add Google AdSense to their WordPress sites.

Google Adsense is an advertising network run by Google to help bloggers and site owners have the opportunity to earn money by showing text, images, video, and other advertising on their website targeted to their audience.

To start out you will want to sign up for a Google Adsense account on the Google AdSense site you can find a link to the site here:

The should respond within eight hours telling you if you passed the review process and when that is completed you will be able to log in and create an ad unit.

Our video will guide you through our recommended settings as well as the usual locations for where you can add the ad to your site as well as some general troubleshooting should you have issues with the ads.

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  1. Stranger Danger on January 29, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    Great video. I’d like to see a tutorial on how to use DFP, specifically the GPT (Google Publisher Tag), so you can call out different resolutions based on device.

  2. Sangeeta Gholap on January 29, 2018 at 7:33 pm

    You post good stuff, thank you

  3. SnowFlakeYT on February 13, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    Thank you so much! this helped out a lot, you earned a new subscriber very nice explained not to rushed keep up the fantastic work.

  4. Cristina Z on February 28, 2018 at 4:34 am

    When i paste into the custom HTML, it shows 6 errors and I can’t fix them. Is there another way to input the code?

    • life assistant on August 29, 2018 at 8:23 pm use .xml language but adscence use .html language and there is a huge difference and if you want to start a website just go to and install wordpress and you can use adscence there

    • EuniqueWithTheJewels on September 27, 2018 at 7:23 pm

      Cristina ZΒ  thank you because i was trying to figure this out as well and something kept telling me that i would have to purchase business plan but i wasnt sure thank you this was so helpful.

    • Zack Roy on November 13, 2018 at 3:47 pm

      @Cristina Z Is your site a blogging site? It happened with me too when I had only pictures on my website but as soon as I started posting blogs, it started working. This is my website:

    • Look in the mirror on April 12, 2019 at 10:00 am

      not working with the free plan my friend, to make money you must spend money.

    • Misty Elam on June 2, 2019 at 11:25 pm

      That’s the same error I’m getting. Did you ever figure this out? Do you have to have a paid site in order to add adsense?

  5. Dustin NcCorchuk on April 14, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    great video. Really well explained. I have tried before, and think I got discouraged thinking it wasnt working when it showed up blank the first time. Thanks for including that warning. I didnt know it was so easy!

  6. DIYForKnuckleheads on April 21, 2018 at 5:07 am

    Great Video! Very well explained. Cheers ??

  7. N8Burn on April 27, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    thanks! i thought i had to pay for wordpress premium..

  8. Sujish Kandampully on June 18, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this video. It was really helpful. Thanks again!

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on June 18, 2018 at 6:45 pm

      Glad we could help πŸ™‚

  9. Romeo Aranjon Jr. on June 26, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    Thank you for the video, just set it up on my website and it worked smoothly. Subscribed and liked the video.

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on June 27, 2018 at 1:46 pm

      Glad it was helpful πŸ™‚

  10. strawbhree on September 22, 2018 at 10:14 am

    At last!!! A CLEAR VOICE!!!

  11. Goffe Travels on December 24, 2018 at 10:45 pm

    Really helpful information, thanks!

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on December 26, 2018 at 7:12 pm

      Glad it was helpful πŸ™‚

  12. Anthony Williams on January 5, 2019 at 12:13 am

    Thanks for the info!

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on January 7, 2019 at 7:09 pm

      Thanks for commenting πŸ™‚

  13. Ifeyinwa on February 6, 2019 at 7:52 am

    This worked for me! Thank you so much I’ve subscribed!

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on February 6, 2019 at 4:16 pm

      Glad our tutorial could help and thanks for subscribing πŸ™‚

  14. 26mh on March 20, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    Thanks for the informative video! I’ve got an issue and it is the “Valuable inventory: Under construction” error. How do I fix this?

    Thanks! πŸ™‚

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on March 21, 2019 at 4:03 pm

      You would want to reach out to the Google Adsense support for that specific error and they should be able to assist you for the reason for your specific site πŸ™‚

  15. Ayumi Tachikawa on March 27, 2019 at 4:53 am

    Thanks for the helpful video!!

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on March 27, 2019 at 5:20 pm

      You’re welcome πŸ™‚

  16. The Sole Speaks on May 3, 2019 at 6:55 am

    Thank you so very much. Very well explained. Simple and effective.

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on May 3, 2019 at 3:32 pm

      You’re welcome πŸ™‚

  17. Steve Mensah Bonsu on May 8, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    When do we need a Google Adsense on your blog? After gaining a decent amount of traffic?? Or

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on May 9, 2019 at 12:47 pm

      That would be a personal question for when you look to add Google Adsense

  18. Misty Elam on June 2, 2019 at 11:14 pm

    I am so lost when it comes to this adsense stuff. I just followed your steps, but it says, “There are 6 errors which must be fixed before you can save”. What do I do?

    • Justin on June 7, 2019 at 5:20 am

      Were you able to find a solution? Trying to get ads to display as well.

    • Misty Elam on June 7, 2019 at 7:03 am

      Yeah, my problem is I have a free account. You need a paid account in order to have ads. I’m in the process of trying to get a paid site up and running but so far it’s been a nightmare.. hope you have better luck..

  19. TheRealYoungSam on June 6, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    thank you this was really helpful

    • WPBeginner - WordPress Tutorials on June 7, 2019 at 2:32 pm

      You’re welcome, glad it could help πŸ™‚

  20. Joshua Lionlight on November 2, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    This looks totally different from what I’m seeing on my adsense & wordpress account ?

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