Applying for Adsense and Where to Paste the Code in WordPress
In this video you’re going to learn how to apply for Google Adsense.
First you need an account with Google.
Google says “One free account gets you into everything Google.” so the one account is all you need for everything Google including Adsense.
If you have a Gmail account then you already have a Google account.
If not then go to Google.com/gmail and click on More options > Create account. Follow the prompts and you’ll soon have a Gmail email address.
Now go to Google.com/adsense Sign in to your Google account. Fill out the form, read and agree to the Terms and Conditions and create your Adsense account.
Connect your site to Adsense
Google says it’s a easy as copying and pasting but it’s a little more complicated than that.
The code needs to be in the head section of your website which is not easily accessible when you’re using WordPress.
You can use Appearance > Editor and risk wrecking your website or you can make a child theme or you can do it the easy way and install a plugin.
On your Adsense Home page scroll down and copy the code then in your WordPress dashboard go to Plugins > Add New and search for ‘Insert Headers and Footers’ by WPBeginner. Install and Activate.
Go to Settings > Insert Headers and Footers. Paste the verification code into the ‘Scripts in Header’ box and Save.
If you want to check that the code is now between the <head> and </head> visit your website in Chrome or Firefox, right-click and View page source. Use Ctrl+f (or Command+f for a Mac) and search for ‘adsbygoogle’
Go back to your Adsense account and check the box that you’ve pasted the code into your site. Then click ‘Done’.
Now you’ve added the Adsense verification code to your website you’ll just need to wait for a few days (or maybe even a few weeks) to get approved by Adsense.
I’ll see you in the next video.
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