Looking to earn extra revenue from your website with Google AdSense? These guides are designed to get you up to speed quickly, so you can start earning by showing relevant and engaging ads alongside your online content. Just pick the path that’s right for you to get started!
Google AdSense provides a way for website owners to earn money from their online content. AdSense works by matching text and display ads to your site based on your content and visitors. The ads are created and paid for by advertisers who want to promote their products. Since these advertisers pay different prices for different ads the amount you earn will vary.
Here’s how AdSense works in three steps:
You make your ad spaces available
You make your website ad spaces available by pasting ad code on your site, and choose where you want the ads to appear.
The highest paying ads appear on your site
Advertisers bid to show in your ad spaces in a real-time auction. The highest paying ad will show on your site.
You get paid
Google AdSense handle the process of billing all advertisers and networks for the ads on your site, to make sure you receive your payments.
Frequently asked questions
To help you learn more about how AdSense works, we’ve put together these FAQs from publishers:
How does AdSense differ from other ad networks?
The AdSense Program differs in that it delivers ads served by Google Ads to your site. Google then pays you for the ads displayed on your site based on user clicks on ads or on ad impressions, depending on the type of ad. AdSense gives you instant and automatic access to a huge source of advertiser demand, which means competition for your ad spaces, more relevant ads, and ads for all your online content.
Do I have to choose which ads to show on my site?
No. AdSense automatically serves ads on your site that are targeted to your content or audience.
Who decides which ads to show on my site?
AdSense uses an ad auction to automatically select the ads that will appear on your pages. The highest paying ads will show on your site.
Can I choose the design of the ads on my site?
Yes. You can choose from a variety of ad sizes and formats and customize the way your ads look to fit with your website.
Can I see the ads on my site?
Yes, when you’ve got your ads up and running, you’ll be able to see them on your site. An important thing to remember though, is not to click on your own ads. Clicking your own ads for any reason is not permitted by the AdSense Program policies.
If I see an ad on my site that I don’t like, can I remove it?
Yes. The Blocking controls page in your AdSense account lets you review individual ads and choose whether to let them show on your pages.
Do I have to pay to use AdSense?
No, participation in AdSense is free. Even better, Google will pay you for clicks, impressions, and other interactions with the Google ads you’ll display on your site.
How do I sign up for AdSense?
If you’re ready to get started with AdSense, you can submit an application to Google ad Adsense. Google will review your application and get back to you by email within about a week.
Does AdSense have policies for participation that I must adhere to?
Publishers who choose to use the AdSense service are required to adhere to the Program policies. If you fail to comply with these policies, Google may disable your AdSense account. In many cases Google prefer to work with publishers to achieve policy compliance; however, it reserve the right to not display ads that violate these policies, to disable ad serving on pages that violate these policies, to withhold payment, or to close offending accounts.
Please note that Google may change its policies at any time, and pursuant to its Terms and Conditions, it is your responsibility to keep up to date with and adhere to the Program policies.
How do you enforce the Program policies?
Google AdSense actively monitor AdSense publishers to check for continued compliance with its Program policies. If finds publishers that do not comply with its policies or Terms and Conditions, Google may suspend or terminate the account.