AdSense is a free, simple way to earn money by displaying targeted ads next to your online content. With AdSense, you can show relevant and engaging ads to your website visitors and even customise the look and feel of ads to match your website.
The AdSense programme 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.
AdSense automatically serves ads on your website that are targeted to your content or audience. AdSense uses an ad auction to automatically select the ads that will appear on your pages. The highest paying ads will show on your website.
You can choose from a variety of ad sizes and formats and customise the way that your ads look to fit with your website.
When you’ve got your ads up and running, you’ll be able to see them on your website. An important thing to remember though, is not to click on your own ads. Clicking your own ads for any reason isn’t permitted by the AdSense programme policies.
The Blocking controls page in your AdSense account lets you review individual ads and choose whether to let them show on your pages.
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 website.
Publishers who choose to use the AdSense service are required to adhere to the programme 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, Google 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.
Google actively monitor AdSense publishers to check for continued compliance with its programme policies. If Google find publishers that don’t comply with our policies or Terms and Conditions, it may suspend or terminate your account.
How much will I earn with AdSense?
There’s no precise answer, because your earnings will depend on a number of factors.
- The type of ads appearing on your pages: By displaying ads with AdSense for content, you can display ads that are paid when users click them or when users view them. All ads compete in an ad auction, and Google AdSense system automatically picks advertisers who are willing to pay the most while ensuring a good user experience.
- The pricing of ads appearing on your pages: Not all ads are priced the same, so factors such as changing advertiser budgets, your specific content and the ads your users choose to click will cause your earnings to vary even from day to day.
- How many AdSense products you use: You can earn from AdSense in many different ways – by displaying ads on your web pages, by providing search to your users, by displaying ads in feeds, and more. Using more AdSense products will increase your potential earnings.
The best way to find out how much you’ll earn is to sign up and start showing ads on your web pages. There’s no cost, no obligation and getting started is quick and easy.
Once you’re a part of Google AdSense, you can see your earnings at any time by signing in and viewing your reports. You’ll be able to see the total number of ad clicks, impressions, click-through rate and your total earnings. This information will give you an idea of how well the programme is performing for you and how much you can expect to earn over time in the programme.