Congratulations! Now its to start making money with your Blogs or website. Google AdSense is the most recommended pay-per-click network and easy to make money from. All you need is being consistent and continue doing the right thing to get the results you want.
But you should note that your sites MUST always comply with Google Adsense policy at all time, even now your AdSense application is approved.
This morning, one of my students WhatsApp me to inform me that his AdSense application is approved.
So I should assist him in setting it up. Setting up your AdSense account is simple, and I want every bloggers or AdSense applicants to learn how to set up Google AdSense account when approved.
But you can click here to Apply for a New AdSense account.
On this page, I have shown below how to set up your AdSense after approval.
You can use the comment box below to ask your questions and contribute at any time.
Getting Started with Newly Approved Account
Google Sends a notification to congratulate you and also inform you that your AdSense application has been approved.
Still, in the email copy, you can click on the ‘Sign In” to access your Google AdSense account – in as much as you are logged in to your email account.
But before we go into the full details on how to set up your Ads after your AdSense application is approved, there are key features you will be working with when you access the Set Up Page – I need you to get familiar with.
By Ad Unit
By Site: this is where you have total control of the Auto Ads display settings. You will see the list of websites connected with the AdSense and beside them, you see (a) a Pen (which is the edit tool), and (b) the report icon
On clicking the Pen (edit) tool it takes you to the main Auto Ads settings – where you can activate, deactivate, edit, and control how your auto ads should be.
Like I already said below, that clicking the “Pen (Edit)” takes you to the main page to setup the auto ads.
On the page, Google loads up your website preview to let you see the positions those Auto Ads will be placed. And you can switch from mobile to website to see the auto ads positions.
You can control the number of auto ads to display. This is why I said earlier that Google has provided tools and the freedom to optimize your ads to enhance your earning.
By the right side of the page, you will see the following Auto Ads optimization tab;
Ad formats: In here you see all the available ad format you can apply to your website. It allows you to enable (select) or disable each of these ad formats.
Here are types of Ad Formarts you see in Auto Ads
- In-page Ads: This Ads appears within the main body of the content on your website pages.
- Matched content: this is a content promotional tool. It randomly pulls out related pages + ads mixed with them. This tool helps to increase revenue and engagement on your website.
- Anchor: This is ads that stick to the edge (top and/or bottom) of the user’s screen and are easily dismissable too.
- Vignette: It is a mobile full-screen ads that appears between page loads. Though from my experience, this type of ads can be so annoying at-times to some users. So I personally don’t use Vignette ads format.
How to enable or Disable Ads Formats:
The ads format is enabled and active when the toggle is turned on (with a blue colour showing it is now active).
On the other hand, its inactive and disabled when the toggle is grey in colour.
See image Example below:
Ad load: This gives you the opportunity to control the number of ads you show on your page. Pushing the bar to Max will increase the number of ads while pushing backwards reduces the number of ads to display on your page.
By default, Google places the Ad load at the centre (between Min and Max) to display a moderate number of ads.
See image below to better understand the Ad load explanation:
please note that it is wise to place your ads at strategic positions where the users (readers) can see it and take good advantage of the displaying ads on your page, rather than flooding your page with so many ads – doing so could annoy your readers and reduce engagements.
Page exclusions: This is whee you list pages you want to exclude from displaying ads.
By Ad Unit
This is a part of the Overview that allows you to create a specifice type of ads to manually impliment in your website. Thare are THREE types of ad units you can create here, namely Display ads, In-feed ads, and In-article ads.
I personally prefer the “Display Ads” unit here, and Google also recommends it more because it automatically fits any mobile-phone screen sizes, and has more advertisement options.
If active, You are allowing Google to choose the best mobile ad sizes for you, based on what size performs best on your mobile traffic.
The good thing about this part of ads unit is that there’s no need for you to modify any ad code on your pages.
Setting up Your Ads for the First Time
To get started, click on “Set up Ads”.
On clicking the “Set up Ads” if takes you to adsense tour, letting you understand some key features you can leavrage to increase your earning.
You should be on a page like this;
- It lands you to “Overview”
- From here you activate the “Auto Ads” or you may choose to create and place Ads yourself.
I advice (like Google did also) that you use the “Auto Ads” display.
About Auto Ads:
This is a type of Ads to let Google how ads in all the best places for you and your audience.
To access the Auto Ads section, simply navigate to “Ads” menu, then “Overview” sub-menu (at the left side of the AdSense page).
The Sub-Title above where I explained about “By Site” (with image illustrations) will guide you through the activation process
Manually Place your Ads
You can also place your ads yourself if you are a professional and know the right and strategic positions to place them.
Here you will be needing extra tools like Plugin (for WordPress users) or other applications that you’ll use to place the ads codes as you wish, but make sure that your placement practice complies with Google Adsense policy.
Setting Up Your AdSense Home Page
On the homepage of your Google AdSense account, you can actually PIN cards to the top of your page. There are different cards you can use for check and know how your ads are performing.
Example of these cards are; Performance, Sites, Countries, Ad units, etc.
Click on “View more” to see all the cards you may want to Pin to your Home page of your AdSense.
How to Pin Card
From your AdSense Home page, click on View more, then click the Pin icon to pin or unpin any card of your choice.