Get started with Google AdSense – step by step guide

A great course for blogs and websites using Google AdSense

AdSense is the biggest advertising publisher and is one of the easiest ways to monetise your website or blog. Learn how to place money-making ads on your website.

Learn how to use Google AdSense to monetise your website with this step by step guide. Everything you need to know from creating ads to inserting code.

Learn how to place AdSense ads on your website

  • Ads provide the income many websites need to survive
  • Ads pay for the content that people consume for free
  • A well placed ad or two will not put off visitors
  • Get paid direct into your bank account
  • Earn a passive (no effort) income

Consider your visitors and place ads out of the way, such as in the sidebar, and they get great content while you earn money. This enables you to improve your site and provide better content, which benefits your audience.

Here's how to get started with Google AdSense, from creating ads to inserting the code into pages. It is suitable for both Windows PC and Apple Mac.

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This course is for:

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  • Someone with a WordPress website
  • Intermediate skill level WordPress users
  • Someone with a basic knowledge of WordPress
  • Someone who wants to join and use Google AdSense

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Course contents overview

  • 16 things to do to get accepted by AdSense
  • Get to know the AdSense home view
  • How to create ads using AdSense
  • How to choose ads, block unwanted ads
  • Use advertising features in WordPress themes
  • How to show ads using widgets
  • Display ads with WordPress ad plugins
  • WP QUADS example advert
  • Ad Inserter example advert
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Course contents in detail

  • Introduction to Google AdSense
  • 16 things you must do before applying
  • The Home view explored
  • CPC, RPM and more explained
  • Configure the earnings report
  • View your payments
  • More ad statistics
  • How does Adsense work?
  • AdSense ad units
  • Choose the ad type
  • How to configure ad units
  • How to get the code for ad units
  • How to create matched content ad units
  • Make sense of AdSense categories
  • Select the website to configure
  • View AdSense sensitive categories
  • Customise ad categories and subcategories
  • Customise the theme
  • Advertising support in the theme
  • Insert the ad code
  • Disadvantages of theme-based ads
  • WordPress sidebar widgets
  • Theme based widgets
  • Widgets from plugins
  • Step by step add an advertising widget
  • Ad Rotate
  • Ads Pro
  • WP Pro Advertising System
  • Ad Inserter
  • AdSense Plugin WP QUADS
  • WP-Insert
  • How to install the WP QUADS plugin
  • How to create an ad with WP QUADS
  • How to determine where ads are displayed
  • Get the code for an ad from AdSense
  • Insert the code into Ad Inserter
  • Set Ad Inserter options for displaying the ad


If you are new to WordPress, see WordPress Startup Guide and Self-Hosted WordPress. Ads cannot be placed on free sites.

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