AdSense Beginner’s Frequently Asked Questions
In short, AdSense is a free, simple way to make money by placing ads on your site.
Google’s ad network connects advertisers looking to run their ads on the web with publishers like you, looking to monetise your website, making it simple for everyone to succeed. AdSense connects publishers and advertisers, giving AdWords advertisers the opportunity to bid on ad space on websites like yours.
By working with an ad network like AdSense, you can spend less time marketing and selling your advertising space and more time focused on creating the best content for your users. Learn more in the AdSense 101 article.
What do I need to sign up for AdSense?
As a site owner, you’ll need pages with unique content that's relevant to your visitors and that provides a great user experience. Before you apply to AdSense, make sure your site's pages are ready by visiting the AdSense Help Center. If you’re ready to earn from your site, sign up for AdSense today.
How do I know if I’m eligible to join the AdSense network?
Before applying for an account, make sure that the site you own has been active for at least six months, and complies with the AdSense program policies.
AdSense also works with products such as Blogger and YouTube to allow you to create host partner accounts. To be eligible for a hosted AdSense account via Blogger or YouTube, you must first meet certain eligibility requirements. Learn more about signing up for an AdSense account via YouTube.
How can AdSense help me grow my online business?
AdSense helps you to create a revenue stream from the valuable content you host on your site. AdSense saves you time with a quick and easy setup allowing you to focus on the elements of your business that require your focus.
It’s like an automatic car -- it removes most of the manual adjustments, allowing you to cruise along with less effort. You still need regular “tune ups” to get optimal performance, but you won’t need to shift gears to get from point A to point B.
Can I monetize multiple sites under a single AdSense account?
Yes! AdSense allows you to add multiple sites in association to the same account. This will enable you to monitor the inventory on your sites from the same place, saving you valuable time.
I’d like help growing my business with AdSense, does AdSense offer performance growth tips?
Yes it does! When setting up your account, simply check the box beside the “I’d like to receive performance suggestions” message.
If you already have an account, go to the Settings tab and check the “Performance Suggestions” box.
The AdSense 101: You’re in control video will show you how to control the ads displayed on your site.
Why is there a decline in my AdSense revenue?
If your earnings have taken a dip, we recommend you check 4 engagement metrics in the performance tab of your AdSense account:
- Clickthrough rate (CTR)
- Cost per click (CPC)
- Page revenue per thousand impressions (page RPM)
- Page views