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3 Ways to Place AdSense in a Blog

You already know you can make money from having AdSense ads on your website and blog. And, while placing ads within a website page is pretty easy – just copy and paste the code – putting AdSense ads in a blog is a little different and some may even find it confusing.

Here are three ways you can put AdSense (and other ads) within a blog.
  1. Place the ad in an individual post
  2. Place the ad in a Text Widget
  3. Place the ad in a Plug-in

How to place an AdSense ad within the individual post

This can easily be done once you’ve logged into your account , set up the ad and generated the code. You are now ready to copy and paste the ad code directly into the individual post where you want the ad to show. It should be noted that you must use the HTML screen to do this. If you paste the code in using the ‘Visual’ screen, it will appear just like it is – WYSIWYG – ‘what you see is what you get’.  By doing this you will be showing every line of the ad code as well as exposing your merchant number!

If you choose to show ads on individual posts, you should be aware that you will still need to follow the Google guidelines regarding the number of ads allowed per page. If you are not sure of these limits, take time to read the AdSense guidelines.

For example: You’ve elected to have 10 full posts shown on your blog’s home page – if you were to place 1 AdSense ad per post, this would equate to 10 ads,  causing you to go well beyond the total number of ads Google allows per ‘page’. Even though they are 10 separate posts, the fact that they can all be seen and accessed from the same ‘1 page’ results in their being considered part of  ‘one page’.  If you had any AdSense ads in the sidebars, these would also need to be taken into consideration. 

How to place an AdSense ad within a text widget

This is another way to display AdSense if you want them in one of the sidebars. In order to do this you must first place a Text Widget where you want the ad to show. This is done by going to the ‘Appearance‘ section of the blog Dashboard and opening the Widgets page. Once there you can select the Text widget from the list of available widgets and then drag it where you want it.  (Note: The sidebar where you want to drag the Text widget must be open.)  Once you have it in the sidebar of choice, you can move it up or down to change its placement if there are other widgets already there.

OK, you’ve got the Text widget in place, now you’re ready to put the AdSense code into it. To do this follow the same procedure for generating an ad. Copy the code and paste it into the open Text Widget. My preference is to place the code inside of some HTML code, specifically the

tag. I have found that sometimes the AdSense will work without it, and sometimes it won’t. So, I prefer to go ahead and put the code in. When using the
tags, the complete AdSense ad would look like:

AdSense code here

Once you have completed placing the code in the widget, select Save and then Close.

For more information on widgets see Word Press Settings  or Plug-ins and Widgets: Whats the Difference?

How to place an AdSense ad within a Word Press Plug-in

This is probably the best way to display AdSense ads. Not only will this plug-in manage your ads but also will rotate them and limit the number of ads displayed to meet the guidelines. It also recognizes many of the other ad networks including-

AdSense


 Adpinion

 Chitika

 CommissionJunction

 CrispAds

Yahoo!PN

Widget Bucks . . . and you can use unsupported ad networks too.

Some features of this plug-in are:
  • Import ad code automatically
  • Widgets and sidebar modules compatible
  • Automatic limiting of ad display to meet network terms and conditions

This plug-in can be downloaded at this link – http://code.openx.org/projects/show/advertising-manager . Once there you’ll also find other helpful information and a forum should you have any questions or need help.

If you haven’t started using AdSense to monetize your blog, use the information here to take your first step towards making money on line.


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