I often get asked how to add Google Adsense to a WordPress Blog or what plugin I use to perform the task. Rather than trying to explain in words how I add Adsense units to my niche websites, I thought it would be easier with a video. So, in this 10 minute video I tackle a few different ways to add advertisements to a WordPress site.
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First, I show how to insert a Link Unit ad just under a navigation bar. This by far the most difficult task of the 3 and it does take a little bit of know-how to get this type of unit to show up where you want it. The difficulty is complicated because every single theme is slightly different – so you will never know exactly where to place your code. However, in this video I show some principles that you can follow to insert your link unit ads under the navigation bar.
Primarily you need to be able to go into the “editor” on WordPress and typically find the “header.php” file. If you insert your ads at the end of this file, then the link unit will show up just below the header on all your pages. This works in MOST cases but not all. In some cases you may need to insert ads in a couple of different locations which may include the “Maid Index Page”, “Single Post” file, or the “Single Page” file. However, in the video I show how you can test out different locations to make sure it works.
Second, I show how to use widgets to place Adsense ads in your sidebar. This fairly basic and straightforward.
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Finally, I show how I use the “Quick Adsense” plugin to add Google Adsense within the content of posts. I have used other plugins in the past, but this is the one that I am currently using. If you are using a better plugin – please share it in the comments below!
Overall, I truly hope that you find this video tutorial helpful! Let me know your thoughts or questions below.