What is Google Adsense?
Google Adsense is a Cost Per Click (CPC) and cost per thousand impressions (CPM) advertising program that allows you to earn money by displaying Google ads on your website or blog. These ads are in various forms such as image, text, and video.
Cost Per Click (CPC) is the amount you earn each time a visitor or user clicks on your ad. The cost per click for any ad is determined by the advertiser. Some advertisers will pay more whereas others will pay less.
Cost per thousand impressions is the amount you earn for every thousand impressions.
Requirements to participate in Adsense
- You should have a website
In order to earn money with Adsense you should have a website or blog. Without website or blog, where can you place ads?
- You should be at least 18 years old
To participate in Adsense program, you need to be at least 18 years old. Adsense will only accept the applicants who are 18 years or over 18 years.
- Your website should be at least six months old (If you are from China or India)
If you are from China or India, your website should be at least 6 months old.
You can also place Adsense ads on other Google products such as Blogger or Youtube.
Steps needed to create an Adsense account
Step 1: Go to Adsense sign up page.
Step 2: Click on “sign in” button if you already have a Gmail account.
If you already have a Gmail account, then you no need to create a new account for Adsense. You can directly gain access to Adsense with your existing Gmail address.
A Gmail account or Google account allows you to use all Google services such as Google search, Google +, Google Adsense, etc.
If you already have a Gmail account, click on “sign in” button.
If you do not have a Gmail or Google account, then first create a new Gmail account. After creating the new Gmail account, click on “sign in” button.
Step 3: Enter your “existing email address” (eg: email@example.com) and then click “next” button.
Step 4: Enter your “password” and then click “sign in” button.
Step 5: Enter your “website domain name” (eg: netizenshouse.in or www.netizenshouse.in) and choose “primary content language” of your website. After that, click “save and continue” button.
Step 5: Select your country or territory
Step 6: Select your time zone. In some cases, Adsense will automatically select your time zone based on your country selection.
Step 7: Select your account type (Individual or Business).
The Adsense offers two types of accounts: Individual and Business. There is no difference in the payment structure between Business and Individual accounts.
If you choose Individual account, payments will be made payable to the payee name of the account holder.
If you choose Business account, payments will be made payable to the Company Name.
Once you submit your application as an Individual or Business, you cannot change your account type.
Step 8: In the name and address field, enter your full name and address.
Step 9: In the primary contact field, enter name, phone number and email address.
Step 10: Click on “how do you get to know Adsense? Choose any one from the menu and then select Adsense email preferences.
Step 11: Click on “submit my application” button.
Step 12: Verify your phone number or mobile number
Enter your phone number or mobile number, select how Google will send you a verification code (text or voice), and then click on “send verification code” button.
A Google verification code will be sent to your mobile number. Enter that code in the “verification code” field on the next page and then click “verify” button.
Step 13: Read and accept the Google Adsense online terms of service
Carefully read the Google Adsense terms of service and then click on “Accept” button.
You have successfully created your Adsense account and submitted your Adsense application for review.