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How to sign up for a new AdSense account?

Follow the steps below to sign up for a new AdSense account –

  1. Go to link https://www.google.com/adsense/start/#/?modal_active=none and click on “Sign Up  Now”
  • On the next page, enter the URL of the website and the email address that we have provided. Click on “No, don’t send me customized help and performance suggestions” and then click on “Save and Continue”
  • On the next page, you will be asked to sign in. After signing in, select your country and click on “Yes, I have read and accept the agreement” and click on “Create Account”
  • On the next page, enter your address, and postcode.
  • You should enter your phone number to receive a verification code
  • After the verification is done, an ad code is provided that should be pasted into the site. You should send us this code immediately so that we put it in the site.
  • After we have pasted the code in the site you can click on “I’ve pasted code into my site” and click on “Done”
  • After the code is placed in the site, the activation process will begin. Click on “Got it”
  •  The activation of the account will be done in a day or so.

How to turn off 2 step verification for your AdSense account

  1. Click on “My Account” under your name.

  1. Click on “Signing in to Google”

 

  1. Here, you can turn off the 2-step verification, as shown in the image below

  1. Under “Account recovery options” you can add your Recovery email and phone

How to manage user access to your account?

There may be times when you have to share your account with your business partners or friends, or you may be managing a website as a team and using a single AdSense login ID to see the stats. To all such users who share their AdSense account with someone, the AdSense team has added a feature where you can invite trusted colleagues or partners to sign in to your AdSense account.

Currently, there are only two levels of user permissions that can be granted: admin and standard users. Both types of users have full access to the AdSense interface, but only Administrators can add or remove users.

When you add a new user to manage/access your AdSense account with admin rights, he can do the following:

  • Edit and manage any part of the account
  • Add or remove users
  • See the list of users who have access to your AdSense account

Standard AdSense users cannot see the list of users who have access to your AdSense account, and they cannot add or remove any existing users. These abilities can be useful when you want to give someone access to your AdSense account with limited permissions.

At the start, your access level for your account is set to ‘Administrator’. You can invite other people to access your account, designate them as Administrators or Standard users, and later change these settings if needed.

So, with feature, you can manage and share your AdSense account in a more efficient way.

 

Also, refer https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/2646544 for more information.

How to open and verify an AdSense account in a few simple steps

The first part of the set-up you are going to need the following information ready and set-up,

1 – An active Gmail account (other email providers can be used but you will be required to link for example a Yahoo address to a new Gmail account) so I would recommend that you start with what is needed and that is a Gmail account.

Also note that this Gmail address should never have been used with another AdSense account.

2 – During the set-up will be asked to provide the URL of your own website, blog or YouTube channel, please note that for this set-up the address must end with .com / .co.uk / .org and so on, there can not be extra text at the end of the address for example .com/simple
It is worth noting here that Google use software to confirm if the site is genuine and original (this means that if you have copied and pasted text from another website, they will know).

Once you have added the AdSense ad code into your website, and you know that your site is new and doesn’t have much traffic – why not share your site with friends and family this way your site will start to show activity, what this means is that Google’s software will start to see the activity (in turn increase the changes of your site being approved.)

If you don’t have a website, here are 2 good and cheap providers where you can register your domain name and then host and easily build your site for a couple of dollars per month:

1) ipage.com
2) namecheap.com

Making sure your site has the best chance at being approved.

Simple steps are,

· Make sure your site has unique and interesting content.
· You need to make sure that all the work (content) on your site is your own.
· You need to make sure that you have a decent amount of unique content on your site, around 25-30 articles or more.
· Alignment – are all the elements aligned correctly?
· Readability – is the text user friendly and easy to read?
· Functionality – do your drop-down lists work correctly and are they easy to use?

There are plenty of websites already out there, so you need to really think about what is going to make sure site stand out and be unique.
You need to aim at creating an original and relevant content this is a big factor with Google.

At all costs do NOT copy and paste content from other sites, as Google will know.

3 – An address in the country that you are setting up the account in (this is important as Google will provide you with an account pin (this will be delivered by post to the address you are going to list during the set-up.

Starting the set-up,

The starting point is www.adsense.com and sign up now.

Google will then ask you to enter the following items (as discussed above)

1 – “your website” this is where you need to enter the URL address of your site.
2 – “your email address” as discussed above it is better to use a Gmail email.

You will then have a simple yes or no answer to if you want to receive “helpful emails”.

Google will then ask you to sign into your Gmail account to confirm it is you and to link the AdSense with your Gmail account, following this you will move onto the next set-up screen,

What Google is now asking you to do is to copy their code into your websites coding (this code needs to be pasted between the <head> and </head> tags.

You can manually drag your mouse over to copy this code or you can use the “copy” button provided.

Once this task has been completed you will need to click the “I’ve pasted the code into my site” and click done.

Once you have clicked “done” Google will then start the activation process, what this means is – they are checking that the URL (your website) is live and complies with the Google Ad Policy.

At this point the account is in set-up mode and further actions are very limited until Google have finished their checks on your site, once they have finished they will send you an email (to the email you listed to sign up) that they have:

1 – finished and everything is running correctly
2 – they have not been able to confirm the website, they don’t give much of an explanation when they say this (but here are few reason’s):

1 – the site is not active
2 – your site does not comply with the Ad Policy’s
3 – your site does not have the required amount of text (if it is a blog, enough articles)
4 – the content on the site is not original (as in it has been copied and pasted from another site)

If you get the green light and they have approved your website and account the rest of the options will then become available to continue the set-up.

At this point Google will now ask you to provide your current address and phone number (as discussed above) this address will need to be in the same country that you have set-up the account as Google will send a pin via post to confirm the address.

Once you have entered your address and phone number, they will then ask for a “Google code” to be sent via the phone number entered this can be done via text or call.

– you will then get a G-xxxxx code that you need to enter into the account to confirm it is you.

While above is happening your website is now showing ad codes and potentially earning money as you can see from the home page chart.

On the home page you can see that it is showing you the “estimated earnings and balance” as a new account all of these will be at zero but this will start to monitor your website and earnings over the next few days and things will start to change.

On the home page and the “balance” they have payment threshold of $100 before they send payments, so until you reach this point Google will not ask you to enter a payment method, but keep your eye on this as once you reach this point it is required to link a bank account, this is a simple set just like adding a bank account to PayPal, what happens here is that you enter your chosen account and they will sent a small transaction to this account (it will display on your account as another google code G-xxxx number as they require you to confirm it is your account) depending on your bank this can be instant or take a day to show, but when it does just enter the G code that is listed on your bank transaction into the AdSense account and that is the bank account linked and confirmed.

Google at some point soon or even now (so keep your eyes open for this message it will appear at the top in RED that there is an action to do) will send you a pin via post to your address that you entered, they normally tell you they are sending it in 3-5 days from a date listed in your account and that it will normally take around 2-4 weeks to arrive, once this pin arrives you can click the RED action button and it will take you directly to the page, it will then show you with a RED box where to enter this pin, once entered that is then your account fully set-up and pin verified.

YouTube monetization updates in 2018

I have been doing some reading up on Google’s new approach to YouTube monetization, and as we all know its been a hard year for them in what seems a life time ago now (2017) with multiple issues affecting their community and advertising.

As we all know Google are a big hit wonder when it comes to “advertising and Ad’s”

So yes of cause they have released statements on how they are going to prevent and protect you and I from inappropriate content on YouTube, but how are they going to do I ask, and I guess you will ask the same?

Well their first of 3 new guild lines are,

1 – They are implementing stricter criteria’s for monetization, what does this mean to us?

Well broken down this is what it means, they are going to change their process that decides which channel can and can not run Ads on YouTube, in the past they state channels had reached a whopping 10K worth of views to be accepted into the YouTube partner program (YPP) so now instead of basing it only on views they want to add a few more criteria’s into the mix, channel size, creator behaviour, audience and engagement, all of these will now be the judge to see if you are eligible for Ads.

Starting soon if not already, new channels will require the following, 1k subscribers & 4k hours of watch time (in the last 12 months)

The new rules will take affect at the beginning on the 20th February this year, so we need to get going.

2 – 2nd new rule but not the last, they are going to implement a “manual review of Google preferred” yes a manual review!

What does this mean for us?

In the past Google preferred only offered us the most popular, but now they are going chang it to now included the most vetted content.

They have stated from mid February, the new layout will include the manual review and that Ads will only run on video’s that have been checked and confirmed to meet their ad guidelines.

3 – 3rd but is it the last new change? We will see in the future.

They are giving their new look a greater transparency and “simpler” controls over where the ads appear – what does this mean?

YES we what it simpler and easy to control, they are looking at introducing a new tier system that will give you time to reflect your view of the placement for the brand, while getting a better view of potential trade offers, they have also started work with a trusted vendor that provides them with a third party brand safety report with Youtube.

This is currently still in its infant stage but they are hoping to launch the beta very soon.

I will keep you all in the loop as things progress.