YouTube monetization policy 2018 and Q&A on YouTubing – Episode 3

Before we begin today’s Q&A episode on YouTubing Tips, let us brief you on recent changes in video monetization criteria of YouTube (youtube monetization policy 2018) unless you’re already privy to that. From now onwards YouTubers got to have at least 4000 hours of watch time and 1000 subscribers before they can apply for monetization. And they will have to achieve this within the previous twelve months of YouTubing operations.

Also monetization approval procedure of YouTube has been made more strict than ever. Channels that have even a single copyright or community strike may not be considered for monetization. Previously channels with almost all content appropriate and only a few videos with inappropriate content might have been monetized. But this policy no longer applies which means if a single video is found with inappropriate content or misleading metadata, the channel will not be considered for monetization. So new YouTubers, you had better watch your every step. (This article is primarily on youtube monetization policy 2018)



Q. Today is the 23rd day of the month, I haven’t received my AdSense payment into my bank account yet. Why’s that?

A. Last month’s YouTube earnings show up on AdSense dashboard usually on the 12th of current month. Then the payment is automatically and electronically sent to your bank on the 21st of the month. It may take 3-5 business days for the bank to deposit the money into your account. The money usually reflects on YouTuber’s bank account on the 26th of the month. These timelines are approximate/estimated only and may differ a little bit from country to country. (This article is primarily on youtube monetization policy 2018)

If you don’t see the money to reflect on your bank account within 10 business days counting from the day (usually 21st) you were sent an email saying ‘the payment has been sent’, then you’ll need to see your bank officials to know what really happened. Although the chance of this thing to occur is quite very slim, provided that you have properly updated the banking information on your AdSense and selected that bank account as the primary method of payment. In case bank officials say they haven’t received the funds, you’ll need to contact your regional AdSense team and let them know about your issue (FYI, AdSense payments are sent to south Asian countries from Google’s Singapore office). Then they will surely find out where the money is stuck.

To know more about YouTube AdSense AKA ‘Hosted AdSense’, click on the following link and read the article:

YouTube AdSense: Things you should know about it as a youtuber

If you’re willing to avoid all the complications and hassles (like PIN verification) regarding AdSense, you had better join a promising and reliable multi channel network like MediaCube.Network. You’re welcome to follow my referral link here:

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Q. I copied no one’s video, then why did I get the following strikes?

youtube monetization policy 2018

A. These are not copyright strikes, they are community guidelines strikes. You received them because you violated one or more of YouTube’s community guidelines. For your information, it is always risky to work on Adobe tutorials. One of the most expert and experienced YouTubers from my country claimed that he once had received a copyright strike from Adobe for no apparent reason. (This article is primarily on youtube monetization policy 2018)

There are corporations/companies out there who allow you to copy or use their software/products for educational purposes only, you aren’t allowed to monetize videos created on these software. One such company is probably Microsoft. They allow you to create online tutorials (articles and videos) based on their content. But once you create these, you can use them only for educational purposes, you can’t monetize them, hence you can’t earn from such tutorials.

This is the reason you will most possibly NOT find too many MS Word tutorials on YouTube. There’s no denying that there are a lot of things to learn about MS Word and other MS office applications. And people all around the globe are using these apps extensively. So there might be a question as to why there are only a few online tutorials on these topics. Well, I guess you now can realize the reason behind this. (This article is primarily on youtube monetization policy 2018)

As the title of the video (the second one depicted in the above image) suggests it most probably describes how to crack the paid version of a software. By uploading this video, the creator has knowingly/unknowingly attempted to cause monetary damage to Adobe Inc. who just happens to be a much bigger client/creator of YouTube than the infringing uploader. Both are community members of YouTube, one was about to cause harm to another in illegal ways. Also the uploader was actually encouraging general community members to do illegitimate things that cracking a paid software is. That’s why he received a community strike for that.

Now that he has received two strikes on his channel, he won’t be able to upload any video the next three months. If he doesn’t receive another community strike in the meantime, one or both of the current strikes may be lifted/removed after three months. Then he’ll be able to upload more videos on his channel and continue his YouTubing operations as normal. God forbids, should he receive another community strike in the meantime, his channel will be terminated once and for all. (This article is primarily on youtube monetization policy 2018)

If you’re interested to know YouTube’s community guidelines in details, so that you accidentally don’t mess up anything, go ahead and read this nice article from our blog to the end. The link is given below:

YouTube account suspended for no reason? Well, not really.

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Let me remind you once again that YouTube is now more strict than ever. A single copyright or community strike can make your channel ineligible for video monetization. So just put yourself in a little bit of thought as to how you can save your dear channel. (This article is primarily on youtube monetization policy 2018)



Featuring a Reader’s YouTube Video on Hate Comments at his request

how to deal with hate comments by 2.ish method

Today I have been contacted by a reader of my blog who is known as Chris. He requested me to feature one of his YouTube videos on my blog. This video demonstrates how to fight hate comments, specially if they are troll comments and the commenter keeps posting this type of hate comments on various videos of the YouTube channel. Here I like to show the mail he sent me.

Featuring a Reader's YouTube Video on Hate Comments

So I watched his video a couple of times and found that this video might have some misleading content/idea. You’ll get to know what I’m talking about once you watch it to the end or go through this article. I hereby like to present his video describing a method which according to him is capable of fighting repeated hate or troll comments posted by the same individual back. Go ahead, watch the video and give your verdict in this article’s comment box or his video’s comment section.

Tricks suggested by Chris to dumbfound the hater

Well, in the video Chris advises you to go ahead and visit the hate commenter’s channel and gather some information about the guy. Then you’re supposed to select one special information out of all these which is capable to surprise the guy. And then you’re to contact him personally. In order to do this you have to visit his channel and look for any Facebook or gmail address he might have provided in the ‘About’ section. You can also look in his video description in search of that. Once you find that you may send him the surprise mail mentioning the information he thought he kept secret from general viewers.

Oh, one other thing: you can send the message in the ‘Discussion’ tab if he allows it. There should even be an option to directly send a message to the channel owner once you visit the homepage. This option is supposed to be in the same section where you find the option to ‘flag’ the channel. Recently YouTube has brought about some changes in its overall design including ‘channel layout’ and thus complicated matters. That’s why I couldn’t find enough time to show you by presenting an image where to go to directly send a private message to the channel owner.

Now if you need an example as to what might be such a surprising mail, go ahead and watch the video because Chris has provided an example like that. Now the problem with this method is that haters usually use YouTube accounts that have no uploaded content or information to post hate comments. This is because they’re aware that too many hate comments can lead their YouTube account to termination.



Chris’ suggestion to sign the hater up for porn is not a good idea

When Chris suggests to surprise the hate commenter by an expected reply, I can accept it. This could really be a good technique if a certain guy has been cyberbullying you for a prolonged time period. But when Chris advises to sign the commenter up for something like ‘gay porn’, I can’t appreciate it. This is the part where the video might be termed ‘misleading’. I’m afraid that if this video is reported by a significant number of YouTube users, it could be removed and Chris’ channel might receive a community strike.

So Chris, beware. You have a nice presentation skill, just don’t be uploading misleading content. YouTube is now more strict then ever when it comes to misleading content and advice. Countless channels have been terminated lately because of these actions. If a guy harasses you by posting hate comments in your YouTube videos, you can send them ‘surprise mails’ in retaliation. But signing them up for porn is really too much. YouTubers, you mustn’t listen to Chris when he advises you to do that. Yet I featured his video on my blog because he as one of my readers had requested me to do so.

Also I thought it would be a good idea to bring up/feature his YouTube video to show you guys another example of misleading content. While people create videos for YouTube, some of them think they just can upload anything they feel like, which is NOT true. YouTube has specific guidelines; you must follow them to the point.

Remember that some people are going to bombard you with hate comments no matter what

This is a harsh reality that you’ll be trolled and harassed by some YouTube users no matter how nice your content is. They will be doing that just because they’re jealous of you, they can’t create quality content like you do. And unlike you they can’t earn handsome amount through YouTubing; some even can’t sustain their channels for long.

So as long as you’re a content creator on YouTube, you’re likely to be trolled, hated and made fun of by at least a few people. Now their number means nothing compared to your overall audience number. When 0.5% of your viewers are trolling you and the rest 99.5% aren’t, I guess you have nothing to worry about. You can even ban some users from commenting on your channel. Our following article here describes how to do that, just read it to the end and you’ll find the answer to your query.

How to Deal With Hate Comments & Dislikes on YouTube

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YouTube and Google don’t care who is misleading you to violate their guidelines

Frankly, YouTube and Google don’t care if you have been misled by someone to infringe certain guidelines of them. But when they find you doing so, they are likely to terminate your account or stop you from accessing a particular Google product such as YouTube or blogger. Here we present two examples of that.

YouTube and Google
YouTube might seem like an interesting place, but don’t forget about the complications that revolve around here
Many YouTube videos that pretend to be creative commons are actually not so

Yeah, it’s a fact that all the videos on YouTube that seem to be creative commons are actually NOT available as creative commons.

YouTube was first launched in 2006 and two or three years later it was owned by Google. Ever since Google has been modifying YouTube’s features, policies and structure. But guess what, this social networking platform is still far from being perfect. That’s why YouTube can not detect if somebody illegally passes a copyrighted content as creative commons. (This article is on YouTube and Google)




This is particularly true for videos which don’t have content id activated. Such videos are more prone to be stolen. Because once they’re uploaded on someone else’s channel, the original creator of the videos has no clue to that. This is the reason big creators like T-Series always have activated content id service for their YouTube videos.

Now just assume that you are a general YouTube user and have a YouTube channel. You have uploaded a couple of videos onto your channel and a few of them got viral. That’s when someone just comes along and steals a few of your videos and reuploads them onto their channel. Then s/he might choose to set ‘creative commons’ as user’s license for those videos. Which means anyone can reupload these videos partly or fully after editing and modification.

Now a third guy comes along and uploads your video onto his channel mistakenly assuming that it’s a creative commons content. If that’s so, you can impose copyright strike on this guy’s channel and take his video down because the video actually belongs to you. (This article is on YouTube and Google)

Many people lately have been victimized of this phenomenon described just above. To know more about creative commons crisis, you can read the following article:

Creative commons videos – Things you should know

Sub4sub, like4like activities are illegal on YouTube and google

Did you know that sub4sub and like4like activities are actually illegal on YouTube? If you’re caught doing this, your YouTube account/channel may be terminated just like that. Yet many people have been doing this in the hope that they won’t be caught. Some even don’t know that these activities are totally forbidden on YouTube and Google.

I was contacted by such an individual almost one month ago. He alleged that a certain YouTube video has encouraged him to do these activities. And this way he earned a lot of subscribers on his channel until it was finally terminated. Clearly the ‘sub4sub’ thing was the reason for termination in this case. It’s a matter of sorrow that the original video which promotes and encourages these activities was still online at the time I received the email from the above mentioned guy. May be it is still online and intact.




The reason for this is that YouTube depends on a report-based system to detect policy violations. If a certain percentage of viewers report a video, it is taken into account by YouTube’s AI and hence is likely to be removed as well. So based on this policy of YouTube, an infringing video can stay online and intact even for years if a significant number of a particular type of report has yet NOT been submitted against the video. To know more about this topic, you can read the following article:

Comment Spamming on YouTube can actually lead your channel to termination

If you’re interested to know YouTube’s actual policy regarding community guidelines, you should read the following article:

YouTube’s Community Guidelines Explained and Made Easy

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How to Appeal for and Setup AdSense on WordPress blog – Come to know the requirements and the actual facts

To get approved for AdSense on WordPress blog is every blogger’s dream, because AdSense offers you rates for ads that no other online based ad agency can offer. So if you have a blog that has enough content in a language supported by AdSense and follows AdSense policies to the point, then you too can apply for AdSense. Since this blog is mainly for YouTubers, I will describe the procedure assuming that You already have an AdSense hosted account for your YouTube channel.

I’m writing this article today because I have not found to this day any straight forward and detailing post that describes how to get approved for AdSense on WordPress blog and also how to implement the ad code correctly. Some of the existing articles on the web might be popular, but they are incomplete too. If you follow any of those as a blog owner you might be misguided like the way I once was. I was misguided in the sense that the article I followed didn’t completely narrate the procedure, so my ad implementation procedure was incomplete which is why I may have to suffer in the near future.




Things you need to do before applYing for AdSense

Firstly you have to choose an effective and unique niche for your blog. But don’t make it so unique that it might be difficult to get viewers for your blog. Then write a few articles, at least 10 to 15 and SEO them. Make sure every article is at least 300 words long. Since we’re talking about how to get approved for AdSense on WordPress blog, you can use Yoast plugin for SEO purpose. This is a nice plugin I have been using for a long time now. This has been so effective for my blog that I get almost 67% of my viewers from search results.

Yes, I confess that I have not been able to send good amount of traffic from my social networking pages and accounts. Also my site currently doesn’t have a huge number of traffic on overall basis. Despite all these a 67% search engines traffic sounds very promising. To be totally honest, earlier I wasn’t interested to SEO my blog and use any plugin like Yoast. This is because, luckily I started to have a good size of traffic for a beginner blog. There’s a saying ‘don’t fix it until it’s broken’, you know. But when I was interested to get approved for AdSense on WordPress blog, I made a few searches on the web regarding the requirements for it.

They say SEO is a must to get approved for AdSense on WordPress blog

So I started to SEO my articles, but I was not exactly happy about it. Because by making my posts search engines optimized I actually lowered down the size of traffic on my blog; at least the statistics said so. Well, nobody can say that I improperly SEO’d my articles. To prove it, I present the following link which describes how to SEO an article and also the description of a YouTube video.

SEO your YouTube videos – How to use AdWords Keyword Planner

Anyway, I’d suggest you to make further search on web to find out whether SEO is mandatory to get approved for AdSense on WordPress blog. In my opinion, it isn’t. If you have a good size of traffic on your blog without search engine optimization, you should naturally be considered for AdSense approval. I’m saying this because the purpose of SEO is to send sizeable traffic to your blog. Now if you’re able to do that through social media pages alone, you may not need to SEO your content. SEO is still preferred over social media pages because these pages may be unpublished any time by the concerned authorities, can’t they? God forbids, should something so unlucky happen, you might have a sharp decline in traffic size to your blog which would be really devastating.

Then again there is something called ‘luck’. If you’re lucky enough, search engines will keep sending traffic to your blog on their own; you don’t have to optimize your articles for that. This happens when your articles provide information people are looking for on the web. For example, when I published the article describing how to properly appeal the termination of YouTube account, I started to have a huge number of traffic on this post right from the very first day. This is because, in those days hundreds of thousands of YouTube accounts were being suspended every now and then.

Things to avoid if you must get the approval from AdSense

If you know how to, or can get it done by someone else, go ahead and SEO your articles. But while doing that you need to keep a few things in mind; you mustn’t be carried away while doing SEO. Keyword density is good, but too much density of that can actually get your blog in trouble. Because I came to know from a reliable source that sites/blogs that use too many keywords may NOT be considered for AdSense approval. Here ‘too many keywords’ means an excessive scale of keyword density and a high number of used tags.

Then again, I also came to know from another source that Google doesn’t like SEO. I partially believed that. This is because SEO is an artificial way to send traffic to a blog. Since ‘most searched keywords’ change every few months, your blog and articles can never be ‘SET forever’ with the aid of SEO. This means, you have to change the focus keywords and other parameters for your articles every few months. If you don’t do that, you can’t possibly consider your articles search engines optimized any longer.



Other tips to get approved for AdSense on WordPress blog

You need to make your blog user friendly and easy to navigate. If readers don’t find where your articles are located, your blog is in a ‘bad’ standing then; you certainly don’t want that. That’s why, my suggestion is that you make your latest posts as your blog’s homepage. In order to do that, while you’re on your site’s WordPress dashboard go to settings and then ‘Reading’. After selecting as following, be sure to hit the ‘Save’ button below.

AdSense on WordPress blog

You got to have a few effective plugins for your blog. The plugins that I’m currently using on this blog are Akismet Anti-Spam, Floating Social bar, Jetpack by WordPress, MaxButtons, Really Simple SSL, Securimage-WP, Simple Social Icons, Sucuri Security, UpdraftPlus, WP-Copyright-Protection, WP-PageNavi and Yoast SEO. You are advised to install and activate them all.

To get approved for AdSense on WordPress blog, you have to follow guidelines and policies provided by AdSense and Google. According to these policies, you’re NOT allowed to post something that describes how to do something unethical like cracking the paid version of a software, invade a Facebook account etc. If such contents are found on your blog, you may not be approved for AdSense, frankly.

Now you may think that once you get the approval, you’ll then start posting these contents. Well, you’re not thinking straight then. Because if any such content is found on your blog while AdSense ads are being displayed, it might be banned by AdSense once and for all. Such activities may even de-index your blog and its pages from search engines. So beware and always follow community guidelines – this practice will save your blog from all hazards.

Is AdSense approval process automatic?

No one knows for sure whether the process of approval for AdSense on WordPress blog is automatic or not. Recently, I have had conversations regarding this with a few experts from AdSense forum. They claim that the AdSense approval process is automatic. I’m neither supporting NOR against this.

Well, all I know is that Google mentions of a thing named ‘crawler’. I’m not sure what this is, because I’m not a big expert on this sort of technical things. This ‘crawler’ thing must be an automatic system or artificial intelligence created by Google that visits a site/blog and determines what the site is about. If this gets a good (passable) signal from the site, it may decide to approve AdSense on WordPress blog.

Most possibly that’s why Google always advises to keep your blog/site easy to navigate. This is because, no matter how much content your blog has, if it isn’t easy to navigate and contents are not where they’re supposed to be, ‘crawler’ might send a negative signal about the blog and hence it may be ‘NOT approved’ for AdSense. So from this point of view, AdSense approval process seems to be ‘automatic’.

Then again, there are numerous arguments against it as well. Recently, one of my friends ran a test on his blog which is mainly on contemporary affairs and his personal experiences. To gather some traffic, he posted a few stories which are not exactly ‘sex stories’, but contained sexually provocative (indicating/meaningful) language. He didn’t use any slang languages or words whatsoever. Then he applied for AdSense on WordPress blog of his. Well, the response was negative. The reason that was given from Google was ‘Adult content’.

Now the question is, how ‘automated system’ would find adult content, if no direct slang was used? This clearly seems to be a verification job by a human. Automatic or not, as an applicant for AdSense on WordPress blog, you really have nothing to do about it. Just make sure that your blog has enough content, it is user friendly and follows Google’s community guidelines and policies. That way you’re basically paving the way for your blog to be approved for AdSense.




The things to do on your hosted AdSense account

We told you earlier we would be assuming that you have an AdSense account to use on a YouTube channel (hosted AdSense). This is because this blog is mainly for YouTubers, so chances are that you too are a YouTuber. Also, I have the experience of upgrading a hosted AdSense account in order to use it on a non-hosted blog. I have not had the experience of creating a new AdSense account to use on a non hosted blog yet. If I ever happen to experience that, I’ll certainly share it with you guys whom I consider my friends. (This post is on how to appeal for and setup AdSense on WordPress blog)

While you’re on your AdSense dashboard, click on ‘My ads’, then click on ‘Other products’. You will see the following page.

AdSense on WordPress blog

Here in the blank box, you need to put the url of your blog and then hit the ‘Submit’ button. After that you’ll be asked to connect your site to AdSense. Basically you’ll be told to copy a few lines of code and paste it at a certain place (between the <head> and </head> tags of the html) of your blog. Simply copy the code by clicking on the ‘Copy code’ button, check the box below and hit the ‘Done’ button. You’ll be shown the following message.

AdSense on WordPress blog

Don’t be assured to see this statement. If your site is going to be rejected for AdSense on WordPress blog, you’ll receive an email within just a week or so stating why it has been rejected (the reason). But if your site is going to be approved, then it will take around two months of time. This is particularly true if you’re in a developing country like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh etc. Now if you’re from a first-world country like USA, UK or Canada, it might be a whole different scenario. In that case you might get the confirmation (congratulations) email just within a week after submission. But most people say it takes several weeks to get approved for AdSense on WordPress blog.

How to implement the code into your WordPress blog

Log into your WordPress blog, be on dashboard. Place your mouse cursor on ‘Appearance’ tab, a menu will emerge where you’ll be clicking on ‘Editor’. You’ll be now on ‘Edit Themes’ page. To the right of the page you’ll see the vertical list of ‘Theme Files’. Just scroll down a little bit and click on ‘Theme Header’ when you see it.

You’re basically about to change the html coding of your site. You need to worry about nothing if you’re a conscious person. But in case you often mix things together up, then you had better ‘backup’ your entire site right this moment. You can use the ‘Updraftplus’ plugin to do that. I, for one, saved the previous html coding of the header file in a word document. Now remember the code you copied from AdSense? You need to paste it now after the opening <head> tag. Before pasting it should look like below:

AdSense on WordPress blog

As you can see from the above image that there is nothing between <head> and <meta charset> tags at the moment. Now you may go ahead and paste the code right between these two things (I do so all the time – it is the best practice indeed). After pasting it should look like following:

AdSense on WordPress blog

Now you need to hit the blue ‘Update File’ button below and get out of there before you mess something up. After this pasting procedure you may visit your site by typing the url of your blog into the address bar of a browser and then hitting ‘Enter’ button on your keyboard. If it shows the homepage correctly, then you can assume that you messed up ‘nothing’ during the editing of the html file. Now it’s time for you to await any responses from The Google AdSense team. (This post is on how to appeal for and setup AdSense on WordPress blog)

What to do if you receive ‘Negative’ response

In case you got negative response from the AdSense team, they will show a reason why they rejected your application. This email usually arrives within one week after appeal. Now after being rejected you need to work on your particular issue. If they say ‘insufficient’ content, then you’ll have to add more articles to your blog. But make sure that each of them are at least 300 words long. The lengthier, the better; provided that they contain useful information or interesting content, NOT unnecessary garbage.

If you have sufficient content on your site, but still they say ‘insufficient content’, then you have to assume that the navigation system on your blog is not user friendly. That’s why they don’t find the content. In that case you should set ‘recent posts’ as the homepage of your blog, also use ‘WP-PageNavi’ plugin.

There might be other reasons as well to reject your appeal for AdSense on WordPress blog. For example, they might say ‘Unsupported language’. In that case, you have to add at least 15 to 20 articles written/composed in a supported language (by AdSense) and then apply again. If you’re confident that you deserve to be included in the AdSense program, then it shouldn’t take more than two or three appeals to get finally approved.

However, remember that when you’re going to be approved for AdSense on WordPress blog, it’s likely to take a lot of time like two months on an average. (This post is on how to appeal for and setup AdSense on WordPress blog)



The first ‘congratulations’ mail from AdSense team

If AdSense team thinks that your site/blog is eligible for their program, they will send a preliminary ‘congratulations’ mail. If you receive this mail, then you just crossed the first level of AdSense approval (according to AdSense forum experts). My first congratulations mail looked like following:

How to Appeal for and Setup AdSense on WordPress blog

The second stage of AdSense approval might take another two months. Recently I got my second congratulations mail as well. In the meantime I contacted the experts on AdSense forum. But their behavior and suggestions were not appropriate. If you’re interested to know what really happened there you may choose to read the following article. You can also click on the link that follows; this one shows the conversation I had with a few forum people in the first week of this month.

Google AdSense forum: How effective and helpful is it? – Here’s my experiences regarding it.

https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!msg/adsense/KAxfgNB2Cl8/jPkq_hzkDgAJ

In the last few days I have received the second congratulations mail four times; on the 8th, the 10th, the 12th and the 14th of January, 2018. Well, each time this mail looked like following:

How to Appeal for and Setup AdSense on WordPress blog

How to implement ad code on your WordPress site

Every congratulations mail will prompt you to implement ad code on your site. When you first applied for AdSense on WordPress blog, you put some code in the header html of your site, remember? After putting the code it looked like following (although this image is already given above, still for your convenience we provide the picture here again):

How to Appeal for and Setup AdSense on WordPress blog

By putting this code you basically took necessary actions to activate page level ads. You did your part, the rest is on AdSense team.

Now you will learn to implement ad code in other parts of your site like sidebar, footer etc. You have to first login your AdSense for this purpose. While you’re on your AdSense dashboard, you will have to click on ‘My ads’ on the menu to your left. Now you have to click on the ‘+New Ad Unit’ button. You can now select ‘Text & display ads’ and proceed. You have to give the ad unit a name. I always name ad units according to the date I create them on, because I never create more than 1 ad unit a day. Then you can scroll down by keeping all the defaults and hit the blue ‘Save and get code’ button.

This time you have to copy the ad code and get out of there by hitting the ‘close’ button and logging out of your AdSense account. (This post is on how to appeal for and setup AdSense on WordPress blog)

Putting the ad code in your site’s sidebar

While you have the ad code copied to clipboard, you have to log into your WordPress dashboard. Hover your mouse cursor over the ‘Appearance’ section and then select ‘Widgets’. You’ll probably see the ‘Text’ portion already added to your site’s sidebar, as shown in the following figure:

How to Appeal for and Setup AdSense on WordPress blog

If ‘Text’ portion is not added yet, you have to add it now. Just scroll down while you’re on Widgets page until you find the ‘Text’ thing. Click on it and select ‘Blog sidebar’ and then hit the ‘Add Widget’ button. Now scroll up and go to the ‘Blog Sidebar’ portion, the thing shown in the above figure. You can drag the text segment to the top if you would like ads to show up at the top of sidebar. Now click on the ‘Text’ section.

You may enter a value (some text) in the title field, I prefer to leave it empty. Then between ‘Visual’ and ‘Text’ tabs click on the ‘Text’ tab and paste the ad code in the big rectangular shaped gap/box provided below. Then it should look somewhat like below:

How to Appeal for and Setup AdSense on WordPress blog


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