How to Create an AdSense Account (For Newbie Bloggers)

As a blogger, you have surely heard of the AdSense program from Google which is regarded as one of the best contextual advertisement programs available.

In this post, I will demonstrate how you can create an AdSense account for your website.

There are many AdSense alternatives available, but no matter what network you try, you will likely find that Adsense is the best.

If you have some marketing skills, however, you may also want to look into affiliate marketing.  My post on Affiliate vs AdSense will give you my personal insights into both networks.

When I started blogging, “AdSense” was a foreign concept to me. When I initially signed up for AdSense, I needed a lot of help from my friends, and I still was not sure I was doing it right.

For beginners who are not familiar with AdSense, it is an advertisement program for publishers started by Google (See Wiki details), wherein contextual ads are placed on your blog and you get paid when someone clicks on these ads.

In this blog post, I present an essential guide for beginners who are not sure how to apply for AdSense.

There are a couple requirements which you must meet before you can apply for AdSense:

  • First, of course, you need to have a website.
  • You also must be above the age of 18, otherwise you will need to apply using the name of a parent or guardian who gives you permission to do so.

Watch this video to understand what your blog needs to have before you apply for AdSense:

Steps to create an AdSense account:

AdSense has recently changed the account approval process to include the following steps:

  • Sign up for AdSense
  • Add AdSense ads to your blog
  • Wait while your account is reviewed and either accepted or rejected

Although the new AdSense account approval process is quite lengthy, the process will ultimately help to maintain the quality of AdSense for all users.

It is also important to make sure your blog or website is abiding by AdSense policies before applying.

Also, be sure to read the terms and conditions mentioned on the signup page to learn more.

Step-by-Step Guide to Creating an AdSense Account:

First, go to the Signup page for AdSense.

You will see an option to create a new Google account, or you can choose to use your existing Google account.

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Note: If you have a custom domain name & you are using Google Apps for your domain email address, I suggest you use that to sign up for your AdSense account. When you use domain specific email addresses ([email protected]), the chances of getting your AdSense application approved is increased by a factor of 3.

Otherwise, you can use your existing gmail address.

Website Details:

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This form is straight-forward. You simply need to enter your website address and select the content language. For the website URL use your blog address, and make sure to add it without “http://”.

AdSense contact information:

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This is the most important part.

I remember making a couple of mistakes at this part when I first signed up. Hopefully, if you follow this guide, you won’t make the same mistakes.

The “payee name” is very important. Make sure to use the same name under which you have a bank account, as AdSense will be sending you checks or EFT payment under that name.

If you make a mistake here, changing the payee name of your account will be difficult in many countries, including India.

So ensure your bank account name and payee name are exactly the same.

Next add your contact information and fill in the other details.

Accept AdSense policies:

Read the AdSense policies and put a checkmark in all three boxes.

Once done, click on “Submit”, and on the next page you can review your details.

Make sure that all the details are accurate and up to date!

Signing up with your email account:

You can use your current email address to sign up, or you can create a new gmail ID just for AdSense. For fast approval, I would suggest you to use ZohoMail, and create a free domain-specific email address.

In my case, when I tried to sign up using a generic gmail address, I was rejected four times.  However, when I later applied using a domain-specific email address, I got instant AdSense approval.

(Must read: Google AdSense new account approval process)

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Once you have signed up for AdSense, you need to add AdSense codes to your blog. The AdSense team will review your application again after you add the codes, and your account will be activated with an Adsense Pin that will be sent to you.

All of this takes approximately  1-2 months depending upon your geographical location.

Once everything is set up, in order to get paid from AdSense you need to complete two further steps:

  • Submit your tax information
  • Enter your pin

You will need to submit a tax form specific to how you are conducting business. For certification of No U.S. activities, and for Indian AdSense publishers, you can fill in this tax information:

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AdSense Pin:

You will receive an AdSense Pin by mail once you reach the threshold of $10. You need to add the pin to your AdSense account.

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You will start receiving payment once your AdSense account reaches the $100 threshold.

You should read this guide to learn about enabling direct bank deposit for your AdSense account.

I hope with this guide you can successfully create an AdSense account. Do watch this videos as it covers many questions that you might be having before or after creating your AdSense account.

If you do not yet have a blog, you can refer to my previous tutorial on How to install a WordPress Blog, and finding The Best WordPress Themes for AdSense.

Have any questions regarding the AdSense account creation process? Feel free to ask me via the comments section!

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A Blogger, Author and a speaker! Harsh Agrawal is recognized as a leader in digital marketing and FinTech space. Fountainhead of ShoutMeLoud, and a Speaker at ASW, Hero Mindmine, Inorbit, IBM, India blockchain summit. Also, an award-winning blogger.

126 thoughts on “How to Create an AdSense Account (For Newbie Bloggers)”

  1. I created account on adsense they told me to paste html code in my website but how can i paste the code in html in wordpress

  2. great blog post about adsense but i have a question myself i been set up with adsense and approved for about two months and i been past the 10 dollars hold where they send the pin but i never got a pin yet is there any way around it or something else i can do.

  3. thank you bro, I Followed Your Steps And Applied for Adsens,,

    And after 3 days I got Adsens Approved Mail. Thanku brother.

  4. Thank u so much Harsh! Followed ur tips and got my Adsense approved within two days!!!
    Thank u so much!!! Keep Inspiring us.

  5. Hi @Harsh
    Great information thanks for it, but I want to know that in many blog or article I have read about Adsense mention that the blog or website must be 6 months old is that true?

    1. yes, it is true. But if your content is good and you are adhering to all other policies of Adsense, you can get approval even if your blog is not 6 months old.

  6. Hi,
    As I’ve searched, beside the points that you described above, there’re more point that I see in other site. They said that we must have menu like “About Us”, “Contact Us”, “Privacy and Policy”. I see those menu, but one thing that I wonder is “Robo.txt” file. I don’t know exactly what this file it is and why they need it. So, do you have any experience about this?


  7. Ajinkya Hanchate

    Sir my payee name is ‘Firstname Lastname’ but on the bank account I have mentioned ‘Firstname Middlename Lastname’ as per bank account statement. Sir, can it create problem while transfer money in my bank account?

  8. Shakeel Ahmed

    Dear Mr. Harsh,
    While applying for Google AdSense Account, we can apply by personal bank account no without GST no., or we have to apply as registered Company bank account with GST No., for india.

    The reasons of my question is Google Adsence paying to a person or registered company only ?

    Thanks & Regards
    Shakeel Ahmed
    Abu Dhabi, UAE

    1. Hey Shakeel,

      You do not need a company account to open a Google Adsense account. You can simply open a savings account with your bank in your name and register the same with Google Adsense.

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