Should You Add Google AdSense Ads on Your New Blog?

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When should you start adding ads on your blog?

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This is a common question a blogger have after they start a blog to make money.  In this guide you will find a lot of insights on when you should start adding ads and how you should go about it.

But first, answer this question:

Are you one of those budding bloggers who is not monetizing his blog and is skeptical of doing so?

If so, I have also walked in your shoes. In the early days of my blogging career, I did not take advantage of AdSense or any other ad platform. Perhaps the reason many of us stay away from monetizing our blogs is that we are protective of our image, and we fear being judged by our readers. Moreover, a lot of us don’t know how much money one can earn from AdSense.

I was talking with one of my budding blogger (BB) friends, and he told me that he has an approved AdSense account, but he is not putting AdSense on his blog.

  • Me: Why?
  • BB: Because it’s a new blog, and putting AdSense on it might make my visitors think that I blog for money.
  • Me: Then why did you apply for AdSense when you are not planning to monetize your blog?
  • BB: I will monetize it when I have good traffic.
  • Me: What difference does it make whether you monetize the blog now or later? Will the perception of your readers be different at another point in time?

Our conversation went on for a while and came away with a suspicion that many other bloggers share my friend’s feelings about advertising on a new blog.

My question remains, why wait to monetize your blog?

Making money from your blog doesn’t make you a less passionate blogger or a greedy blogger.

It is simply taking advantage of an opportunity to earn money from one of your passions, and to develop your dreams. Ask yourself if that is a disgraceful thing.

If you have a blog that can be monetized, start monetizing it now. Chances are good that you may not make more than $10-$100/month, but at least you are earning some money doing something you enjoy.

What are advertisements, and why advertise on your blog?

When an advertisement that is related to your content and your niche runs on your blog, whether on the sidebar, or on the header, or elsewhere, you are helping your readers by providing a place for him to obtain a product he may be interested in purchasing.

For example, on ShoutMeLoud I write extensively about blogging, web hosting and making money online.

I share my personal views and experiences. Many readers are here because they like to read about my experiences with different products that I use, and it is very possible that they would like to try these products or related products.

They are reading my posts, after all, because they have an interest in the niche that I write about. So this is why I keep web hosting and WordPress theme banners on the sidebars and headers of my posts.

When should you start using AdSense?

There is no right or wrong time to begin monetizing your blog if you have an interest in doing so.

And as long as you do so in such a way that you will not be hampering the readability of your blog, there is no reason why you should not start monetizing as soon as you feel your blog is ready.  Bear in mind that it is best to place only one or two ads on a page.

While it may seem counter-intuitive, fewer ads = better CTR = more money in the long run.

If you are having trouble getting your site approval on AdSense, you can try applying for these AdSense alternatives. However, if your traffic is low, these ad networks are suitable for low traffic blogs.

Here is the list for your quick reference:

So if you have an AdSense account and a blog, start trying some ads on your blog. If you don’t have an account yet, you can follow these tricks for AdSense approval and apply for AdSense.

Start with one or two ad units, and stay focused on the quality of your blog, delivering good information to your readers, and producing a quality blog overall.  You never know – you may end up making a living from your blog!

What’s your opinion on when one should add ads on their blog?  

Feel free to share your thoughts with us using the comments section below.

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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.

67 thoughts on “Should You Add Google AdSense Ads on Your New Blog?”

  1. Mahendra

    Hi Sir,

    I have below queries.

    Can we monetize our blog which is created from “www.blogger.com” (Frre of Cost).

    Just want to know whether we can add adsense to free blog ?

  2. Emmanuel

    Great article.
    Questions:
    1. Could you please list the niches Adsense accepts?
    2. Can I use the same Adsense blog for affiliate marketing?
    If yes, at what point?

  3. Alexa

    This is a great article! I’ve been blogging for a year and a half but I’m not sure I have enough page views to have Adsense. Do you know if there is a minimum amount of pageviews?

  4. Pavan negi

    Hello harsh..
    My blog is already six months old and 7-10 post in my blog. but adsend never show ads on my blog..
    So what can I do to show ads on my blog..

    1. Harsh Agrawal

      Hey pavan,

      You need to write more posts on your blog. Generally, 20-25 article is a good number before applying.

  5. Amrit

    Hi Harsh, I am moving my wordpress.com blog to self-hosted wordpress.org. I will import all my posts (all have unique content). Can I apply for Google adsense for the new website or I have to wait for some months?

    1. Harsh Agrawal

      @Amrit
      As long as your blog have original content, good layout, important pages like about, contact, You can apply for AdSense.

  6. Mohammad Shakib Khan

    Hey! Harsh I want to know about. How to make Vignate and mobile bottom screen overlay ad from adsense?

  7. Divya Singh

    My google adsense is approved here is my url www[dot]designandtravel[dot]net
    But, I’m confused, Who ill make banner or ads if I want to promote some company?
    Do I need to contect company to provide me banners for google adsense? or Google will automaticall display ads on my website?

    1. Harsh Agrawal

      hey Divya,
      Google will automaticall display ads on my website based on your niche.

  8. vishal...

    heloo harsh bro….vishal this side i just wanted to ask will adsense agree to show ads on my blog because i have only 3-4 post now…as begginer and if yes then how will i get paid as begginers dont have traffic in thier blog as already so many are there……

    1. Harsh Agrawal

      Hey Vishal,

      Your blog should be 6 months old and have atleast 20 posts before applying.

  9. Julius

    Nice article. I am going through the same quandary as well – deciding whether to put adsense or any form of advertising on my blog for fear of scaring or turning off visitors/readers and potential followers. This post gave me new insights on the matter.

    Thanks!

    1. Harsh Agrawal

      Hey Julius,

      Happy to help. Keep me updated on how AdSense works for you. All the Best for Google AdSense approval.

  10. Kibiwot

    I like this article. My blog is 2 months old and most of my posts are in page 2 and 3 of google. I’m yet to integrate adsense also, fearing rejection. Since i have not started earning anything from my blog, i’m doing this right away. Thanks Harsh

  11. Marshal Nosa

    Thanks for sharing. I just created a relationship blog and wanted to insert my AdSense ad code on it. I don’t know if I add add the code, AdSense might suspend my account or not. Pls help out.

  12. Rupak Biswas

    I’m sure most newbies, like me, find themselves plagued with apprehension about monetising their blogs. This post is bang on in dispelling such fears & building a positive mindset towards monetising. Monetising definitely has nothing to do with the passion or quality of a serious enough blogger.

  13. pranita deshpande

    What is mean by custom channel URL which have 500 channels . from where we have to find it? & where should we have to put add code on blog?

  14. Sumil Dutta

    Hi Harsh, I have a wordpress blog hosted on bluehost US and i have noticed through analytics that 40% of my visitors are from US and 36 from India. However bounce rate of US visitors is very high at 80% and indian visitors at 34%. So i am unable to decide whom to consider my primary audience when putting up ads.

    Also being here in India can i register for Adsense ads targeted for US region?

    My questions might be a bit naive but i am just 2 months old and new to the whole blogging scenario and have taken up blogging reading your posts.

  15. The Aspiring Digital Nomad

    Hey Harsh, great post. You addressed exactly the issue that I have been debating. I myself am a BB and have heard a lot about people saying not to use Adsense because it looks bad..or even that it is a sign you aren’t as accomplished – as pro bloggers often don’t use Adsense. But what you said makes a lot of sense, and personally i never look down on bloggers that use Adsense. Thanks for the advice.

  16. George Ironthumb

    Help me understand! So its okay to put Adsense on my site? What about the “branding” thing that you were talking about in your other article..

    Please help..

    TIA!!

  17. karan

    I had seen adsense on shoutmeloud but now from few months i can’t see them.is any problem which i should also know?
    a common thing i notice from mostly all bloggers including amit and harsh that they don’t show adsense on mobile but advice always whts the secret ?
    i knw no one know answers

    1. MINHAJ UDDIN

      Hi karan,

      Adsense is a good way to make money online what we all know! Some are earning good money from it and some are not. For getting success you have to do experiment on it. I did it and getting good results day by day.

      Definitely secret behind on it (who make money online by teaching others how to make money online:-D)

      Keep experiment on your strategy!

  18. Rohit

    great post … as far as a blogger provides quality content in his blog…placing ads should not be a problem…

  19. Brandi

    Thanks so much for all your info. I am having a hard time finding good ad placement eespecially since my posts are read on a post basis and they are not extremely long due to my content. I know the placement of them is off and I have mucked with them a bit and am getting “better revenue” but not much and I get about 1000 page views a day on average.

  20. Deepanshu

    Hello Harsh 🙂 Plz have a look a my site and let me know if i shud apply for google adsense or not ..my site is only 1.5 months old but has a fair amount of content….i m hesitating to apply because i fear rejection 🙁 and i have heard after rejection its very tuff to get approved.. 🙁 any help will be appreciated…
    Also is there a prerequisite as in how many visitors i shud have daily to get adsense ? 🙄

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