Sign up for Ad Manager
Thanks for choosing Google Ad Manager, an ad server that helps you manage your direct and ad network relationships. Here’s our checklist to help you get started.
Create your account
Create a Google AdSense account
You need a valid Google AdSense account to sign-up for Ad Manager. If you don’t have a Google AdSense account already, create a new AdSense account.
Sign up for Ad Manager
Your Ad Manager account is permanently linked to your Google AdSense account, so if you have more than one Google AdSense account, make sure you sign up for Ad Manager using the correct sign-in information.
- Visit admanager.google.com to sign up for an account.
- Click Create account, then choose For myself or To manage my business.
- Follow the prompts to complete the signup process.
Before you start doing anything in your new Ad Manager account, make sure that the Network Settings are correct. Once you have created your first order you will no longer be able to change the network time zone and currency settings.
- Sign in to Google Ad Manager.
- Click Admin Global settings.
- Select your time zone and currency.
- Click Save.
Understand how Ad Manager works for you
Ad Manager is intended to help publishers who:
- Receive requests from advertisers who want to buy ad space on their website.
- Manage multiple ad networks and need a consistent way to deliver ads that make the most money.
- Want to start serving ads quickly with limited training time and trafficking steps.
- Need greater control over when, where, and to whom ads deliver.
Differences between Ad Manager and Google AdSense
|Ad Manager (ad server)||Google AdSense (ad network)|
|I can traffic other ad networks or directly sold ads||Yes||No|
|I only have to tag my pages to see ads on my pages||Yes, if you allow Google AdSense to show through Ad Manager||Yes|
|I can make Google AdSense compete with other ad networks to maximize my revenue||Yes||No|
|I can have a consistent reporting among all my ad serving activities||Yes||No|
|I will be paid by Ad Manager / Google AdSense||No, payments come from your advertisers or ad networks, such as Google AdSense.||Yes|
Know where to find help
We recommend using Ad Manager on a few pages to learn the basics before expanding the usage to the rest of your pages. As you begin exploring, use the support options available to you.