Monetize a new app

Complete the following steps to register your app and create an ad unit.

  1. Sign in to your AdMob account at https://apps.admob.com.
  2. Click the Monetize tab.
  3. Click + Monetize new app.
  4. Select an app to monetize by using one of the following methods:
    1. Search for your app: Search Google Play or the iTunes App Store for your app, then click + Monetize.
    2. Add your app manually: If your app is not published yet, enter the app name and the platform, then click + Monetize.
      We recommend linking your app to the App Store once it's published.
    3. Select from apps added: Select from apps you've already added, then click + Monetize.
  5. Create an ad unit. Banner
    1. Ad type: Choose the ad type(s) allowed for this ad unit. You can choose any combination of text and image by checking the boxes. Checking both boxes is recommended since unchecking either of the boxes might limit the revenue generated by the ad unit. Unchecking all of the boxes will result in an error. You must choose at least one ad type for each ad unit.
    2. Automatic refresh Determine how often a new ad impression is generated. You can choose not to refresh or to refresh ads every 30 to 120 seconds. We recommend setting a refresh rate between 45 and 60 seconds.
    3. Text ad style: Select a text ad style that complements your app. You can use the standard style or customize your own style.
    4. Ad unit name: Enter a unique name and description that will help you find this ad unit later (e.g., Top Banner on Home).
    Interstitial
    1. Ad type: Choose the ad type(s) allowed for this ad unit. You can choose any combination of text, image, and video by checking the boxes. Checking all three boxes is recommended since unchecking some of the boxes might limit the revenue generated by the ad unit. Unchecking all of the boxes will result in an error. You must choose at least one ad type for each ad unit.
    2. Interstitial timeout: Determine how long the app should attempt to receive an ad. You can select from 3 to 10 seconds and it must be a whole number.
    3. Ad unit name: Enter a unique name and description that will help you find this ad unit later (e.g., Interstitial on level complete).
  6. Click Done to return to the Monetize tab or click Send an email with these instructions to have instructions sent to you via email

You've now registered your app and created an ad unit. To display banners in your Android or iOS app, follow the details instructions on incorporating the SDK and example code for creating a banner.

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