Sign-up and activation

Sign up for AdSense

Follow these steps to get your AdSense account up and running:

1. Create an AdSense account

To succeed with AdSense, check that your site has interesting and original content that draws visitors to see your ads. Learn how to create an AdSense account.

Create an account

If you use Blogger or YouTube (or another AdSense partner), you should sign up for AdSense via your account there as these products follow a different process. For more information, see Advertise on your Blogger blog or Sign up for AdSense via YouTube.

2. Activate your AdSense account

To activate your AdSense account complete the following tasks:

What happens next?

We review your entire site to check it complies with the AdSense Program policies. When we're done, we send you an email with details on your activation status. This process usually takes less than a day but can take longer. Learn more about the waiting time for a fully activated AdSense account.

If your account is not activated at this stage, you'll receive an email explaining why and what you can do.

Next steps

When your AdSense account is fully activated, you're ready to start showing ads. Learn how to set up ads on your site.

To help you run a successful AdSense account, we recommend you check out Your guide to AdSense.

If we can't activate your AdSense account

In some situations, we can't activate your AdSense account. Depending on the reason, you might be able to resume the activation process. See below for more information.

Why was my AdSense application disapproved?

Your AdSense account can't be activated because your site doesn't follow the AdSense program policies

While reviewing your account, we notice that your site doesn't follow the Program policies. If you’re able to fix the issues on your site then you may resume the activation process. Alternatively, you can choose to use a different site for AdSense and resume the activation process with that site instead.

Your AdSense account can't be activated because you have two AdSense accounts

While reviewing your account, we notice that you have another AdSense account. In this case, you need to close your other account before resuming the activation process.

For more information, see What to do if AdSense can't activate your account.

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