Sign-up and activation
How to sign up for AdSense
Follow these steps to get your AdSense account up and running:
Step 1. Create an AdSense account
The most important thing for success with AdSense is having a site with great content that delights your users—before you apply to AdSense, check that your site has interesting and original content. And of course, you need visitors too, or no one will see your ads, so make sure that people know about your site before you place ads on it. Learn how to create an AdSense account.
Step 2. Activate your AdSense account
Next, it's time for you to activate your AdSense account. To activate your AdSense account, complete the following tasks:
What happens next?
We automatically review your entire site to check it complies with our program policies and set up the rest of your account. When we've completed this process, we send you an email with details on your activation status. This process usually takes less than a day but sometimes it can take longer. Learn more about the waiting time for a fully activated AdSense account.
Your AdSense account is now fully activated and you're ready to start showing ads. Learn how to set up ads on your site.
If we can't activate your AdSense account
There are some situations when we won't be able to activate your AdSense account. Depending on why we couldn't activate your account, you might be able to take action and resume the activation process. See the sections below for more information.
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. After you've closed your other account, you may resume the activation process.
For more information, see What to do if AdSense can't activate your account.