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How to sign up for AdSense

The AdSense approval process has several steps - some on our end and some on yours. Click each step below to find out how to get approved:

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1. Submit your application

The most important thing for success with AdSense is having a website 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.

There are some rules about what kind of content is acceptable which you should read. We've also put together these helpful tips for application success. When you're ready:

Submit your application

If your website is on one of our host partner sites (like Blogger, YouTube, or Hubpages, among many others), you should sign up through your account there - these sites follow a different application process.
 
2. Place ads on your site

Next, it's time for you to create your first ad unit and place the ad code on the URL that you provided in your application. Make sure to place your ad code on a webpage that receives traffic.

You'll only see blank ad units on your site until you've passed the review and we fully activate your AdSense account. You'll also see a red bar across the top of your account saying that you're still under review.
 
  3. Review your account for approval

Once our systems detect that you've placed the ad code on a live page on your sign-up URL, we automatically continue the review process and check that your site complies with our policies. When we've completed the review, we send you an email letting you know the status of your application. This process typically takes 1-2 days. For more information, see Application review waiting time.

If your application is not approved at this stage, you'll receive an email explaining the disapproval reason and the possible next steps that you can take.
4. Approved account

Your AdSense account is now fully activated. The red bar across the top of your account is gone and within a few hours you’ll begin to see live ads.

We highly recommend that you take full advantage of Your guide to AdSense, which we’ve created to help you run a successful AdSense account.
 

If your AdSense account is disapproved

There are some situations when we won't be able to approve your application for an AdSense account. Depending on why your account was disapproved, you might be able to take action and reapply. See the sections below for more information.

Disapproved because your account matches a currently approved AdSense account

The following steps show the AdSense approval process when your AdSense account is initially disapproved because it matches a currently approved AdSense account:

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1. Submit your application

The most important thing for success with AdSense is having a website 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.

There are some rules about what kind of content is acceptable which you should read. We've also put together these helpful tips for application success. When you're ready:

Submit your application

If your website is on one of our host partner sites (like Blogger, YouTube, or Hubpages, among many others), you should sign up through your account there - these sites follow a different application process.
 
2. Place ads on your site

Next, it's time for you to create your first ad unit and place the ad code on the URL that you provided in your application. Make sure to place your ad code on a webpage that receives traffic.

You'll only see blank ad units on your site until you've passed the review and we fully activate your AdSense account. You'll also see a red bar across the top of your account saying that you're still under review.
 
  3. Disapprove your account

While reviewing your application, we notice that your account information matches a currently approved AdSense account.

4. Close your other account and reapply

Once you've closed your other account, you may reapply.

 
  5. Re-review your account for approval

Once our systems detect that you've placed the ad code on a live page, we automatically continue the review process and check that your site complies with our policies. When we've completed the review, we send you an email letting you know the status of your application. This process typically takes 1-2 days.

6. Approved account

Your AdSense account is now fully activated. The red bar across the top of your account is gone and within a few hours you’ll begin to see live ads.

We highly recommend that you take full advantage of Your guide to AdSense, which we’ve created to help you run a successful AdSense account.
 

Disapproved because your site doesn't follow the AdSense program policies

The following steps show the AdSense approval process when your AdSense account is initially disapproved because it doesn't follow the AdSense program policies:

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1. Submit your application

The most important thing for success with AdSense is having a website 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.

There are some rules about what kind of content is acceptable which you should read. We've also put together these helpful tips for application success. When you're ready:

Submit your application

If your website is on one of our host partner sites (like Blogger, YouTube, or Hubpages, among many others), you should sign up through your account there - these sites follow a different application process.
 
2. Place ads on your site

Next, it's time for you to create your first ad unit and place the ad code on the URL that you provided in your application. Make sure to place your ad code on a webpage that receives traffic.

You'll only see blank ad units on your site until you've passed the review and we fully activate your AdSense account. You'll also see a red bar across the top of your account saying that you're still under review.
 
  3. Disapprove your account

While reviewing your application, we notice that your account doesn't follow the AdSense program policies.

4. Fix the issues and reapply

If you’re able to address the issues on your site then you may reapply.

 
  5. Re-review your account for approval

Once our systems detect that you've placed the ad code on a live page, we automatically continue the review process and check that your site complies with our policies. When we've completed the review, we send you an email letting you know the status of your application. This process typically takes 1-2 days.

6. Approved account

Your AdSense account is now fully activated. The red bar across the top of your account is gone and within a few hours you’ll begin to see live ads.

We highly recommend that you take full advantage of Your guide to AdSense, which we’ve created to help you run a successful AdSense account.
 

For more information, see My application was disapproved. What do I do now?

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