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Sign-up and activation

How to sign up for AdSense

The AdSense sign-up and activation process has several steps – some on our end and some on yours. Click each step below to find out how to get your AdSense fully activated:

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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

Create an account

If your site is on one of our host partner sites (like Blogger or YouTube, among many others), you should sign up through your account there as these sites follow a different account creation process. Visit your host partner's Help Centre for more information.
 
2. Activate your account
Next, it's time for you to activate your AdSense account. To activate your AdSense account, complete the following tasks:
 
  3. Finalise the setup of your account

We automatically review your entire site to check that it complies with our policies and set up the rest of your account. When we've completed this process, we'll 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.

If your account is not activated at this stage, you'll receive an email explaining the reason(s) why and the possible next steps that you can take.
4. Fully activated account

Your AdSense account has now been fully activated and 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 that you take a look at Your guide to AdSense.
 

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 you have two AdSense accounts

The following steps show the AdSense activation process when we can't initially activate your AdSense account because you have another AdSense account:

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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

Create an account

If your site is on one of our host partner sites (like Blogger or YouTube, among many others), you should sign up through your account there as these sites follow a different account creation process. Visit your host partner's Help Centre for more information.
 
2. Activate your account
Next, it's time for you to activate your AdSense account. To activate your AdSense account, complete the following tasks:
 
  3. Can't activate your account

While reviewing your account, we notice that you have another AdSense account.

4. Close your other account and resume the activation process

After you've closed your other account, you may resume the activation process.

 
  5. Finalise the setup of your account

We automatically review your entire site to check that it complies with our policies and set up the rest of your account. When we've completed this process, we'll 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.

If your account is not activated at this stage, you'll receive an email explaining the reason(s) why and the possible next steps that you can take.
6. Fully activated account

Your AdSense account has now been fully activated and 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 that you take a look at Your guide to AdSense.
 

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

The following steps show the AdSense activation process when we can't initially activate your AdSense account because your site doesn't follow the AdSense programme policies:

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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 website before you place ads on it. Learn how to create an AdSense account

Create an account

If your site is on one of our host partner sites (like Blogger or YouTube, among many others), you should sign up through your account there as these sites follow a different account creation process. Visit your host partner's Help Centre for more information.
 
2. Activate your account
Next, it's time for you to activate your AdSense account. To activate your AdSense account, complete the following tasks:
 
  3. Can't activate your account

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

4. Fix the issues and resume the activation process

If you’re able to address 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. 

 
  5. Finalise the setup of your account

We automatically review your entire site to check that it complies with our policies and set up the rest of your account. When we've completed this process, we'll 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.

If your account is not activated at this stage, you'll receive an email explaining the reason(s) why and the possible next steps that you can take.
6. Fully activated account

Your AdSense account has now been fully activated and 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 that you take a look at Your guide to AdSense.
 

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

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