Please make sure to visit Your AdSense Page where you can find personalized information about your account to help you succeed with AdSense.

Activating your AdSense account

See how ads look on your site

As part of the AdSense activation process you can choose to preview how ads look on your site before they go live. You might want to do this if you're curious about what Google ads look like and where they'll appear on your site. In the preview, you can also choose to turn on Auto ads so that ads will appear on your site as soon as your account is activated.

Note: This is an optional task and is not required to get your account activated.

Instructions

If you didn't add a site when you created your AdSense account, first add your site and then see how ads look.

Add your site

  1. Sign in to your AdSense account.
  2. On the AdSense homepage, click Add site.
  3. Enter the URL of the site that you want to show ads on.
    Blogger, YouTube or other host partner

    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.

  4. Click Save.
    Tip: If you own multiple sites, you can add them now too. On the AdSense homepage, open the site selector and click Add another site.

See how ads look

  1. On the AdSense homepage, in the "Ads" card, click Explore.

    The ads settings preview opens.

  2. Use the ads settings preview to navigate your site and see how ads look on your pages.
  3. (Optional) If you want ads to appear as soon as your account is activated, turn on Auto ads.
  4. Click Apply to site.
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