Sign-up and activation

How to enter the URL of your site when you create an AdSense account

When you sign up for AdSense we ask you to tell us the URL of your site. To successfully create your AdSense account, the URL that you provide:

  • must be a site that you own
  • must not have a path (e.g., example.com/path) or subdomain (e.g., subdomain.example.com)
  • must not contain any parameters (e.g., example.com/?q=target)

For example, let's say you're the owner of example.com. On the AdSense sign-up page, you'd enter example.com in the "URL of your site" field.

Blogger and YouTube URLs

If you enter the URL of your Blogger blog (e.g., example.blogspot.com) or YouTube channel (e.g., youtube.com/channel/example) when you sign up, we'll direct you to continue in your Blogger or YouTube account. These products follow a different account creation process. For more information, see Advertise on your Blogger blog or Set up an AdSense account for payments.

Examples of valid and invalid URLs

Example valid URLs

example.com
www.example.com

Example invalid URLs

example.com/page.html
example.com/directory
example.com/?q=target
subdomain.example.com
subdomain.example.com/directory
subdomain.example.com/page.html
subdomain.example.com/?q=target
Note: The number of accounts that can use the same domain to sign up for AdSense is limited. If there are already ads from a different AdSense account being served on your sign-up domain, you'll need to use a different domain to sign up for your new AdSense account.
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