84 Adsense integration now easier than ever with Blogger's Monetize tab
April 15, 2009 /

Have you noticed the new "Monetize" tab at the top of your Blogger dashboard?

 
This new section of our Blogger dashboards makes it easier than ever to integrate Google Adsense in our blogs and see just how much our blogs are earning.


Google's Adsense program is a simple solution which many Bloggers use to monetize their sites. For some time now, Blogger have made it easy for us to include Adsense ads in the sidebar (as a page element) and around blog posts (as an option in the Layout>Page Elements section, when you click the "Edit" link for your blog posts). 

If you have already configured Adsense in your blog by adding an Adsense page element to the layout, or enabling ads between posts, by clicking on the Monetize tab you will be able to see statistics for your earnings, like this:

On this page, there are also links to view your Adsense Payment History, earnings reports and to switch the account associated with this particular blog. You can also choose to "remove ads" from all aspects of your Blogger layout at the click of a button.

For those who have not yet chosen to monetize their sites with Adsense, or who have configured Adsense manually in their templates, you will see a page like this instead:


This means that your Adsense account has not been associated with this blog. No earnings reports will be displayed, even if - like me - you have manually configured Adsense by adding the required JavaScript to your Blogger template code.

For those of you yet to add Adsense to your layout, simply choose one of the ad-layout options most suitable for your needs anc click the "Next" button. You may be required to set up an Adsense account (or associate an existing account with your Blogger profile), after which your ads will be immediately placed in your layout. Then when you visit the Monetize tab, you will be able to see details of your Adsense earnings for the ads you have placed in your layout.


What you need to know about Adsense monetization and the new Monetize tab

Although Blogger have made it very easy for members to add Adsense to their blogs, not every applicant will be successful in getting their own Adsense account.

Adsense reviews all applicants to the program before agreeing to (or denying) a new account. In order to apply for an Adsense account, you must be over 18 years old and have a website which complies with Adsense policies. If you post any questionable content on your site, you really should check these policies to ensure your site complies before submitting your application.

Also, the reports displayed on the Monetize tab will only show page views and earnings from the time that you connected your Adsense account with this blog. If you have previously linked your Adsense account with your Blogger profile, it seems the "All Time" earnings will display earnings from today onwards (one of my blogs uses an Adsense Page Element, but is only displaying earnings from today).


A new channel in your Adsense account for each Blogger blog you monetize

If you log into your Adsense account, you will notice a new channel has been set up for each of your blogs, which contains the URL of your blog in the title.

The information from this channel is what's used to present the earnings data for the Monetize section of each blog you write.


Not yet an ideal solution for everyone...

I am very happy to see that the Blogger team have put such effort towards integrating all of the Google services we Bloggers currently use. However, I am a little disappointed at some aspects of this new feature.

For my own blogs, I have added Adsense manually, by editing the Blogger template and inserting ad codes where I would like them to be displayed. For this reason, I am unable to see any reports on the Monetize tab. In fact, it appears as though I have not set Adsense up at all.

Also, the earnings displayed on the Monetize page will only include the earnings for this particular blog, not your total earnings from any different sites operated.

However, these are small issues, and perhaps these issues will not affect most other Blogger users.


What do you think?

Will this new "Monetize" dashboard feature make it easier for you to connect your Adsense account with your blogs? How well do you think this feature performs so far?

Please feel free to leave your comments and suggestions below.

Author: Amanda Kennedy

Amanda is a professional blogger and web designer living in Sheffield, United Kingdom.

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84 comments:

  1. The only thing, is they don't allow you to edit the look of the ads, in blogger.

    I tried it, it defaults to a standard (boring) Adsense look. I also deleted the ads, I'll stick with the real Adsense site. :)

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  2. A funny thing, after I deleted the Blogger Adsense Ad from my Blogger Blog, 2 days later I'm still getting hits, I checked my blog often, the Ads don't exist. :]

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  3. @Switcher: I forgot to mention about the layout of the ads in my article. Yes, the default ads are ugly (and they appear in the first available Page Elements spot in the layout, even if this in the header!). But we can change them in the Page Elements section. Just click on the "Edit" link for the adsense unit.

    Also, the reason you are still getting "clicks" is because Blogger automatically adds a URL channel in your Adsense dashboard - not to be mistaken with the regular "Custom" channels. So the clicks you see may be from other adsense units which you have added yourself, rather than those added as Page Elements.

    I just figured that one out, and am hoping that I'll be able to utilize this URL channel for Blogger Buster to enable me to see stats for my ads without having to add as page elements. I'll update once I know for sure.

    Thanks for pointing these issues out Switcher!

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  4. @Amanda - Great write-up, as always thanks for helping your readers understand what we're up to!

    Couple responses: you're right, for blogs who are manually managing ads this flow doesn't really work well. (You could work around it by adding ads, then linking to your existing AdSense account, then removing the gadgets on your Layout page - but that's a hack.) We're adding in an option to simply link the Monetize tab to your existing AdSense account - stay tuned for an update when that will get pushed out.

    We made a conscious decision to limit the earnings info for the specific blog (as opposed to all earnings for the entire pubID) - the AdSense front end is still the place to go for advanced reporting, but hopefully this makes it easy to at least get a snapshot of how the blog is performing.

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  5. great tips, and adsense i thinks so difficult to aply, but more optimizing in blogger i think is a great issue...

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  6. Amanda, ever since I switched to the Blue-Steel template, I cannot put Adsense ads after posts, even though I have set them up that way in blogger. I can use the Adsense Widget with no problems. Any suggestions? I tried Googling for an answer, but could not find one. Thanks!

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  7. I'm still using old good method. Manually !

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  8. I noticed that if the blog is with a own web address, I mean without blogspot.com, the Monetize tab is not shown either!
    Good work. And I saw at the bottom that you were nominated for BEST blog for blogging. I wish you lot's of luck Amanda!

    Anyway I use some Adsense too, on my blog. www.atomanov..com
    One of it is with the normal blogger adsense widget but the other one I had to put by myself, very strange! :)

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  9. thanks for this information

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  10. You are providing invaluable information & I can't live without it, thank you! P.S. I love Blogger!

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  11. Thanks for sharing this wonderful post. Very informative, definitely learned something new today. Keep up the excellent work!

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  12. Totally agree with you, Amanda. This Monetize feature has still more improvement to go (just like my english, lol).

    Thanks for the professional and detailed sharing!

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  13. Hi I enjoyed your commentary, I recently wrote a similiar topic on my blog. Here is part of
    what I said....
    The proper positioning of your ads should be done with care. Try to position
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  14. thank for information

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  19. Great job, thanks for sharing this with us! One thing I have struggled with is where to show ads on blogs.

    If you show too many ads, you turn off users. If you show too few, then you don't make anything.

    To solve this problem, I'm working on a new product I'm calling Empty Space Ads which is a way to show ads to users in white places on blogs and other sites.

    I'm a small developer, so I'm looking for beta users to try it out and give me feedback. I'm pretty excited about this, because the users who have used it tell me that it helped them out but of course I need more users :)

    Anyway, if you're interested, feel free to sign up for a beta on http://www.emptyspaceads.com/beta

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  20. Great job, thanks for sharing this with us! One thing I have struggled with is where to show ads on blogs. If you show too many ads, you turn off users. If you show too few, then you don't make anything.

    To solve this problem, I'm working on a new product I'm calling Empty Space Ads which is a way to show ads to users in white places on blogs and other sites.

    I'm a small developer, so I'm looking for beta users to try it out and give me feedback. I'm pretty excited about this, because the users who have used it tell me that it helped them out but of course I need more users :)

    Anyway, if you're interested, feel free to sign up for a beta on http://www.emptyspaceads.com/beta

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  21. Thank you. Interesting post! I like how you describe your strategy for increasing revenue from adsense. I'm working on a new product I'm calling Empty Space Ads which is a way to show ads to users in white places on blogs and other sites. I'm a small developer, so I'm looking for beta users to try it out and give me feedback. I'm pretty excited about this, because the users who have used it tell me that it helped them out but of course I need more users :) Anyway, if you're interested, feel free to sign up for a beta on http://www.emptyspaceads.com/beta

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  22. I have two blogs. Why is my first blog got monitize tab but my other new blog is not?

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  23. I clicked the monetize tab to apply for addsense and this is the reply:-

    "The existing Addsense account at zimanazman@gmail.com has been disable."

    I was puzzled as I don't know the reason for that. Any idea?

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  24. after to try with adsense & site languange is not approved it..
    hw abou if my firt site hv banned?
    can i use it again manda?
    was my email adress have to change?

    th u v much

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  25. Rahul,Google dont accept another advertisments area if u have adsense there.Sorry for my english,im romanian:).Anyway try to send an email to Google adsnse team.

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  27. I have a problem if anyone can help me....
    I've put adsense on my blog and it worked fine but I discovered a few hours ago that on specific tab in my blog the two adsense colums dissapeared... They were there a few days ago but now I doont know why they dissapeared... I had a simmilar problem in wichone single colum dissapeared but it dissapeared from all th tabs... In this case it only dissapeared in the photos tab... The first time I corrected the problem by deleting and reposting tha last post but now it doesnt work anymore... I deleted several posts and its not working...pls help me!!! my blo is --> www.4mileyfans.blogspot.con

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  28. In my blog the adsense colums doesn't appear on one tab (on the others they still appear) :(( they does before a few days.. I dont no why... PLS help! my blog is www.4mileyfans.blogspot.con

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  29. Are you a BIG LIAR???

    I Have made Blogger Account about 12 posting...

    And Monetize Tab isn't appear...

    What is the problem?

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  30. the features are great ,atleast for present,now need to manually set up ads.and would like to know more about these channels

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  32. I can not see the Monetize tab in my dashbord. I am using my domain personal email for adsense but for this account blogger I can not see this. Any Idea?

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  33. My blogger accounts used to show the revenue under the monetize tab, but now they are all blank in the revenue section. Does anyone know what might have happened. I can still retrieve the information through my ad sense account but it was easier for me to see how a particular blog was doing by seeing the monetize history under the blog. I miss that function!! Can anyone advise me. My site is at http://freegrantfunding.blogspot.com/
    Thank you for any help I can get with this.
    Gio

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  37. Thanks for your article but my problem is weird, I have the Adsense tab but the problem is it showing
    "We couldn't retrieve data for your report. Please try again in a few moments or visit AdSense Reports."
    error message, Now problem occur nearly month ago, Still that error message displaying!! Is it problem with my blogger template? Or any other issue?

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