Apps Made by Wix: Adding and Setting Up the Wix Monetize with AdSense App

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Earn extra income by displaying ads on your site with the Wix Monetize with AdSense app. You have full control over where these ads from external advertisers display on your site. 
Want to display ads on your blog posts?
You can display ads in your blog posts using Google AdSense, however, the process is different from the steps below. The ad unit that you create in your blog post is configured using a short piece of code copied from Google. This ad unit does not appear under the list of ad units in your AdSense dashboard.
A screenshot showing an ad unit displayed on a site.
Before you begin:
This app requires you to have a domain connected to your site. Make sure you've published your site and connected a domain.

Step 1 | Add the Wix Monetize with AdSense app to your site

You can find the Wix Monetize with AdSense app in the Wix App Market. Go to the App Market in your editor to add it to your site.
Wix Editor
Studio Editor

  1. Click Add Apps   on the left side of the editor.
  2. Search for the Wix Monetize with AdSense in the search bar.
  3. Click Add to Site.
A screenshot showing how to add the Wix Monetize with AdSense app to your Wix Editor

Step 2 | Connect your AdSense account to Wix

You can either create a new Google AdSense account or connect an existing account if you already have one. 

Once connected, Google reviews your information to make sure it complies with their policies. This process usually takes a few days but can take up to four weeks. Google will send you an email once you're approved to finish setting up AdSense on your site. 

To connect your AdSense account:

  1. Click the Wix Monetize with AdSense app in your editor. 
  2. Click Manage Ads.
    Note: If you do not see Manage Ads, click Settings first, then click Manage Ads
A screenshot of clicking Manage Ads on the Google AdSense element.
  1. Click Get Started.
  2. Click Connect Account
  3. Sign in to the Google account you want to use with AdSense or create a new Google account to use with AdSense. 
  4. Complete Google's steps to either create a new Google AdSense account or connect your existing account. 

Step 3 | Create an ad unit

Create your first ad unit to get started. You can control the size of the ad unit and where it appears on your site. Once you've created your ad unit, you can then display it on your site.
What is the difference between an ad unit and an ad?
An ad unit is a container box that is used to display content from other publishers on your site. Each ad unit corresponds to a specific AdSense code. The ad is the visual content that is displayed in the ad unit (container box), and what your site visitors see when they visit your site.

To create an ad unit:

  1. Go to the Manage Apps tab in your site's dashboard.
  2. Click open next to the Wix Monetize with AdSense app.
  3. Click New Ad Unit.
  4. Enter a name for the unit under Ad unit name
  5. Choose what type of ad unit you want to create:
    • Responsive ad: The ad unit size adjusts to the width of your screen. 
    • Fixed ad: The ad unit remains the same size on all screen widths. Click the drop-down and choose the size of the ad. 
  6. Click Save.
  7. Click Go to Editor.
  8. Click the ad unit in your editor.  
  9. Click Settings
  10. Click the Ad Units tab. 
  11. Select the ad unit you want to connect
  12. When ready, publish your site to view the ad. 

(Optional) Step 4 | Add multiple ad units

You can have more than one ad unit on your site. Depending on your needs, there are several ways to do this:
  • Duplicate the ad multiple times to show it in different places.
  • Copy and paste the ad unit.
  • Add the app again from the Wix App Market. 
  • Create a new ad unit that displays a different ad. 

Choose an option to add multiple ad units:

Once AdSense is up and running, you can go to the "Reports" tab in your dashboard to track your revenue.

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