I next wanted to figure out a way to add ads to my WordPress blog. I decided to look at Google Adsense first. The signup was straightforward. I signed up for my personal website first as a test. I was approved in a couple of days and went about creating ads. Google has a good article called the One Click Optimizer. The article goes through some sample ad placements for different type of websites.
I then decided to create a different Google Adsense account for my business ads. I created the account and waited for the approval email from Google. A week went by and still no email. I started doing some research and I found many posts that mentioned people didn’t get approval for months. After a few more weeks, I just gave up and waited. There is no way to contact Google to ask for status.
Eventually, my approval email arrived and I started integrated ads into my websites. I went with banner ads on the home page that was a text/image ad at 728×90. I added one at the top of the page and one at the bottom.