Create Admob Account
Welcome to this AdMob tutorial. Today, I’ll be showing you how to add an app to your AdMob account.
This is the first essential step you need to complete to start making money with AdMob. Both published and unpublished apps can be added.
If you decide to set up an unpublished app, you can come back later and link it anytime. Before going into the practical steps, let’s have a look at what you’ll learn today.
One– how to set up a published app. Two– how to set up an unpublished app.
And three– how to create an ad unit.
Let’s start with the first scenario, adding an app to your AdMob account when it has already been published on its app store.
The first step is to sign in to your AdMob account at apps.admob.com. Once you have signed in, click Apps in the sidebar. Then snap the blue Add App button.
A dialog box of the question, “Have you published your app on Google Play or the App Store?” will appear.
In this scenario, since you have already published the app, you’ll click Yes. Enter the name of your app and hit Search.
A list of apps will appear. Scroll through the results to find your app, and then click Add beside the app that you want to add. Congratulations.
The app is now added to your account. The next step is to create an ad unit. Ad units are containers you place inside your apps to show ads to users.
To create an ad unit, click on the blue Create Ad Unit button. You’ll see a list of open ad formats.
You can choose between banner, interstitial, rewarded, and native. Once you’ve decided which format you would like to use, click on Select underneath the format and give a name to your ad unit. I suggest you use a name that will help you identify the unit later. Finally, click on Create Ad Unit.
Now that the ad unit is added to your account, you’ll see instructions on how to add it to your app. You can also choose to email the instructions to yourself or a developer on your team.
Before you start to serve real ads, I suggest that you test your ad units by using test ads. To learn more about test ads, click on the link in the upper right-hand corner or the link in the description box.
Let’s now move on to the second scenario. Your app has not been published yet.
Even if your app has not yet been published to an app store, you can still add it to your AdMob account. The steps are very similar to adding a published app, with a few key differences.
As with the previous scenario, you first want to sign in to your AdMob account. Once you’re signed in, click Apps in the sidebar, then click the blue Add App button.
A dialog with the question, “Have you published your app on Google Play or the App Store?” will appear. For this synopsis, the answer is No.
You’ll be prompted to provide additional information about your app, including your name and platform. Once you’ve entered this info, click Add, and your app will be added to your account.
The next step is to create an ad unit. The process is the same as for the previously presented published apps. Click on the blue Create Ad Unit button. Select your format, and name your ad unit. Once you’ve set up your unpublished app, you can come back later and link it anytime.
Let’s see how to do that. Suppose you added an unpublished app to your account to start testing ads but have since published the app to an app store. In this case, you’ll want to link the app to its new app store entry.
To do so, the first step is to, once again, sign in to your AdMob account. Once you have signed in, click Apps in the sidebar and select the unpublished app that you want to link from the list.
Now click on App Settings and then on the pencil icon to edit the first section called “App name & store link.” Click on “Link your app with the app store” or “Link your app with Google Play,” This depends on whether your app is on iOS or Android.
You’ll be prompted to enter your app’s name on the corresponding store and hit Search. Select your app from the results by clicking on Select on the right.
Finally, confirm the selection by clicking on Link App. Please know that if you have just published your app on its app store, it will take a few days to appear in this section.
Please be careful with the app selection, as the linking cannot be undone. Let’s now move on to the third scenario– how to create an ad unit for an app that is already set up in your account.
Once again, start by signing into your AdMob account. Once you’re signed in, click Apps in the sidebar and select the name of the app you’re creating this ad unit for.
Click Ad Units in the sidebar and click on Get Started. If you have already created ad units for this app, click on Add Ad Unit instead. Then click on Select for the ad format that you would like to use.
Give an easy-to-identify name to your ad unit and click on Create Ad Unit. As before, the ad unit will now be added to your account, and you’ll see instructions on how to add it to your app.
Remember, you can also choose to email the instructions to yourself or a developer on your team. As a reminder, I would suggest testing your ad units by using test ads before serving real ads.