Friday, April 18, 2008

Google Adsense - Setting Up An Account

by Kenneth Scott

Applying for a Google Adsense account is quick and easy for any interested webmaster. Just go to and click on “apply”. Click on the drop down arrow under “account type”, and make the appropriate selection. If you have questions, click on the question mark to the left. Select your country or territory.

Under website information, enter your primary URL. If you have your own website, list it here. If you are using a blogging site such as or that URL goes here.

Select your website’s primary language. Google adsense supports Chinese (simplified), Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish.

Select the product you want on your pages. Adsense for Content means you will have advertising targeted to the content on your pages. (If you write about flooring, you might have carpet ads on your page.) Adsense for Search is for you to add a Google search box to your pages. To maximize your Google Adsense earnings, you will want to have both.

Enter the remaining information. You should receive an email in 2-3 days letting you know if your application is approved.

Do I Have to Pay Taxes on My Google Adsense Earnings?

Yes. Google Adsense is required to obtain tax information from everyone who participates in the program. A business would supply its EIN number on the application. An individual would supply his/her social security number. You can still apply for the Google Adsense program without entering this information, but Google Adsense will withhold payments until they receive it.

While Google does not withhold taxes or provide any tax advice, they will send you a 1099 once your earnings reach a certain amount. Non-U.S. businesses with no activity in the United States will not need to provide tax information. For more tax information regarding the Google Adsense program, visit the Google Adsense Support site. For other tax-related questions or concerns, you can log onto

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