If you have a wordpress blog there are some real easy ways to insert adsense code into the blog automatically. There are at least two dozen different Plugins that will do this for you. The great thing about this is that it is a set it and forget it kind of thing. Once you install and activate the plug in you don't have to do anything else.
I have multiple blogs and I use a lot of different techniques for inserting adsense ads, this is because I am doing testing to improve their performance.
I recommend you start with a great plugin called All in One Adsense and YPN! This will automatically insert your adcode from both the google and Yahoo networks. And it has a lot of different options which makes it very flexible.
Here are some of the options you can choose from with this wordpress plugin:
• text ads, image ads, both
• sizes: 125x125, 180x150, 120x240 and 5 more sizes
• Color picker to customize the color
• rounded or square corners
• Number of ads to show per page
• Ad Position: exact location defined or it can be set to random
• google adtest=on which is great for insuring you don't click on your own ads
• Dont show ads when your computer is on the blog (prevents accidental clicks)
Another nice thing about this plugin is that you can tell the plugin to not insert ad code into a blogpost by simply typing in the post
Here is the link to the plugin: All in One Adsense and YPN
If you never installed a plugin this is a simple overview that will help
You download the file then unzip it; This creates a folder with several files in it.
Now you have to upload that folder, as is, to your blog in this location: "/wp-content/plugins/" That is a directory in your wordpress blog.
If you don't know how to upload this to your website you may need to get an ftp program. I have a full tutorial on how to do this here. You may also have the option of using your webhost control panel. Most webhosts have an FTP utility you can use to get files up to your website. You simply find the folder on your computer and upload it intact to the folder specified above.
Now Once you have the plugin uploaded you log into your blog and click the plugins tab. A new page shows up with all your plugins listed. Click on "Activate" for the All in One Adsense and YPN!.
Now you have to set up the new plugin so click on the Options Tab. then select "Adsense"
On this new screen you enter your adsense and or YPN code and select your options. It is all explained on the page.
Now take a look at you blog to see if everything is ok, and you are off to the races earning with adsense. And you don't have to think about it anymore! But I recommend you track it so you can make changes that will increase your effectiveness and earnings.
This plugin is pretty nice but there are lots of other plugins for adsense so browse through them and see if there are other ones that you would prefer to use. This one, however, is pretty simple and easy