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How to add Google Adsense

  1. Just purchased my own domain (mitsk2002.com. Used to be mitsk2002.wordpress.com) because I thought WordPress doesn't allow ad sense.

    But now I cannot figure out how to use Plug Ins on my domain's WordPress Dashboard, so that I can paste the Google Ad Sense into a post's HTML. I already pasted Google Ad Sense's code into one of my posts, but it doesn't show up.

    I keep reading that I need to "Upload adsense-plugin folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory", but I can't find this directory.

    Please help!

    The blog I need help with is mitsk2002.com.

  2. You cannot initiate any advertising on your blog. There is an advertising program called WordAds http://en.wordpress.com/apply-for-wordads/ and aside from it no blogger initiated advertising, retailing or reselling the work or products created or services provided by anyone other than yourself is allowed on free hosted wordpress.COM blogs. E-commerce transactions via shopping carts and the like cannot be conducted on free blogs from and being free hosted by wordpress.COM

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/advertising/
    http://en.wordpress.com/types-of-blogs/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/affiliate-links/
    http://en.wordpress.com/tos/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/suspended-blogs/

    If you do require an ecommerce site, advertising and/or affiliate links you can hire a web host and get a free software install from http://wordpress.org Refer to > http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

  3. Thanks for the reply.

    But WordPress.com says that "You can run any ads you’d like if you manage your own WordPress installation". That's why I bought my own domain.

    I still don't understand why, if I bought my own domain, I can't have ads?

  4. You've got the domain, now you need to find a host and get yourself a WP.org theme.

    As long as you see this: Blog at WordPress.com. at the bottom of your blog, you're still a part of the WP.com community.

    You need to go to http://wordpress.org

  5. Thanks so much for explaining.

    A little frustrating that this is not more clear on either WordPress.COM or WordPress.ORG. Ugh.

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