How To Use Google AdSense On Tumblr Blog

This tutorial discusses easy steps to use Google AdSense on Tumblr blog.

One of the benefits of blogging is that it can serve as a source of extra income when done properly. In one of my previous articles, various ways to make money from blogging were discussed. A popular means is through advertising networks and Google AdSense tops the list of popular advertising networks.

Most blogging platforms like Google Blogger, and self hosted WordPress are accepted by AdSense for displaying ads. But what about Tumblr? How good is Tumblr blogging platform, and how can I use Google AdSense on Tumblr blog?

How Good is The Tumblr Blogging Platform?

Tumblr is a microblogging and social networking website in which users are allowed to post content and multimedia on a micro blog hosted by Tumblr.

Tumblr users are able to;
Comment, like, and reblog posts on other Tumblr blogs.
Use hashtags to help viewers see their posts or blog.

Use a custom domain name on their blog similar to Google blogger platform.

Edit the blog’s HTML code.

Blogging on Tumblr platform is fun. However, if you have a successful Tumblr blog and would love to make money through Google AdSense, getting an approval from Google AdSense on Tumblr is almost impossible.

How, Then, Can You Use Google Adsense On Tumblr?

Follow the steps below to learn how to use Google AdSense on Tumblr

First you’ll have to purchase a custom domain name from any good domain registrars like Godaddy or Namecheap. This is because Google AdSense does not accept Tumblr subdomains like

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You’ll get an error message; ‘Url must not have a path’ when you try to sign up with your Tumblr subdomain.

After purchasing a custom domain name, next is to sign up for an AdSense account.

Before you sign up, however, please check out an extensive article on how to get AdSense approval. Make sure you follow the guidelines before you sign up.

Hoping you’ve gone through that article, go to and sign up with your google email and password.

Next fill in the details, including your postal address. Your information must be correct.

Invalid or incorrect information will cause problems for you later on when you would want to verify your payment details.

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Next you’ll receive an ad verification code, which you will place on your blog HTML. Copy it.

Log in to your Tumblr account and navigate to your blog’s dashboard. Next, click your blog’s title and look for edit appearance at the right side of the page.

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Then click Edit Theme.

Next, look for Edit HTML at the top right of the page.

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Place the ad verification code immediately after the <head> tag. Then click the update preview button.

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Go back to your AdSense page and tick the box ‘I’ve pasted the code on my site’. Then click done. Then AdSense will verify if the code was placed well. After confirming the placement, your blog will be in for review. It may take 24- 48 hours. Sometimes even more.

If your blog gets approved, then you can start displaying ads from AdSense on Tumblr.

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If your AdSense account does not get approved, don’t be discouraged. Check out reasons why your blog was not approved and improve on these areas.

Remember to read AdSense policies and adhere strictly to these rules. Then you can reapply for AdSense approval.

If you’re experiencing any difficulties, feel free to drop your comments below.

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