Hi im building a site currently at www.russellbrandtrews.com, i just now placed code from google adsense into my side bar. I realise it needs time to load properly, so now it just appears as a grey box BUT a random green line has appeared as well. I have no idea what this might mean as this is the first ad ive ever tried to place. Is it possible that i need to pick different dimensions for the ad placement? Have a look at what i mean please, here is a screenshot: http://grab.by/ysE4
ive had to post this query again because no one was responding to the last time i posted it. Since then the ads are not appearing. Do i need a plugin for it to work? Do i need to put google adsense publisher ID somewhere? plz help
Thank you for providing a screenshot. I looked through your coding using the Google Chrome Inspect tool, and noticed it is caused by your css rules for your theme.
Your css file is located here: http://www.russellbrandtrews.com/wp-content/themes/gridiculous/style.css?ver=3.9.1
The green line is caused by the following rule:
border-bottom: 1px solid green; */
/* color: green; */
If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
ty for your response john. Is this the reason why my ad i place there is not showing? Ive set up adsense, created the ad, copied the code and placed it into a text widget which is on my sidebar, are they all the steps i need to take to get ads showing on my site or is there something i'm missing like putting the "adsense publisher Id" somewhere in wordpress? From the research ive done only it should only take about 10 minutes for the ad to show up. Can you tell me please what im doing wrong? also should i delete the green line?
Typically it takes around 10 minutes for the ads to appear, but I have personally seen it take much longer in some instances. Of course, be sure that you do not have any cached information there by clearing your browser cache.
hello again, something has just happened to my site. The posts are appearing half way down the screen now. I havn't touched anything to change this. WTF is going on. Plz have a look at www.russellbrandtrews.com. i honestly havn;t done anything to make this change and now i feel like crying, all my hard work seems for nothing. Is someone in your team messing with my code???
hi jeff, the reason why it looks fine now is because im changing the settings in the "adsense explosion" plugin as we speak. But there are no ads showing, only gaps appearing where the ads will be placed. Im a bit confused because i expected to have to paste the "google ad code" somewhere. hmmm completely confused.
ty for your fast responses, i noticed that on this "adsense explosion" plugin i have option for "asynchronous ad" which then brings down another box for me to enter an "Adsense Data Ad Slot". So i went back to adsense and noticed a message saying "i needed to apply to show ads on a non-hosted website". Is wordpress not partnered with google? anyway ive applied to have ads show up on non-host websites. I can still get the code i need i think but ads wont show up if my site is a non-host site. Anyway this montization of my site with adsense is much more complex than i thought it would be.