I recently setup a YouTube Channel for GetGeek which i mentioned in my previous article about “Why you need to get your blog on YouTube”. While i was setting up my channel i wanted to set up adverts to show on my videos so i input all the necessary settings on YouTube. A few days passed and i noticed no noticeable difference on my AdSense homepage. I wasn’t sure if i had done something wrong. It turns out eventually this will turn up on the homepage under Top Sites as “Web Caches and Other” but if you are impatient like me and want to check if AdSense and Youtube are Linked you can carry out the following steps.
Check if AdSense and Youtube are Linked from AdSense
- Login to AdSense.
- Click “Performance Reports” at the top.
- Where it says “Days” like the below image, click this and under “Inventory” select “Products”
- You should now see two rows here. One for your web traffic titled “AdSense for content” and another one “Hosted AdSense for Content” as per the below image. The latter of the two proves that the accounts are linked successfully and if you drill into this you should see your current earnings, views and impressions.
Check if AdSense and YouTube are Linked from YouTube
- When in AdSense click on your login email in the top bar on the right hand side and note down the “Publisher ID”.
- Login to your YouTube account
- Click on your profile icon in the top right hand corner and choose “Creator Studio.”
- In the left menu click “Channel” and then “Monetization.”
- Then click “Review or change AdSense Association.”
- If your account is linked you should see your “Published ID” against the label “Adsense ID” without the “pub-” on the start like the below image:
Please bear in mind that this article is correct at the time of writing and may change at any point. If any one has any other ways to prove AdSense and YouTube are linked then please comment below.