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How to keep 100% adsense revenue from weebly sites?

Updated on February 20, 2016


Weebly needs no introduction. It is one among the most popular website builders and hosting providers. It has become famous by its simple user friendly drag and drop menus that have allowed many people, especially those who know nothing about coding but who still wished to have their own website, to create their websites without paying any cent.

Among its wonderful features, weebly allows website owners to earn from google adsense, irrespective of whether one is a free user of a paid user.

As a free user, one gets to create up to 10 free websites per account, each website allowing unlimited number of pages, uploading of unlimited number of files of up to 10 mb each and bandwidth is not a problem with weebly irrespective of being a free user or a paid user.

However, features are added as one moves from being a free user to upgrading sites to starter or pro. Such features include, among others, hosting of HD videos, customized footers, site search, header slide shows and protected pages.

However, in this article we are rather going to see the implications of upgrading on adsense earnings.

As free users, weebly is among the few that allows us to earn through google adsense ads. However, weebly is a revenue sharing site for free users. This means, when ones sites are hosted for free on weebly, one has to share 50% adsense revenue with them. This is considered a fair deal in the sense that it also costs weebly to host the site and to provide bandwidth and spaces for uploading file among others.

How to put adsense ads on weebly as a free user?

First of all you need an adsense account. You can either have the account before you create your site to weebly or you can apply for one through weebly itself.

After you have created your site and while you are editing it, click on revenue. You will see the adsense widget. Click and drag it at a place you want it to be placed on your site. If you have already an adsense account, you will be asked to enter your publisher ID and to allow access to weebly for revenue sharing purposes.

In case you do not have an adsense account, you may follow instructions from weebly that will guide you on creating your adsense account. It takes a few days to get approved and for ads to show.

Free users share 50% of adsense revenue with weebly.

As said earlier, free users or sites that are hosted for free on weebly share revenue with weebly.

Please be aware that you share 50% adsense revenue with weebly only for sites you have with weebly. This does not affect revenue that you earn from other sites like hubpages, webanswers or your own other sites.

Also note that your adsense reports shows final earnings after being shared with weebly. No amount will be deducted from earnings that you see on your adsense reports.

Earn 100% adsense revenue on sites upgraded to starter or pro.

Weebly allows free users to upgrade their sites, against a fee, in order to benefit more features as mentioned above. Previously, weebly allowed the whole account to be upgraded. So, once a free user pays the monthly fee (usually paid for 6 months, 1 year or 2 years), all sites in the account benefit the pro status and get all the features.

However, since January 2013, upgrades are no longer on account basis but on site basis. This means, if one desires to upgrade for a site, only that site will have the pro features. All the sites in the same account will continue to have features of free sites unless upgraded.

Also, given that when upgrading a monthly fee is paid, weebly no longer forces adsense revenue to be shared. This option remains at the discretion of the user. If one still wishes to share revenue, then ads are to be placed using the adsense widget in the weebly website builder menu.

However, when one wishes to take all 100% revenue from adsense, then one has to use the custom html widgets and insert codes generated from one’s adsense account. This is quite simple to do. All you have to do is generate codes as follows

  1. Log in to your adsense account.
  2. Click on the My ads tab on the top left corner of the page.
  3. Click on +New ad unit.
  4. Name your ad, select size and type.
  5. Save and get code.
  6. Copy codes and paste in custom html widgets in your weebly site.

(You may create many ads each of different types and sizes. Each ad created can be used again and again in various sites.)

You can keep all adsense revenue for yourself. You will not share any with weebly.

Is it worth upgrading to stop sharing revenue with weebly?

Nice question, isn’t it? Well, that depends. Let us take the most expensive plan which is Pro at $6.63 per month compared to $3.29 per month for starter.

Also, remember when you upgrade a site, weebly offers $100 adwords credit which you can use to drive traffic to your site.

If you do not upgrade a site, your net earnings per month will be equal to your adsense earnings from that site. Let us see two examples:

Example 1:

You earn, on average, $5 a month after sharing 50% with weebly, your net earnings per month is, therefore, $5. Had you upgraded the site to Pro and used your own adsense codes, your earnings would have rather been $10 per month as you would not have shared with weebly. However, you have to deduct from it the $6.63 that you have to pay for the upgrade. This makes your net earnings become $3.37 ($10 - $6.63) compared to $5 as free user.

Example 2:

You earn $8 on average per month as a free user after sharing with weebly. So this is also your net monthly earnings. If you upgraded to Pro and used your own adsense codes, that would be $16 a month. Deducting $6.63 per month payable to weebly for the upgrade, you are left with $9.37 ($16 - $6.63) which is higher than the $8 per month as a free user sharing 50% revenue with weebly.

So, by now, you should have got my point. It is worthwhile upgrading and using own adsense codes when as a free user the 50% revenue earned is higher than the monthly upgrade charge You may still upgrade if you feel your monthly adsense income will increase a lot in the near future. Else, if your monthly adsense earnings are still less than the monthly upgrade fee, better keep on sharing revenue with weebly until your website is firmly established.


Henceforth, weebly users no longer share the 50% adsense revenue with weebly. This was a holiday gift as announced on their blog on 31 December 2013.

However, upgrading to a paid weebly does have lots of benefits. Among others, using a personalised domain name like rather than is only possilbe as from weebly starter.

Other resources that may prove to be useful


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      Gaurav Verma 15 months ago from india

      Good points. thanks

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 21 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Thanks nayaz1625 for the inforation. I'll see if I can get it right.

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      nayaz1625 21 months ago

      Hello Mr. Rajan Jolly, thank you again for visiting. All I did was created a page on weebly with the privacy policy and inserted a link to that page in the footer. Help this helps.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 21 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Hi Nayaz

      In view of the Google directive to make all websites compliant with the EU cookie law, how do I install the cookie consent on my weebly website?

      Thanks in advance.

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      Shiela Gerona 23 months ago from Philippines

      I'm planning to create a website on weebly. I may visit this hub every now and then for more information.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 23 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      nayaz, bye the way any idea if I can incorporate my amazon affiliation into my weebly articles? Thanks.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 23 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Thanks, nayaz1625, for your clarifications. I'd like to visit your site so if you could send me your website add that would be a great help.

      Thanks again.

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      nayaz1625 23 months ago

      Hi rajan jolly, congratulations on having your website live. In fact you are allowed 3 ads per page. So if you have 10 pages that makes 30 ads. Visit google support for tips on how to post ads.

      As for the google search bar, they do allow it. I have one in the home page of my website as well. It's only I don't remember if it is available on weebly or if I have to get the code from google. Will check and let you know. All the best.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 23 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Hi nayaz, I'm back after 2 months & thanks to your help have been at the website. Have posted almost 85-90 articles. Have also put my Google ads though from what I've read weebly allows only 3 ads to run.

      I was wondering if they allow having a Google search bar installation or a site search bar? Any idea and if yes how to go about installing it.

      My website is http://pammiskitchendotweeblydotcom. Can you just look at my site and suggest improvements?

      Thanks for all the help!

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      nayaz1625 2 years ago

      Hello ayoub,

      I have seen your weebly website. I am no expert but to my opinion your website lacks content. Have not seen written materials - rather links and videos. So in my opinion, that will be difficult.

      However, you may still try. It will better, however, if you read about google adsense terms first. I provide you one link. Through it you'll be able to visit other pages and learn more.

      All the best.

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      ayoub 2 years ago

      please check my weebly if they will accept me in google.adsense

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      nayaz1625 2 years ago

      Hello Dinar Wholesalor,

      You are absolutely right. I got difficulties in accessing my weebly website only one since the last 5 years I am using weebly. And also there is no bandwidth limit. That's why you are able to get over 100 000 monthly visitors.

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      Dinar Wholesalor 2 years ago

      Weebly is Easy to use, vatious templates, themes, plugins, professional pages, save on time and effort, fast not cutoff times. I have been with them for over one year with two sites designed and hosted with them including and swisswatchportal with no down times or cutoff times.. i even get over 100000 monthly visitors with no problems at all. most important for those who want to use them, try not to make your site a photobucket or a youtube and u are on the safe side.

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      nayaz1625 2 years ago

      Hello Rajan Jolly,

      Hope you are fine. Seems you are working very hard. Already 15 articles. I guess may be it's time to place your ads. I do not know about google policies but I would definitely give it a try. Then keep on writing and keep an eye on your google adsense account especially the bell on your top right corner just in case they notify you of anything not suitable.

      As for where to place the ads, I usually place mine as a banner on top of the page and a wide skyscraper on the right of the text. I think there is a limit to the number of ad units you can place on each page.

      The following links should help:

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 2 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Hi nayaz1625,

      Thanks for the clarifications. I have about 15 articles now on the site and I'm adding 1 every day. Will it be fine if I place the Adsense code now on my site?

      If so, where exactly do I place the code?


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      nayaz1625 2 years ago

      Hello rajan jolly

      I would suggest you wait for more articles to be published before placing your ads.

      As for ad placements, here is a very useful guide provided by google support:

      As for using other ad networks, visit this link. Google does permit showing others ads but under certain conditions.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 2 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      nayaz1625 thanks for the prompt reply and clarification.

      My recipe site is ready but I have just about 2 articles done and will be posting one everyday.

      Where exactly do I place my Adsense code and do I place it rightaway or do I wait till I have a certain number of published articles?

      By the way, are other ads from companies like Chitika, also allowed to be hosted? If so which ones?


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      nayaz1625 2 years ago

      Hello rajan jolly.

      Definitely. Since December 2013, all users (free and paid) receive full adsense revenue. Weebly no longer receives half of it. It is worth pointing out that previously weebly did not control your revenue. In fact, google itself credited 50% of the revenue to weebly's account and the remaining 50% to your adsense account.

      As for the code, yes it is the same. The code is in fact your adsense account number and anyone is allowed only one account. So do us the same code. All income earned through weebly will be credited directly to your adsense account by google itself.

      Hope I have been able to clarify it for you.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 2 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Great information. I'm thinking of building a Weebly site as a free user. Am I to understand that now the free users are given 100% of the Adsense earnings without any deduction/sharing with Weebly?

      Also, can you clarify if I can use my Hubpages Adsense code at my Weebly hosted site?

      Thanks in advance.

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      jay13213 2 years ago from Birminghan ,UK

      Useful information for every Weebly user out there. If you looking for more resources themes services etc check

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      Johnd63 2 years ago

      Rattling nice pattern and good subject matter, hardly anything else we need D. bffeadedaeck

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      Johnb423 2 years ago

      I'm really enjoying the themedesign of your website. Do you ever run into any internet browser compatibility issues? A handful of my blog audience have complained about my site not operating correctly in Explorer but looks great in Firefox. Do you have any solutions to help fix this problem? gceeecakeded

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      nayaz1625 3 years ago

      Thank you saifeemir

    • profile image 3 years ago

      Great Article ! Easy to understand !I will definitely give it a try.

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      nayaz1625 3 years ago

      Hello mimilka,

      True, weebly now allows 100% of the adsense revenue to its users. No need to split. What a wonderful gift from weebly.

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      mimilka 3 years ago

      The last day of Dec 2013 Weebly decided not to split Adsense revenue aymore and now you get 100% for yourself!!!

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      nayaz1625 3 years ago

      Hello usman ali butt,

      Starter is already a hosting package. Once you upgrade to starter, all you need is to point your domain to weebly. My small experience says its easier to buy domain name from namesilo as it's cheap ($8.99 per year with no extra costs), gives free private registration permanently and is the very easy to point to weebly. All you do is select your weebly as your hosting service during registration itself. You may use coupons code mysilo22 or hbpsilo25 to earn a discount of $1 instantly on your bill.

      You may learn more from my 2 other hubs:

      Hope I have been able to help you.

      Yes, one last tip:

      If you have just signed up for weebly and created your website freely, wait for 7 to 10 days before you upgraded, this may earn you a discount of 33% on any upgrade. In fact, recently I created 2 different accounts for other parties and created 1 website per account. After few days, weebly sent a discount of 33% to the email addresses used for registration. The codes were valid for 72 hours. One association for whom I created an account opted the upgrade to starter and earned the discount.

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      usman ali butt 3 years ago

      Hey dear! I just have a simple question?

      If i upgrade my site to weebly starter and points my domain to a domain which i bought from somewhere else.

      Does i need hosting or its in the starter package....

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      nayaz1625 3 years ago


      Thank you very much for your nice words. Wish you all the very best for your weebly websites.

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      ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina



      This is an excellent hub.

      Thank you for introducing me to weebly and for doing so in such a reader-friendly manner.

      Voted Up!

      Best Always,

      ocfireflies aka Kim

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      nayaz1625 4 years ago

      Hello MichaelUS,

      Thank you very for passing by.

      I suggest you read google policy on its website to learn more on how to make your website approve for adsense.

      The following links should help:

      I really hope you get all the necessary information to make your site comply with google adsense policy.

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      Michael U. Santiago 4 years ago from Philippines

      I am just wondering why my application for Google AdSense didn't pass. I received email from Google after reviewing saying, "Site does not comply with google policy." They didn't tell me exactly where is the problem in my site. Does anyone have any idea how my free weebly blogsite pass for Google AdSense? By the way here is my free website from weebly and this is more than 2 years old site. I am planning to buy this domain but if it has issues like this, I am having a second mind.

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      nayaz1625 4 years ago

      Thank you for your appreciation Ruby. All I did is share my experience bearing in mind that it may help others.

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      Maree Michael Martin 4 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      Good points. Gotta look into that. Thanks for explaining it so easily.

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