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Prepping your site for your Mediavine Launch!
Prepping your site for your Mediavine Launch!

Detailed next steps for getting your site ready for launch!

Trista Jensen avatar
Written by Trista Jensen
Updated over a week ago

Your application is approved and it is time to get ready to launch your Mediavine ads! Follow these steps once you've been instructed by a member of our launch team.

Please follow these steps to get your site ready for launch. These can all be completed prior to your launch date. Your ads won't be live until we flip the switch on our backend.


1. Connect Google Analytics

Follow these instructions to complete this step in your Mediavine dashboard.

2. Login to your MVP Dashboard

If this is your first site with us, click the "forgot password" link to generate a password reset email to the email address you applied with. Make sure to check your spam if you don't receive it!

If you already have a site with us, we can add your other sites under your existing login. Your account will be initially setup using whatever email address you put in your application, so just let us know if you want to consolidate those into one. Your dashboards/reporting will always remain separate, but can have the same login.

3. Select a Payment Method and set up your Payment Profile.

For info about Mediavine payments, please see this help page. For any payment related questions, please contact Mediavine support at

4. Fill out your Privacy Policy tab and enable the Mediavine CMP.

The Mediavine CMP (consent management platform) allows your EU readers to opt-in to personalized ads, which pay much higher CPMs than non-personalized ads. This is a GDPR requirement that started in May of 2018. If you have significant amounts of traffic from the EU, this can make a huge difference in your ad performance! For help with your Privacy Policy, please see this page.

5. Profile

Please fill out your Profile, this is located in the Settings area.

6. Let us know about your Recipe Card Plugins.

If you are using a Recipe Card Plugin, please let us know so we can target the recipe card ad for you!

7. Check your social buttons

If you are running social share buttons that float across the bottom of your screen on desktop or mobile, please turn these off. They conflict with our adhesion units.

8. Check for conflicts

Please review this page which lists some apps, plugins, and code that conflict with Mediavine ads. Ensure your site isn't running any of these codes, most importantly:

  1. Lazy loading iframes or videos

  2. Cloudflare's Rocket Loader feature

9. Enabling PSA’s to help CLS

Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS) is a pagespeed metric found in Google’s Core Web Vitals. It measures how much your page content shifts as a page loads, or as the user scrolls, with various elements loading into the page.

Enabling at least one Public Service Announcement (PSA) in your dashboard’s Settings > Ad Settings area will help mitigate CLS issues by filling unused ad spaces.

Yes! You heard us right. PSAs do more than just promote the good in the world, they also help publishers solve for CLS! We have additional updates to our script coming soon to alleviate any CLS impacts you may experience due to ads.

10. Email us at to let us know that all of the steps are complete! We'll check things over to make sure and then give you the "all clear" to pull down your existing ads and install our script.

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