There is handful of ways to earn from blogs/sites, including affiliate marketing, paid posts, etc. Still, AdSense is capable of holding its popularity among bloggers, who are interested in having sustainable earnings from blog. It has to be noted that there are a few characteristics Google AdSense that help the advertisement network to stay in best-choice list of professionals. First is the fact that Google AdSense is from Google Inc., undoubtedly largest web giant! It is also worth noting that if you have a decent traffic in your blog, this advertisement method can be the finest among different ways of revenue. When it comes to WordPress-based blogs, however, managing advertisements and AdSense account has become an easy task due to availability of productive WordPress plugins. In this post, we have come up with an amazing list of WordPress plug-ins that will help you integrate AdSense ads to your blog and manage several aspects of ads you publish such as size, position, type etc. We hope all these plug-ins will be helpful for every blogger among our readers.
Google AdSense (Previously Google Publisher) is not a dedicated plugin for AdSense. Rather, it is an official plugin from Google to manage both your Google AdSense account and Webmaster tools. When compared to the old process of creating ad unit and pasting it in your blog, Google Publisher makes everything simpler. Once you have installed this plugin, you will have to configure your Google account so that AdSense and Webmaster Tools will be linked with blog. And, the best part is that the plug-in itself will suggest you places where you can insert ads. After choosing the place, you can save, and ads will be visible in a few seconds. This plug-in also lets you preview those ads so that you can confirm everything works fine. Likewise, confirming authority of website/blog for Webmaster Tools is a matter of seconds through this plugin.
Although it has been named ‘Quick AdSense’, this WordPress just prove to be satisfactory, and not that quick when it is compared with aforementioned Google Publisher plugin. Despite having some default ad positions, in which it has been advised to place ads for sake of higher reach, you can use some scripts to insert AdSense wherever you want. It is also possible to restrict appearance of advertisements by selecting pages you want. Once you have fixed positions, you will have to insert advertisement code to corresponding section shown below. In addition, there are also sidebar widgets to insert advertisements. An advantage of Quick AdSense is that it supports other ad networks plus AdSense. You can add up to ten advertisement units in a page using this plug-in.
Ad Inserter is yet another effective WordPress plugin for AdSense management in WordPress blog/site. Though the plug-in says it is perfect for AdSense and Amazon ads, you can insert any kind of HTML, JS, and PHP code-based ads to 16 code blocks Ad Inserter offers. Along with some preset display options, such as before content, after content, before excerpt, widget, you can insert advertisements in any part of your blog by inserting specific shortcodes. While testing this plugin, Ad Inserter seemed quite intuitive due to its tab-based interface to set up ad blocks. In each tab, you can insert corresponding advertisement codes and rename code block if you want. There are also options to choose one display option, block alignment, where do you want these ads visible, whether you need to enable manual insertion of this particular ad block etc. Altogether, for those who want to manage multiple advertisements from AdSense and other networks such as Amazon.
Although control panel of Ad Injection may seem a bit complex, this plugin is the most customizable one you can get at least for the time being. It offers variety of features such as a test mode, in which only blog administrators will see advertisements, restricting visibility and number of ads based on length and date, ability to show random ads, along with deep-level customization in each of mentioned sections. For instance, you can set different criteria when you’d like to restrict visibility of advertisements based on length of post. In the second section, you have to just insert your advertisement codes. Viewing all these features together, Ad Injection is quite an effective plugin for AdSense.
Last but not the least, Simple Ads Manager seemed to be a simple yet productive AdSense plugin in our experience. It does not offer that much features, but does its job very well! Unlike aforementioned plugins, Simple Ads Manager has different pages for editing and adding new advertisement blocks. In Settings section, however, you can set some options regarding visibility of ads such as position. In addition, Simple Ads Manager will send you an email consisting of monthly statistics of advertisement campaigns. Therefore, we think Simple Ads Manager is a simpler solution to manage both your AdSense and non-AdSense advertisement options.
Among these plugins, our personal favorite is Google Publisher plug-in, as it allows us to set up AdSense account in a few clicks. Which plug-in from the list do you use in your blog? Do let us know through your comments.