With my recent posts on Adsense I though Id share my favorite plug-in for adding Adsense to your wordpress site. Adsense provides you with code snippets that you would normally add to your html of your page, but doing this each and every time can get tedious. What you need is an easy way to do it once and be done with it!
Quick Adsense is an easy to use plug-in for inserting ads into your posts automatically. It also creates widgets on the fly to drag to your sidebar or where ever else you have widgets located. The way they have it set up in settings seems a little backwards to me as they ask about ad placement first then asks you to input your ad codes. So Im going to show you in the order I think it should go.
Insert ads for posts and pages
Skip the begin gin section on go down to the adsense ads area you see here. This is where you paste in your different adsense ad codes, set its alignment and and margin you think you need. Now I keep saying adsense code but in reality you can enter any ad code that you wish. This is handy especially since adsense limits you to 3 of any type of ad on any given page.
Now that you have all your ads entered you need to set where they will appear so scroll back up to the top of the page and you will see a list of ‘postitions’ for your ads. Its as simple as check which positions you want an ad to show then select which ad you wish to show there. You can even select random and let the plug in choose. I typically have a block add at the beginning of a post followed by a banner ad mid content or at the end.
Oh you will also notice a check box that will hide the ads from you in case you are prone to clicking your own ads!
Widgets and Sidebar
The plugin also creates widgets for you to drag to your sidebar for ad placement. Just like the first step above the last section provides you with 10 boxes to place ads into. Once you hit save you can then go to your widget panel and you will see the new ‘AdsWidget1’ (or whatever number you created) and you can simply drag it over to your sidebar location.
Now Im sure there are other plugins out there that do similar functions. I have a couple of them myself, but for what I need on my niche sites this has been by far the easiest to use and set up for me so far
If you do use another let me know about it, always looking to try new plugins to make my life easier 🙂