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  1. BuzzLightyear
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm thinking of using Google's AdSense and incorporating it within my site. Any pointers or recommendations for the best way to go about doing this within Word Press 1.5?

  2. Cypher
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Just take the code they give you on their site and plug it in wherever you want it. You can further customize the colors to match your site but beyond that there isn't anything more to it.

    Regards

  3. BuzzLightyear
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    What about the layout of the advertising - i.e if I place the code in the sidebar then I assume I would want the advertising to be in a column format (vertical) rather than horizontal. Is this possible to change? Also, if the code lives in teh sidebar for example, will it still look at the content on each entire page to advertise appropriate content?

  4. phiali
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hi,

    I've got google adsense adverts on the frontpage of my site and also on some of the individual posts. As has been said you can customise the colour which does help quite a bit.

    My main advert is on the main page underneath the first post. What do you think of it?

  5. BuzzLightyear
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    If you give me the URL I'll take a look. Do you have any comments specific to my questions above having used AdSense?

  6. phiali
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Sorry URL is http://www.0gravity.co.uk/

    I will find the plugin that I am using as well as provide the post/code on how I got the Adsense on the front page.

    Alistair

  7. BuzzLightyear
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks for that, interesting why you picked to display the adverts below some of the posts?

    In addition to my questions above, is there a way so use AdSense so that it always appears in a certain position on the site - i.e. always at the top of each page just below the header or always in the sidebar for example?

  8. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Always in the sidebar - add the code to the sidebar template.

    Always at the top of the page - add the code to (probably) the index template but above the loop

    And to place in other areas, do a search here for "moosecandy" and how to use it.

  9. BuzzLightyear
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    At the top of the sidebar sounds the best option - will the advertising display vertically though?

  10. ProfessorFalkon
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Yes, you choose the layout you want. The available layouts can be seen here: https://www.google.com/adsense/adformats

  11. tomhanna
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Buzz,

    The ad in the post tends to get higher click through rate. I know some folks have had good luck by putting it in one of the smaller rectangle or button formats at the top right of the post with the content wrapped around it, but that's fairly complicated to do and someone else would have to explain how. Putting the ads anywhere above the content tends to turn off readers so traffic suffers. Under the content in the post works pretty well. In fact, some people swear by that location and the theory is that by the time someone reads the post they are ready to click off to a new location, so the ad hits them at the right time.

    I'm looking forward to all things British, good luck with it. :)

  12. BuzzLightyear
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks for the advice as to it's placement. Am I right in assuming then that the code would have to be added within each individual post when it is moderated and published?

  13. phiali
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hi Buzz,

    I'm using the AdSense plugin by Phil Hord - http://philhord.com/wp-hacks/adsense to add the advert to my posts - just need to insert a <!--adsense--> tag and it will appear there.

    Alistair.

  14. tomhanna
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks for the pointer phiali, I'm checking that out myself.

  15. davidchait
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Buzz -

    I have two different ad-related plugins coming that might help. Keep an eye out the next few days, and I'll try to remember to post here if I get the chance. Should make stuff like this easier to maintain.

    -d

  16. BuzzLightyear
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I look forward to seeing being able to review the plugins - sounds good.

    I think it would be a good idea to develop a 'standard' for incorporating advertising within WordPress. As we all know, whilst targeted advertising can be a fantastic tool to both promote relevant sites and provide a financial gain, it can also be very anoying and actually put people off visiting your site if it is used in an intrusive manner (i.e. pop-ups etc.)

    Perhaps we should be looking at the premise and concept of advertising within WordPress as well as the technical implementation of it - does anyone have any thoughts / suggestions with this?

  17. tonyzeoli
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    There's a site called Blogmine.com I just signed up for that released a plug-in for text ads that fall below the posts. Pretty neat. I'm trying it out to see what happens.

    I have the plugin for the Google Adsense, but I'm finding that you can only use the code in a single post. Meaning, if you try to add it to two seperate posts, an ad will only show up in one. I'm not an expert by any means at this, and maybe I'm wrong, but that's what happens for me.

    Tony

  18. tonyzeoli
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Oh...it's at http://www.netmix.com/wordpress if you want to take a look. Sorry.

    T

  19. BuzzLightyear
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Blogmine looks interesting but I cannot see anywhere on their web site exactly where it tells you how much revenue you earn per click. Any ideas?

  20. BuzzLightyear
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Also, am I right in assuming that http://www.blogmine.com and http://www.chitika.com are indeed the same company - both not giving indications of revenue you earn per click.

    Has anyone been using either of these systems for a while that can provide feedback?

  21. origami
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm new to WordPress. So far it's great - very easy to use. I'd like to put google adsense into my blog. The second post mentions to plug in the google code anywhere you want. What file in do you put the code into? Do you put it into index.php? Or some other file in that same directory?

    Thanks.

  22. eabrownbigpondcom
    Blocked
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi How doi Get adsense on my site.

    EAB

  23. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

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  25. 7milesdown
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I use adsense. I earn about 5 bucks a day. LMAO. It pays for my hosting. Im using that plugin. It works good, and doesn't go against the adsense Rules. I think there is a limit to ads that can appear per page. 3 is it? I just add the <!--adsense--> tag every couple posts.

  26. skippy
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    eabrownbigpondcom: I have removed the links you've supplied to your Google SiteMaps.

    It's acceptable to provide a link to one of your sites on your account profile, which will then be linked to from your username in the right side of each post. Posting lists of links to other sites that are not germane to a specific support question is considered bad form. The purpose of these forums is to provide support to people who need it, not to artificially create in-bound links to your sites in order to bolster such ephemeral things as PageRank.

  27. gedanate
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    You'll find the templates in the /themes/default subdirectory. And adding a 160x600 Adsense ad to the sidebar works well. Just locate the code for the stuff you actually see on the page. (The clues are the Category titles, e.g. Pages, Archives, Categories, Links/Blogs(?) and Meta.) Slip your adsense code in there after you've FTPed a backup to your C: drive!! ;-)

    <Blatant plug ON!>
    You can see my code on this page here: http://www.beefly.info/blog/?page_id=5
    <Blatant plug OFF!>

    I do have a problem dropping Adsense ads into the actual articles, though. Because as I add more articles, I am forced to edit the earlier ones to take the Adsense ads out again. I don't want to exceed the limit of THREE adsense ads on one page.

    How do other Bloggers get around this problem? Especially since Archives and some other views do not even show the sidebar.

    Cheers,

    Davo

  28. GenericSuperhero
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    gedanate, how did u do that? do i have to edit the file sidebar.php?

  29. davidchait
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Davo -

    You don't have to delete. google should ignore requests after the first three, so you don't have to manage it.

    however, I find sometimes you are better off custom-managing the appearance of ads on homepage/archives with custom code (or something like CG-Inbetween, etc.), so that you show with some offset between ads, have more control. With really custom code you can replace google with other ads if desired when more than 3 shown, etc.

    Super -

    Yes, if you edit your sidebar.php, you can paste in an adsense tower ad (or other 120 width or so ad) pretty easily. You might need to 'wrapper' around it with 'li's or something, depending on your template/theme.

    Integrating Adsense into a site and making it look/feel good can be an artform. I'm just only starting to get it better on CHAITGEAR myself, but the results have been great as I continue to tune the site, content, and ad layout.

    -d

  30. GenericSuperhero
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    thanx, i have now successfully edited my sidebar.php file and have google ads on all my pages.

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