Shorte.st Monetization

Description

Monetize your WordPress site with Shorte.st. The official plugin provides several tools to earn you money:

  • Links monetization (displays an interstitial ad page when visitors click through links on your website)
  • Exit and entry ads (displays an interstitial ad page when visitors exit and/or enter your website)
  • Pop under ads (displays a pop under ad in a new window below current window when visitors click anywhere on your website)

Configuration

Setting up the plugin is super simple and it takes just a couple of minutes to start serving ads on your website:

  1. Sign up for Shorte.st (https://shorte.st/register)
  2. Install the plugin on your WordPress website
  3. Enter the e-mail you used to sign up for Shorte.st in plugin configuration
  4. Save configuration

…and that’s it! The plugin is up and running, earning you money from each ad impression.

Fine-tune your plugin settings (you can turn each monetization module on/off and use advanced settings such as capping).

Track your earnings in real-time by logging into the Shorte.st user panel.

Installation

This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

In order to use this plugin you will need account on https://shorte.st.

Using The WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
  2. Search for ‘shortest-monetization’
  3. Click ‘Install Now’
  4. Activate the plugin on the Plugin dashboard

Uploading in WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
  2. Navigate to the ‘Upload’ area
  3. Select shortest-monetization.zip from your computer
  4. Click ‘Install Now’
  5. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard

Using FTP

  1. Download shortest-monetization.zip
  2. Extract the shortest-monetization directory to your computer
  3. Upload the shortest-monetization directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  4. Activate the plugin in the Plugin dashboard

FAQ

Why does the plugin display an information about e-mail address not being correct?

The e-mail address provided in the plugin has to be the same address you used to sign up for Shorte.st, as it connects the plugin with an account. The plugin won’t work without a Shorte.st account.

How do I sign up for a Shorte.st account?

Simply create an account at https://shorte.st/register/. Shorte.st is completely free to use.

Where can I check my statistics and earnings?

You can track all of your ad stats in Shorte.st user panel, straight after you log in.

How do I check if the plugin works? I can’t see ads after installation.

There might be a case where you won’t see ads after plugin installation – this could happen if you have already visited several shorte.st ads today (due to a mechanism called capping). The best way of checking if the plugin works is through visiting the Shorte.st user panel. While on statistics page, click on “Website Scripts” tab to display detailed stats for your plugin. It’s best to wait for a few hours before checking statistics, as your website needs to get some visitors and clicks.

Reviews

Works!

The plugin works ok, the only thing missing – detailed stats (I can’t see where my visitors click from). But the ad income is pretty good and the support gave me a custom ad page (with logo and colors of my service), which is a pretty good move when it comes to user experience.

Thanks!

Works pretty good, thanks!

No problems with adjusting the plugin!

I like new Anti AdBlock feature <3 Although this one was hard to find (the anti adblock feature is in the profile settings on shorte.st page, below the withdraw information)

Can’t complain for the rates either, as I earn much more now than I was before, with another shortener.

Thanks!

So far I have not found anything better

Plugin works great with the newest version.

Didn’t have problems with configuration, the good thing is you can set up the number of ads you serve.

I sometimes modify the plugin by adding or removing type of ads, just to see which one works best for me. Hope it will last long!

Stay away from this plugin !

Tried the Shorte.st plugin yesterday, and had several photos of child porn displayed in one ad. This plugin needs to be taken off line asap.

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Contributors & Developers

“Shorte.st Monetization” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.1.6

  • Tested against wordpress 4.7.5
  • Added an option to choose between email and API token

1.1.4

  • Tested against wordpress 4.7.2

1.1.3

  • Tested against wordpress 4.6

1.1.2

  • Tested against wordpress 4.5.2

1.1.0

  • Pop Ads available

1.0.8

  • Fixed issue with WP_ERROR during update of public api token

1.0.6

  • Fixed issue with multiple domains on list

1.0.5

  • Added Exit Page Script (Bounce rate monetization)
  • Added Api call to fetch Public API Token by email address

1.0

  • Main Functionality which allows to integrate with shorte.st