Plugin Reviews

Google AdSense

The official AdSense Plugin, written by Google. Supported products include AdSense and Webmaster Tools. Previously Google Publisher Plugin.

66 reviews
Average Rating
3.5 out of 5 stars
Reset ads
By , for WP 4.1.1

Great plugin, but I wish we could reset the ads on pages. Somehow 2 of the 3 ads disappeared and when I try to set them again the plugin complains that I already have 3 ads.

Webmaster abd adsense account are different
By , for WP 4.1.1

I have different email accounts for adsense and webmaster. It does not have that flexibility. So it is totally useless plugin. Didn't expected this from Google.

If it only would work nicely
By , for WP 4.1.1

In the preview everything looks good. In real the banner ads are a bit wider than the site -> ugly. It's not possible to align them and I only had large banner and skyscraper propositions. I would like to have squares too. Large banner and skyscraper are very dominant. On one hand Google wants us to create valuable content, on the other hand they put ads in the foreground with the hammering method and my precious content desappears outside of the screen. I'm not happy with that. It should also be possible to create ads on the fly within this plugin.

The idea behind is very good and the plugin could be helpful. For the moment, it is not perfect at all and it patronizes the webmaster too much.

But once it works I will install it immediately.

Clean & Simple!
By , for WP 4.1.1

Everything worked flawlessly out of the box. Thanks for adding the automatic mobile ad feature. One suggestion would be to allow turning off ads for specific posts.

works very well
By , for WP 4.1.1

works very well. Easy to install, much easier to config.

Not as expected from google.
By , for WP 4.1

It shows ads automatically on selected location. It should have option to select ads type.

By , for WP 4.1

The only plugin i found that was even worth messing with. My only suggestion is that there is an option to exclude certain posts from having ads.


By , for WP 4.1

Keep telling me that i use a custom template on my single page, but i know i don't use, and so it won't let me put ads on my post pages :(
that's the mesage: "Your site appears to use one or more custom templates on single pages."

Certain ads covered up my text if images were nearby
By , for WP 4.1

I activated the placement where an ad shows up right under the 3rd paragraph of text in the post, but if my post had an image right around there, then the ad placed itself literally right on top of my text, blocking the text so you couldn't read it.

Not cool.

So I deleted the plugin.

Seems like I would have to manually go back through all my posts and arrange the photos in such a way that there is always room for certain ads at certain spots in the post. That would be annoying but doable, if every post was the same length and had the same number and size of images, but that is ridiculous.

So I just went back to the other plugin I've always used before.

I did like how easy it was to set up ads in various spots with a single click and to verify with webmaster tools too, but I can't have ads posting right on top of my content.

Other than that it seemed like a good plugin. If I had no images in my posts and only had text, then I would try it. But Google likes lots of images in posts, so...oh well haha. 2 stars.

Violates AdSense Policies
By , for WP 4.0.1

I have just tried out the Google AdSense Plugin for WordPress and found out it automatically added the ads to error page template.

Which is of course against the Google AdSense policies.

So unless you want to get banned, stay away from this plugin.

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