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Google AdSense

The official AdSense Plugin, written by Google. Provides support for AdSense as well as Webmaster Tools.

77 reviews
Average Rating
3.4 out of 5 stars
You cant edit the settings
By , for WP 4.2.2

Tried to use this plugin but it would never let me edit the settings. The get started button would always send me to the public front page.

By , for WP 4.2.2


High Maintenance Plugin
By , for WP 4.2.2

Too much fiddling involved to maintain this plugin. Seems every change to my blog causes this plugin to need resetting. No other plugin (claiming to make things easier and automated) needs this much time just to maintain it.

Set up was fine, not hard. Just tired of setting it up over and over and over again. This is the second version of this plugin I have tried. I expected Google would do better.

Incorrect Page Detection
By , for WP 4.2.2

Incorrectly detects GeneratePress' theme as only having "Front Page". Won't allow any other ad placement. It appears the detection routine is done in JavaScript and the placement options are returned from the server via JSON, so there is no obvious way to fix this.

Had to manually insert ads the old fashioned way. Went on the Google forums "support" page and posted the issue with detailed explanation of the problem with a followup a week or so later. Zero response.

This may work for some people but it's fundamentally broken for me and there is no way to fix it. If this ever gets fixed this plugin seems promising... if it worked anyway.

Great plugin
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Loved your plugin. Eased my entry into the WordPress Adsense world. There are still some kinks however, whenever I post new content I have to run the plugin to make sure I don't get an error message saying some of ads are not displaying correctly.

Works as advertised!!
By , for WP 4.2.1

I trust Google products, after experimenting with many other Adsense plugins, figured I'd give this a try, I like it.

It not good for location
By , for WP 4.1.1

I setting plugin complete but it only work on frontpage. It not work on post and page different. And Location header it very bad.

I tried it and I won't use it.
By , for WP 4.1.1

The pro is: it's nearly fully automated for you.
The con is: it's nearly fully automated for you.

If you don't care where your ads show up -- it's a good plug in.

1. However, if you're an experienced ad-sense publisher that understands "location, location, location" (position of your placements) is #1 for your success and the advertiser's success with "click through" -- it's a bad plug-in. And, you would be better off to either manually insert your adsense code or -- use widgets to place it where you want your ads to appear.

Yes -- the plug in give's you "approximate choices" -- but it doesn't hold, isn't consistent, and you have no control on a page-by-page, or post-by-post "location".

2. It's not good at determining the "content type" of ad that it should select to appear on your site. You lose, and the advertiser loses and your space is wasted -- while it will annoy your audience. If your audience doesn't like you -- they won't be back and they won't trust you and it will destroy the relationship with you and your audience.

3. In some cases -- it ignores Adsense Publisher Policy and guidelines (that could cost you money and risk losing your adsense account -- by displaying ads on page-types that are "restricted" and call for "no adsense ads" on those kinds of pages. Namely, your contact form. :-)

I WISH the plug-in worked well enough for me to use it. a. It's easy. b. It comes from google, so you should be able to trust it. c. it comes from google so you can expect it to work well. d. If something screws up you can always claim "google plug-in made me do it!" :-) But, Google Adsense will NOT listen to any explanation you might have IF the plug-in causes you to violate Google policy.

I value my publishing reputation and relationship with Google more than I value an "easier softer way" of doing things. ;-)

Stop Ad Serving
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The plugin automatically stop ad serving. Whether the plugin is active, but ad not show. Then I'l go to Setting > Adsence, Message appears "GET START", so I'l start again and place all ad every day.

Every morning I have to press the "GET START" button and place all ads again and again. Please Help me....

By , for WP 4.1.1

This plugin won't appear in the plug in list easily.
when it does, it might just disappear again, taking all your work of placing adsense ads with it.
Real piece of crap from google.

Not friendly, not reliable.
I use multi-site (big mistake - please stay away), so that might be my problem.

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