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Google AdSense

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

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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.

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.

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
By ,

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.

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.

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.

Needs to be responsive. Any suggestions?
By , for WP 4.0.1

I need to be able to use different ad formats for mobile and tablet views. This plugin seems to lack this. Any suggestions on a good plugin to use?


not good
By ,

the worst

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