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Google AdSense

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

6 reviews
Average Rating
3.2 out of 5 stars
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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.

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.

Slowed my site down too much
By , for WP 4.0

I'm using WordPress 4.0 with Genesis and s2Member. This plug in seemed neat, but it slowed my site down too much. I had complaints from students too so it wasn't just me. I'll add my ads manually instead.

nonsense
By , for WP 4.0

I put 2 star rated this plugin, because at first it worked and everything was normal, but at the moment it does not work because of problems with cache, the developer wrote that knows about this, but the problem does not resolve so far. Support for zero.

Needs a Widget
By , for WP 3.8.1

I installed this but it would not put a pointer in my sidebar or footer where I want the ads to go. Also, it will create a new ad, and not use any exiting ads you've already set up in AdSense.

If the plugin included a widget to select an existing ad or set ad properties it would be a big step forward.

If you are just looking to put your ad in a widget area it'e easier just to copy and paste the snippet where you need it. (You have to remove any existing AdSense ad code before using this plugin)

Asking to remove current adsense content !?
By , for WP 3.8

Really nothing special. You will have to remove current adsense on site when setting up plugin. Not good for now, but hey, it's only "beta" :)

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