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Google AdSense

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

11 reviews
Average Rating
2.8 out of 5 stars
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adsense plugin needs an update
By , for WP 4.5.2

i enjoy the simplicity of the plugin but the dev's at google need to update it with new features and enhance the existing. cannot have link units, if link units present it limits the number of ad blocks. no control of the size of the ad blocks either.

Plugin not working after WP update
By ,

Please update the Plugin, it no longer works with the latest version of wordpress and the lack of communication is frustrating

Only good for quick setup - VERY NON-OPTIMIZED
By , for WP 4.4

While this WordPress Plugin is good to quickly setup your Google Adsense placements without CODING, it should be used as a TEMPORARY measure only.

The reasons:
- Inconsistency: Very often some ads will not show up at all! So if you have the 3 Ads limit per page, if you set them up using this Plugin, you may sometimes only get 1-2 Ads to show.


The moment I stopped using this Plugin (after having done so for about 2 months), and hard coded my Adsense placements to show in my posts' body, my revenue SHOT UP by about 50% if not more!!!! Yes, it really is THAT SIGNIFICANT.

It is indeed surprising, since this Plugin is developed by Google themselves. But it is very far from perfect when using it to deliver your Adsense placements.

If you're just setting up your Adsense for the very first time, use this plugin to get you started QUICKLY. Something is better than nothing, right? But, hard code your placements as soon as possible for MAXIMAL revenue potential. That's my advice.

Good Luck!

Looks promising but not working
By , for WP 4.3.1

Since the author says they're not answering support requests here on WordPress.org, I'm giving this low rating.

It looked as a great plugin until I was hitting the "Save & Activate" button. Then I got this message:

"Sorry we were unable to save your configuration. The request to your server failed with error code 412."

AmpedSense is better
By , for WP 4.3.1

This plugin has a quick point-and-click interface to place your ads, but is missing all the functions that a power AdSense uses needs, such as injecting into content, split testing, and traffic segmenting.

I'm going back to AmpedSense.

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.

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)

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