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Google AdSense

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

12 reviews
Average Rating
2.8 out of 5 stars
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Useful, kinda iffy, beware
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This plugin scares me as it takes over your site. Not a fan. I ended up turning this off as I rather manually place my Google Adsense code. It took me a bit t figure out how to remove all the ads since I could not do it manually. The code was showing up when inspecting the element but on the backend it was no where to be found. I found it all hidden within the plugin itself. Nice concept but scary to use.

Pretentious & Moody
By , for WP 4.3.1

I understand the need for good page speed and it makes Google's obsession with it ok, but when it comes to quickly placing ads on your website, this is not such a good thing. If you have many plugins installed with different JavaScript and CSS, you will have a hard time getting started quickly with this because it doesn't let you start if you have a relatively low Page Speed rank.
Another issue is that it places random ads by default at the beginning and it doesn't let you know about it.
However, once you get past these problems, it works A-OK. Almost. It's pretty easy to place ads, but it doesn't work all the time.
You can see it in action at the bottom of this page: My Site Keetro.

Great when it works.
By , for WP 4.2.3

It was working great this morning, then the rest of the day when I went to make changes it claimed my site loaded to slow for it to analyse. Then after refreshing, wp tells me my database has problems.

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.

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.

Could be better, still needs a lot of work
By ,

I really loved this plugin at first and increased my CTR tremendously once I installed it. However, it would be nice if they made some modifications.

It would be nice if you could click a button the dashboard to remove adsense from individual posts like you can with individual pages. Since I have a mix of long posts and short posts on my site, and for long posts I prefer to have two ads in the general content area. However this looks really stupid and cluttered in the shorter 300-500 word posts since it almost always automatically posts HUGE ads instead of ones that would match the article size much better. In order to fix this it's either all or nothing, which is unfortunate.

Otherwise it's a handy plugin, but it won't solve the problem of ad blindness. It seems every time I try a new ad plugin, I get an increase clicks, and then after about 6 weeks no more clicks. This plugin gave me the highest boost I've ever seen, but likewise my regular visitors I guess are now ignoring the ads. So, these are a double-edged sword in my opinion.

Works well, needs more features
By , for WP 3.9.2

The automatic insertion feature is incredibly useful, but it would be good to have more options for the ads, particularly the styling ability that does exist when generating code from the Ad Sense website. I'd like my automated text ads to fit in with the site theme better, but there's no way to change them at the moment.

easiest real-time adsense plugin, but...
By , for WP 4.0

It's just awesome, am obsessed about how ads might affect the site's appearance and this one makes the job so easy.

But, it still needs some work...
1. It appears that i identifies empty spaces relying on certain classes or id's, so options are limited for were to place the ad
2. no widget support
3. responsive themes seem to have a problem (I use hueman), adding specific options for each "screen" width would be much easier to manage.


Will be a great plugin - but not there yet!
By , for WP 3.8.1

Really impressed with the ease of adding adverts to a range of places within my website layout. I just had a couple of issues:

(1) It would only let me add adverts to my primary sidebar on the front page - none of the other templates (single post, single page etc) would allow me to add adverts to the sidebar.

(2) When you add an advert to your site using this plugin it creates the ad under the "My Ads" section of your Adesense account. However I couldn't see a way of knowing which advert listed on my "My Ads" section was which advert on the site, so I didn't know which advert to style in what way.

Not Appearing With My Theme
By , for WP 3.8.1

I like the idea - I would like it to work.

Not sure why, but the ads are not appearing on my site. It's just continuously working with the message 'read behappytips.com' at the bottom of the page. When I remove the plugin, my website loads just fine.

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