Google Adsense and WordPress make the best pair for earning money through website monetization. To make the best out of Adsense, you need to place ads properly on your website. If you place ads somewhere at places, where your audience hardly reaches, then there is no use of adsense.
You might be aware of Google Adsense has a feature for placing advertisements on the website on its own. It is called Google Auto ads.
What’s special with this Google Auto ads?
You just need to place one code in your header and Google will take care of the placement. That looks cool, right?
But, what’s the downside of Auto ads?
Google Auto ads will be placing advertisements in random locations based on various experiments. If you want an adsense ad permanently on the sidebar, say, you want to place it with a matching background color, then you need to tell Google Adsense that you want an advertisement to be placed on your own style apart from the ads displayed by auto ads.
To do this, you need to create ad codes at the Google Adsense dashboard and then place the code in the location where you want.
If you are using WordPress, then we must make use of the numerous Adsense plugins available for this purpose.
If you are one among the million Bloggers who don’t have access to Google Adsense, you don’t have to worry. It is one of the well known facts, getting a Google Adsense approval is very tough. But, that is not the end of website monetization.
In this article, wherever I mention placing Google Adsense code, you can place your ad code from other ad networks. Apart from one or two plugins, the rest will work fine.
As I said already, there are many free Adsense plugins, but let me list the best adsense plugins for WordPress.
This plugin allows you to add different ad codes and widget codes. For each code, this plugin provides you a shortcode and php code. You can implement this ad code anywhere in between the content, or in the php files of your website too.
You can also set ads to display randomly. Thus any one among these 9 adsense codes will be used. You can even import/export this plugin’s settings. This would be useful when you have multiple websites. Also, you can set the number of ads you want to display on each page.
Advanced Ads is another Adsense plugin that has been updated regularly for a long period of time. And it is one of my favorite plugins. Some of its interesting features include ads.txt support, which has been recently implemented by Adsense. And it has also got a dedicated Gutenberg block for ads.
This is a beginner friendly plugin. It guides in a step-by-step manner, like adding the code, placement, layout, display conditions and visitor conditions.
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Ad Inserter is another adsense plugin that has got more than 200K installations. Ad Inserter is a very simplified plugin. It allows you to add around 16 ad placements, which you can place on your desired pages.
You can also connect with Adsense directly for getting your Auto Ads code and AMP code from your adsense website.
Quick Adsense is a freemium plugin, meaning it can have got a Pro version with many other features. The Lite version available at the WordPress repository will allow you to add three codes inside the content.
Apart from that, you can also place codes on the Sidebar, Header, and Footer, as these are some key spots for getting more clicks on advertisements.
Woody Ad snippets is a really cool Adsense plugin. It is not restricted as an Adsense Plugin. It is basically developed to add any code to the Header or Footer.
These are some of the various snippets which you can add.
You must definitely try this plugin with a very neat User Interface.
As the name suggests, this is a really simple plugin. There are multiple ad slots. You can add the appropriate code and use the provided shortcodes anywhere you want inside your website.
Shortcodes are very handy, but if you plan to change this plugin in the long run, then you will find removing these shortcodes individually as a really tough task.
Easy Google Adsense is a completely automated plugin. All you have to do is that you need to connect the plugin with your Google AdSense account. The plugin takes care of the rest. It implements all your Auto Ad settings.
To make any changes on displaying ads, you will have to access your Google Adsense profile and choose the type of ads that you want to display. The plugin will integrate Auto Ads and the changes will be implemented directly on your site.
These are some cool WordPress Adsense plugins. You need not install each one of them. Just choose the one that will match your style and try it out.
Whenever you try the new plugin, just check if it affects your pages peed using or any other similar tool. If you find any plugin affecting your page speed, then it is better to go for an alternative plugin.
Let me know your thoughts in the comments section.
Nirmal Kumar is a professional WordPress Blogger. He blogs at OnlineRockersHub.com. Apart from crafting WordPress tutorials and guides, he writes about SEO, Internet Marketing and Affiliate Marketing. When he is not crafting content, he finds himself busy with reading books on various genres.