Google is the largest search engine provider, and as such, it is also one of the top advertising networks. It helps to give businesses more exposure by positioning them at the top of search results – for a fee. It can also connect those businesses with billions of websites through its AdSense program.
Bloggers can also use AdSense to make money with their site. The more traffic you get to your site, the more money you can make with the program, which pays by the click that each ad on your site gets. However, managing all those ad units can be time-consuming. Fortunately, there are many great plugins that you can use to make managing your ads easier and faster. Here are a few of the best AdSense plugins you can use for your WordPress blog:
Quick AdSense (http://wordpress.org/plugins/quick-adsense/)
Don’t worry about messing with code to put AdSense on your blog. Use this plugin to quickly add units to your blog posts, sidebar or pages. Just use simple shortcodes to put ads anywhere that you want them to appear on your blog.
WP Simple AdSense Insertion (http://wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-plugin-for-simple-google-adsense-insertion/)
This simple plugin allows you to use shortcodes to insert AdSense units anywhere into your blog. You don’t have to fumble with multiple options. This plugin allows you to focus on two or three different units and then to place them quickly and easily. It’s a no-fuss plugin that will allow you to get ads up and running in no time.
All-in-One AdSense (http://wordpress.org/plugins/all-in-one-adsense-and-ypn-pro/)
Use this plugin to automatically insert AdSense or YPN (Yahoo! Publisher Network) ads into your blog. There’s no limit to the number of ads you can post. You simply tell it what colors you want and what position you want for the ad, and it will automatically generate and place the ad. You don’t even have to worry about handling the short codes.
Google AdSense Plugin (http://wordpress.org/plugins/adsense-plugin/)
Besides allowing you to easily insert your ads, this plugin also allows you to easily customize them. You can choose your images, text and link colors, size, type of corners, and more. You can choose to have the ads inserted automatically, or you can choose where they appear. You can even have the ads translated into one of 8 languages.
Easy AdSense (http://wordpress.org/plugins/easy-adsense-lite/)
Like its name suggests, this plugin sets out to make putting AdSense on your blog easy. You can insert ads into posts or pages, use a sidebar widget, and create a Google search box. You can also customize the look and the functionality of your ads to get the most out of them.
What other plugins have you used and loved for managing your AdSense ads on your WordPress blog? Share your picks in the comments!
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About the Author:
Bridget Sandorford is a freelance blog and culinary writer, where recently she’s been researching the Scottsdale culinary institute. In her spare time, she enjoys biking, painting and working on her first cookbook.