The official Google AdSense WordPress plugin by Google (obviously), its a great and easy way to get AdSense on your WordPress website. You basically do not need to have any coding knowledge, you just need to know how to install WordPress plugins and how to use a mouse.
With a click of a button, the Google AdSense plugin will scan potential areas of your website where Google ads can be placed. This is great as you will notice how easy it is to get Google ads in areas such as but not limited to:
- After the first paragraph.
- After the second paragraph.
- Before content.
- Before header.
- After header.
Placing Google ads on your website using the plugin
By clicking on the “red” dialogue icon, the plugin will automatically place an advertisement there. Google guidelines still apply, so you can not have more than 3 adverts on a single page for example.
Adding Google ads to custom areas
If the plugin does not detect a placement that you want ads on, you can insert the codes below to tell the plugin you want ads there.
Replace “unique-ID” with a unique ID of your own. For example “top-header-ad-01”. For each custom placement, you will need to use a unique ID.
Google AdSense plugin issues with WordPress sidebar
On setuix.com the Google AdSense plugin was unable to detect the placement code that we placed on a text widget on the sidebar. After Googling for a bit, we found that quite a few people had similar problems.
A workaround is to place the text widget in an area of your site where the plugin could detect. In our case, we placed the text widget and place holder code in a widgetized footer area. Run the plugin, place your text on the market, then move the widget to the sidebar.
Refresh your page and you will see Google ads being served.