Adsense and plugins for your blog

ad rotator
Sample of what ad rotator would look like on the admin panel.

There are several ways you could add the Google Adsense code on to your blog. Noting the limitations that Google has set for its users (so that the service will not be abused!) you have to make sure that you know where to place them in your blog’s layout. For WordPress users, thankfully, there are plugins which could help in this dilemma.

Google Adsense Deluxe
If you would like to have an ad unit in some of your blog entries, you could use this plugin. What it does is that you could have a dropdown menu of the different kinds of ads you could place on your blog. These ads would be based on your code and settings of course. So for example, you install it, you could see a dropdown menu in your “Write Post” interface where you could select maybe the link unit you placed there. You have a control panel where you could place all your options so that later you could choose one and because it’s dropdown, it’s quite easy. Newbies to blogging and Adsense would not find it difficult to use.

Ad Rotator Widget
For those who are using the widgets plugin, you could try out the Ad Rotator widget. What it does is that it shows the possible ad codes you might have and they are shown randomly. Well, in case you have an Adsense account, you don’t really need to use the randomization feature of this plugin. The thing is that at least you could easily post the snippet of code on to your blog sidebar and voila! You have your ad on the sidebar.

As they cliche goes, there are different ways to skin a cat. In this case, there are many ways to display ads. Which method would you choose? ๐Ÿ™‚


Originally posted on September 25, 2006 @ 12:50 am