When your blog or website is more successful, its obvious that you are going to invest more time and money to update it and host it properly. Best way to monetize your blog is undoubtedly with Google Adsense. This is a very simple and proven solution that already pays for hundreds of thousands of blogs across the globe.

There are a lot many WordPress Plugins to help you manage Adsense on your blog. There are different types of Adsense plugins available and each has some key features based on:

  1. documentation
  2. support for non-Google services
  3. widgets
  4. inline ads
  5. functions for template integration

People mostly choose Adsense plugins based on the above-mentioned plugins that are in accordance to their needs and requirement. Like every business has their own set of goals, so does Adsense plugins. Listed below are the 10 Best Adsense Plugins that will help you earn smartly from your WordPress blog!

  1. AdRotator WordPress Plugin– it displays an advertisement which is randomly selected from a group of advertisements specified in a text file at your chosen location. It helps to rotate your Adsense ads along with other affiliate programs like Chitika Eminimalls. Helps in the reduction of ad blindness and tests different ad formats and affiliates programs. The plus point of this type of plugins is that it can be used with other CMS systems or anywhere where PHP is supported. It is less sophisticated but the most reliable way to serve ads from multiple sources. Good aspects of AdRotator WordPress Plugin are:
    – very well documented
    – efficiently handles multiple ad sources
    To use this type of plugin your advertisement has to go through template modification.

  2. Adsense Deluxe -this is a classic Open Source plugin that provides advanced options for managing the automatic insertion of Google Adsense or Yahoo Publisher Network (YPN) ads to your particular WordPress posts. It is an easy-to-use plugin for WordPress 1.5+. Adsense Deluxe+ is a slightly improved version of the original Adsense-Deluxe. The ad-limiting algorithm that was used in the original one was wrong. So, while making the improved version more stress was given on an improved ad limiting algorithm. The best part about this type of plugin is that it is-
    – very well documented with numerous associated links in its option page.
    – one can very easily paste Google snippets as there is no “in place editing”.
    – add the ads into your templates or into the posts.
    – inline ads can be viewed in a single page with the help of very easy to use control.
    – adds a menu item into WordPress editor for easily inserting inline ads.
    – inline ads also work in pages.
    Its not that it has got no negative aspects. The most important one is non support of widgets.

  3. MightyAdsense – this is a solid Ad manager which supports multiple code snippers and optional template integration that permits you to host the code in WordPress without having to modify the templates. Ads are displayed in post item and you can specify how many blocks it’s going to show up in a page. The tools that are required to preview the ads are already included in the control panel. MightyAdsense is good because:
    – it has got a user-friendly configuration screen
    – decent documentation
    – unique “Reset to default” option
    – with “Clicks Tracker” one gets the data from Google and not from a script.
    It does not have widget, although with the included template integration function one can make one if needed. Mightly Adsense comes in different versions like MightyAdsense4.1, MightyAdsense4.0, MightyAdsense3.1, MightyAdsense3.0, MightyAdsense2.1, MightyAdsense2.0, MightyAdsense1.1 and MightyAdsense1.0.

  4. Adsense Beautifier – With this plugin available for WordPress, you can make your Adsense look more better by placing images beside them to increase your clicks (CTR) and subsequent Adsense earnings. Adsense Beautifier is more of a helper than a real tool. It takes the code generated by Google and adds to it more snippets and you can use that by pasting and publishing with the help of Adsense Manager or Adsense Deluxe. The extra code adds colorful images placed adjacent to the textual ads. It helps to attract the attention of the users and whenever the user chick on the images, it means profit for you. This process is very much legal, but what you need to do is that add line to separate your image to Adsense.

  5. Author Adsense WordPress Plugin – with this wordpress plugin, authors can enter their Google Adsense Publisher ID and have ads displayed on their own posts, generating revenue. It gives the earning details within WordPress admin panel. With the Adsense Earnings WordPress plugin one can keep check on their daily earnings in their DashBoard or Options page, check earnings for a specific period of time and even show the user how much you have made in a day. The positive aspects of Author Adsense WordPress Plugin are:
    – shows details on its own page
    – adds data to your dashboard
    – it offers a function for inserting the data into the templates.
    The biggest drawback is that you cannot switch off “Daily AdSense Earnings” on your dashboard at times when you do not want to share the data with others.

  6. WP-AdsenseProfit – this is a minimalist plugin that shows the user’s profit from the Adsense program to the public by adding a simple call to the function in their template. There is no user menu and there is no functionality by default either. Just edit the source code and get access to a single function that can be reused in the template to show how much money you have earned with Adsense. It is a very simple plugin that can access the Adsense server and retrieve the sum of your earnings for the day from your statistics page, then display the results to the public. To do so, it uses a script that is programmed using the cURL library and it helps to connect to any third party server to collect needed information. It is:
    – well documented
    – to the point analysis
    The most interesting part related to this plugin is what the user gets to see when he follows a non-valid link on its author’s site.

  7. AdSense Sharing Revenue and Earnings System – it allows the user to view their Adsense earnings and at the same time, share the Adsense impressions with their friends and co-authors. You are allowed to view the data in your WP panel or directly in your blog with the help of a simple line of code. This plugin is developed from Atanas Yanev and Harley Quine and is based on Adsense Earnings Plugin and Author Adsense Plugin. The most important improvement that one can find in this type of plugin is that it shows each contributor his/her earnings.

  8. AdSense Widget for WordPress Sidebar – This is a Google Adsense widget especially designed for the new WordPress Sidebar Widgets plug-in. It is very easy to install and moreover requires no coding or template modification. The color, size and h2 title of the Adsense widget are fully customizable from within WordPress Presentations tab. If there is any need for some other kind of JavaScript component to be added to your sidebar all you need to do is paste it inside the standard Text Widgets.

  9. Adsense Injection – this is the simplest of all WordPress plugins. To use this brilliant plugin one has to insert the Adsense code randomly into a pre-existing blog. It increases banner blindness by keeping the ads in the same place time after time. But if you want to keep some ads from displaying on specific posts, you can do that with the use of some HTML tags. Its working process is very simple, it just takes a random paragraph break in your article and inserts Adsense code. It does the same process per story on multi-post pages. This plugin is useful as it gives:
    – decent documentation
    – no template or code changes required
    -multiple options are available for controlling randomness
    – goes well with Google TOS
    This plugin would have been more beneficial if it got integrated with some template-based plugin to keep common track of displayed ads.

  10. Adsense Inline – This plugin can be used to display Adsense ads inline with your blog posts. It adds an item to your editor menu, and the item injects a tag into your post that later is replaced with your Google Ads. What it does is that it creates a new Quicklinks button. When one presses the button within a new entry, your Adsense ads get inserted. The ads get displayed in a very different manner, first the keywords will be highlighted, and when the user rolls their mouse over, a targeted ad will appear. Adsense Inline is:
    – very well documented
    – inserts the ads straight into your posts
    But the main point to be remembered is that Google permits only three ads per page. This is one of the drawbacks of this type of plugins along with:
    -no function for template extension
    -no management of multiple ad formats
    In spite of limitations many people find Adsense Inline very useful.

Different types of Adsense plugins do not end here. There are many more barring besides the above mentioned WordPress Adsense plugins. These plugins can help you earn more revenue, but use it at your own risk!


Navneet Kaushal is the Editor-in-Chief of PageTraffic Buzz. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet is also the CEO of SEO Services company PageTraffic which is one of the leading search marketing company in Asia.