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One of the attractions of the WordPress blogging platform is its ability to be very easily monetized through advertising. Whether you use pay-per-click advertising, affiliate marketing, or your own system, there are many ways you can generate revenue from a WordPress blog.
Fortunately, the flexibility of the WordPress platform allows for the use of plugins that can make the implementation and management of advertising campaigns simple, and effective. Here nine of the best WordPress ad managing plugins that can successfully generate revenue from your website.
1. Float Ad
This WordPress plugin floats at the top of your blog pages and stays in place as you scroll down the page, making it constantly visible. The extra exposure of your ad will attract more clicks and convert more sales.
2. All in One Adsense and YPN
All in One Adsense and YPN works with Google’s Adsense ads and those from the Yahoo Publisher Network (which is soon to cease serving ads) to insert advertisements on the fly. No matter how many posts your blog contains, this plugin can handle advertising in them all. This plugin allows you to set where your ads are located on the page and customize them with HTML and CSS coding.
By allowing for the automatic scheduling of advertising starting and ending times, WP125 introduces a high level of automation for bloggers. This plugin also counts clicks and allows you to store old ads so they can be re-enabled when necessary. WP125 supports the use of 125×125 advertisements only.
4. Shantz WordPress Prefix Suffix
This plugin lets you insert text, HTML, and CSS code before and after each blog post or page, letting you customize your advertising using text messages, links or image based messaging to drive traffic to your advertising partners.
5. Advertising Manager
For a full advertising solution that rotates AdSense advertising, as well as those from other networks, look no further than Advertising Manager. This plugin enforces the compliance with the pay-per-click rules while ensuring that all your ad campaigns are getting good exposure. Installing this plugin is a breeze with its import function and management for all the top advertising networks is built in. You can use Advertising Manager to place ads inside posts and pages or you can use its widget to insert ads into your WordPress sidebar.
6. Sponsor Ad Management
Sites that sell paid sponsorships will find Sponsor Ad Management to be a lifesaver. This plugin tracks performance and exposure of each ad. In fact, this plugin enables an entire framework for setting up and managing a sponsor ad campaign on one blog or across multiple blogs. You can configure advertising banners to operate in pay-per-click, pay-per-impression, or even pay-per day advertising models. This plugin features scheduling and many other customizable options that can make your advertising program a success.
7. WP Tag Ads
WP Tag Ads takes an innovative approach toward blog advertising by actually using your tags to promote eBay items (you must enroll in the eBay partner program for this to work). The plugin scans the content of your post or page and attempts to display relevant advertising from eBay’s network. This is a great way to implement and eBay sales campaign.
8. ISIS Ad Management
Add drag and drop functionality to your advertising efforts. With ISIS Ad Management you can order and reorder advertisements with your mouse, making the organization and maintenance of your advertising campaign an easy task. This is a widget-based plugin, so you can only use this if you have a widgetized WordPress theme in use.
OmniAds brings unprecedented flexibility to your WordPress advertising campaign. This plugin may be too complicated for some newbies, but moderate to advanced webmasters will appreciate the ability they have to use complicated syntax-based rules to fine tune their ads. This plugin allows admins to inject PHP and HTML snippets to govern the appearance of ads, while the plugin itself has powerful features such as referrer-based ad display that can enhance the revenue stream for any blog.
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If you are looking for a serious solution and need quality support you need not look any further – OIOpublisher is all you need. OIO automates all your ad management needs, like pricing your ad slots, designing banner and link ads, ad rotation, managing sale of ad and review spots. It is a complete package and comes with great support. Get it Now!
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The Guest Author is a blogger and designer working with a UK based specialist in office supplies such as the HP 338 ink cartridge. He is a contributor to the CreativeCloud where he enjoys writing about design and advertising.
Great list but you missed my fav: Ad rotator plugin and Why to do work adsense. I love these two 🙂
Ah, there you go! Thanks for the those two 🙂
what ad plugin is best for both adsense & normal html ads in both page & post at all posissions pls tell me
Tried to load Sponsor Ad Management but it says it doesn’t have a valid header in the plugin. Odd…
I have both blogger and WP for my blogs. Anyway thanks for the list, I was just wondering if there are similar extensions for a blogger site. Thanks!
i love to shop on ebay because it is very convenient and the price are very cheap too;::
you can always get some bargain stuffs on Ebay that is why i really love ebay .
Thanks for all the plugin suggestions. I’ll be looking at Advertsing Manager.
I just wanted to share my 2 cents. Currently I use ad rotator and widget logic. Allows me to show certain rotating ads only for certain categories or even a specific post. I love the function widget logic brings to the table. Easy and well documented for WordPress conditional tag usage to controll how my widgets behave. Allows me to showcase affiliate product ads for posts relating to those ads. Highly targeted results. One problem is that you can end up with a good many widgets listed in your admin sidebar using my solution. That is why I continue to look at alternatives. Hopefully Advertsing Manager will do the trick.
Hi dear Author which the ad manager plugin u will want to suggest with me?
I’ve tried a few, but my favourite (by far) is WP125
Thanks for this post, I used it to help choose 🙂
greate list please update it in 2011 release of ads management plugins . thanks 🙂
Great list of plugins. I like WP 125 x 125 but I need something more versatile.
You should try the OIO Publisher plugin, its a premium plugin, but totally worth every buck! – https://millionclues.com/go/bestadmanagementplugin/
Great list of plugins.
great post….and there must be a new list for upcoming 2012…waiting to see something new on the way……!!
what’s the name of the plugin u are using in the left of the screen for social websites?
Thsis one: http://www.searchtechword.com/2011/06/wordpress-plugin-add-twitter-facebook-google-plus-one-share
Thanks for the link and also the grate plug
Good to see some very good sites using my plugin. Great site and great info.
My pleasure! thanks 🙂
Thanks Great list , advertising manager is good one I often use it , but i need something like oio publisher , any free plugin that works similar to OIO ?
Looking for an Ad Manager that provides Paypal payments similar to OIO but FREE…any out there?
This is a cool list, too bad WP-insert and WhytoDoAdsense wasn’t on the list.
Thanks for the list.
I will pick the 5th one..
Its really good
Glad to hear that man. Good luck!
Thanks for the write. I want to use a simple one that could be integrated within the theme structure. Which one will do good for that case?
There is also another ad related plugin, however I don’t remember the name ATM. I think it was something like Google ads … !
Good collection. But need to update the post because some plugins are older than 2 years. Thanks.
Nice one but it seems Float Ad plugin haven’t updated since 2 years….
Nice list but faced this message for some of the plugins – “This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.”
Those are free, so cant complain. And in my experience, that message is only a warning, upon testing, the plugins just work fine. Its always better if you test such plugins on a test installation though.
Nice list most of them are my favourite but I think Ad rotator must be included.
Thanks for sharing.