8 Best Advertising Plugins for WordPress

Posted on April 20, 2021 by in WordPress | 6 comments

8 Best Advertising Plugins for WordPress

Ads are a great way to make money with your WordPress website. There are lots of ad platforms available and ads can be placed just about anywhere on a website. The number of options can become overwhelming as there is a lot to manage when handling ads. In this article, we’ll look at the 8 best advertising plugins for WordPress to help you choose which is best for your needs.

1. Ad Inserter

Ad Inserter is one of the most popular advertising plugins for WordPress. This plugin makes it easy to place ad code into the most optimal locations on your website. It supports lots of ad platforms including Google AdSense, Google Ad Manager, Infolinks, Amazon native Shopping, and more. You can also display fixed or rotating ads. It also allows you to insert opt-in forms, scripts, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, and tracking code.

Ad Inserter

The settings screen lets you add the code into a field. You can choose the pages, post types, and taxonomies that can display the ad. The Insertion dropdown box includes all the locations where the ad can be placed. You can also select the alignment, which also includes floating options and custom CSS.

Ad Inserter

The widget lets you select the block to display. You can make it sticky if you want.

Features

  • Insert code into 17 locations
  • Integrates with multiple ad platforms
  • Disable on specific pages or posts
  • AdSense code generator
  • Timed ad rotation
  • Sticky widgets
  • Code generator for banners
  • Visual editor
  • Custom CSS
  • Pro version adds click detection, geolocation, reports, click fraud protection, and impression and click limits.

Price: Free, pro version starts at €20 | More Information

2. Advanced Ads

Advanced Ads

Advanced Ads is a Google AdSense Partner that works will all ad types and networks including Google AdSense, Google Ad Manager, media.net, Amazon ads, and more. It includes Gutenberg blocks and lets you create unlimited ads. It can automatically inject the ads into the most optimal locations on your website. This plugin checks for Google AdSense violations and integrates with Ad Health. You can schedule ads and display them based on conditions.

Advanced Ads

The settings screen gives you lots of options to create and display your ads. Create the ad, see an overview of your ads, see groups and rotation, and see the placements.

Advanced Ads

The widget lets you choose the ad to display.

Features

  • Unlimited ads
  • Works with all ad platforms
  • Includes Gutenberg blocks
  • Checks for violations
  • Schedule ads
  • Inject ads automatically
  • Rotate ads
  • Inject HTML, CSS, and JS
  • Display based on visitor conditions
  • Display based on device or browser
  • Prevent ad blocking
  • Pro version adds new placements, conditions, lazy loading, fraud protection, grids, refresh without reloading, and more.

Price: Free, pro version starts at €49.00 | More Information

3. Ads by WPQUADS

Ads by WPQUADS

Ads by WPQUADS is one of the most feature-rich ad inserter and AdSense advertising plugins for WordPress. It supports 9 ad platforms and allows you to insert custom code. Insert ads into 12 positions across your website. It also has 10 conditional positions and 9 targeting positions to give you more control over how and where the ads appear. Adblocker detection provides 4 different types of notices.

Ads by WPQUADS

When creating ads, you’ll get to choose the type of ad integration you want to use.

Ads by WPQUADS

For custom code, add the code into the field, choose the alignment, add margin space, a label, etc.

Ads by WPQUADS

The widget lets you select the ad to display. You can make it sticky if you want.

Features

  • Integrates with 9 platforms
  • Insert custom code
  • Full website background ad
  • Insert into 12 positions
  • 10 conditional positions
  • 9 targeting conditions
  • Lazy loading
  • Sidebar widgets
  • Adblocker detection
  • Pro version adds geolocation, group insertion, global excluder, auto ads, rotator, reports, AMP, Google Analytics, and more.

Price: Free, pro version starts at $59 | More Information

4. AdRotate

AdRotate

AdRotate lets you insert ads from many ad servers and set up your own ads with HTML or JavaScript. You can place random ads or select them yourself. It provides lots of management options. Ads can be disguised so adblockers can’t see them. Schedule the ads with a date range. The dynamic mode rotates the ads every few seconds. Post them in an ad grid. Inject them into pages and posts.

AdRotate

Create and manage the ads from the management screen. You can also manage groups, schedules, and media.

AdRotate

View statistics and your monthly overview of clicks and impressions.

AdRotate

The widget lets you select the type. Choose between advertisement and group.

Features

  • Insert ads from multiple ad servers
  • Insert HTML or JavaScript
  • Disguises ads from blockers
  • Inject into pages and posts
  • Display in a grid
  • Rotate every few seconds
  • Manage ads, groups, schedules, and media
  • View statistics
  • Pro version adds banners, a live preview, mobile ads, a fallback group, post and page injection for widgets, more options for scheduling, geo-targeting, statistics, advertisers, etc.

Price: Free, pro version starts at € 39.00 | More Information

5. Wp-Insert

Wp-Insert

Wp-Insert is one of the most powerful free advertising plugins for WordPress. This plugin makes it easy to insert and manage ads for WordPress. Insert ads into multiple locations including after a set number of paragraphs. Insert ads into sidebars with the included widgets. You can manually override the positioning on a per-post basis. Hide the ads for users that are logged in or using mobile devices. Perform a/b testing that complies with AdSense policies. The a/b testing can include ad rotation. Amp support is built in.

Wp-Insert

The settings screen provides tools for in-post ads, widgets, in-theme ads, shortcodes, AdSense auto ads, a/b testing, and more. It also includes templates for your legal pages, tracking codes, and a generator for your ads.txt.

Wp-Insert

The widget provides a list of ads to choose from.

Features

  • Insert into multiple locations
  • Optimized for AdSense
  • Supports Google Page-Level Ads
  • A/b testing
  • Supports Amp
  • Hide ads on specific pages
  • Hide ads for logged in users
  • Style ads
  • Hide ads on mobile
  • Geo-targeting
  • Widgets

Price: Free | More Information

6. Easy Google AdSense

Easy Google AdSense

Easy Google AdSense is the easiest to use of all the advertising plugins for WordPress. Just connect it to your AdSense account and then choose which auto ads you want to display. It automatically displays ads on your site without you having to paste the code. It’s designed with the user experience in mind. It uses machine learning to determine the best locations to place ads. Google will only show ads during optimal performance times. It doesn’t conflict with any ad code you already have on your website.

Easy Google AdSense

All you have to do is enter your Google AdSense Publisher ID and then go you’re your AdSense account to choose which types of auto ads you want to display. You don’t have to make any other choices, paste any code, etc. It’s all handled for you.

Features

  • Easiest to use
  • Displays ads automatically
  • Displays in the most optimal locations
  • Only displays ads at optimal times

Price: Free | More Information

7. WP Simple Adsense Insertion

WP Simple Adsense Insertion

WP Simple Adsense Insertion is one of the easiest to use of all the advertising plugins for WordPress. Easily insert your ad code anywhere within your website using shortcodes or your theme’s template files. It provides fields where you’ll enter the code. You can also have it automatically place the ads within your articles or above your articles. This is ideal for beginning WordPress users that want to have some control over where the ads will appear.

WP Simple Adsense Insertion

The ad code fields give you lots of options of where the ads will display. You just need to paste the code and then copy the shortcode for that field. This limits the number of ads you can use and their locations, but it ideal for those that want to keep it simple and retain some control.

Features

  • Display ads anywhere using shortcodes
  • Add the shortcode to your PHP template files
  • Automatically place ads in articles or before articles
  • Works with other types of ad platforms

Price: Free | More Information

8. AdSanity

AdSanity

AdSanity is one of the most advanced premium advertising plugins for WordPress. It’s a lightweight ad rotator that makes it easy to create and manage your ads. Expand it with extensive add-ons. It also provides statistics on views and clicks. You can schedule the ads to display based on the date. Display ads within widgets, template tags, or place them anywhere on your website.

Features

  • Basic addons included
  • More expensive plans include advanced addons
  • Schedule ads
  • Widgets
  • Statistics

Price: $49 per year and up | More Information

Ending Thoughts on the Best Advertising Plugins for WordPress

That’s our look at the 8 best advertising plugins for WordPress. There are a lot of ad management plugins available with a range of prices and features to choose from. Whether you want something free or premium, simple or complex, there’s sure to be a plugin on this list to suit your needs.

We want to hear from you. Have you tried any of these 8 best advertising plugins for WordPress? Let us know what you think about them in the comments.

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6 Comments

  1. Thank you for the information. Do advertisements harm the user experience?

    • This is only my opinion, but the answer is… it depends!

      Personally, if adverts noticeably slow down page loading or mess up the layout – the one I hate most is when you go to click a link and at the same time an advert finally loads and you end up following that instead – then yes, they greatly harm the user experience. Local news media sources which rely on advertising are the worst for that in my experience.

      However, if the adverts are relevant to your subject – let’s say you just reviewed a certain product and want to provide links to where it might be purchased – then they enhance the user experience. I like that when I am specifically searching for the item that has been reviewed. They also enhance your bank balance if you are getting commission from it.

      Some people just hate adverts… ‘because’. Nothing you will ever do will meet their approval if you advertise. So it is important to keep them relatively low-profile and not get in the way.

      As I say, this is just my opinion based on my own experiences. My traffic hasn’t gone down since I started doing it because people find me as a result of the topics I cover. And I am benefitting from linking to Amazon or eBay through associate accounts with them.

  2. Personally, I use Smart Slider. It allows me to have ‘animated’ ads from my Amazon Associate account scrolling across a single window on each blog post as necessary (using the iFrame url feature, which the Smart Slider people don’t support as it is intended for developers, though it is easy to put to use). I can make them look how I want, and put them precisely where I want.

    Smart Slider already integrates with Divi anyway, which is great.

    I have a collection of both focused and general sliders which I use as needed depending on my subject – my blog is industry-specific, but wanders off as the fancy takes me.

  3. wow it’s a great article for WordPress users
    Please tell me ads for wp this plugin right or not for advertising.

  4. Thank you for this list. It is very helpful if you try to create a sideincome with niche websites. I will try Ad Inserter in the future.

  5. I really like Advanced Ads and have been using it for years after testing several other ad management plugins. The free version comes well-equipped with a bunch of useful features right out of the box and the Pro version adds nearly any other feature you might need. I won’t go over the feature sets here — you can read them on the website. Suffice it to say, the plugin delivers what it promises. In addition to the feature set, what sold me on Advanced Ads is that it uses relatively little resources for all it does. It doesn’t chew up CPU usage or RAM on your server which is especially important if your resources are limited. Tech support is very good, which is an added bonus.

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