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
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.
The widget lets you select the block to display. You can make it sticky if you want.
- 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 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.
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.
The widget lets you choose the ad to display.
- 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 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.
When creating ads, you’ll get to choose the type of ad integration you want to use.
For custom code, add the code into the field, choose the alignment, add margin space, a label, etc.
The widget lets you select the ad to display. You can make it sticky if you want.
- 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
Create and manage the ads from the management screen. You can also manage groups, schedules, and media.
View statistics and your monthly overview of clicks and impressions.
The widget lets you select the type. Choose between advertisement and group.
- Insert ads from multiple ad servers
- 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
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.
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.
The widget provides a list of ads to choose from.
- 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
Price: Free | More Information
6. 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.
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.
- 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 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.
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.
- 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
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.
- Basic addons included
- More expensive plans include advanced addons
- Schedule ads
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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