Displaying third party ads like Adsense, DFP, Blind Ferret, etc is still one of the most common monetization avenues for many website owners.

Which is OK.

The problem?

Well, there are two main issues ...

The first one ... It's pretty hard to maximize the ad earnings without ruining the user experience.

The second one ... Usually these third-party advertising platforms will require publishers to add a provided code snippet on their website in order to display the ads. And needless to say, editing the code of the theme files can be a really frustrating experience especially for beginners. And a dangerous one ... If something goes wrong, you can easily crash your entire website ... Not to mention, that you'll need certain coding skills to properly manage different ad sizes, placements, etc.

Hence all those daily questions and blogs about Adsense issues, Adsense alternatives, etc.

So I've decided to create this short tutorial, to show you a quite simple and very efficient ad management solution that will allow you to easily insert ads anywhere on your website, to save multiple ad codes, to rotate your ads, to display or hide your ads on different pages, etc. Even for multiple, different advertising networks ...

Interested?

Let's do this!



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rose442 Premium
Thank you! I really appreciate your detailed instructions, and thank you for the plugin.
I have it installed. I do have a question though, If I am just starting with AdSense (one code) do I still need to set up a group? I already have, but am questioning if I should have...will it affect anything...
I am waiting on AdSense to activate the code they sent. So I can't see what I have done yet. I followed your steps...other than time schedule I left as default.

Up to this point I only have a few stationary adds in my Primary sidebar, none in my posts.

Your thoughts

Thanks
Rose
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smartketeer Premium
Hi Rose,

I'm not an Adsense fan, but as far as I know, setting up a group is mandatory ...
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rose442 Premium
Thank you Zed, The Ad part is still a bit confusing, but your training has helped me a lot. I started with AdSense because it is in our training. What would you suggest instead.

Thanks
Rose
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smartketeer Premium
Honestly, I hate all those third-party ad services ... They will insert ads everywhere, usually is hard to customize the look and the placement, and you need a LOT of traffic to actually make some real money ...

Personally, I'm focusing on SEO-driven organic traffic ...
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rose442 Premium
I've never wanted them on my site, but thought I had to because of training.
So what do I about training.
Should I just say "yup did it, been their, got the tee shirt".
I really don't want them.
I would rather continue learning and focus SEO as well.

Your thoughts again would be appreciated.
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smartketeer Premium
The OEC training will cover a lot of different things that could be part of your marketing mix. But that doesn't mean that each element or component is mandatory. And using a third party ad service is definitely not a mandatory element. It's your site and you decide if you want to use them or not.
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rose442 Premium
OK, Thank you very much, that clears that up!

I do appreciate all your training. I have keep the links to the training, that I want to go back to and implement later when I am ready.
Thank you, once again for the help on this decision.

Rose
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smartketeer Premium
Any time!

And you don't need to keep the links separately (if you don't want to) ...

It's easier to save this
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rose442 Premium
That's perfect...

Thanks Again!
Rose
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RKingsley Premium
This was really helpful. Just implemented it
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smartketeer Premium
Thanks for the feedback Jesse!
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RKingsley Premium
Thanks for writing it! I was stuck for two days trying to navigate the DFP account from my previous publisher. This training had me running in about 30 minutes
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smartketeer Premium
Happy to help :)
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Ropesa Premium
but since l have already placed the code using the head footer plugin, what do l do now do l still install the AdRotater? and if so, what do I do? I went to my Adsense account and they said they was another code for auto ads, I am not even sure where I am supposed to put that one, l am sorry but I just want Google to stop taking over my site lol I know I asked for it but, my site was so beautiful with pictures and everything and now its a big mess wit adds everywhere.
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smartketeer Premium
Obviously, you can't use both plugins ... But AdRotator will give you more flexibility on where to display your ads or ad groups.
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Ropesa Premium
so I should deactivate the other one, and if so, does that mean I have to get the code again and paste it on the new plugin?
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Ropesa Premium
I have advancedads plugin too
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smartketeer Premium
Yes. But if you will read the tutorial, you'll see that is a bit more than just pasting a code ...
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Ropesa Premium
I have read but let me read again.
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vcurry Premium
Thanks for the tutorial because I need all the help I can get. Still in full learning mode. 😁
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smartketeer Premium
Thanks for stepping by Vanessa!
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vcurry Premium
Your welcome 😁
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dowj01 Premium
What a great sounding plug-in and great training too.
Thanks for sharing.
Justin
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smartketeer Premium
Thanks for the time and the feedback by friend!
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porrasgelija Premium
Thank you for the information only one question sorry for this I’m new here where can I find ad for my site thank you
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smartketeer Premium
I'm afraid I don't understand the question Gualdemar ...

But if you are talking about the "source" of these ads, then see for example this (about Adsense)
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porrasgelija Premium
Thank you my friend
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smartketeer Premium
You're welcome!
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BruceStephen Premium
Thanks for the info Zed. I have filed it for when I am up and running.
Regards Bruce
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smartketeer Premium
Thanks for the time and the feedback Bruce!
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FKelso Premium
Now, that looks like an effective way to place ads.
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smartketeer Premium
Believe me, is the best way :)
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davehayes Premium
Now this training comes at a good time. I have AdRotate, but couldn't work out how best to use it. so I have bokkmarked this training to address this, as I am a big fan of plugins and ad solutions like this

Thanks Zed
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smartketeer Premium
Thanks for the feedback Dave!
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