Advanced Ads – Ad Manager & AdSense

Description

Are you looking for a simple ad manager plugin? These are the top arguments to use Advanced Ads:

  • approved in publishing and ad optimization since 2009
  • works with all ad types and networks, including Google AdSense, Google Ad Manager (formerly Google DoubleClick for Publishers, DFP), Amazon ads, or media.net ads
  • most features to test and optimize ads
  • unlimited ad units
  • ads.txt support
  • dedicated ad block for the block editor
  • Google AdSense Partner, who implements all technical changes early and in 100% compliance with the Google AdSense policies
  • the only advertising solution with Ad Health integration and Google AdSense violation checks
  • best rated free support

This is what our users are saying about Advanced Ads:

We use this plugin to deliver rotating ads on a community news site, and it’s great. Both feature-rich and reliable, your imagination is the limit when it comes to the product you want to create for your users. We’ve delivered over a million ad impressions since we launched less than a year ago, using a combination of sidebar, top, sticky and in-content placements — both HTML5 and images. Advanced Ads makes it easy for our small team to deliver a good experience to our users and our advertisers.
mytown304 on wp.org

Would you like to know if there is a certain feature, what the optimized setup would be, or how to implement your client’s demands? Just open a thread in the forum!

Advanced Ads allowed us to grow from 0 to 100 MM monthly ad impressions. Benefit from our experience as a publisher and monetize your website today!

Advanced Ads All Access
This plugin is the lite version of the Advanced Ads plugin that comes with all the features you will ever need to optimize your ads and increase your revenues, including advanced ad targeting, split tests, click fraud protection, lazy loading, background, popups and sticky ads, full AMP support, adblocker detection, the most comfortable Google Ad Manager integration, and tons more. Click here to purchase the best premium WordPress ad management plugin now!

Full Feature List

ad management

  • create and display unlimited ad units
  • ad rotation
  • schedule ads and set start time and expiration date
  • target ads by content and user groups
  • inject ads into posts and pages automatically without coding

ad types

choose between different ad types that enable you to:

  • insert ads and banners from all ad and affiliate networks (e.g., Google AdSense, Amazon Affiliate Program, BuySellAds, Google Ad Manager (formerly Google DoubleClick for Publishers, DFP), Ezoic, media.net, Booking.com, Tradedoubler, Awin, Getyourguide, The Moneytizer, Infolinks…)
  • dedicated support for all types of Google AdSense ads, including text and display ads, native ads (In-article, In-feed, Multiplex ads), Auto ads, and Auto ads for AMP
  • display images and image banners
  • create content-rich ads with the WordPress TinyMCE editor
  • insert contextual Amazon Native Shopping Ads
  • inject HTML, CSS, Javascript or PHP code
  • use shortcodes within ads (to also deliver advertisements from another ad plugin like Ad Inserter, AdRotate, Quick AdSense, WP Bannerize, or the Google AdSense Plugin WP QUADS)

display ads for WordPress

  • auto-inject ads via placements
  • use functions to display ads in template files
  • use shortcodes to place ads manually in post content
  • show ads in the sidebar and in widgets
  • disable all ads on specific pages
  • display multiple ads (ad grids)
  • display a customizable ad label, e.g., “Advertisements” above each banner ad

display conditions

show ads based on content. List of all display conditions

  • individual posts, pages, and other post types
  • posts by category, tags, taxonomies, author, and age
  • archive pages by category, tags, taxonomies
  • special page types like 404, attachment and front page
  • post and pages by contained keywords (keyword targeting) or URL parameters, included in Pro
  • hide ads on secondary queries (e.g., posts in sidebars)
  • display or hide banners within the post feed
  • hide all ads from specific page types, e.g., 404 pages, feed
  • hide ads from bots and web crawlers

visitor conditions

serve ads by conditions based on the visitor. List of all visitor conditions

  • display or hide a banner by device: mobile and tablet or desktop
  • display or hide a banner by role and for logged-in visitors
  • advanced visitor conditions: geolocation, previously visited URL (referrer), user capability, browser language, browser and device included in Advanced Ads Pro
  • display ads by browser width with the Responsive add-on

Fantastic plugin and outstanding support
I tried at least three other ad plugins for WordPress and ‘Advanced Ads’ is by and far the best one. Last but not least in the support. The first port of call are a number of excellent tutorials. And finally the hands on support. I don’t quite know how he does it but the speed and depth of responses are absolutely amazing.
djsawyer on wp.org

ad injection | placements

Placements to insert ads in pre-defined positions in your theme and content. List of all placements

  • ads after any given paragraph, headline, image, or other HTML element
  • ads at the top or bottom of the post content
  • ads before closing </head> tag
  • ads in the footer
  • Page peel banners
  • create split tests and A/B testing
  • many more ad positions with add-ons
  • automatic insertion of any kind of footer and header code, not only advertising
  • use the ad server placement to display ads on other sites

mobile devices

  • display ads on mobile and tablets or desktop only
  • display responsive image ads
  • ads for specific browser sizes only using Responsive Ads
  • inserting ads on AMP pages with Responsive Ads

Google AdSense

Amazing features of the most powerful and easy Google AdSense plugin.

  • unlimited Google AdSense ads banners
  • pull ad units directly from your Google AdSense account
  • show AdSense revenue in WP Admin
  • change settings of your Google AdSense ads directly from your WordPress backend
  • supports all Google AdSense ad types, including Google AdSense display ads, native ads like In-feed ads, In-article ads, Matched content ads, Multliplex ads, Google AdSense Auto ads, and Google AdSense Auto ads for AMP
  • change type and sizes of AdSense ads without going into your Google AdSense account
  • hide Google AdSense advertisements on 404 pages by default (to comply with Google AdSense terms)
  • insert Google AdSense code for verification and AdSense Auto Ads
  • enable AdSense Auto ads on AMP
  • easy Ad Health integration and Google AdSense violation checks
  • option to remove the Google AdSense background color
  • place Google AdSense In-feed ads using the also free In-feed add-on
  • assistant for exact sizes of responsive Google AdSense ads with the Responsive add-on
  • convert Google AdSense ads into AMP ads automatically with the Responsive add-on
  • ads.txt generated with the correct AdSense information automatically
  • works along with Google Site Kit or can replace it if you want to control your ad placements

Like j4ckson185, there are thousands of happy AdSense users:

Your app is awesome, congratulations! Google Adsense suggests using your app on its official website, it’s incredible!

ads.txt

  • generates an ads.txt with custom content
  • adds the content for AdSense to the ads.txt automatically

Add-Ons

ad blocker

  • basic features to prevent ads from being removed by AdBlock and other ad blockers
  • prevent ad blockers from breaking sites where plugin scripts are running
  • ad blocking detection: show alternative content to ad block users with Pro and improve the monetization of your website

Learn more on the plugin homepage.

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Localizations: Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Turkish, Vietnamese

If you have problems with Advanced Ads, please open a new topic in our forums on wordpress.org, or reach out to our premium support, if you have an active license.

Integrations

Advanced Ads integrates with plenty of other plugins:

Screenshots

  • Placements that let you inject ads anywhere into your site without coding (7 in Advanced Ads + 14 through add-ons).
  • Support for all kinds of ad types, including dedicated AdSense type. AMP is included in the Responsive add-on.
  • Flexible ad input with the Plain Text ad type and code highlighting.
  • Align your ads within the content.
  • Dynamically change AdSense ad options in your WordPress backend.
  • Choose where to display your ads using many conditions.
  • Use various conditions to choose who should see ads (basic plugin and more in add-ons).
  • See AdSense earnings in your WP Backend
  • Track impressions and clicks (Tracking add-on).
  • Convert AdSense ads into AMP automatically (Responsive add-on)

Blocks

This plugin provides 1 block.

  • Advanced Ads – Ad Manager & AdSense

Installation

How to install the plugin and get it working?

Using The WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
  2. Search for ‘advanced ads’
  3. Click ‘Install Now’
  4. Activate Advanced Ads on the Plugin dashboard

Uploading in WordPress Dashboard

  1. Navigate to the ‘Add New’ in the plugins dashboard
  2. Navigate to the ‘Upload’ area
  3. Select advanced-ads.zip from your computer
  4. Click ‘Install Now’
  5. Activate Advanced Ads in the Plugin dashboard

Using FTP

  1. Download advanced-ads.zip
  2. Extract the advanced-ads directory to your computer
  3. Upload the advanced-ads directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  4. Activate Advanced Ads in the Plugin dashboard

FAQ

How to put ads on WordPress?

You can use Advanced Ads to insert ads into your WordPress site without any coding.

To get started, just take a look at

What about my users’ privacy and GDPR?

The plugin comes with Privacy settings that help you gather consent from users before showing ads to them. The feature works for any ads managed with the plugin, including AdSense Auto ads.

Once you enable one of the Privacy options, Advanced Ads blocks ads that need consent until it is given. You can disable that check for individual ads as well (e.g., for image ads).
You can also deliver non-personalized AdSense ads when that is legally allowed in your area.

Advanced Ads itself does neither save personal information (e.g., an IP address) in your database nor cookies in the visitor’s browser.

You can learn more about how Advanced Ads and its add-ons handles data and privacy of your visitors on this page.

Which ad networks are supported?

Advanced Ads is compatible with all ad networks and banners from affiliate programs like Google AdSense, Chitika, Clickbank, Amazon, and also Google Ad Manager (formerly Google DoubleClick for Publishers, DFP), media.net.

You can also use it to insert additional ad network tags into header or footer of your site without coding.

AdSense has even a dedicated ad type leveling the specific options this ad network provides.

PHP functions and shortcodes

You can use functions and shortcodes to display ads and ad groups.

The integers in this example are the IDs of the elements.

Use these shortcodes to insert an ad or group into your post/page.

[the_ad id="24"]
[the_ad_group id="5"]

Use these functions to insert an ad or ad group into your template file.

<?php the_ad(24); ?>
<?php the_ad_group(5); ?>

In addition to directly displaying ads and groups you can define ad placements and assign either an ad or group to them.

[the_ad_placement id="header-left"]
<?php the_ad_placement('header-left'); ?>

Is there a revenue share?

There is no revenue share. Advanced Ads doesn’t alter your ad codes in a way that you earn less than you would directly including the ad code in your template.

Can I place ads directly in my theme files?

Yes. I would add a “Manual” placement into your theme files. It would allow you to change the displayed ads or groups later without changing your code again.

Does it work with other ad plugins?

Yes. Advanced Ads can be combined with other ad plugins.
Just use their shortcodes in our “Rich Media” ad type to combine both features.
Works with AdRotate, Ad Inserter, Ad Injection, Quick AdSense, Quick AdSense Reloaded (WPQUADS), Simple Ads Manager, and other plugins.
Advanced Ads can be used along Google Site Kit or replace it if you need more control over your ad setup.

Is the plugin compatible with PHP 8?

Yes, Advanced Ads supports current PHP versions and has been successfully tested on servers running PHP 8.

Is the plugin compatible with page builders?

Yes. It works out of the box with all site builders that allow shortcodes or widgets, like Elementor, SiteOrigin, Beaver Builder, Nimble Page Builder, Pagelayer, and others.
There is also a free add-on to support the WPBakery Page Builder (formerly Visual Composer).

Will ads show up for ad block users?

Visitors who have any ad blocker (e.g., AdBlock Plus) enabled won’t see ads from known external sources (e.g., AdSense).
You can still monetize those spots with custom content.

Read more about ad blockers and the features Advanced Ads has to deal with them on this page.

Does the plugin support an ads.txt?

Google AdSense and some other networks ask you to provide an ads.txt.
Advanced Ads can create that file automatically with the correct information for AdSense, when you enable the ads.txt feature in Advanced Ads > Settings > General > ads.txt and enter your AdSense publisher ID in Advanced Ads > Settings > AdSense.

I am a developer. Can I customize the plugin?

Yes. You can use plenty of hooks to customize Advanced Ads.

Reviews

December 2, 2022
Works great! Support is personal and kind and amazing. My go too for ads or inserting content with in a post. A+
November 26, 2022 2 replies
I've been using this plugin for over two years. It works excellent, a lot of ways to customize how ads display to your needs. The support is super, they are smart people and work hard to help users.
November 24, 2022 2 replies
The plugin work perfect and does what it says. However most effectiveness is base on the pro options. Free vassion can also serve mostly adsense, gooogle ad, yandex ads, etc.
November 24, 2022 2 replies
The Best WordPress Plugin to Manage your Ads - No doubt about that. Amazing support.
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Contributors & Developers

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Changelog

1.38.0 (November 22, 2022)

  • Improvement: add support for multibyte cookies in “advads.get/set_cookie” functions
  • Improvement: update routine to remove all data on uninstall
  • Improvement: unify the behavior and look of the group and placement lists
  • Fix: serialize post meta in conditions to do string comparisons
  • Fix: ensure the filters for placements work