1. Rene Hermenau

    That poor rated plugin is not a big loose for the plugin community even though the plugin had a few very nice and simple to use features. If someone wants to switch over to another plugin he or she could try out my AdSense plugin WP QUADS: https://wordpress.org/plugins/quick-adsense-reloaded/

    Its rated 4.9 of 5 and is used on more than 30k active sites.


    • Allan Jackson

      Hi Rene
      The article says the changes will affect other asdsense plugins as well. Will yours accommodate the changes?


      • René Hermenau

        There is no need to adapt WP QUADS.
        Google AdSense is officially recommending the use of “text widgets” to copy and paste the ad code from the google analytics dashboard into your WordPress site for people who were using the Google AdSense plugin previously.

        > Create and place ad units by inserting the ad code in WordPress widgets:

        From a technical viewpoint WP QUADS is not doing anything else than taking the ad code and inserting it in a container. This can be between your content or as part of a side bar text widget.


  2. Mustaasam Saleem

    It’s not a big deal. As there are many good alternatives like Analytify.


  3. Oscar Gonzalez

    Interesting and thanks for sharing this. I would have missed it otherwise. Does that mean that we shouldn’t be using other advertising plugins like OIO Publisher or Adsanity to display google adsense units at all?



    • Parvez Shaikh

      You can use other plugins to add AdSense code, of course. You can also try out Page Level Ads. Once you add the code on your site, Google will automatically show ads on your pages at optimal locations. I am trying that out currently.


  4. Parvez Shaikh

    They’re retiring the plugin for good. Even though it was the ‘official’ plugin, they didn’t support it, no changes etc. There are much better and easier ways to add AdSense on WP.


  5. Jeffrey

    According to Google’s ad placement policies:

    Ads on thank you, exit, log in, or error pages
    Publishers are not permitted to place ads on any non-content based pages like thank you, error, log in, or exit pages. These are pages that visitors see on a site before potentially leaving the domain or after performing a specific action on the site such as a purchase or download.

    Ads that are the main focus on these types of pages can confuse a visitor into thinking that the ads are actual content, so do not place ads on such pages.

    This will be a challenge for adding AdSense in a text widget because the ads will show up in a 404 error page, which is against the policies.


  6. John Bacon

    The AdSense plugin is not being used by 200,000 people as you mentioned. It is just the download count. So, the impact of this retirement will be very very small. Nothing to worry about.


  7. Chibuzor Aguwa

    I have never liked the plug in for once, so I guess this will not affect me much.


  8. jon burke

    Jetpack Premium users can easily run ads that includes Google AdSense and AdX. We think it’s better than Adsense alone as we have Adsense compete against Amazon A9, Yahoo, Quantcast, a 50 other bidders.


  9. K Manikandan

    Am I allowed to use the plugin even after its retirement? Will Google have a problem with that?

    I like the “15 minutes” remaining to edit my comment feature. What are the other amazing features you have? Plugin names? I see no ads here, are you running this site for free? Thanks in advance.


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