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Create an Ad for Author Advertising Plugin

Posted by VNicks on October 17, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Having trouble creating an ad for a revenue-share site that uses Author Advertising? This guide will walk you through creating the type of ad you need, in order to collect the adsense from banner or block ads that display on a multi-author revenue-share site.

Step One: Go to Google Adsense. Have you applied for an account yet? If not – start now! If you already have your account, click on My Ads and then on the ‘New Ad Unit’ button.

Then, you’re going to customize the ad. This is what the screen looks like:

1. This is the name of your ad. I like to be specific, because I have a lot of different ads all over the Internet, and I like to know where my money’s coming from, but it’s up to you.

2. This is the size and shape of the ad that will go to the right of your content. For this example, you’ll need to create 1 468X60 ad, and 1 120X240 ad.

3. Choose the text & image/rich media ad option, to ensure that you’ll have more ads, less blank space. Image ads do have a higher clickthrough rate, but there are not always image ads that fit your content – text ads will display in that event. If you specify only image ads, you may have blank space at some point, which means no revenue.

4. Show blank space as the backup option, unless you have another website with Adsense – you can use ads targeted to that website in the event of a blank space situation.

The rest of the options, you can just leave as the default.

Scroll down to the bottom, and click on Save and Get Code:

A window will pop up with a bunch of code in it. Copy it, and paste it into an email to me.

THEN – log in to your WordPress Dashboard, and look under the Dashboard tab:


Click on the spot that is identified as Adsense – this example uses Decoded Science, but your site will look different.

A window will pop up – enter in your Adsense ID and the Ad Slot IDs in the appropriately labeled spots.

Here’s a visual of the code – and which parts mean what. The 1st circled bit is your adsense ID. The 2nd circled bit is the code for your ad.

Tah-Dah! You’re Done!


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