This plugin allows blog authors to enter their Google Adsense Publisher ID and have ads displayed on their own posts generating revenue.
- Ability to set ratio of author to admin ads
- Default fallback to admin Publisher ID in case authors’ ID is blank
I decided to test this plugin on my technology blog since I am thinking of opening it up to other authors.
Installing the plugin is normal. You can set the admin publisher ID and individual authors can set their IDs in WP-Admin itself, which ensures that there is no messy editing of files.
Admins can set the ratio of how much their ads are displayed to that of author ads. However, one feature lacking is to customize this ratio by user. Currently you’re stuck with a fixed ratio, so you can’t give your better performing users higher preference over others.
This plugin requires editing of your template files. The editing is minor, though I did run into a problem when running multiple ads. Instead of following the instructions on the plugin page, I used the same code for all the ads and it worked perfectly.
This is indeed a very useful tool if you wish to compensate your authors but don’t want to handle the payments yourself, but instead let the authors work talk for itself.
e.g. if any author gets major traffic to his/her post, then the revenue that can be got can be really phenomenal.
It also works well on the admins point of view as he can get a cut of the money earned.
For authors it works well because since your displaying your ad, it is Google infact who will be paying you.
Overall an easy to use plugin that “pays off”. However, single users would know that it is of no use to them.