I’ve recently realized that the Easy Adsenser plugin which I used to place google adsense advertisements on my blog, is probably stealing some portion of my clicks.
There were some fraud reports on wordpress.org by people who have found out the author of Easy Adsenser rips clicks, by showing sometimes his own ad code even if the plugin is configured to not grant any clicks as a donation to the plugin author.
I don’t know how true this story is and I don’t have the time to observe the whole plugin code to say for sure if the rumors about clicks stealing are true.
However as I’m paying my internet access (that guarantees) by blog to stay online with some adsense advertisements and the adsense revenues are either equal to my internet tax or a bit higher (depending on the month), it’s quite unpleasent to hear someone is stealing from the ads clicks which still generate very low revenue.
Thus I took the time to read some blog posts online which gave me some hints on how can I directly place the google adsense advertisement code into the theme template files
My goal was to place one google adsense ad to appear right after the title of each article and one to appear as a vertical bar in the end of my sidebar.
In this article in short I’ll explain how I achieved this banner placement via the default wordpress template which obviously I use on my blog.
1. Add adsense to the index page of the blog
Edit your blog/wp-content/themes/default/index.php file
Therein find the code:
<div id="content" class="narrowcolumn" role="main">
and right after this line put the following php code:
$postnum = 1;
$showadsense1 = 1;
This code is necessery to assure the adsense code only appears on the first blog post from the blog index page
2. Find the code:
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