Google publisher plugin

Google Publisher WordPress Plugin For Adsense And Webmaster Tools Launched by Google

Google launched Google Publisher, a WordPress plugin for AdSense and Webmaster Tools. It is Google’s first official WordPress plugin and its function is to help WordPress bloggers add Adsense code to their blogs and access Webmaster Tools via their WP dashboard.

When I learned of this exciting release, my initial thought was: “It’s about time”. For the first time AdSense plugin users can rest assured that no one is going to steal their hard earned revenue.

It is a known fact that some unscrupulous  Adsense plugin developers covertly (or not so covertly) added their own codes into the blogs of unsuspecting markers who used their plugins. Now we can rest assured that we are not going to be cheated.

At the present time the plugin supports two products/functions, Google AdSense Support and Google Webmaster Tools Support. According to Google:

  • Google AdSense Support: Earn money by placing ads on your website. The plugin links your WordPress site to your AdSense account and makes it easier to place ads on your site — without needing to manually modify any HTML code.
  • Google Webmaster Tools Support: Webmaster Tools provides you with detailed reports about your pages’ visibility on Google. The plugin allows you to verify your site on Webmaster Tools with just one click.

You can download Google Publisher plugin from WordPress Plugin Directory. Google has provided installation information in their Help Center and you can access is here.

I am very excited about this new development. For the reasons that I mentioned above I have not been using an AdSense plugin on my blogs and my displays of Google ads are limited because I do not have the technical ability or confidence to modify my theme’s templates.

Being able to use a plugin I can trust, I can take a full advantage of Google AdSense ads on my blogs.

At the present time, Google Publisher is only in beta version. Given that since its release thousands have been downloaded, I am sure Google will soon learn of its shortcomings and will be releasing new versions. I will probably wait a bit before I will install it on my blog. You may want to consider that too.

Let me know what you think of this development. Please leave a comment below or connect with me on Facebook.


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0 Responses to Google Publisher WordPress Plugin For Adsense And Webmaster Tools Launched by Google

  1. Adrienne January 26, 2014 at 1:48 pm #

    Hi Dita,

    Well this really sounds like a good thing for the Adsense users. Just like you mentioned here, some unscrupulous developers have been doing some very underhanded things and grabbing commissions that don’t belong to them. I can’t even imagine someone doing that but I hear it’s pretty common.

    Accessing the webmaster tools via your blog sounds convenient. Unfortunately, I prefer to stick with less is best when it comes to the plugins. I’m in such a habit of checking the webmaster tools every so often anyway that I think I’ll just continue that route.

    Thank you for sharing this and this is the first I’ve heard so thank you.

    Hope you’re doing well and have been enjoying your weekend. Take care.

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  2. Keith Reilly January 18, 2014 at 7:09 pm #

    Hey Dita,

    Thanks for bringing this to my attention.
    I had not heard of this from any other sources, so I wonder how Google are advertising it?
    It certainly looks interesting, I’ll give it a go and see whether it’s worth it.
    I’ll post back here when I’ve tried it.

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    • Dita January 21, 2014 at 2:04 pm #

      Hey Keith

      It just came out, shortly before I wrote the post, so most people did not hear about it. I came across this info just by chance in the News section in Google search when I was looking for some info.

      I am going to wait a bit… see what the beta test reveals.
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  3. Cararta January 18, 2014 at 6:44 pm #

    Hi Dita,

    Would be wonderful, just got a notify that one of my sites has been
    banned, but the rest of my account is ok. Have to go and see why
    a Green Alternative Energy site is being banned for Spam?

    Problems never cease, I just deleted a plugin…all of a sudden
    it started spreading its wings and interfering with everything on my
    site, including the wpadmin vistual and text editor.

    It has always taken forever to sign into the tools and verify sites, Just paste
    the code one line to high or low and it doesn’t go.

    Think you are right about plugin makers putting unwanted goodies in plugins.

    Must be to much to resist! Surely WP runs them through a test or two before
    allowing to be downloaded?

    Head Up…always anymore. Don’t trust anyone. What a sad world.
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    • Dita January 21, 2014 at 2:18 pm #

      Hi Cararta,

      I know that some plugins spread some malicious codes. I had an issue with one of the plugins I was trying. I was fortunate however, because the security team at Hostgator were kind enough to fix it for me.

      What you can do is check They have a free service on their homepage where you can input your site and it will tell you if you have any threats there. They don’t cheat because in my case every site I checked was OK. If they were unscrupulous they might have told me I have a threat.I do not use this service yet, I only learned about it couple weeks ago.

      Check the banned site and see if you can find out what is going on

      Best of luck
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