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.
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.
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