The AdSense Plugin is going away!
Google has decided to do away with it’s AdSense plugin and you need to take steps to continue monetizing your site with Google Adsense.
In this article, they explain how it will affect sites and what you should do to continue publishing their ads:
- Back up your WordPress site. (off course you do this before making any changes to your site).
- Deactivate the official AdSense Plugin for WordPress.
- Create and place ad units by inserting the ad code in WordPress widgets: (basically looks like Google is forcing publishers to go back to manual placement).
- (Optional) To keep using the Google Search Console, make sure you verify your site.
To help with the process of publishing ads outside of the Google AdSense plugin, Google has created something they call “QuickStart” and you can learn how to use it here.
Some key dates listed in the article are:
- Begining in early March, no new publishers were able to sign up using the plugin.
- Beginning in early April, you will no longer be able to make changes to your account using the plugin.
- Begining in early May, Google will discontinue providing support for the plugin.
If you are not using the “official” plugin, not sure how any of this impacts other Google Adsense plugins for WordPress but you will definitley want to stay on top of this transition.
Hopefully these steps will make it easier and lead to more revenue for publishers!
To your online success!