AdPlugg WordPress Ad Plugin Now on WordPress.org

adplugg_on_wordpress_orgThe AdPlugg WordPress Ad Plugin is now in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory.  You can check it out here: AdPlugg WordPress Ad Plugin in The WordPress.org Plugin Directory.

WordPress.org is the main website for WordPress which is the most popular blogging platform in the world. The WordPress.org Plugin Directory is a directory of plugins that you can use on your WordPress site.

The AdPlugg WordPress Ad Plugin went through a manual review process by the WordPress team to ensure that it was up to their exact standards.

By going to the AdPlugg WordPress Ad Plugin in The WordPress.org Plugin Directory you can do the following:

  • Download the Plugin
  • Read the plugin description and installation instructions.
  • View other information about the plugin such as the changelog and download statistics.
  • Read reviews of the plugin.
  • Get Support

Please go to WordPress.org and  check it out.  If you like the plugin, please post a review!

Ad Schedule

Creating an Ad Schedule so that you can easily start and stop ads would seem like a necessity for any blog or content provider.  Surprisingly however, many blogs have no way to schedule ads.

For example, say that you run a blog with even just three ads on it.  Advertiser one has paid for three months starting in January, advertiser 2 has paid for 1 month starting in December, and advertiser 3 has paid for 1 month starting in February.  With just this simple scenario, if you are placing ads on your site yourself it can become a nightmare each month to figure out which ads should be live and which ads should be turned off.

Even more annoying is the fact that each month you have to go into your source code to add and remove ad code.  If you are using a CMS, you may be able to modify settings in your CMS administrator to add and remove ads each month but this is still a hassle.  And what if an advertiser wants to run an add but wants it to start and stop on a day other than the first of the month?

With free ad management solution‘s such as AdPlugg, why bother with the nightmare of trying to manually add and remove ads when you can just schedule them!

Ad ScheduleAd managers such as AdPlugg make it so that you can schedule ads easily.  You can set start and stop dates when you create the ad and change them anytime that you want.  At anytime, you can view a list showing each ad, including when it started (or is going to start) and when it stopped (or is going to stop).

AdPlugg’s WordPress Ad Plugin is so easy to install and configure that you can get controllable ads in about the same time as it would take to put up just one unmanaged/hard coded ad.

So try it out and let us know what you think.  If you’ve ever tried to turn ads on and off manually, you won’t believe how much easier an ad manager makes things.  If you are just getting started with putting ads on your blog, why not make it easy on yourself from day 1 by using an ad manager.

 

 

How Do I Put Ads On My Blog?

As advertisers looking to target blog readers, we were often asked by bloggers, “How do I  put ads on my blog?”  We’ll, that’s why we created AdPlugg.

As the founder or co-founder of several different sites, I’ve found that almost always there comes a time when you start looking into advertising.  Advertising online comes in a variety of different forms and is available through a number of different sources.  As a co-founder of Seven Hopes United, we were on the advertiser end (rather than the publisher/blogger end).  We started out trying mainstream online advertising solutions from Google AdWords (lots of $) to Facebook ads (a little less $).  We ran these ads for quite a while with mostly unknown results.  After dropping thousands of dollars, we decided to put time and money into setting up tracking for these ads.  What we discovered was, the ads weren’t working.

As avid blog readers, we realized that we were regularly reading blogs that were relevant to us and what we are interested in.  What if we could put ads on blogs that had readers that would be interested in our site and our products?  We set out to find blogs like this and were amazed at the number of potential blogs that we thought might work.  There was everything from green wedding blogs to green shopping blogs to fair trade blogs.  All of these blogs had already captured what we were looking for: people who might be interested in buying what our store sold, fair trade gifts!

What we were disappointed to find out was how few of these blogs had a reasonable system for us to use to advertise on their blog.  Some sites would sell us an ad spot on their blog but couldn’t offer us any easy way to update it.  None of them had any way to schedule ads to run at certain times.  It took forever to set up an ad on a blog and then they provided no way to track whether or not it was working.  This was incredible to us as for most blogs, advertising is their primary and often only way of supporting their blog.

While poor management capabilities and total lack of tracking was certainly a common theme, it was still better than the response of some blogs: “how do I put ads on my blog?”.  Any time we heard this, it would certainly be discouraging, but many of these blogs had a high readership and were our perfect target market!  Myself having a background in software development thought it would be easy enough for me to get into their site and put up an ad but how could this work on an ongoing basis?  There still would be no tracking and I would need to retain access in order to update the ad!

In addition, we scoured the internet but were unable to find any easy (non-technical) solutions for blog advertising.

However, we found that when we were able to get an ad placed on a blog, it was extremely effective (though this was tough to track, more on how we did it in another post).  With the knowledge that our blog ads were outperforming everything else, we of course ramped up our spending on blog advertising.  What we struggled to do was to ramp up our reach.  There were just two many obstacles in the way of creating a broad reaching blog advertising campaign.

That’s why we decided to create AdPlugg.  After a large amount of development, we now have a simple answer when someone asks us, “how do i put ads on my blog?” Well, use AdPlugg of course!

We hope that adplugg will create a win-win for bloggers and advertisers.  Bloggers can make money to support their blog and advertisers can get effective advertising that is easy to manage and track.

We plan on continuing to add features to make the entire vision a reality.  Please try out our blog advertising solution and let us know what you think!

If your site runs on WordPress, you can get started even faster by using our new Ad Plugin for WordPress.

New WordPress Ad Plugin Available Now

We are excited to release our new WordPress Ad Plugin which offers all of the same features of our ad management system in an easy to use WordPress plugin.  This new plugin allows all sites that run on WordPress to easily add AdPlugg to their site by installing the plugin and setting it in a widget area.  Link your WordPress site to AdPlugg  using your AdPlugg Access Code and have ads instantly running on your site.

Download The WordPress Ad Plugin!

WordPress is the most popular blogging system in the world, it’s run by more than 60 million websites! As of August 2013, WordPress was being used by more than 18.9% of the top 10 million websites (source: Wikipedia).  By releasing an easy to install WordPress plugin, we hope to better serve sites using WordPress and allow you the easiest way possible to place and manage ads on your site.

Installation of the AdPlugg WordPress plugin takes just a matter of minutes and can be done entirely from the WordPress Administrator interface, all without ever touching the WordPress site’s underlying code.  Once installed, the plugin (and all ads on the site), can be fully controlled, managed, and tracked from your adplugg.com account.

From your AdPlugg account, you have complete control over the ads on your site.  This includes the ability to add, update, delete and schedule ads. In addition, AdPlugg features sophisticated tracking and reporting capabilities allowing you to track and graphically view the effectiveness of your ads.  This data can then be shared with advertisers to increase your advertiser retention.

Our basic AdPlugg blog advertising service and new WordPress Plugin are completely free for low traffic sites.  Additional pay options and features are available for more demanding, high volume customers.   You can upgrade as your site traffic grows.  If you are unfamiliar with how AdPlugg ad manager works, then learn more now.

If your site doesn’t use WordPress, don’t worry,  we also have an easy to install Ad Snippet solution that works on any site regardless of platform, operating system, programming language etc.

Please try out the new WordPress Ad Plugin and let us know what you think!

 

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Welcome to the all new AdPlugg blog! The AdPlugg blog is where you can get of useful information on a wide range of topics.

Categories

The blog is going to be organized into several different categories.

  • In the News Category you will be able to find information about what is new with Adplugg.
  • The Updates Category will have information about new features that have been added to the system.
  • The Advertising Category will contain useful information for advertisers.
  • The Blogging Category will have useful information for bloggers.
  • You’ll be able to find just about about everything else in the General Category.

Do what we say and what we do!

You know the old adage, “do what I say and not what I do”?  Well, with the AdPlugg blog we want you to do what we say and what we do.  That’s why we’ve built the AdPlugg blog on WordPress the most popular bloggin platform in the world.  On top of this, the content running down the right hand side is all generated with the AdPlugg plugin.  So the AdPlugg blog not only provides useful information but it serves as a fully functioning example of how to use AdPlugg!

We want to hear from you!

We want the AdPlugg blog to be an interactive experience where readers share their insight and even correct us when we are wrong :). We want to hear your comments so don’t be shy!

Have a question? Need a tutorial? Have a great idea for a blog post? Contact us and we’ll do what we can to make it happen.

Want to write a guest post or be featured on our blog? Please contact us.

We hope you all enjoy the blog!  Stay tuned for more…