This is every entrepreneur’s desire to get more and more revenue from Google AdSense. Indeed, there are many ways which will help you to boost your AdSense revenue, as like having sticky ads, choosing high paying niche, placing ads on the top of a page, using images and text ads together, choosing the right AdSense for your blog, ad placement and many more. But one of the best aspects which can help you in boosting your AdSense revenue is using sticky ads on your WordPress blog. It can help you to take full advantage of using AdSense on your blog. If you don’t know how to use it then follow the steps below on how to add sticky ads on WordPress sites & boost AdSense revenue.
What are sticky ads
Sticky ads are ads that are shown in a fixed spot. Even when the website is scrolled down or to the top the ad is not moving and keeps focused at the selected location. Also, some bloggers use a sticky floating sidebar for product promotions, popular posts, subscribers, and page views or banner for different purposes.
Does AdSense permit sticky ads
Most of the publishers permit the use of sticky ads. Moreover, it’s said that AdSense is also permitting sticky ads. I have sticky ads on both sidebars of my website from the time my AdSense account is approved. Yet I have not received any violation notification or Email from AdSense, hence there isn’t any limitation from AdSense site for using sticky ads.
How to Add Sticky Ads on WordPress Sites
Adding sticky ads on the sidebar
There are many plugins that let you add sticky ads to the sidebars of your website. But here I recommend using the Q2W3 Fixed Widget plugin (Sticky widget) which is a free plugin and simplest plugin which doesn’t require any configuration.
You can download it directly from the download link and then upload it on your website plugin section or go to the dashboard > Plugins > Add New and search for Q2W3 Fixed Widget and download it.
When you downloaded the plugin Activate it, and go to Appearance > Widgets. To activate a widget drag it to a sidebar or click on it. For implementing AdSense ad you can use Custom HTML widget and paste your AdSense code in it.
When you pasted the code make sure to check the Fixed widget box and then click the save button. Now the ad must be sticky on the sidebar of your website. Check it by scrolling up or down a page on your website. I recommend making the last widget sticky on a sidebar of your website.
Adding sticky ads on the header or footer
Adding sticky ads on the header or footer of your website is also possible. The plugin called Ad Inserter Pro has made it very easy for entrepreneurs. The Ad Inserter Pro is a simple yet powerful All-in-One WordPress ad management plugin, AdSense plugin, Ad Manager Plugin, custom header and footer code inserter and much more.
You can download and install free Ad Inserter from WordPress by simply going to Plugin > Ann New and search for Ad Inserter click Install Now and then activate the plugin.
Ad Inserter Pro can’t be installed when Ad Inserter is installed. When you install Ad Inserter, you will receive an email. After you receive an email with the download link for the Ad Inserter Pro plugin, click on the download link and download the plugin.
First, you need to uninstall free Ad Inserter then the Pro version will automatically import existing settings from the free version.
In addition, you can use free Ad Inserter and it also has many functionalities and features that will benefit you a lot but the options like sticky positions, sticky sidebar ads, sticky ad triggers, and sticky ad animations are missing in the free version.
When you enjoy using Ad Inserter and want to use the full features like sticky ads then you need to switch to Ad Inserter Pro.
To configure sticky ad select Sticky as Alignment. This will open settings for sticky ads:
All sticky ads will be displayed according to the settings, however, the ad code should normally be inserted in the page footer. Therefore, you should select Footer Automatic Insertion unless instructed otherwise. If your theme doesn’t have a Footer insertion position (and the sticky ads are not displayed) you can try to use any other suitable position (Before post or After a post or stick to the top).
Adding sticky ads on Mobile devices
If you are readers are mobile users, to get full pros of AdSense then it’s necessary for you to activate sticky ads for mobile users on your website. Fortunately, Google AdSense has the features of sticky ads for Mobile devices. To activate sticky ads for mobile devices, initially, you need to install and activate the plugin called AMP.
What is AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages)?
AMP is an open-source framework Google has developed it in collaboration with Twitter. Accelerated Mobile Pages create better, faster experiences on the mobile web.
To install it on your website, simply go to Plugins > Add New and search for AMP. This is a free plugin after activating, it will automatically change the pages of your website to AMP URLs. After activating this plugin follow the following steps to set up Auto ads or sticky ads for AMP.
Set up Auto ads for AMP
- Sign in to your AdSense account.
- Click Ads and then Overview.
- Click Got an AMP site?
- On the “Get AdSense code for AMP site” page, turn on Let Google place display ads on your AMP sites.
- Copy and paste the amp-auto-ads script between the <head></head> tags of your page. This script loads the required amp-auto-ads libraries. Learn more about the amp-auto-ads component.
- Copy and paste the AMP Auto ad code immediately after the opening <body> tag of the pages you want ads to appear.
- Click Done. It can take up to an hour for ads to appear on the page. On your Ads page, it now says “AMP is on”.
Set up Auto Ads on your Adsense account then Google will automatically set up sticky ads on the footer screen of Mobile devices.
Please let me know how you use sticky ads on your website. In addition, if you face any error meanwhile setting up the plugins, please do comment below to know the solution. Also, share the article with WordPress bloggers on your social network to help them get more revenue from their Adsense account.