Google has launched and released a new plugin for the WordPress blogs, the Google Publisher Plugin in the beta version, which would do the job easier for bloggers to add their blog to the Webmaster Tools, as well as link their Google Adsense account to this. Check out what Google has to say about the plugin:
The Google Publisher Plugin enables you to easily use Google’s products – including AdSense and Webmaster Tools – with your WordPress site.
This beta version of the Google Publisher Plugin allows you to:
- Easily add AdSense ads to your site to make money from advertising.
- Verify your site with Webmaster Tools with just one click.
So, here’s what you need to do to set things up for your blog with the Google tools. Install the plugin either from the Plugin repository through the wordpress admin panel, or manually download the plugin and upload it to the plugins folder under wp-content. (Plugin Page)
The minimum requirements for installing the plugin are:
- PHP version: minimum 5.2.0
- WordPress: minimum 3.0
- Ensure that you can install third-party WordPress plugins.
Once the plugin is installed, you will be able to Get started from the plugin page in your admin panel, and you will be taken to the Google account where you might have already added the blog earlier, or if not, you will need to do that now which will be assisted by the plugin itself.
In the Google Publisher Plugin verification page, you will be asked for the confirmation. Interestingly, I already had added the site to Google Webmasters earlier with another email address, and now the blog has two email addresses under its name. There was no error in adding this second one, and finally the blog is verified.
The case with Google adsense is a little different. If you have an Adsense account with some other email address, you won’t be able to add it here and the option you will be left with – change the admin email so that you can add the actual Adsense account, or else skip the adsense section. If at all you are using the same email address for everything, then it would be easier to go from the plugin page to the Adsense performance reports page.
Taking that ahead, one can even Manage ads and place the adsense codes at particular locations, and this removes the need for any other third party plugins like the Whydowork Adsense plugin to place the Ad codes. The four different ad codes that are available through here are:
- Automatic, uses the most appropriate size
- Horizontal banner (a wide, thin ad such as 728×90)
- Vertical banner (a narrow, tall ad such as 160×600)
- Rectangle (an ad with similar width and height, such as 300×250).
Download the plugin from here: Google Publisher Plugin for WordPress