I find it somewhat fitting that I’m writing about WordPress plugins for my 400th post. Though I started out on Blogger, I switched to the self-hosted version of WordPress to take advantage of the thousands of available plugins. If you visit the WordPress plugin directory you’ll see what I mean. Go ahead, think of a feature you’d like to add to you site, and search for it. More than likely, you’ll find a plugin that does what you’re looking to do.
Over the years I’ve done plenty of similar searches and tried out tons of plugins. Very few have stuck around. In fact, my list of active plugins is a mere 31. Do I use all of them all of the time? No. But the ones below get plenty of mileage.
Whether you are opposed to using Google AdSense, you want to use more than just AdSense, or you’ve been turned away for breaking the rules, you need to start looking at the top AdSense alternatives if you want to make money. First, get to know the lingo. Are you a publisher or an advertiser? Which is better, CPM or CPC? Do you need mobile ads or not? Once you can talk the talk it’s time for a bit of research.
When you google “Top AdSense Alternatives” you’ll likely get this and a thousand other posts suggesting the best of the rest when it comes to online advertising and AdSense. Whether you like or trust what you read, the most important thing for you to do is to research the companies and see their ads in action for yourself.
Take a moment and digest these numbers. WordPress powers 14.7% of the top million websites (TechCrunch), or somewhere in the neighborhood of 64 million sites. WordPress sites get 308 million visitors each month who view more than 2.5 billion WordPress pages (WordPress). And for the icing, there are 5.3 billion mobile subscribers worldwide (mobithinking.com).
If your site is powered by WordPress then you need to get WPtouch Pro by Brave New Code; a plugin that will transform any WordPress blog into a mobile site for visitors using any of a number of mobile devices.