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Google AdSense Page-Level Ads + How To Add To WordPress

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If you recently logged into Google AdSense, you would’ve noticed a big surprise waiting for you. Yes, today the new Google AdSense Page-Level Ads opportunity by Google was released and added to every Google AdSense users account. This new feature from Google brings yet another opportunity for bloggers to boost their online earnings.

Google AdSense Page-Level Ads

Google announced the release of Page-Level Ads for AdSense today. This new technology that was implemented into their existing Google AdSense program offers an extra method for bloggers and website owners to boost their current online income. The new Page-Level Ads feature lets users of the AdSense network add a new ad on their website without effecting the look or layout of their website at all. The ads are loaded on top of your website so it doesn’t interfere with the content of your website.

The Up-Side and the Down-Side

This latest development in Googles ad serving network brings bloggers a brand new opportunity. It also comes with its own ups and downs.

The Down-Side: Unfortunately this new feature by Google AdSense will only be available to mobile-friendly websites. The new ads are mobile-optimized to increase your earnings from mobile viewers.

The Up-Side: Google won’t count this new ad unit as part of the limited 3 ads per page count. This means you can have your regular ads on your website, and still add the new Google AdSense Page-Level Ads code to serve mobile users these ads.

My thoughts on this new feature

I’m a digital marketer and I’m always hungry for new ideas and opportunities to experiment with. I welcome any new opportunity that can help me boost the earnings of any of my blogs or websites. I must say that I personally appreciate this new feature by Google and will definitely be making use of it one some of my websites. I also recommend that anyone with a mobile-focused or mobile-friendly website should get this feature added to their site ASAP. This could definitely have an impact in your monthly earnings.

New Ad Formats

With the new addition of mobile-focused ads on the AdSense platform, Google introduced 2 different ad formats for the Page-Level Ads system. These ad formats offer different ways for your users to interact with the new ad system Google offers you the ability to choose how you want the new ad system to work on your website.

Overlay Ads / Anchor Ads

The first new ad format introduced with Page-Level Ads is the overlay ads format. This format loads an ad on mobile devices that sits at the bottom of the screen. Users can then click on the ad, leave it open or easily close it through a close button.

This ad format will work great for sites where users are interested in reading information, but can work for any type of mobile-friendly website or blog.

Vignette Ads

Vignette Ad Format I really like this ad unit and its perfect for one of my niche-sites. I recently added another display ad serving network to my site in order to get full screen ads, but now thanks to the new Vignette ad format, I can keep all my earnings with Google AdSense!

This ad format will load a full screen advert on the user’s mobile device. The user can then click on the ad or easily close it by clicking on the close button.

Adding Page-Level Ads for AdSense to WordPress

With the release of Google AdSense Page-Level Ads, many bloggers and website owners will have to learn how to implement this new feature on their site. Luckily Google made it easy by allowing you to generate one simple code that you can add to the header of your website. After adding this code to your website, the Page-Level Ads for AdSense feature will be activated on your website and these new ads will soon start to appear on your site, earning you extra revenue.

Log into Google AdSense

To implement the new Page-Level Ads system on your website, you simply need to generate a code at Google AdSense and add it to the header of your website. It’s really quick and easy so simply follow along.

The first step is to head over to https://www.google.com/adsense/start/.

Login to your Google AdSense account. If you do not have an AdSense account, simply sign up for one and wait until you are approved. Once logged in, you will be presented with the Google AdSense dashboard, as well as a quick overview of the new Page-Level Ads for AdSense (if you logged in after the new update, then you already saw the quick overview and the popup will not load a second time).

Page-Level Ads for AdSense

Now that you’ve logged into your Google AdSense account, you can access the new Page-Level Ads system and add it to your website. To get started, click the Test it out button in the banner on your dashboard, or click on My Ads and navigate to Page-Level ads.

On this page, you have two different ad formats that you can activate and add to your AdSense websites. These two ad formats are called Anchor/Overlay Ads and Vignette Ads. Both of these can help you multiply your current earnings on mobile traffic.

If you want to find out more about a specific ad format, simply click on the blue arrow next to the summary of the ad format to expand the detailed information.

Expand ad format details

You can choose to have both of these ad formats active on your websites at the same time, or you can choose to only have one active at a time. To maximize your earnings, you can activate both of the new ad formats for extra potential and opportunity.

To active the ad formats, simply click on the switch next to the one(s) you want to activate and wait for the switch to turn blue.

Once you’ve switched on the ad format(s) you want to use on your website, its time to grab the code and add it to your website.

Add Page-Level Ads to your website

Now that you’ve logged into Google AdSense and activate one or both of the new ad formats for Page-Level Ads, it’s time to generate your code and add it to your website. Don’t worry Ill guide you through the simple easy steps?

First of all, on the same page where you activated these ad formats scroll down until you see a box that looks like the one below:

Get ad code for page-level ads

Now simply click on the Get code button and AdSense will instantly generate the code you need to add to your website to implement the new feature on your own site or blog.

Page-level ads for AdSense get code button

After clicking this button, a popup will appear that contains the generated code that will add the new Page-Level Ads system to your website.

Website code to activate Page-Level Ads

Copy this code and paste it somewhere that will be easy to access later on.

The next step is to add the code to your WordPress website. This step will only take a minute to do and will enable the new ads on your entire website.

Head over to your WordPress admin dashboard and navigate to Appearance >> Editor.

Appearance > Editor

You are now at the built-in WordPress HTML / CSS editor. Here you can edit various files of your currently active theme, as well as inactive themes. This page is useful if you want to make any manual changes to your website that cannot be done with the Customize or Theme Options features.

Today we are only going to use this page to add the Google AdSense Page-Level Ads code to our WordPress website.

On the left side of the page, you will see the editor. This is where you edit the code of files included in your WordPress theme. On the right side you will find a list of all the files included with your theme. To open up a file, simply click on it.

The code for our Page-Level Ads system need to be placed in the head section of your website, so look for a file names Theme Header and open it.

Link to edit Theme Header

After clicking on Theme Header, the header.php file will be loaded in the editor on the left side of the page. This is where you will be adding the code.

Look for a line that contains the text <head> if you look scroll down a bit, you should also be able to see a line that contains the text </head>. Everything between these two lines are known as your websites header. This is also where you need to place the code to activate Page-Level Ads on your website.

Paste the code you copied from Google AdSense just before the </head> line.

Page-Level Ads added to WordPress

Paste your Google AdSense Page-Level Ads code in your Theme Header

Now scroll down and click on Update File. This button will save the changes you have made, and the new ad code will be loaded the next time you access your website.

Update File to save Page-Level Ads code

Voila! You’re done. This is all it takes to add the new Google AdSense Page-Level Ads to your website.

Final Words

By following these simple steps, you are able to add the new Page-Level Ads for AdSense to your website and start receiving extra profit from your mobile viewers. Keep in mind that these ads are not always shown to mobile users, as Google AdSense uses an algorithm to automatically detect when it’s best to show them. This should be seen as an advantage users won’t get so annoyed compared to these ads showing up on every visit.

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5 Top WordPress Notification Plugins 2016

Do you need your visitors to return to your website more often? Or maybe you have a series of training material you constantly add to, and want an easy way to let your visitors know when new training has been added to your website. Utilizing one of the many WordPress notification plugins can help you do this, and more.

Mobile, Desktop and Browser Notifications

Even though you get different types of notifications, in the end they all serve the same purpose: to notify something of an update, change or something new that hasn’t been read or viewed yet.

Mobile notifications come in two forms. One is where you get an actual notification that’s added to your operating systems drawer. This can be usually be accessed by drawing down from the top of the screen, revealing a hidden drawer that contains important shortcuts, as well as your most recent notifications. The other type of notification on a mobile device can be seen along with app icons. On some mobile operating systems, whenever an application has a notification for you, a number will be added to the top right of the app icon.

Desktop notifications need to be permitted and usually comes in the form of a small bar appearing somewhere on the screen, overlapping all active windows. Most operating systems come with a built-in notification system that will determine the style, layout and display of all the desktop notifications you receive.

The final type of notification is a browser notification. Although this is a fairly new technology, popular browsers like Google Chrome, Safari and Firefox already fully supports browser notifications. The type of notification you receive via your browser depends on the configuration of the notification. It could act as a desktop notification, or bring up a number next an icon if the notification is related to one of the extensions you have installed on your browser.

WordPress Notification Plugins

By adding one of the many available WordPress notifications to your website, you will be able to instantly take advantage of different types of notifications to get your readers to come back for more constantly. There are many different plugins available to add a notifications system to your WordPress website, each with its own set of advantages and disadvantages.

Today we will be looking at the top 5 WordPress notification plugins that you can use to get more returning visitors on your website. These plugins will allow you to set up notification systems that will send a notification to subscribed visitors every time you publish a new post on your website. Subscribers will instantly know about your new post and they will be eager to click and read more.

OneSignal

OneSignal Free WordPress Push Notifications Plugin

OneSignal is my personal favorite push notification plugin for WordPress. I personally use and enjoy this plugin on most of my blogs!

The plugin allows anyone with a WordPress site to increase user engagement and receive more returning visitors by adding a desktop and browser push notification system to an existing WordPress website. The process is very simple and once you have the plugin installed and properly configured, everything start to get automated. This means that your blog or website will start to receive more returning visitors without you lifting a finger!

  • OneSignal supports multiple browsers, ie Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Safari.
  • Notifications are automatically sent to all subscribers every time you publish a new post.
  • The plugin also offers an advance targeting system that allows you to send push notifications to specific visitors only.
  • Built-in A/B split-testing will help you understand your audience better.
  • Custom notifications can be schedules based on your own rules, or as per built-in rules that takes into account factors such as a visitor’s time zone and language.

PushAssist

PushAssists Push Notifications plugin for WordPress is another excellent plugin that will help you send push notifications to subscribers in an instant.

This plugin features a user-friendly interface with an easy-to-use dashboard and built-in tracking. Installing this plugin will help you increase engagement and attract more returning visitors to your site. It’s quick and easy to install and offers many useful features such as:

  • Instantly send notifications to subscribers
  • Notifications arrives as message alerts and sound alerts, depending on the operating system of the user
  • A Smart Segmentation feature filters users into groups
  • New posts and pages can be sent out as a notification automatically

PushAssists plugin is free to install, but also offers a premium version that allows you to schedule campaigns ahead of time.

PushBIZ

The aim of the pushBIZ WordPress notification plugin is to put your business in front of your readers, customers or followers. The plugin offers an instant push notification service that will notify your readers in an instant when new posts have been published or when you send out a custom push notification.

Everything can be managed and tracked from within your WordPress dashboard. The plugin also comes with built-in tracking and a really nice analytical dashboard.

Web Push

A Simple, clean and elegant plugin that gives you everything you need when it comes to looking for WordPress notification plugins. The plugin is quick and easy to install and uses the W3C Push API to send notifications to your subscribers.

Apart from the obvious, this plugin also features an analytic widget on the WordPress admin dashboard so you can see the statistics of your push-campaigns straight after logging in.

WordPress Desktop Push Notifications by

If you’re looking for a more premium experience, then the WordPress Desktop Notifications plugin by Emres is an excellent choice. The plugin offers a professional desktop notifications system and they mean business. They have an advance plugin that will send a notification to your subscribers desktop and play a sound to notify them and make sure you get their attention.

Emres

This plugin fully supports WooCommerce, BuddyPress and bbPress. These features makes this plugin your best choice if you are running a shopping site, a social focused site or a forum every new update can spark engagement!

Conclusion

Today I’ve given you my choice of the top 5 WordPress notification plugins that will allow you to grab the attention of your subscribers without having to wait for them to open their email inbox. If you’re not sure how to install these plugins, you can refer to my How to Install a WordPress Theme tutorial.