Want to display a different type of ad in the same spot, randomly, with each page load? The mess intensifies at that point.
The Big Ad Management Possibilities
I’ve tried some of the bigger ad management programs such as OpenX and even Google’s Ad Manager, but I’ll be honest with you – they were too confusing for me to manage. Those types of programs are probably necessary for the hugely popular blogs, but I think they might be overkill for the average blogger.
The One-Note, Too Simple Ad Plugins
The Ad Plugin That’s Just Right For The Average Blogger
For one of my blogs, I have 5 spots defined. Three are 125×125 spots in my sidebar. Each of those spots rotates through 5 different ads (so that’s a total of 15 ads that will display in those 3 spots over time). I also have a 468×60 banner ad spot that displays after each single post, and I have 3 different ads rotating within that spot. Finally, I have 1 300px square ad block that displays within certain categories, with 2 different ad codes rotating within that spot.
If you’d like to be able to display a mix of ads randomly, with each ad using a different type of code, then the free Datafeedr Random Ads v2 WordPress plugin might be just right for you.
Am I missing out on a better plugin? If so, be sure to let me know.