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Friends BEWARE! For those who are using wordpress & easy adsense plugin

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by affiliatesense, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. affiliatesense

    affiliatesense Newbie

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    Most of us are using the most famous "easy adsense" plugin.

    Easy adsense by Manoj Thulasidas
    Even I'm using it for my all blogs.

    In the recent update (v 2.57), the author has decided to show "HIS" advertisements on your blogs instead of your adsense unit for at least 1% instances/pageviews. The default value is set to 5%.

    Now I do not need to tell you that if you do not pay attaintion, your 5% of profit will go into his pocket.

    I immediately removed the plugin, and inserted the ads manually.

    You have following options:

    1. Remove the unit and put ad code manually. (Not very flexible, if someday you choose not to show mid-post ads and want to show all of them at post bottom, you will have to edit all posts)
    2. Let him take your at least 1% profit (the plugin it amazing and you should be enough big hearted)
    3. Search for other plugin. (I'm doing this, if you find any better, let me know too.) But again you do not have guarantee that it will "ALWAYS" show your ads only.
     
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  2. iglow

    iglow Elite Member

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    Nobody uses this plugin mate :)
     
  3. MastermindNL

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    Thanks for the information! Wasn't aware that he was skimming our profit
     
  4. cchance

    cchance Junior Member

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    its a nice bait and switch on his part via update... but nasty, but ya who the hell uses this their are much better plugins.
     
  5. wanchope

    wanchope Newbie

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    I do

    Thanks for the post @ Poster
     
  6. keinehabe

    keinehabe Supreme Member

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    why you guys don't use wpads puglin ? lol is far away best ads plugin for wordpress :) ... and it's not charging nothing ...
     
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  7. hiraa

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    Thanks for the info, need to change my plugin
     
  8. starlingnic

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    You, of course, good fellows. But I, for example, always look a plug-in or script code before establishing it on one of the sites. This obligatory condition if you do not want surprises as above on page. And 1 % is not a pity, if a plug-in really good, only it would be necessary to look a code and to be convinced, that it is valid 1 %, instead of 10 %.

    On work I conduct and I program sometimes very big projects, basically in Russian (citygamer.ru), therefore my council to all who uses another's code - be attentive - the Knowledge protects!
     
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    nufaman Elite Member

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    Agreed
     
  10. IamNomad

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    I'm going to +rep this post despite the pseudo flaming going on.

    He's giving you solid information so a percentage of your possible CTR doesn't get jacked without you knowing. Regardless of YOUR use of the plugin, im sure someone uses it. Especially since its free and it wordpress' plugin database.
     
  11. Charas

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    Doesn't he give you the option to turn it off? The plugin says entering in 0% turns off the sharing option. Although I wouldn't be surprised if that still didn't turn it off
     
  13. beaglejuice

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    Thanks for the info. I have this plugin in all of my blogs. I will certainly look into problem now. :)
     
  14. creativez

    creativez Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Thank you for this great info. I'll remove this plugin :) That's why I love this forum.
     
  15. wozney

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    thanks for the heads up....people always trying to make a extra buck..LOL
     
  16. StonedTitan

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    psh 1% ? He deserves it for coding the ap its not as if he is really being greedy.
     
  17. mattw21

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    I changed it to 1% but have not been using it long enough to see if that change really took place
     
  18. stoned

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    why are you bashing him, thats quite ingenious..
     
  19. ruler0fall

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    just remove the its bitsy code that shows his ads.
     
  20. keith6andco

    keith6andco Regular Member

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    thanks for the heads up better to know than not know - he should be shot for doin this - it wont get him too far