Our summer break seemed longer than it actually was. Instead of writing about ad optimization I concentrated on writing a free and open source plugin to manage and optimize our clients income from display advertisements – Advanced Ads. This is all new and exciting and there will be a longer introduction soon, but this post does give you the chance to get a free premium add-on that comes along with Advanced Ads.

This offer is for the first 1.000 downloads only

Advanced Ads in a nutshell

I tested and used plenty of WordPress plugins to serve and optimize ads and AdSense. Unfortunately, the popular ones mostly concentrate on ad management, ad serving and statistics. They not only lacked functions to really boost ad income, but also didn’t provide the technical means to extend them. So I was hacking a lot in the past.

I was hoping for a long time to find a more sustainable solution, but finally decided to build my own ad management solution with a focus on speed and flexibility. As a result, I published Advanced Ads as a free plugin on wordpress.org.

Get a free add-on for a comment

The plugin gets new features almost every week and more and more websites start using it. I would love to go on concentrating on users feedback and new features and not on time-consuming and fancy marketing campaigns.

The easiest way to do this is to tell the people here on this blog about it. Since you are already here and showed your interest in ad optimization and kept on reading this post, you will receive one of the premium add-ons for free.

This is what you need to do


Write a comment below with a link to the website where you installed Advanced Ads. Add the name of the premium add-on you’d like to get and why. That’s it. After your comment is moderated I will send you an email with the link to download the current version of the plugin.

This offer is valid until the first 1.000 downloads of Advanced Ads are reached on wordpress.org. It is currently hitting 500, and every day this number increases.

What are those premium add-ons for?

The premium add-ons add functions to Advanced Ads that can boost your ad income. I am using them for years now in form of code snippets, but with Advanced Ads am finally able to give them away. If you don’t know about this offer here, you would pay $19 for each add-on, but they would pay themselves off in no time.

You can read all about Advanced Ads and the premium-adds on wpadvancedads.com. Here is just a quick list:

Other conditions

You will receive the current version of the premium plugin without automatic updates or support. In case a general issue comes up you can still contact me and I will try to fix it.

The Author


  1. Amir

    this site has a very low ctr and cpc. after checking analytics i noticed 70% of traffic is mobile! i then checked adsense ctr for different platforms and the ctr was abysmal on mobile devices. i would like the sticky add-on to target mobile devices but would also like to know which ad networks permit “anchor ads”. maybe you can do a post on it. thank you for proving great tips and tools on ad optimization.

    1. Thomas Maier Article Author

      Thanks Amir, for posting your issue. Many publishers are as surprised as you are when checking their website stats for mobile traffic. I also consider your idea with a post on mobile advertisers. And of course, you should just receive the sticky ads add-on via mail.

      1. Amir

        thank you Thomas. just to clarify, by “this” site i meant my site. sorry if there was any misunderstanding. and thanks for the addon.

  2. Steven J Campbell

    This may not be available any longer but I appreciate what you are doing so I’m commenting anyhow. Thanks for the advance ads plugin. I’ll start using it and leave you a WordPress review too.

    1. Thomas Maier Article Author

      Hi Steven, you can still get a free add-on, just write me which one you’d like to have. And thanks in advance for the WordPress review.

  3. MRB

    Hi… Great plugin. I was pleasantly surprised by the ease of use. No fuss. It just makes sense. Easy as. When I started my search for an ad plugin I was torn between this one and two others, but decided to go for this one. No regrets yet.

    Btw if you’re still giving away add-ons I would like the Responsive Ads… Otherwise I’ll just add it to my wishlist. 🙂 Sounds like a great add-on. Keep up the good work!

    1. Thomas Maier Article Author

      Thank you for your kind review. There might be a special offer in the future for the ones subscibed to our newsletter.

    1. Thomas Maier Article Author

      Hi, unfortunately, this offer is not valid anymore, but the base plugin Advanced Ads is still free and you can give it a try.

  4. Dominic Cole


    Advanced Ads is a winner – it’s installed on my major website and also my sandpit. I hope this is just a temporary glitch but it’s disappeared from the back-end even though the ads are still being served. It’s ever so slightly frustrating as I’m currently trying to optimise the ads.

    No need for any freebies. I just want access to Advanced Ads back. Please.

    1. Thomas Maier Article Author

      Hi Dominic, thank you for your message. When did the problem start? There was no update for 2 weeks and it works on all of my environments. Could you try deactivating other plugins to check if this is the cause?
      Thanks, Thomas

  5. Dea

    I recently installed Advances Ads and I am indeed impressed by its flexibility and ease of use. I am still struggling to properly monetize my mobile traffic, and I would really like to try out the Sticky Ads add-on, especially after reading your post on boosting ad revenue with sticky ads.

    Thanks for providing a great free plug-in, keep up the great work, tips, and advice!

  6. sunil

    insanely good documentation – thanks
    There are many plugins that try to complete and apart from features, your support and documentation is awesome !