Stripe Ads are a good way to get visitors attentions but to manage them is a major task. There are alternative like Hellobar or Hellobar Solo (If you prefer self hosted solutions), but none of them is perfect.
I have used Hellobar Solo on this blog before but it is not for normal user. It needs a developer to manage it and still you will not be able to get the flexibility.
MaxBlogPress has solved this problem with their new plugin – MaxBlogPress Stripe Ads Pro.
The MaxBlogPress Stripe Ads Pro plugin will give you a complete flexibility to manage your stripe ads along with complete analytics support.
If you do not like to read a lot, here is a video review of all the features.
MaxBlogPress Stripe Ads Pro Features
Multiple Stripe Ads for the site
You can create multiple stripe ads with this plugin and manage them from the wordpress dashboard. There is no limit on the number of ads and all the ads can be live on the same time.
The Plugin provides an easy to use admin interface for managing the ads along with the analytics screen. The admin interface is simple yet powerful like all other Maxblogpress plugins.
The Admin panel has a Create new panel, Analytics Panel and Overview of your ads.
Create new panel will allow you to choose the text for the ads and link and link text. You can even change the look and feel of the links and background of your stripe ads.
You can even schedule the ads based on the number of visits from the user or some time after user reached to your blog.
A/B testing for the Ads
Plugin has a complete support for A/B testing, you can test the ads on your pages and check the results through analytics. You can create multiple ads on the same page and give them different weight and they will show accordingly on the page.
You can check the performance in the Analytics screen and check which of the ads are performing well.
This plugin comes with a complete analytics support which can help you check on the performance of your ads. It gives you stats like number of impression, clicks etc.
You can get the stats for a single ads or for all the live ads on the site.
Control for links and format
It also allows you to format the ads from the panel itself. You can change the color, font, link text etc from the panel. You can even change the way your link comes out in the stripe ads.
I would have loved it if it would have given an option for storing the defaults for these modifications as most of the time a site will have a single format for these ads.
But what you have is more then enough to manage your stripe ads and make them look elegant.
Control for when and where to show ads
Maxblogpress stripe ads pro gives complete control on the placement of the ads. While creating you can decide if you want to show them on a single page or on a category archive or single posts in a category.
It also allows you to control when you want to display the ads. You can show them based on number of visits or once in each session etc. This provides a complete package for your stripe ads.
Currently it can only work with stripe ads, it would be great if it can include email signup form or social engagement buttons in the bar. But I am sure that will happen with due course of time.
Update: I have changed the rating of stripe ads because of the new version released by MaxBlogPress. They have included many new elements which makes it must have now.
Now You can select the link to be a do follow or nofollow, you can display your social media profiles along with the ads. You can even choose to display the stripe ad on footer instead of header.
There are other small modification and bug fixes are also there along with these big enhancement.
So, If you are using stripe ads on your site than MaxBlogPress Stripe Ads Pro is for you. With a one time fee and lifetime updates, it is a good economical solution for the bloggers.