How to Easily Install Taboola Ad Tracking Code to Your Website
Taboola is a pay per click alternative to Google AdSense (or in addition to Adsense)
Taboola doesn’t provide a plugin so if you’re not a coder installing the code can be intimidating. BUT just because Taboola doesn’t have a plugin doesn’t mean you can’t use plugins to install the Taboola code.
It’s SIMPLE and I’m going to walk you through it with pictures.
If you don’t know how to install a plugin to your WordPress site, use the contact form and I’ll explain it (or if you’re really bad off, I’ll do it for you.)
Now we’re going to take the Taboola email step by step.
Step 1. Highlight and copy the code from the email like you see in the image.
From your WordPress Dashboard hover over Settings, click Header and Footer (the plugin you installed)
Paste the code which you copied from the email into the box that reads: Code to be added on HEAD section of every page
Scroll down and click Save. (We’ll be back here for step 3)
Step 2. Highlight and copy the code from the email like you see in the image.
You don’t want to go fiddling around with your single.php file because the next time the theme updates it will wipe out the code. So you’re going to install the code in an AdSense plugin. The Quick AdSense plugin can be used for just about any kind of ads, so we’re going to use it from Taboola.
From Settings open Quick AdSense.
Scroll down until you see the words: Adsense Codes. In Ads1, Paste the code you copied from the email.
Now scroll up until you see Position. (scroll to the top)
When you see Position, find End of Post. Check End of Post and change the drop down to Ads1
Scroll back to the bottom and click Save.
ONLY 2 MORE STEPS!!!
Step 2.2 Throw me off. A Right Rail means the Sidebar. All they want you to do is add the code to a sidebar text widget.
Step 2.2. Highlight and copy the code from the email like you see in the image.
In WordPress go to Appearance > Widgets
Drag a text widget into your sidebar and paste the code and click Save. Done. Moving on.
Step 3. Highlight and copy the code from the email like you see in the image.
We’re going back to the Header and Footer plugin.
I know what you’re thinking – why didn’t we do this step while we were in here the first time – because now this seems easy, but 3 steps ago you were freaking out and hoping against all hope that this tutorial would be the answer to your prayer. Just roll with it. When you write your tutorial you can do it your way. lol
In WordPress: Settings > Header and Footer
Scroll down to the box that reads: Code to be added before the end of the page
Paste the code into that box and click Save and you’re done!
In case you still need a visual:
If you have gone through these directions and it hasn’t worked go back to the top and start again.
Please leave a comment and let me know how it goes!