Maxblogpress Stripe Ad Pro is a WordPress Plugin that displays at the top of your blog, a single line of message containing an ad, information, notes, important news, affiliate links, special offers and use your imagination, since the possibilities are a lot.
Maxblogpress Stripe Ad Pro is a re-written plugin with new code from scratch; it’s not just a new version.
It’s replacing the old MBP Stripe Ad, but with new features galore in the Pro version.
I cannot compare to the Maxblogpress Stripe Ad old plugin because I didn’t try it before, so for me is a brand new plugin.
Sanjay of the Maxblogpress Team, offered me to try the plugin before the Official Launch (thank you) and here we are, doing a review after experimenting with it for several days.
The top of your blog, is one of the areas most seen. Hence, having a vital message to convey your readers with some kind of call-to-action (normally a link), is always a good idea 🙂
Without further ado, let’s jump to the benefits and characteristics.
The benefits are obvious:
There is available the MBP Stripe Ad Free version, limited and reduced in its functions.
Which are the differences between the Free vs. the Pro version?
Pro has as a plus:
I tried the MBP Stripe Ad Free before installing the Pro, and the difference for the winner Pro is very substantial.
I don’t know if I would use the free plugin, but you know free is generally very limited, and this is exactly the case.
Perhaps, you want to promote some offer less than another, then give less weight (number) or in the contrary give a higher number to feature it.
Here, you can modify whatever you want:
And so forth.
Play with them, but don’t leave the standard view of the bar that comes from default.
Changing the parameters allow you afterwards, to split-tests of different stripes, seeing which of them are getting more clicks 🙂
Right now, I’m testing 3 different “subscribe to my newsletter” messages there with diverse settings. See them in action at the top!
This function is valid only in the Pro version.
In general is “All”, but if you’ve a particular category that suits better the ad, you can show to targeted readers and then, avoid showing it to the rest. In that vein, the performance will be much better.
In my case, I found a little bug here, where it says “more” – not all the categories are shown – something to fix in future updates Maxblogpress Team 😉
Choose the ad occurrence; all the time could be fine in the majority of the cases. If you’ve a site where visitors come often, show for (3 or a different number) visits is a good option to not be repeating over and over the same ad to the same visitor.
Monitor your stats. The screenshot shows that the StripeAd Analytics are pretty complete:
The More Options are clear:
I didn’t find any cons so far with the plugin.
Simply, I’d like to make a wish-list:
– More background textures in the formatting option
– Possibility to visualize and compare different ads in Analytics to choose a winner
– Possibility of having the IP’s in Analytics
– Possibility to exclude certain IP’s from the statistics
Consider Maxblogpress Stripe Ad Pro useful? Fill the Pro your needs? Hope to hear from you in comments.
As a WordPress fan, Gera provides detailed reviews, tutorials & guides about plugins, themes & hostings. He enjoys experimenting with them and the results are published on this blog.