In the past we've talked about plugins like Max banner ads that allows you to creatively rotate ads throughout your website. We've talked about OIO publisher that allowsy ou to sell ads directly to people on your website. At the end of 2011 a new player came into the WordPress Ad rotation plugin game. It's called WP Ad Center. It is super flexible, super powerful, and super affordable. Here is a quick overview of the features.
unlimited Zones featuring standard ad sizes or create a custom size.
Create campaigns to track performance of each ad complete with easy to understand graphics.
Advertisers can login to their own account to manage their account, and see their own stats.
Place ads via short code, php script, or widget. In a nutshell create unlimited zones, and then put them anywhere.
Sell time based ads OR impression based ads.
Have campaigns start and stop automatically (great for time sensitive campaigns).
Single license $49. wpadcenter.com
This is a free plugin that allowsy ou to sell ads on your site. Its flexible and easy to use, and you'll give 25% to them for using their service. The other thing I didn't like here is your potential sponsor had to sign up with an account at crankyads.com If you are looking for them you have to have some pretty serious traffic coming to your site. I liked the ease of use of this plugin, and if you want to just use your own programs, it can be used for that. You won't get any stats, but its hard to argue with free.