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Has W3 Total Cache any negative effects on AdSense?

Discussion in 'Site & Server Administration' started by Insplisity, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. #1
    Hello,

    I've installed W3 Total Cache plugin on all my sites (I have 7 WP installations on HostGator's Baby plan), because they were getting slow.

    I don't know much about caching & stuff, but I enabled everything with default settings:
    1) Page Cache
    2) Database Cache
    3) Object Cache
    4) Browser Cache

    I didn't enable Minify because I've read it could affect AdSense.
    So, with these settings I should be fine? My WP sites are mainly serving content to mobile apps.

    Your help is much appreciated! Thanks.
    Insplisity, Jun 26, 2013 IP
  2. Insplisity

    Insplisity Greenhorn

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    Hello - Google AdSense seems to work OK, but Google Analytics is busted. The pageviews wen from ~500/day to ~5/day. I don't use Minify. What could be wrong?
    Insplisity, Jun 27, 2013 IP
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    muks Member

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    Minify could affect adsense because it modifies the AdSense code and modifying the code as you know is against the TOS. So it's better to skip that just like what you did.
    muks, Jul 27, 2013 IP
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    Corestratagems Active Member

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    I suggest dropping cache plugins if your site gets more complex than a simple wordpress site because those caching plugins can affect more than analytics and adsense. I have seen them affect themes and other plugins negatively. I spent a lot of time tweaking W3Cache and other caching plugins. I learned a lot about optimizing a web site correctly and decided to move sites making money to a VPS. You can get a decent VPS fairly cheap. I keep hostgator for sites that aren't bulky and don't have a lot of visitors.
    Corestratagems, Jul 27, 2013 IP
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    Insplisity Greenhorn

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    Thanks! Yeah, I've ditched the plugins, because I wasn't able to configure them right.
    Insplisity, Jul 28, 2013 IP
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    Hostgator would be automatically minifying your pages, like any good host would, in order to save bandwidth. And no, minifying pages should not affect adsense or analytics, since they essentially call a third party script hosted elsewhere to do the job.
    yogesh sarkar, Aug 4, 2013 IP
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    Insplisity Greenhorn

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    Good to know, thanks.
    Insplisity, Aug 5, 2013 IP
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    yogesh sarkar Active Member

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    Btw check out WP Super Cache, it is much easier to configure and works quite well, especially when you enable it in modrewrite mode.
    yogesh sarkar, Aug 5, 2013 IP
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    Insplisity Greenhorn

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    I already did, but I guess I didn't configure it properly, and I didn't see any effects. W3 Total Cache worked great out of the box, tho.
    Insplisity, Aug 5, 2013 IP
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    Quite strange, I use WPSuperCache on all my blogs and it works superbly.
    yogesh sarkar, Aug 5, 2013 IP