How many Google AdSense can we display in a single post page? This has been a nagging question to many bloggers (including me), right from day one of blogging.
Although Google AdSense policy very clearly states that, a publisher may not display more than 3 (three) AdSense ads.
Displaying more than three AdSense, will amount to violation of Google AdSense policy. And your site may get banned for Google AdSense. But this was never explained in a simplified manner.
For bloggers who solely rely on Google AdSense for monetization, getting banned will be the biggest setback. Just remember, getting your blog approved for AdSense is difficult, but getting disapproved/banned is much faster, almost instant.
How Many Google AdSense Can We Display ?
Before we go in to details on how many Google AdSense we can display. Lets first discuss the difference between A Page and A Blog Post. Many bloggers are confused on this issue too.
In ,many Bloggers first page, when it loads in the browser, may contain more than one full post,sometimes three full articles. That’s a single web page. Where as a Post/Article page when loads contains a Single Article only.
So, as per Google AdSense directives, we can display 3+3+2 (total 8) number of Google AdSense in a single post page.
Now don’t get confused. What Google AdSense means by saying 3+3+2 is that. As a blogger / publisher we can have….
|Up to 3 (Three) number of Content Ads ( mixed type of AdSense, that is both text and rich media type)|
Up to 3 (three) number of Text only LINK Ads…and
Up to 2 (two) number of Custom search Ad unit.
So, as per the above equation, we can safly display 3+3+2 a total of 8 (eight) Google AdSense in a SINGLE Post web page. Hope its clear now.
Now lets go back about the difference between a PAGE and a POST. If a blogger page, when it loads on a browser displays, say two full articles. And if both the posts displays 3+3+2 Ad units.
Basing on the above equation you end up displaying 6+6+4 a total of 16(sixteen) Ad units. Which is definitely against AdSense policy and you will be banned by Google AdSense.
On the other hand, if a web page displays a Single Post Article, when the browser loads. As per the above rules, the post will display only 6(six) AdSense ad units, which is within the limit, and you are safe.
Additionally, as a publisher you can not place more than one Large ad unit. Large means ad unit of the size 300×600 format. This also include ad unit sizes..300×1050, 970×250, and 750×200 formats. Also 580×400 or any other custom sized ads with comparable dimensions. So remember if you are using large Ad unit, do not display more than one, in a single post.
CONCLUSION: The concept of per PAGE and per POST are different. In Blogs the Landing page or the Category pages, you may have a few full articles or short excerpts of many posts. Even in these pages you can display 3 ad units, 3 text link units and 2 search units. So the maximum Ad counts stays within limit, that is six.
If you are using AdSense plugins which automatically injects Ad codes or you use short codes for AdSense. Be careful next time you use it. Its definitely wiser to configure all your Ad units in the theme/template layout and not in the posts. This will ensure all your post pages displays the exact number of Ad units all the time.
I participated in Google AdSense forum about this issue and confusion among bloggers. Sharing the experts advice here. You can read the discussions in the FORUM HERE.
FINAL WORDS: Now that its clear that we can safely display 3+3+2, that is 3 content ads, 3 text link ads and 2 custom search, total of 6 Ad unit in a single post. Having that many Ads will clutter your article, and may have a negative effect. So use AdSense wisely, fewer the better when placed properly.Here are some tips for best Google AdSense placement.
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