Tips for Best Google AdSense Placement
Starting a Blog and setting up Google AdSense is the dream for many (if not all) bloggers, this holds true specially so for the beginner’s.
Google AdSense Ads is the best way to monetize your Blog. But first you have to get your site approved for Google AdSense. You may like to read this first “ How to get your blog approved for Google AdSense”.
The question is, what is the best Google AdSense placement locations ?
Is there any truth that, where you place those Google AdSense ads can actually improve response ? According to survey and information’s gathered, the answer to this question is “YES”.
In fact Google’s AdSense experts says that there is a direct correlation between the placement of the AdSense ads and the resulting click through. You can get detail’s about this from Google’s own page here.
The best google adsense placement varies and also a lot depends on the topic that you write. Regular postings and sticking to your topic helps Google to target the best related ads for your blog.
WHAT DOES GOOGLE SAYS ABOUT BEST GOOGLE ADSENSE PLACEMENT:
The so called HEAT MAP illustration from Google itself shows the best google adsense placement, locations on a page. As shown below, certain locations tend to be more successful than others. This is keeping in view the blog readers eye movement and most likely place to click.
This “Heat map” illustrates the best google adsense placement, on a sample page layout. The colors fades from darker to lighter colors. The dark coloured region indicates the strongest performance area and lighter colour areas weakest performing area of a page.
Basing on this illustration the dark orange colour area appears to be the most ideal place to place your first ad, this area is called “Above the fold”. Which means just below the navigation bar and above your main post content. You can read here how to add Google AdSense below navigation bar without a plugin.
When somebody lands on your page the first thing he will read is the Post title and placing the ad just above it will grab his or her attention. So the visibility of ads is more. As per my experience I feel this is one of the best Google AdSense placement slot.
According to experience and opinion collected from bloggers, reviews,etc. maximum clicks are generated from Ads placed just below the menu bar and also within the post on the top left corner. But of course all the studies and reports is worthless if it doesn’t work for you.
Experiment with your own Google AdSense Ads placements and always check from your Google AdSense response tracking tool in your AdSense control panel. Over a period of time you will see the differences in response and accordingly determine which works out to be the best Google AdSense placement, for your site. But don’t be too complacent, because what is working today for you may not work tomorrow if you happen to re-design your site.
Size of Ad units : What size of Ad units to use ? According to opinion from various bloggers, the most popular ad blocks are : 330×250 size for Image ads. 336×280 size for Text Ads and 160×600 tower size banner Ad for the side bar Ads. It will depend on your Template/Theme size. But if your Theme allows, use these block size Ads for best performance.
Final Advice : Do not use more than three Ads per page Read the Google AdSense TOC. As far as possible avoid displaying Ads in the middle of a Post. It may be distracting to the reader if it breaks the continuity of your article.
If you want to place Ads in the middle try to use only the TEXT LINK type Ads of smaller size. And should blend well with your content page. Some blogger have reported good responses from Ads placed at the bottom of a Post, you might give it a try who Knows that place might turn out to be a Gold mine for you.
But regardless of what the experts may say, you are your best adviser, experiment what works best for you, at the end of the day you’re the only expert who matters. GOOD LUCK and happy blogging.If you enjoyed this post, Please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to the Feed to have future articles delivered to your Feed reader