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Ads Placements

Discussion in 'AdSense' started by Jontish, Jun 13, 2009.

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    Ads placement

    The best location to place ads is wherever the web site visitor will be looking.

    Open up your web page. Where on the page does your eye immediately focus? Place an ad there.

    The best performing ads seem to be ads which are inline with content. However, it can be very challenging to place inline ads across entire web sites.

    Placing ads across an entire web site is usually accomplished with Shared HTML (shtml) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). This effectively limits ads to appearing in the same locations across a wide range of web pages.

    Ads On the Top of the Page

    Ads in the page header perform moderately well. The location is a good one to catch a visitors eye. However, many web users have developed a condition known as "ad blindness" where their brains automatically skip over advertisements.

    One technique to reduce ad blindness is to place the advertisement below the page header and as far into the content space as possible. If your content space can be divided into multiple sections, this may work well for you.

    Ads On the Bottom of the Page

    Ads at the bottom of the page perform poorly. Web site visitors tend to read a page from the top down, and may never reach the bottom of the page. In addition, web site visitors have many different browser sizes, which may cause them to never see the advertisement unless they scroll down to it.
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    Ads On the Right Side of the Page

    Ads on the right side of the page perform moderately well, and are currently in vogue. They appear to perform slightly better than ads on the top of the page at the current time, most likely due to better resilience to ad blindess.

    When using ads on the right side of the page, it is important to test your web page at several different screen resolutions in several different web browers. Your web pages should automatically resize to ensure that the advertisements do not scroll outside of the browser window or get "bumped" down below the content.

    Internet Explorer appears to have a bug which can cause right side ads to be "bumped" down below the content if the total width of all sections of the web page is equal to 100%. To work around this bug, ensure that the total width of your web page is 96% or less.

    Ads On the Left Side of the Page

    Ads on the left side of the page may perform the best. The left side of the page is normally reserved for the web site menu. This means that users frequently look to the left side of the page.

    The difficulty is determining where to place your web site menu when the left side of the page is no longer available to you. A top menu might work for you, depending upon the design and content of your web site. Placing your menu on the right side of the page is another option, but one that may confuse some web site visitors.

    If Google allows more than one ad unit per page in the future, the left side of the page might become an excellent location for a single ad, either above or below the menu.
     
    Jontish, Jun 13, 2009 IP
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    This is definitely helpful information for those who are just starting with adsense or havent optimized their ad placement yet. It took me FOREVER to come across this information and it couldn't have come sooner.

    I remember seeing a great image a while back that showed the results of an experiment that tested where people tend to look on a page and where the "hot zones" are. If anyone has the link it might be useful for some people on here.
     
    chekhovbeckett, Jun 13, 2009 IP
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    Thanks Onera
    This will become handy for me
     
    Yellowhat, Jun 14, 2009 IP