The Top 3 Google AdSense Ad Units

In Google’s Optimisation Essentials (Part I), Google’s top 3 AdSense Ad Units are:

  • 300×250 medium rectangle
  • 728×90 leaderboard
  • 160×600 skyscraper

My personal favourite is the 300×250 medium rectangle. There has been some controversy over placing the medium rectangle below the blog titles. I have been doing it for years and nothing happened.

Here’s Google’s official take on this medium rectangle placement issue:

The Top 3 Google AdSense Ad Units

The Top 3 Google AdSense Ad Units

  • Ads shouldn’t be placed under a title or section heading in a way that implies that the ads are not ads
  • Ads should be easily distinguishable from surrounding content

I don’t think my ads look like the 2 examples above and I have never received any complaints from Google.

Someone from the Warrior forum reported that his PLR article-based sites was taken off by Google. Some bloggers have added an “advertisement” image or text above the medium rectangle as a fix for this.

I shall ask Google directly on what I should do with my medium rectange ads.

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