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Anyone else wish we could have more than 3 adsense ad's per page?

 12:10 am on May 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

I know about ad overkill and everything, but there is so much empty website "real estate" on my site's re-design.

Alot of my pages are very content heavy, and I prefer keeping it all on 1 page rather than making users click "next page" or "read on", etc.

Wish we could have 5 adsense ad's per page.

Anyone else?



 12:14 am on May 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

This sounds like some kind of nightmare. Frankly, I wish 2 was the maximum. The web is cluttered with ads as it is. Does all space need to be filled? What kind of "re-design" results in space needing to be filled? I don't get it.


 12:18 am on May 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

I understand, but let me clarify...

It's not like 1 of those sites you go to where 90% of the page is filled with Adsense.

There's alot of space for more ad's because the page is so large without overwhelming or turning off the visitor.


 12:19 am on May 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

The ad's are here and there, not everywhere.

And when you have a huge page, it just seemed that you could make more with more ad's.

I'd say the page's 'content to ad ratio' with 3 ad's, is like 10% ad's.

The re-design of my site means much more content, much more real estate on the page.


 12:52 am on May 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

The best way I can explain it is:

Imagine you owned a house on a block and someone paid you for allowing them to put a billboard on your lawn.

Now all the sudden you own the entire block, but were still only allowed to have 1 billboard.


 1:02 am on May 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

You didn't buy the entire block. You simply added on to your existing house.

Zoning laws still apply. You can try to have them changed or you can move to a neighborhood with more favorable (to you) laws.


 1:05 am on May 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

Good point, love it, thanks.

I'm a little drunk, was a good analogy though, no? lol



 1:13 am on May 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

Liked your analogy too, explains things perfectly.

My goal behind this post wasn't too anger anyone or complain. Things are good on my block in the suburbs.

Was just wondering if anyone felt the same.

Appears not so much, lol.


 8:55 am on May 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

I know this is almost trivially obvious (and therefore easy to overlook), but have you considered picking larger ad units?


 10:54 am on May 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

Just make sure your 3 ads are in the optimal spots and it shouldn't make a huge difference whether you have 3 or 300. The less ads per space available is beneficial in terms of credibility anyway.


 3:18 pm on May 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

My EPC went way up when I cut down to one ad block and one ad link unit per page. More ads competing for less space means higher bids.


 1:10 pm on May 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

I agree we should be allowed to have more on the page.

But having said that, even the 3rd ad block on my pages is hardly worth having. It pays very poorly compared to the 2nd one, which pays quite poorly compared to the first one.

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