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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Good point, love it, thanks.
I'm a little drunk, was a good analogy though, no? lol
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.
I know this is almost trivially obvious (and therefore easy to overlook), but have you considered picking larger ad units?
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.
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.
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.