| 5:21 am on Dec 21, 2011 (gmt 0)|
The place of the AdSense code in your source does not matter to AdSense.
They recommend that you put the Ads near the top of your page for maximum visibility and performance but that is your choice as well.
| 10:38 am on Dec 21, 2011 (gmt 0)|
All with <DIV
| 2:35 pm on Dec 21, 2011 (gmt 0)|
dastarbug: I think you misunderstood my point. I am not referring to the visual appearance of any AS unit.
Says who? Thats not what AdSense said last week.
|The place of the AdSense code in your source does not matter to AdSense. |
| 2:51 pm on Dec 21, 2011 (gmt 0)|
can you give a link as reference?
It does not matter at all where you place the AdSense code.
The only thing that is "important" is the sequence in which you place your ad code because the first unit will be filled first.
For years before they made them somewhat asynchronous I placed my AdSense ad unit codes at the bottom and positioned them via CSS.
| 1:30 pm on Dec 23, 2011 (gmt 0)|
The hot zone for adsense, according to their charts, is exactly where the spam team may give you an unfavorable rating upon human review.
| 7:37 pm on Dec 24, 2011 (gmt 0)|
You can use these in your code for the self-evident effect:
<!-- google_ad_section_start(weight=ignore) -->
<!-- google_ad_section_end(weight=ignore) -->
AdSense will also give massive weight to the tags/keywords in any YouTube video you have on the page.
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| 8:49 pm on Dec 24, 2011 (gmt 0)|
I would not put the adsense code at the top of the document. Since bots will read it from the top down. And if you haven't been following this might have an effect on your rankings. Even though they say too much ads above the fold is bad, I also think too much ads at the top of your source code is bad.
I put my ads at the bottom and they seem relevant enough. All the way at the bottom. This also lets my website load before the ad code.