Thanks netmeg. I think I'll stick with just one ad for my mobile site. The idea of putting three on an iPhone seems a bit much!
For longer pages, I don't think it would annoy users having more than one ad unit on a page at all, so this is welcome news.
|but I dunno why they don't announce stuff like this. |
They want to keep publishers "on their toes"..keep it "publishers responsibility" to be aware of any and all changes..
I'm not sure that this is a change, as far as I know it's been OK for some time to put multiple ads on mobile pages.
Why do you think this is new?
Thanks for your post, Netmeg! We're just having a mobile site built, and I didn't realize Google had any limitations on the number of ads on mobile pages. I just assumed... (sigh).. never assume.
I wonder why tablets are restricted to just one ad. If they were going to restrict something, I'd expect the smaller-sized smart phones to be restricted.
Thanks for the heads up.
|I wonder why tablets are restricted to just one ad. |
Where do the guidelines say only one ad for tablets? I can't see that.
|They want to keep publishers "on their toes". |
I could make some very pithy Australian comments about "mugs who want to keep us on our toes".
I have no wish to displease the Mods nor add to their work load.
I'll keep my pithy thoughts about ignorant, over educated, juveniles to myself.
In May I went to an AdSense for Mobile event in London and one of the presentations advocated the use of two 300x250 (pretty much all of the screen on my iPhone) AdSense blocks per page.
I tried it and as you'd expect it did increase CTR/RPM, but I expect it sucked for user experience. Plus, if and when there is a Panda for mobile, I imagine it is going to penalise sites with such overwhelming ads.
Oops, sorry, I guess I misread/misunderstood Netmeg's first message.. I saw the "non-smartphones" and assumed that meant tablets.
Same content size but three ads just because the device has larger screen. BAD IDEA google.
- Lalit Kumar
They really need their ads to be responsive.
For example, 1 ad placement would morph from a large ad on larger screens down to a small ad for smaller screens. Perhaps, even changing advertisers that are more mobile compatible for smaller screens. This would still be considered 1 ad placement.