Msg#: 4676372 posted 5:38 pm on May 31, 2014 (gmt 0)
Just when I thought I had forgotten about you... here comes the 300x250 back into my life. I periodically cycle through different ad units, colors and positions but dammit I always return to the 300x250 ad unit. I'm stuck on 300x250 like white on rice.
Msg#: 4676372 posted 12:29 am on Jun 1, 2014 (gmt 0)
Neither of you use the 336x280 adblock? I like it because it will show 336x280 or 300x250, whichever they think will pay better, as I understand it.
I see this in action all the time on my website. The visual difference is that a 300x250 will top and centered in a 336x280 space. So you get a little more white space on the sides and bottom, not enough to be distracting though.
Msg#: 4676372 posted 1:01 am on Jun 1, 2014 (gmt 0)
I don't use any specifically sized ad blocks because everything is responsive and Smart Sized. Having said that, I often restrict the containing div's width with css as well as specify ad orientations to roughly achieve what ken_b is describing. While not specifying specific sizes, the approach does allow you to be able to anticipate what sizes can possibly show up in the slot.
Msg#: 4676372 posted 1:28 am on Jun 1, 2014 (gmt 0)
I don't use any ad blocks in with the content; they're always at the top, in the footer and/or in the sidebars. I use the 300x250 because it's a more standard size and I don't want to resize my main content area to allow for a larger sidebar.