AdSenseAdvisor - 8:19 pm on Mar 23, 2009 (gmt 0) ASA
I mean no offense here ASA - but I hear your message quite often on adsense blogs about placing more ads but I constantly see in forums people saying less ads is performing better. I wonder if it is just google policy to promote people to place more ads I can imagine that would be a good thing to get more advertiser impressions.
I'm happy to talk to some folks here about the more vs. fewer ad units question. The one thing I'd say is that what's best for you in this case is what's best for us. We don't want to just generate ad impressions, we want to provide great value to advertisers so they'll keep investing in Google's Content Network.
Ya, I figured out what is acceptable about 4 years ago - one ad mostly and occasionally two on larger pages. I just felt that originally Google encouraged smothering the visual hot spot with ads and then they backed away from that recommendation and it is funny to hear ASA encourage it again now.
I have to agree with signor_john on this one. I'm not encouraging anyone to smother anything. I'm trying to give you tools to make the best decisions for your site's users, but you need to choose what's best for your users.