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I have a question
I want to put an ad unit in top of every post on my website.
Lets say i have 10 post on every page.
That will be 10 ad units. Only 3 is allowed.
Google automatically blocks, so no more than 3 is shown, which is totally fine with me, and then im only showing 3 ad units. Top notch!
But will Google look on this as im trying to cheat, by trying to show more ad units than allowed, or is this just a "service" from Adsense?
If you do not understand my question, please let me know, and rephrase.
"Up to three ad units may be displayed on each page."
And im not showing more than 3, because Google automatically cuts off the other ad units, when it exceeds 3.
But is it "illegal" that my site "tries" to show more.
I do not want more than 3 to show, but i have to place them inside a loop, and there are 10 loops on the page.
Perhaps you would be satisfied with two ad blocks also. (When you place a third one, the click value $ usually gets much lower...)
When your page requests 15 ad units for example, it registers in your ad impressions as 15, even though you get only 3 displayed, that would lead to your CTR, eCPM and eventually your EPC and earnings tanking, for the publishers that ask, they are exempted from their impressions being calculated the normal way and are assigned into another category where their ad impressions default to the max allowed and does not exceed it, they would need to be contacted in order to put a publisher in that category, and they do not like making it a "feature" for all publishers.
I could be wrong though :)
I know for sure that Google counts every ad display requested as an ad impression, do they later on or on the spot count the total allowed only, or not do it at all I'm not sure.
I am saying this because Google counts even non displayed but requested ads that default to alternate ad or PSA as an ad impression.
But one thing for sure, and you can take that to the bank, is that they don't like over what's allowed requests per page, makes sense as they are efficiency freaks.
From a publisher business point of view, I am a one ad unit per page kind of person, and not even an additional link unit, minimalism works best at keeping my CTR high and EPC reasonable that is before that dark Friday :-)
I'm also quite sure that placing many Adsense codes is certainly nothing that Adsense would like, but I can't find a way around it - maybe I', just not trying hard enough bacause this particular website hosted on Blogger has very low traffic:)
By the way, any knows how to change the index page of a blog at Blogspot?