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3:31 pm on Jul 2, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Which AdSense ads, sizes and positions work best for you on website articles and forums.

My earnings have really been dropping in the last couple of months, not sure why. I've been experimenting a little and it seems that every time I take away 160 x 600 skyscraper located in the left-hand column above the menu, my earnings to tend to suffer. I've tried a skyscraper in the right-hand column and I get absolutely nothing. But I've seen a lot of people putting ads in the right side column and they seem to work for them, not sure why it doesn't for me.

Placing an ad unit at the very end of my content has always been a good earner. I'm now experimenting with both 728 banner, and a 300 rectangle.

I have also been trying a 728 x 15 text link just on top of my content, underneath my social buttons, that doesn't seem to get much attention either.

I think I've tried most positions, but it would be interesting to hear other people's configurations, maybe there something I've missed that I could give a try.
4:44 pm on Jul 2, 2014 (gmt 0)

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I have a 728x90 across the top (which is a responsive unit and my top earner) and a 300x250 on the right. On some pages I also have a 160x600 on the left.
6:18 pm on Jul 2, 2014 (gmt 0)

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I have quite a few 728 x 90 banners at the top of the page, just under the menu. A lot of my traffic is from mobile devices, so I'm thinking that making them are sponsored may be a good idea. I've never had much luck with units on the right hand side for some reason. But the 160 x 600 and the left does do very well
6:59 pm on Jul 2, 2014 (gmt 0)

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I think your idea of making the 728 x 90 banner responsive is a very good idea. I managed to find a really nifty module that I have installed on my website. It automatically deals with your AdSense units and resizes them depending on what you're looking at them on. Now there is a couple of settings that I'm slightly confused with. It's under responsive layout. I have two choices, smart sizing or advanced. Under smart sizing it says automatic sizing based on the space available. It will calculate the required size dynamically based on the width of the ad unit parents container. Under advanced it says this will generate an Asynchronous dynamic code.

I've tested with the former and it seems to do what I wanted to do, if I checked on a iPhone program online, it automatically resizes the 728 x 90 two rectangular which fits in perfectly.
9:14 pm on Jul 10, 2014 (gmt 0)

On my main sites, I have a responsive single column layout. On desktop, there are three 728x90 banners (top, middle, bottom). On mobile, I used to have three large rectangles (336x280 or 300x250 depending on screen size). Since Google made it clear that a large rectangle above-the-fold is a no-go on mobile, I've been experimenting with 320x50 and 320x100 banners. Recently, I switched to a custom 320x160 size for the topmost ad which performs best so far.
9:34 pm on Jul 10, 2014 (gmt 0)

Since Google made it clear that a large rectangle above-the-fold is a no-go on mobile...

Really? When/where did G announce this?
9:49 pm on Jul 10, 2014 (gmt 0)

Really? When/where did G announce this?

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