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11:38 pm on Jul 15, 2018 (gmt 0)

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I'm still relying on the old rules that 3 AdSense ads plus 3 link units per page was the maximum allowed on a page.

I keep reading some conflicting information.

More than 3 link units are allowed on a page as long as they don't overcrowd - whatever "overcrowd" means.

Will someone clarify?

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3:11 am on July 16, 2018 (gmt 0)

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no more hard limitation on ad units. i personally run with density rule of roughly 15~30% ads to content. so I could have up to 8~9 units on really long content.
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I was reading the same thing as farmboy...that AdSense only allows 3 ads/page...and if you have more...you get into trouble. If this is no longer true...sounds good. Any chance you could share a link that mentions this? I think I would sleep better not worrying that if I had more than 3 ads/page...I won't wake up with an AdSense violation email! lol

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Nevermind. I did a quick search and found the answer & link. Apparently Adsense lifted the 3 ads/page rule...and now there is no "exact" limit of ads/page. The one guideline seems to be...ad content can't exceed "real" content.

Here's the link...there are others that are similar:

[shoutmeloud.com...]
4:17 am on July 16, 2018 (gmt 0)

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That was discussed here back in August of 2016: [webmasterworld.com...] when people first noticed that the AdSense policies had changed.
4:29 am on July 16, 2018 (gmt 0)

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The Chrome filter has a 30% ad density rule, so it depends on how much content you have per page. Although the filter was supposed to start in February and my sites have yet to be reviewed.
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I could have up to 8~9 units
And why adblockers are on the rise.
5:32 am on July 16, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Ad blockers seem really really awesome from the average users standpoint. That's until you start running your own website...and have bills to pay. lol

But I guess a lot of folks here know this already. : )
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Since a "Chrome Filter" was mentioned...are there any other differences between Chrome, Safari, Firefox, etc....when it comes to ad content?

Also seems sort of strange that if the latest AdSense rule is...that ad content cannot exceed "real" content on a page...this would seem to sort of indicate a 51/49 rule (real content needs to be at least 51% and Ad content not more than 49%) of a page. But if there's a Chrome filter that doesn't allow more than 30% ad content on a page...this would seem to conflict with the more general AdSense rule of 51/49.
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Apples & Oranges.

Chrome displays ads if they don't abuse the Chrome rules. This won't affect what other browsers display.

But if you abuse the rules of Adsense itself, you may create issues with your account; worse scenario being ads will no longer be displayed... for all browsers.
6:16 am on July 16, 2018 (gmt 0)

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I've always used the "bolt and run" rule: when there are so many ads the user does that ... and tell all their friends, too.

Use commonsense. There is a balance between content and ads. And most of us know it even if they won't admit it.
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My question (concerning other browsers)...was if other browsers had ad content rules (similar or different) from Chrome's "30% rule"...or if other browsers basically had no rules/limits regarding % ad space on a single page.

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I'm not aware of any browser besides Chrome that assess the number of ads contingent on display limitations.

However most major browsers now have adblockers as a feature than can be initiated by the user.
6:45 am on July 16, 2018 (gmt 0)

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... and if activated is a 0% number of ads per page....

Use commonsense. Works a treat.
8:10 am on July 16, 2018 (gmt 0)

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concerning other browsers

May be off-topic, but the private mode of Firefox "indirectly" blocks all third party ads, regardless of the browser extensions installed. Whereas, at the opposite, the private mode of Chrome will disable all browser extensions, and therefor ad blockers, and will let third party ads show.

And why adblockers are on the rise.

Indeed, and as a result, people no longer notice sites which are playing fair about ads. So everybody is punished, because of some.
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Thanks to everyone who responded.

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