A new Google AdSense user asked me “how many ad units can I display on one web page? What is the maximum number of ad units allowed per page?”
There are many over-enthusiastic AdSense users who try to place way too many ads on one page in hope to earn more money. But does it work? Let's find out!
Google AdSense is world's largest contextual ad network. Millions of people are using it on their websites and everyday countless new people join the network. These new users make a website and join AdSense with a hope that they would start making decent money “soon”… but it takes a lot of hard work, patience and time before that can happen.
In a large number of cases, frustration sets in and AdSense users begin to find ways to increase their income through AdSense. More often than not, AdSense users begin to add more ad units in their website. They feel that more the ad units higher the chances of getting clicks.
But the maximum number of ad units allowed per page is three. And you can show only one 300×600 display ad unit. Yes, in addition, you can also show up to three link units also.
Many new users of AdSense are unaware of the fact that they can't show more than three ad units on one page. If you put, let’s say, five units, the first three units will display ads and the remaining two will not show any advertisements.
Read: My Google AdSense Guide (a must read for AdSense Success aspirants)
You might have seen some websites show more than three AdSense display ads. Well, the reason behind this is that they are the Premium AdSense Publishers. Google gives this status to those websites which, over a period of years, have proved that they are serious about regularly producing good quality content. Premium Publishers get a number of privileges including ability to display more than three ads per page and perhaps altering ad appearance.
Google does this to force publishers to focus on content quality. Loading your pages with tens of ad units is not the right way to begin your journey as a blogger. Good content is the only and only way towards success in blogging. Don’t feel disheartened. As I said, it takes a lot of patience to make your website worthy of decent income via clicks on ads. Have patience, produce good and useful content… and soon you'll do better, for sure.
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