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Google ad sizes are available in a wide range. Every adsense ad formats comes in a range of different shapes and sizes. It is very important to understand the difference between each of these ads.
Further, Adsense allows the placement of just 3 text/image ads, 3 link units and 2 search boxes on a whole for each page. This makes it tougher to choose the best performing google ad sizes that satisfy one’s goals and requirements.
What’s special about this post?
Adsense guide to ad sizes lets you see different Google ad sizes at once, highlighting the top performing ad sizes, which helps you to narrow down the option.Then you might be wondering, what’s the necessity of this post. Allow me to explain!
What Google doesn’t educate is about those ad sizes which you should stay away from!
This post intends to bright to light an easier and clever approach to choosing the best performing Adsense ad sizes saving your energy and time .
Without any further ado lets get into the topic of concern.
Google Ad Sizes that Multiply Your Adsense Earnings!
As discussed earlier, Google Adsense Ad Formats are available as:
- Text ads
- Image/Display Ads
- Link Units
- Responsive Ads
There are now about 16 different types of text ads, 14 image ads, 6 link unit ads and 5 responsive ads. This list doesn’t include the yet to launch expanded text ads.
Here’s a table which accommodates the multiple Google ad sizes available so far for each of these adsense ad formats in 2016.
Doesn’t this list look enormous 😯 making it tough to choose the best performing ad sizes for your website.
As you can see, Google offers six different kinds of rectangular ads:
Large Rectangle (336 x 280)
Medium Rectangle (300 x 250)
Small Rectangle (180 x 150)
Two different kinds of Squares (250 x 250) & (200 x 200)
Button (125 x 125)
In fact all these sizes, work well depending on the placement. In case, if you’re wondering which size would be best for the position you got in mind, I would highly recommend you to go for the large rectangle (336 x 280). Second best is the Medium Rectangle (300 x 250).
This is not a fancy guess, but is based upon several inferences drawn by experts in the advertising field.
The OTHER best performing google ad sizes are the Large Skyscrapper (300 x 600), Wide Skyscrapper (160 x 600) & Leaderboard (728 x 90).
Depending on the availability of space, you can choose one/two among these three ad sizes for higher click through rate and revenue share.
The best part of these preferred banner sizes is that you can choose to show both text and image ads in a particular ad unit to make the best out of both.
In case if you prefer responsive ad units, then depending on the width of the user’s screen, different ad sizes are served. So the size isn’t fixed and varies based on the space available on the viewer’s device.
Luckily, Google’s technology serves the best performing ad units which are likely to make more money.
When it comes to link units, depending on placement and availability of space you can choose any of the available sizes.
The best performing Google Ad Sizes are tabulated below:
Why you should choose the above Google ad sizes?
It simple, these ad sizes get more clicks!
Studies have shown that these are the sizes that consistently have the best results.
Another version is that:
Credits: I was constantly experimenting with various google ad size for my blog, until I came upon this powerful resource by Digital Inspiration!
To crumble the list even further and make the best of the choice:
Hot Tip: Try to incorporate the larger ad units with their smaller counterparts where-ever possible.
For example: Try to replace Half Page Ad/Large Skyscrapper (300 x 600) with Wide Skyscrapper (160 x 600) if possible. Large Rectangle with Medium Rectangle and so on.
To justify the title, I recommend you to stay away from the rest other than the sizes mentioned above to save time and effort.However, the choice is upto you.
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Hope this post serves my intention and provides the necessary stuff for you to choose the right Google ad sizes for your blog.
Do you agree with me? Is it worth staying away from these ad units. Share your thoughts.