Page-level ads are the new mode of displaying ads from Google AdSense which is in beta (as of June 2016). This takes care of two things for your visitors if and only if your site is mobile optimized.
- Anchor/overlay ads: mobile ads that stick to the edge of the user’s screen and are easily dismissable.
- Vignette ads: mobile full-screen ads that appear between page loads on your site and can be easily dismissed by your users.
These are two types of page-level ads for your website. You can activate any one or both, but I would recommend to experiment with just one and then move on to another. Activating both may reduce the user experience for your blog. However, Google has reportedly taken care of the UX piece of page-level ads.
You can activate any one or both, but I would recommend to experiment with just one and then move on to another. Activating both may reduce the user experience for your blog. However, Google has reportedly taken care of the UX piece of page-level ads.
How to Activate Page-Level Ads in AdSense:
- Go to “My Ads” in your Google AdSense Dashboard
- Select “Page-level ads (BETA)” under the “Content” section
- Then turn on the ad formats that you want: a. Anchor ads or b. Vignette ads by clicking on the toggle button given in the Status column.
- After activation, go to your blog and insert the given code in your dashboard (click on ‘Get code‘ button) by copying and pasting it in the Head tag section. You can do this by editing the HTML of your blog in blogspot blog. (In WordPress you can do this by editing your theme under Appearances > Editor.)
- Next, you need to test if the ads are working by visiting your blog in a mobile device by adding #googleads to your URL. For example, if your domain looks like sample.blogspot.com then you suffix the letters like this: sample.blogspot.com/#googleads
Here’s a screenshot of how it appears on my Android SmartPhone:
- At first, it took a while for the anchor ad to show up, and this is what the mobile showed:
- When this happens, just wait for the ads to load, if not refresh the webpage.
- Otherwise, the ads should somewhat be like these: