Best Google Adsense blog positions

Posted on Oct 16, 2008 in AdsenseAdvertising
The first thing on your agenda should be to either have your website already set up or your blog. Once you have this all set up and ready to go, and you have signed up with the Google AdSense program you are ready to place some ads on your page. But where to put them is the first thought that pops into your head. It is all about location, and it can become a complete art when it comes to placing your ads. Once your visitors reach your site and become intrigued, they are more likely to stay for awhile and look around; this includes staying long enough to follow and click on some of your offered ads. Your ads need to coincide with your content, this enables your visitors to actually want to click on your ads, because your ads can offer them other information that they may be looking for.Analyze the design and layout of your blog or site. Pick which spots your visitors are most likely to look. In research studies, visitors tend to start by looking at the top left corner of a page, and then proceed to move downwards throughout the page. It is much like reading a book, you start at the top of the left page, and then you read from left to right, down to the bottom of the page. This is what visitors do when they look at a website or a blog. One of the best spots to put your ads is the place where people start to read on your page before they start pressing the scroll down button.You want to make sure that there is a good sense of flow throughout your site; everything needs to blend to keep your visitors from becoming confused and frustrated. A great way to blend your ads is to use tables. Tables offer a clean and appealing look to your ads, that turns a visitors attention to the actually ad, instead of passing the ad by. If you can get the visitors attention to the ad, you can earn money. If you are having some trouble with the position of your ads, and you are not getting the amount of clicks you desire, try checking out some of the larger Adsense sites, just to get a more comfortable feel of how they position their ads. After all, they are larger Adsense sites for a reason, so they must be doing something right.
Heatmap where users click

Heat map where users click

Play around with your ad positioning, do not just stick your ads anywhere on your pages, and wait for money to roll in. Try to experiment which positions work for your visitors, and for you. You should eventually reposition your ads every once and awhile to keep your regular visitors from getting bored with your ads, make sure to keep it fresh and new! Try to keep from making your site or blog look like just a site full of ads. People do not want to visit a page and be bombarded with loads of ads, this tends to make people want to immediately press the back button, and move onto another page.Adsense allows you to have up to three ads, so try being strategic about this, and take full advantage! Remember that location is key factor here in the Adsense process; you need to test things out, and see what is working and acknowledge what is not working. Once you can see what is working you can continue with this strategy, while moving your ads around to keep things alive. People these days tend to get real bored real fast, you want to make sure that you keep your visitors wanting to come back for more, liven things up!