AdSense Page Level Ads Is Here To Monetize Your Mobile Site

AdSense Page level ads
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Have you ever wondered what would be the right ad format for monetizing your mobile site? If you are using AdSense, I’m sure you are already taking advantage of their responsive & custom ad unit size. Today, when I logged into my AdSense account, I noticed a new beta ad format introduced by AdSense “Page-level ads”.

New Page Level Ads by AdSense for Mobile  sites:

This new experimental ad type is for mobile site only & offers two kinds of ads:

Anchor/overlay ads & Vignette ads

The best thing is these new ad types doesn’t count towards existing three ad unit limit of AdSense. You can find the Permissible number of AdSense ad units on a web page here. I’m sure you are already used to seeing Anchor/overlay ads in almost all the mobile app.

Vignette ads, on the other hand, is full page display ads that are shown to users when they are about to leave the site. Undoubtedly this two ad unit will increase your AdSense revenue & they are mobile specific ads & think of them as additional ad units.

AdSense Page Level Ads is currently in beta & you may or may not see it in your AdSense account. If you see it already, here is how you can enable it.

How to enable AdSense Page Level Ads (Anchor ads)?

Login to your AdSense account & click on My Ads> Page level ads.

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You need to enable Anchor &Vignetter ads by toggling the switch as shown in above image. You can have one or both of them enabled at the same time. Once you are done, scroll down to section which says Add the code for Page-level ads to your pages.

Unlike other AdSense ad unit, here you need to get the code & place this ad code in the <head> tag (or at the top of the <body>) of the pages where you want to show the ads. (Similar to Google Analytics code).

Implement Page level ads
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You can add the code in your theme or by using a plugin. I used Google tag manager; as it makes it easier to manage tags for all my sites from one place & for free.

Test out your ads:

Once you have placed the ad codes, now it’s time to test it. This is the only part that is not as smooth as it could be (Probably because it’s in beta).

Test Page level ads by AdSense
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All you need to do is, open your site in mobile browser & add #googleads at the end of URL to see the ads in action. Here is a preview of the same from one of my blog:

Google Page layout ads in action
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I had little hard time testing Vignettes ad type as it requires you to click on the link & full-screen ad was displayed for a fraction of second only. Anyhow, I have implemented this new ad type on few of my blogs that are monetized with AdSense.

It would be great to see how new AdSense ad units for the mobile site will perform in the coming days. I will update the post as I have enough data. For now, if you see AdSense page-level ads feature enabled under your account, take advantage of it. If you don’t have it enabled, wait for it few days until it’s rolled out for everybody.

Do let us know how’s your revenue after implementing the new mobile ads from AdSense team? Share this post with other bloggers who monetize their blog using AdSense.

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A Blogger, Author and a speaker! Harsh Agrawal is recognized as a leader in digital marketing and FinTech space. Fountainhead of ShoutMeLoud, and a Speaker at ASW, Hero Mindmine, Inorbit, IBM, India blockchain summit. Also, an award-winning blogger.

54 thoughts on “AdSense Page Level Ads Is Here To Monetize Your Mobile Site”

  1. Hi Harsh,

    Just checked my Google Adsense dashboard and clicked MyADs, I don’t see any option about Page LEVEL ADS option, I think Google has given this option only to some of established publishers as you are one of them.

    Thanks for sharing the information in advance, when I get this option I will definitely optimize my blog for these ads, see you soon.

  2. Hello Harsh

    Just checked my adsense dashboard but as siddaiah say, I also don’t get any option like PAGE LEVEL ADS, May be this option is for high adsense earners. Thanks for sharing this information with us.

  3. Hey Harsh,

    I just confirmed logging into my account. It’s just only for selected publishers. You got lucky here. It’s not available under my dashboard as well.

  4. Thats a very nice step from Adsense. But its not showing in my adsense area as well. In fact I have discovered one new alerts under mobile ad area
    “Please note we will no longer be supporting AdSense for Mobile Content as of January 2016. We recommend you now transition all of your ad units to AdSense for Content.”
    Do you have any update on this. Thanks for sharing this useful information. πŸ™‚

  5. Hi Harsh,

    Thanks for the update, one more good feature by Google for Adsense users, As discussed in the Adsense forum, Page Level Ads is in beta stage and only availability for selected adsense users. Congo for being one of them.

  6. Hi Harsh,
    A few days back I was reading a post on monetizing mobile traffic and thinking that adsense has not yet introduce that kind of ads. And today I am reading what I was expecting from Adsense. Great news for publisher and bloggers.

  7. Hi Harsh,

    Being a great fan of Adsense i love to know more about it. Thanks a lot for sharing this useful information with us. I am going to check it out soon!


  8. Ashutosh Mishra

    Hey Harsh,

    Yes as like others I can’t see that option yet maybe its still in beta and available to huge earners to see the full strength.
    But would be really glad to use it as I too receive many mobile visitors.

    Good Luck

  9. I don’t see this yet but then again it’s in beta so it could take awhile before it creeps into our adsense dashboard. This looks good and hopefully increase’s our revenue. πŸ™‚

  10. I harsh an Excellent article by you..You are the one helped me to be a successful blogger I had read many of the articles written by you. Continue your blogging and help us to improve.

  11. That’s great to see such new improvements in Adsense. After the official release it will be certainly helpful a lot because it will be without bugs. But maybe, at that time, they will start counting with the 3 Ad limits imposed. ( maybe…)

  12. I also checked my adsense account but no such as option has appeared. As Arpit singh and Siddaiah said, the only option now is to high Adsense earners. I will wait until it becomes available. Thank you.

  13. Hi Harsh,
    Thanks for sharing this great peace of information. This would really help to increase AdSense revenue for small bloggers like us.

  14. Please Help me!!!
    Hi my sitemap contains 1525 webpages and 900 images which are submited to
    index. about a month ago 1300 wepages and 760 images were indexed but now it’s
    gone down to 500 webpages and 240 images. why has it happened ? I am useing Yoast plugin and I dont have any error in html imporvements section. how to
    resolve it? should I resubmit the sitemap Please Help me

  15. Vishwajeet Kumar

    Hi, Harsh, Thanks for the update. However I didn’t locate this ad in my adsense account. may be it is for premium publishers or publishers having high traffic. can put some light on this.

  16. Hi Harsh, I just checked in to my Adsense profile, but no such option is shown so far. Probably, Google will implement it in a phased manner, as they did in case of the Matched Content.

    1. @Puneet
      It’s still in beta & you need to wait for few weeks or months before you see it in your account.

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