Thursday, April 2, 2009

Better Placement of Google Adsense in Blogger

To increase the performance of Google Adsense on your Blogger Blogspot blog you can extend the choice of placement options of your Google ads with some simple tweaks. This involves making a few minor adjustments to your Blogger template to increase where widgets can be created and how many widgets can be placed in your template.

In this second tutorial of the series on placement of Google Adsense in a Blogger Blog you will learn how to place Google Adsense between the header and the first post. This will allow for a variety of Google Adsense ads to be added of which the 728x90 leaderboard is probably the most suitable. This tutorial assumes no particular technical knowledge of Blogger and is suitable for bloggers of all technical abilities as it gives step by step instructions to implement the changes.


How to Add Google Adsense Between the Header and First Post
If you want to increase your earnings from your blog you may decide you would like to have a full length advertising banner between the header and the first post. For instance it can be very effective to have a 728x90 leaderboard in this prime position. To add a Google Adsense unit to this position take the following steps:

1. Navigate to Layout > Edit HTML

2. Back up Template as a Precaution

3. Check Expand Widget Templates box

4. Find the following code:

<div id='crosscol-wrapper' style='text-align:center'>
<b:section class='crosscol' id='crosscol' showaddelement='no'/>
</div>

5. Replace

showaddelement='no'

with

showaddelement='yes'

6, Save Template

7. Navigate to Layout > Page Elements

8. Click on new Add a Gadget option that will now have appeared between Blog Posts and the Header.

Add Google Adsense Between Header and Post by Adjusting the Template

9. Choose Google Adsense and Add Leaderboard 728x90. Save

Add Google Adsense 728x90 Banner Between Header and Template Body

9. View new Google Adsense Unit appearing between header and first post

Here is an example of a 728x90 Leaderboard between the header and the first post and the top of the sidebar.

How to Add Google Adsense Unit Between Header and Blog Posts in Blogger

In this tutorial which is part of a series on placement of Google Adsense in Blogger Blogspot blogs you have learnt how to add Google Adsense between the header and the first post section. As this is a prime position for a 728x90 leaderboard ad unit I have concentrated on showing you how to add this Google Adsense ad unit to your blog. For more tutorials on Google Adsense please refer to the related posts as the bottom of this article.

Related Posts
Google Adsense Tips for Blogger Blogs
Blogger Guide to Google Adsense Placement



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15 comments:

Insurance Expert said...

Thank you so much!

The Wizz said...

You are most welcome. Always nice to know this blog is helpful to others

faystie said...

Another article i actually bookmarked. Thumbs up. :)

The Wizz said...

More articles about Google Adsense coming up. Thanks for your support!

Phaze said...

Thanks alot, in use now on my new blog.

The Wizz said...

Great! Happy to help.

Oshim said...

Thank you

The Wizz said...

No worries. Also check out my new article about Google Adsense

gm22 said...

This is great! I didn't you you could do that! Thank you.

The Wizz said...

Thanks gm22. Stay tuned as I am going to be posting lots more Google Adsense how to articles over the next few weeks.

tsport100 said...

Thanks!

The Wizz said...

Thanks for dropping by. Hope you'll visit again soon!

RonCavitenio said...

Sir, this is safe to implement right? Thanks!

The Wizz said...

RonCavitenio thanks for your query. This is a completely safe tweak. By default Blogger has no space for widgets between the header and the body. However the code is set up in the Blogger template and all we are doing is turning the widgets on for that area. Putting an Adsense ad in this spot will not affect any other part of your blog except if you already have 3 Google Adsense content ads on your home page. Hope this sets your mind at rest.

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