OK, so you are into monetizing your website via ads. And of course, Google’s own ad portal for publishers – Adsense – is the most popular third party ad system.
Google has recently launched a new type of ads called Page level ads. If your Adsense account is eligible, you will get an invitation/notification inside your account to try out Page level ads.
What are page level ads?
These are the new type of ads introduced by Adsense for mobile display. The best part is that these ads do not count towards the “3 ads per page” limit.
This means you don’t have to alter your current ad set up and this page level ad will act as an additional stream of income.
How to enable page level ads for your website(s)?
If you see the above notification/invitation in your Google Adsense account, go ahead and click on the Test it out button.
Alternatively you could go to My ads > Page-level ads (BETA) in your Adsense account.
On this page you will see the types of ads (ad format) to choose from. Currently there are two types:
These ads stick to the edge of the screen (bottom) with a X button – users can dismiss any time.
These are full screen ads that appear between page loads on your site and can be dismissed by your viewers.
On the right of each ad, you see a switch-like button under “Status” where you can either enable or disable the type of ad.
As you can see, I’ve enabled only Anchor/Overlay ads for my website and that’s my personal preference. You can enable both if you want.
Once done with enabling the required ad formats, scroll down a bit to get ad code.
Click on the Get Code button and you will get a pop up with the ad code.
Just copy the code and paste this code in your website.
How to add the page level ad code to your website?
Essentially you should paste the ad code in the head section of your website. And how to find that depends on the theme/framework you are using.
Scroll down to the Header Scripts box and paste your ad code in that box!
It is this one code for your entire website. And for as many websites you have, which is quite handy!
Test your page level ad!
Once you have pasted the code on your website you could test if the ads are running. Simply visiting the website on mobile won’t always work because page level ads are displayed only at optimal times.
Visit any of your website’s page in a mobile device. And to the URL, append #googleads.
For instance, if the URL of your page is: http://www.besthostinganddesign.com/accelerated-mobile-pages/ you should make it as http://www.besthostinganddesign.com/accelerated-mobile-pages/#googleads.
Now you will see the ads running on your website!
Congrats, you have implemented the new page level ads by Google Adsense!