Google AdSense Lets Publishers Modify Ad Code For Responsive Design & Other More

May 24, 2013 • 8:40 am | comments (3) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google AdSense
 

Google AdSense logoOne of the largest wants/needs of Google AdSense publishers is to be able to make their AdSense ads work with responsive design web sites.

Although Google won't do it for you automatically, Google is allowing you now to modify your AdSense code to support responsive design web sites.

Google announced they have updated their modification of the AdSense ad code policy to make exception for responsive design and other things. Google is now allowing publishers to modify the code only if it does "not artificially inflate ad performance or harm advertisers."

This is specifically useful in these situations says Google:

  • Responsive design: Enabling publishers to create a single webpage that will adapt to the device on which it’s being viewed, whether it’s a laptop, smartphone or tablet, to maximize user experience.
  • A/B testing: Running a test by creating multiple versions of a page, comparing user behavior to see which page is the most effective.
  • Setting custom channels dynamically: Tracking performance of segments of users, sections of your site, or other behavior to maximize ad and user experience.
  • Ad tag minification: Enabling your site pages to load faster by reducing the amount of data to be transferred.

Publishers are extremely happy about this update and are excited to take advantage of this.

Forum discussion at Google+ & WebmasterWorld.

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Comments:

Zane

05/24/2013 02:28 pm

"lets" in the title

Barry Schwartz

05/24/2013 03:09 pm

Thanks.

Fedor

05/24/2013 08:13 pm

So basically they're allowing conditional statement in their snippets. This isn't any different from doing in the backend only slowing things down and making the frontend code look messy. The minification part is a joke, that show_ads.js script takes longer to load than most pages so removing a line or two will do almost nothing in comparison to optimizing show_ads.js. Isn't adding conditionals working against the whole minification thing they are trying to sell here? Whatever.

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