I promised when Google launched Ad Manager that I would provide a tutorial of some sorts on how to set it up for your site or blog. I didn't have time last week, but today, I finally got around to writing up the tutorial. It is so big that I decided to publish it at RustyBrick.com.
I named the article How To Set Up Google Ad Manager On Your Site or Blog.
It goes through the process of setting up ads on your site or blog, similar to how I have them set up here. I actually have Google Ad Manager serving the ads on our forum, not yet on the main Search Engine Roundtable site. But I suspect it won't be long before I switch off Open Ads and on to Google Ad Manager.
Why am I switching? Not because I am a Google fan boy. Simply because Open Ads runs on my server and thus is an extra strain on my server. Google Ad Manager is hosted free of charge on Google server, so no strain on my server resources. I was able to accomplish everything I needed to with Google that I had with Open Ads, so I will be switching the main site over shortly.
If you need assistance, I recommend using my walk-through: How To Set Up Google Ad Manager On Your Site or Blog. If that doesn't help, the Google Groups area has a Google representative who is fairly quick in responding and is very helpful. He helped me set it up.