I have been playing around with my Google Adsense units for the past couple months, and I must say that not all units works well on my blog. Webmasters who use Google Adsense as a form of monetization will also come to this conclusion. No matter the amount of traffic that you have or how many Adsense you have displayed on your site, the Adsense unit does matter when it comes to earnings.

In this case you can truly say that “size does matter” when it comes to your Adsense units.

Google Adsense is a great way of monetizing your blog or website, but without the proper units and placement you won’t earn much in your Adsense account.

In this post I will show you what I did to increase my Google Adsense revenue/earnings.

Adsense I Used In The Past

<li><strong>Plugin I Used</strong></li>

I used a plugin called Quick Adsense.

Quick Adsense is an Ads management WordPress plugin. It offers a quicker & flexible way to insert Adsense or any Ads code into a blog post. Besides, it can randomly place the Ads anywhere within a post. It comes with a simple setting page, and it does not overwhelm you with complicated customizable options.

In general, placing Adsense randomly within a post is a good way to experiment a variety of ads formats & placements besides optimizing your Adsense. If you have many regular visitors who frequently revisit your blog, the randomization will likely catch their attention.

With the Quick Adsense plugin I could insert an any ad unit I want in my blog posts or my sidebar.
Quick Adsense Screenshot
Screen shot showing the additional Quicktag Buttons added to the HTML Edit Post SubPanel which makes it easy for you to insert your Adsense in your post.

I still have this plugin on my blog but currently deactivated for personal reasons, I will activate it in the future.

<li><strong>Adsense Units I Used</strong></li>

I used the 728×90 ad unit, 728×15 link unit, 468×60 ad unit, 336×300 ad unit and the 300×250 ad unit.

Some of these generated clicks especially the 468×60 ad unit earning a low revenue. I started playing with my ad units, using image and text ads but my earnings didn’t really went up by much. I used the 336×300 ad unit which didn’t really have any effect so I decided to discontinue the use of that ad unit.

Adsense I Am Using Now

I decided that I am going to make some changes to my Adsense on my site. I am not using the 468×60 ad unit on the header (below the logo) and 300×250 ad unit (2 below the first post on homepage and 1 beside the related articles below each post).

The 300×250 ad units on my blog gets on the average $0.81 per click which I think is a fear amount per click comparing to the pay-per click in the past.

I also set my Adsense channels to be targeted by advertisers. When you do this, advertisers will bid on these ad units on your site and they will pay a decent amount of funds to advertise on that particular ad unit.

Group Discussion

Here are some more tips to help you Increase Your Google Adsense Revenue

<li><strong>If you are using Google Adsense as a means of monetization, what Adsense units works for you?</strong></li>


  1. Ande


    Hi, i implementing quick adsense in my thesis but ads disappear in content post, it work in my twenty ten theme. i don’t know why. do you have info about it? thanks.

    • Reply

      I use Quick Adsense as well, but I noticed some things that I didn’t like with the plugin so I edited it myself.

      I didn’t see any impressions being recorded in my Google Adsense account.

      Make sure that you enable the in post ads section and that will help.

    • Reply

      Sorry about my first comment. I no longer use Quick Adsense, I am now using Adsense Optimizer which works really great. That’s the plugin I was talkin about that I had to edit.

      I use it in post and also on the homepage right below the first post. If you want I can help you optimize your blog with Adsense.

    • Reply

      Yes thats a great Adsense unit. I changed from my 336×280 and now using a 300×250 in the post to see how it will do.

      Please I am asking you to also leave a comment on the article link below… Thanks 🙂
      5 Important Questions Every Blogger Should Be Asking Themselves

  2. Reply

    Hi Kharim..i like your Adsense thingy.. i am wan mahnah (56 yrs old educated female) from Malaysia & i blog on food category-in adddition to the above blog,i now hv an extended blog maznahwan.blogspot.com this is where i post pieces from from friends and other bloggers on food varieties-recipes,jokes,tips, photowork (on food & blogging) & short stories. i hv fb friends from over 35 countries. this my honour 2u, wld u post an article >summarised Adsense & how to maximise making $ from this-practicle & simple to understand. i will also link your blog to mine. TQVM & hv a nice day- be my 4llower ok 🙂

    • Reply

      Thanks for the comment. Before I submit a guest post on your blog, I would like to know whats your traffic like? And how will I benefit from guest posting on your blog?

      • Reply

        TQVM 4 ur prompt reply 🙂 i will promote u in my blog, how effective? that will depend on your write up to promote your blog,i thought money making topics like Adsense r vry attractive. tho i m still new & my traffic is at infant stage, but i m +ve tht with many international guest bloggers, i grow up vry fast.. my sincere reply>there’s always a beginning to every success..like u also. My linking your blog to mine will definite expose ur blog to so many people, who dont like the hussle of surfing d net (since there r so many blogs in the net) thank u

        • Reply

          I don’t think its gonna work for 2 reasons. Your blog has low traffic, I only see one comment out of all the articles on your blog. And your blog is not in the same niche as mine.

          When bloggers do guest post they want to benefit. Your blog needs to be build up some more. The only way that would work is if you pay bloggers to guest post on your blog.

  3. Reply

    I am already using the ads placement you mentioned. It somehow does not generate enough earnings as I still haven’t reach pay-out for many months. My site is fairly new, do you think it also boils down to the relatively low traffic? Well, I would possibly reach more visitors next year.

    • Reply

      As I stated in this blog post, you have to play around with your Adsense units so that you can see where the earn the most money by getting more clicks. You have to try different sizes so you know which works well for you.

      Not all sites that uses the ad units that I use will work just the same. Each site is different so thats why you have to try different things and see what works best.

      Also your traffic has alot to do with your CTR… More traffic = More CTR. So my advice is that you use different ad units. You want me to help you?

  4. John Garrett


    I was about ready to give up on adsense, but I’m gonna try to change up the placement and use that plugin you mentioned to see if that shakes things up any. Thanks for the tips!

    • Reply

      With Google Adsense, traffic and proper optimization is the key to make it work well. You have to play around with your Adsense units and see which works best for you. It can take months for you to know which units works and depends on where you place them. So don’t give t just yet.

  5. bestofblogger


    I use whydowork adsense plugin. I thnik i need to make some changes. And one question, Does It really help to increase adsense revenue? Do you use and adsense plugin now?

    • Reply

      I’ve never heard of that plugin before. But once it shows your Adsense on your blog I guess that its ok to use it.

      The reason why I use the Quick Adsense Plugin is because I think its easier to manage and optimize my Adsense units.

      With that plugin I can easily insert any type of Adsense units at different areas of my blog post or in the side bar with just one click.

  6. Reply

    Good advice and if I may, I think you wanted to say, “I am now using the 468×60 ad unit on the header……………” and not, not 🙂

    Anyway, at the end of the day, one must really “try” different ad placements and test different units as it also “blends” together with the design of your website. What works for one does not necessarily mean it will work for the other, but the message you convey is what is important.

    As far as your recommendation to create custom channels and lake this availbale to advertisers, I could not agree more. This is something that everyone should be doing.

    • Reply

      Hey thanks for the reminder. I saw the error and didn’t remember to change it 🙁 I’m on my mobile phone now, hope I remember tomorrow to make the changes.

      Thats true, you have to try different places if you want your Adsense to work well for you, and also best if you blend the ads wit your background. What works for me might not work for another site, you jus have to play wit the size and placement.

  7. Alison Moore Smith


    Interesting read, but I don’t see what the tips to increase adsense revenue are. You have decided to try a different sizes/locations and to have targeted channels, but from what I read, you don’t yet know if these techniques will actually produce increased revenue.

    Seems better titled something about testing out adsense.


    • Reply

      Well that’s true Alison. But I personalized the title by using “I Used”. If I didn’t have that in it then it would be off.

      Thanks for the comment as well

      • Alison Moore Smith


        Ah, I think it’s a grammar issue. When you say, “I am going to make some changes,” it implies that you have not yet made them. Perhaps you already have made those changes you were writing about and *that* is what you are reporting on?

  8. Dana


    The key of AdSense is that we must try the different unit and placement before find the best for us. For me, I found that 336×300 and 300×250 on top of the post which earn.

    • Reply

      That’s what I also realize. You have to place them all about before you can find a set place for them to stay. But also keep in mind that your traffic and the colors that you use also affects the CTR.

  9. Reply


    Awesome tips that will help adsense publishers.

    I also notice 300×250 generates more clicks on my blog.

    Posts about adsense is always interesting, its related to money LOL

    Thanks for this.

  10. Tuan


    I’m using the Quick Adsense plugin on my blog too and quite amazed at how it works. My revenue reached a peak last month and I expect it will reach a higher peak this month too. 🙂
    I love the 300×250 unit.

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