Yesterday, I wrote about Best Google AdSense placements for Blogs and Websites. Now many users also have forums addressing different topics. Though most of the forums are usually free, you can always make money using Google AdSense.
Google has created some excellent placement suggestions for AdSense ads in forums, these suggestions are really useful and will allow you to maximize revenue from your AdSense ads. So without further ado here is a summary of best ad placements for your forum.
Google AdSense Placement Tips for Forum Homepage
For forum homepage Google suggests placing a large 728Ã—90 leaderboard image ad in between the categories above the fold. In addition to that, Google suggests placing a 160Ã—600 wide skyscraper in the sidebar of the post below your site navigation.
You can also use a 468×60 banner on the site if you do not have enough width in the content area.
Google AdSense Placement Tips for Forum Category Page
For category pages on forums, Google suggests users to place a large 728×90 leader board above the fold while adding another one between the threads list. You can also add another large unit at the bottom of the page.
Google AdSense Placement Tips for Forum Post/Threads Pages
For post or thread pages, Google suggests using a 468×15 link unit below the navigation bar and above the title of the thread/post. They also suggest placing a 728×90 after the 1st/2nd, 4th/5th and 8th/9th post in the thread.
So these are the tips from Google about placing ads in your forums. Do let me know how it works out for you if you follow these suggestions on your site. It is always best to experiment with new layouts for at-least a week before you make changes to them.