Saturday, 21 December 2013

Create custom sized Adsense ad units

| Saturday, December 21, 2013 | |

Google Adsense recently rolled out 'Custom Ad Size' option, that lets users create ad units with various sizes as per publishers requirements. Till now, every user was bound to use, ad sizes from four predefined ad size category namely,
  • Horizontal
  • Vertical
  • Square
  • Link Units
Now, adsense user can select 'custom ad size' and place in their own size and adsense will generate the codes for that size for you.

How to create custom ad size ads?

  1. Login in into your Adsense account.
  2. Navigate to 'My ads' tab and click 'New ad unit' button.
  3. Select 'Custom ad size' option from 'Ad size' dropdown menu.
In case you have created an image ad unit or image/text ad unit, then the image ad will display and image ads are of fixed sizes. So, any image ad will adjust itself by aligning to the center. But,

adsense ad unit problem
The above one, is a custom size ad unit, with an image ad that is smaller in height and width. Now, the image ad gets aligned to center horizontally but leave blank white space vertically.

Existing Ad units

If you already have ad fixed sized ad units, they cannot be converted into 'Custom Ad Size' ad unit, you are required to create a new ad unit and the select 'custom ad size'.

Author's Bio: Shubhashish Shukla (follow him) is the person behind Sector Techno (twitter, facebook), a technology blog. An always learning web developer.
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