April 2014


Today I’m so happy releasing such an advance guide of blogger available ad spaces for Google adsense ads and third party ad units. In custom blogger template you have vast flexibility to monetize your content and set different ad spaces to generate more revenue. Header, Sidebar, Above post content, Below post content and Above footer are the most common ad spaces but out of these there are still remaining ad spaces that may provide you highest CTR you don’t know.

Investing through all available ad spaces i have found 10 more ad spaces in a custom blogger template and you can use all these ad spaces on your blog without violating Adsense policy because all of them are valid ad spaces.

I hope through out this tutorial you would learn some basics of blogger ad spaces and how to figure out ads for generating CTR and revenue. Let’s go ahead because this is a very big article 2000+ words and i expect that you will continue reading them all.

Ad Space #1 – Showing Adsense Between Blog Posts : Rectangle 300 x 250 (HOME, ITEM, ARCHIVE PAGES)

New blogger’s feature has added a new terrific opportunity to boost up adsense earnings by placing adsense (300 x 250) ad unit between every single blog post on home, item, archive and label pages. If you want to show ads between your posts

Show ads below posts

If you want to show ads after every post, select “1” from the drop-down menu (please note: Adsense policy limits to a total of 3 ad units per page, and Blogger will automatically prevent you from going over this limit). Now select your ad format and colors. Once you have finished the configuration of your ads, click on the orange “Save” button.

Ad Space #2 – Showing Adsense on Right Header : 465 x 60 (ALL PAGES)

Right header of any website or blog covers the highest impressions (up to 85% impressions) also attention of audiences. Placing a 464 x 60 adsense ad unit on right header of your blogger blog is an awesome place to generate more revenue. If your right header has enough space i mean more than 60% space then i recommend you adding a Leaderboard ad style on right header because of more CTR and earning boom

To add Adsense on right header of your blogger blog template, you must have your header section divided into two distinct sections. If you already use a custom template also two distinct sections of header then please follow instructions

  1. Go to Layout tab
  2. Click on Add a Gadget on right header
  3. Choose Adsense from the list of official blogger widgets on popup
  4. Now configure your ad size, colors and save widget
  5. Finally save arrangement of layout and you’re done

Ad Space #3 – Showing Adsense Below Header : Leaderboard 728 x 90 (ALL PAGES)

You can use one prominent ad space for Adsense that is below header section. The most attentive space when a visitor comes to your site it attracts 80% over the ad than content. So more click ability, CTR and earnings. The best alternative ad unit is Leaderboard 728 x 90 is perfect below header section. You can either set the ad unit from directly Layout section or editing your blog template. But the easiest one is from Layout section, so we would show you this process

  1. Go to Layout section
  2. Now click on Add a gadget
  3. A pop-up window will appear with bundle of blogger official widgets
  4. Now choose Adsense and configure Ad size, colors
  5. Finally hit save
  6. Now make sure you have added this widget right below header section
  7. Finally save arrangement and you’re almost done!

Ad Space #4 – Showing Adsense on Sidebar : 300 x 250 (ALL PAGES)

Sidebar is the best place for Adsense although lower impressions than header or below header space but still you can generate a handful of revenue from clicks placing Adsense ads on sidebar. You can add maximum 3 ad units on sidebar because of Adsense policy otherwise your account may be disabled. The perfect ad size for sidebar is Rectangular 300 x 250 Ad unit. It works better on sidebar and perfectly blends with your content. You can follow the instructions of adding ad unit below header of right header to configure ad on sidebar.

Tip: Don’t place ads on top of sidebar but within other widgets like popular posts, email subscription, label tags or blog archive will work better. So the ad unit will go middle of your sidebar

Ad Space #5 – Showing Adsense on Mid Sidebar : Wide Skyscraper (ALL PAGES)

This widget may not be enabled on many of custom blogger templates. Yes! diving sidebar section into two distinct sections and each section will be 160px wide. So you can add blogroll, internal links or links of favorite guides on one side and other side for Wide Skyscraper Ad unit of Adsense. Adsense says this one (Wide Skyscraper Ad unit) is the most successful Ad unit to generate clicks and revenue so i think i should discuss this lucrative ad space of maximizing your earning from Google Adsense

Tip: For boosting up your earning set the Adsense Wide Skyscraper left and blogroll widget right of the two distinct sections.

Ad Space #6 – Showing Adsense Above Post Title : 465 x 60 (STATIC POST PAGES)

Above post title you have chances to generate 70% impressions on Adsense ads and more CTR. Basically Adsense crawler targets your post title keywords and shows the highest relevant Ads so the probability of more clicks from users interests. Adding an Adsense ad unit (465 x 60) near to post title (above or below) will attract a visitor when he/she is reading a specific post and finds the ad relevant to the content so tends to click on ads and your earning goes boom.

To add Adsense (464 x 60) Ad unit above post title please do following

1. Go to Template Section
2. Backup Your template
3. Now click on Edit HTML
4. Search for <b:includable id=’post’ var=’post’>
5. Now carefully see below above line there is remaining <div class=’post hentry’>
6. Found it? Now switch to your adsense account > make an adsense ad unit for 464 x 60 ad layout
7. Save ad unit and copy ad code
8. Now go to this page of HTML Encoder tool
9. Paste your adsense ad code and hit Convert it button
10. Now copy the parsed Adsense ad code and add replacing Your Parsed Adsense Code Here

<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'>

Your Parsed Adsense Code Here 


11. Finally add the entire code right before <div class=’post hentry’>
12. Save your template and you’re almost done!

Ad Space #7 – Showing Adsense Below Post Title : 300 x 250 (STATIC POST PAGES)

The same way you can add Adsense right after post title or above post body so probabilities of highest clicks than any other ad space of your blog. You can do things like following ways

1. Go to Template Section
2. Backup Your template
3. Now click on Edit HTML
4. Search for <data:post.body/>
5. Now switch to your adsense account > make an adsense ad unit for  300 x 250 ad layout
6. Save ad unit and copy ad code
7. Now go to this page of HTML Encoder tool
8. Paste your adsense ad code and hit Convert it button
9. Now copy the parsed Adsense ad code and add replacing Your Parsed Adsense Code Here

<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'>

Your Parsed Adsense Code Here 


10. Finally add the entire code right before <data:post.body/>
11. Save your template and you’re almost done!

Ad Space #8 – Showing Adsense Right After More Tag : 464 x 60 (STATIC POST PAGE)

This is an advanced technology of adding Adsense ad unit right after Read More tag in Blogger. Unlike wordpress of adding Adsense between post content Blogger supports adding adsense at where the more tag executes. There is a simple JavaScript code which appends a specific Adsense Ad unit to Read more tag and only works with browsers if JavaScript enabled for webkit type browsers like Mozilla. I have a prominent guide which has a detail instructions of entire process.

Ad Space #9 – Showing Adsense Below Post Body : 300 x 250  (STATIC POST PAGE)

The most attractive ad space overall your blog post i think. Listen, when you’re blogging you’re telling readers something special so that they are getting engaged in your posts and frequently coming to your blog. The very important point readers focused is the end part of your post because they do want to know some motifs from you so the conclusion part is another attractive point across your blog.

Adding an adsense ad unit right after your blog post where the conclusion part ends is an intelligent idea to get readers engaged in your ads that is relevant to your content. Rich media ad (text and image) performs better in such ad space also link ads do well. But for higher CTR we will embed 300 x 250 Ad unit right after post body

The instruction of adding ad unit is all the same for Ad Space #7 but only difference is that you need add entire code right after <data:post.body/> Then save your template and you’re done!

Ad Space #10 – Showing Adsense Below Content Wrapper : Leaderboard 728 x 90 (ALL PAGES)

Below content wrapper you have lower impressions on pages but still has ability to give you value of CTR for a Leaderboard Adsense ad unit. Most of the bloggers use this ad space to show Leaderboard ad unit someone sell the direct ad space because of the highest performance of Leaderboard below content wrapper. To figure out this ad space you have to take some manual actions on your template. We will show you the instructions but configurations will be handled by you because content wrapper is not same for all custom blogger templates.

Anyway let’s see how to do this

1. Go to Template Section
2. Backup Your template
3. Now click on Edit HTML
4. Now search for <div id=’content-wrapper’>
5. Below content wrapper you will see many more sections and widgets
6. Now time to close them, simply hit the line before each section and widget and they will be closed
7. You will continue closing widgets and sections until you can close <div id=’content-wrapper’>
8. When you have closed <div id=’content-wrapper’> you should see the tag in such way

<div id='content-wrapper'>...</div>

10. Now make your ad unit (Leaderboard 728 x 90) going to Google adsense account
11. Copy code and parse using our HTML Encoder tool
12. Now copy the parsed Adsense ad code and add replacing Your Parsed Adsense Code Here


Your Parsed Adsense Code Here


13. Finally add the entire code right after <div id=’content-wrapper’>…</div>
14. Save your template and you’re almost done!


I tried my best to figure out this tutorial in such way that newbie blogger can understand it and avail every ad space that i mentioned. I think expertise bloggers will find tutorial helpful if they don’t know any of the tricky ad spaces out of these earlier. Blogger is the most flexible platform that you can do many things you want. Although blogger team doesn’t give us more flexibility but we made it more flexible for the sake of our most frequency in blogging experience.

I think using blogger you can generate a fistful of revenue from Google adsense when you don’t need to pay for hosting space in Blogger but a few dollars for a custom domain. So blogger is the right choice over 400 million active users and even me. Also i’m proud to present such a helpful article for all of the blogger users.

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Thanks for reading and wish you a successful blogging day 🙂

The Fetch as Googlebot feature in Webmaster Tools now provides more better way to submit new and updated URLs to Google for indexing. After you fetch a URL as Googlebot, if the fetch is successful, you’ll see the option to submit that URL to Google’s index. When you submit a URL in this way Googlebot will crawl the URL, usually within a day. Google then considers it for inclusion in their directory.

Note that Google doesn’t guarantee that every URL submitted in this way will be indexed; they’ll still use their regular processes – the same ones they use on URLs discovered in any other way – to evaluate whether a URL belongs in Google’s index.

Now I will show you all how to submit URL to Google’s index using Fetch as Google tool and how to fix crawl errors.

What is Fetch as Googlebot?

Google updated “Fetch as Googlebot” in Webmaster Tools (WMT) with a new feature, called “Submit URL to Index,” which is a powerful tool working over sitemaps and force Google to include URLs manually. Webmasters use this tool only if they find any error in Webmaster accounts regarding URL inclusion that comes from Google. Sometimes Googlebot’s inability to crawl and index specific URL causes Google to report website owners about the problem.

Why Googlebot’s Inable to Crawl and Index Particular Pages?

Googlebot crawls pages only when it gets the permission from website owner. The permission is issued by Robots.txt file that is remaining on site’s server. Robots.txt file is formatted in such way

User-Agent: Googlebot
Disallow: /

This change will allow Googlebot to index the content of your site. But if don’t want crawler to index your URL then use following format

User-Agent: Googlebot
Disallow: /

The yellow highlighted URL will be disallowed by Googlebot to index and store in Google’s directory.

But there are several reasons that Googlebot stops indexing pages if it is not being issued by robots.txt such that

  • Your page may contain malware or phishing
  • Your page may be hacked by spammy attack
  • Your page may include materials that can harm a Portable Computer

So Googlebot will stop crawling and indexing your page and your get notification in Webmaster tools

How to Use Fetch as Googlebot Tool for Manual URL Inclusion?

Go to Google Webmaster Tools > Login your account

Now select your website and go to site dashboard

Under Site Dashboard access to Crawl > Fetch as Google

Now you will see the Fetch as Google tool looks fresh if you didn’t perform anything before with this tool

By default your domain name will be remaining with back slash ( / ) and you have to build your URL which you want to request Google for manual inclusion in their directory

For blogger the URL constructure will be like this

2014/07/how-to-install-google-fonts-on.html [only permalink with blogger default post date for URL construction]

But if you use WordPress the URL constructure would be

how-to-install-google-fonts [only the permalink without .html because this is not the constructive URL feature of WP sites]

Click on Fetch button

Now you will see the Fetch Status is Success and a button is created says “Submit to index

Fetch as google bot

Click on Submit to index

Immediately you would see a popup letting you to choose submit method

Choose Crawl this URL and its direct links and hit OK

Submit URL and all linked pages

Now you will see a message that is URL and linked pages submitted to index

And you’re successfully done!

When you’re submitting only URLs, you have a maximum limit of 50 submissions per week, but if you submit URLs with all linked pages then the limit is 10 submissions per month.

You can also see the submissions you have left on the Fetch as Googlebot page. Try submitting fresh content having texts but if you’re trying to submit only images or videos you should use Sitemaps instead.

Submit URLs to Google Without Verifying

For webmasters ease Google added a new tool to WMT that is “Add your URL to Google” form. This is an updated and publicly usable Tool which lets you submitting pages to the index as the Fetch as Googlebot feature but doesn’t require verifying ownership of the site in question, so you can submit any URLs that you want crawled and indexed.

Check Crawl Errors

Now it’s time to check our crawl errors as we have fixed the problems but still Google may report crawl errors for older or newer URLs. Essentially this worth nothing but may be a system lag with some of these notices.

Go to Crawl > Crawl Errors

Select the URLs you think you’ve fixed the errors and click on Mark as Fixed button, listen you only do this if you’re confident that you’ve fixed all the problems.

Mark as Fixed GWT

This will give you a fresh and healthy report of Crawl errors after the fixation which may take 24 hours delay.

Check Crawl Statistics

After the event you may be willing to see an upgrade in your crawl report by GWT, using Crawl stats tool you could see a live report of your Crawl index

Go to Crawl > Crawl Stats

You should see a reasonable growth in both the two reports of Crawl stats

Crawl report statics on Google webmaster tools

I do believe that your pages (that Google reported errors) already have indexed by GWT and they’re also on individual ranking on search engine. You should see a reasonable growth in your site impressions and clicks reports also improvement in search queries.


Google has upgraded almost all of the tools within GWT also their functions have been improved 10x faster than before. Now you submit multiple sitemaps of a site and see the results updated on SERP on your next search terms, this is because of the power of GWT.

Using Fetch as Googlebot you can give more power to individual URLs and force Google to index pages over and over times so that your URLs ability to report Google a fresh and crystal clear content that your targeted audiences are badly needed. Also Crawl URL form can help to apply for hundreds of manual URLs inclusion without verifying with GWT but they have less effect on inclusion by Google than Fetch as Googlebot.

Hope that tutorial helped you to fix a big error in Google Webmaster Tools. Feel free to ask if you have more queries regarding this article