Google Auto Ads

Google AdSense now has the ability to insert advertisements in places that it finds appropriate.

  • Log in to manage.popforums.com.
  • Click the "manage" button next to the forum you want to add Google Auto Ads to.
  • Click the "customize" tab.
  • Click "Google auto ads."
  • Paste your Google publisher ID into the box. It's usually in the format of pub-1234567890123456 (do not include the "ca-" in front).
  • Click the "save" button.
  • It may take awhile before Google starts serving your ads.

Adding banner and sidebar ads

Auto ads don't always work very well, or they're slow to appear with your ever-changing forum content. You can have POP Forums deliberately place ads for you as a banner along the top, and a sidebar along the right. On smaller screens, the sidebar drops to the bottom of the page.

  • Login to your AdSense account.
  • Under "ads," find "ad units."
  • Where it offers to create a new ad unit, select "display ads."
  • Give the ad unit a name that makes sense, like "forum banner," and make sure it's set to be "responsive" as opposed to "fixed size."
  • Google will offer you ad code, similar to the stuff shown below. Find the number next to "ad slot" and copy it.
  • Following the instructions above, paste the ad slot number into either the top or side ad slot number box and save.
  • The top and side ad slot numbers must be different, so create one for each if you intend to use both.
  • The ad slots will not work if the publisher ID entered above does not match or is missing.

Sample ad code generated by AdSense:

<script async src="https://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js"></script>
<ins class="adsbygoogle"
	 style="display:block"
	 data-ad-client="ca-pub-1234567890123456"
	 data-ad-slot="1234567890"    <------ use this number
	 data-ad-format="auto"
	 data-full-width-responsive="true"></ins>
<script>
	(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});
</script>