Auto Ads Quick Guide: Google AdSense

Learn in this guide & tutorial how to set up auto ads in Google Adsense for quick & easy content monetization get started on your site

Auto Ads Quick Guide: Google AdSense

AdSense Auto Ads are a simple way to get started showing ads on your site. This feature allows AdSense to decide where, how many, and which ad sizes to place automatically. As a publisher, you only need to set it up once and can forget about manually handling each ad individually. Learn in this guide & tutorial how to set up auto ads in Google Adsense for quick & easy content monetization.

On February 21, 2018, the AdSense team launched Google automatic ads for everyone. This is one of the most significant innovations from the AdSense team recently.

Auto ads are expected to change how you have been using AdSense. One of the biggest concerns of most AdSense publishers is ad placement, ad optimization, and maintaining a pleasant user experience.

Google automatic ads utilize artificial intelligence to manage ad placements and ad optimization for the publishers automatically. However, as a publisher, you can manage, Global settings: What ads should be shown?

Domain-based setting: Configure what ads should be shown on a specific domain or sub-domain. Directory settings: Configure the kind of ads shown on the particular directory.

For example, on pagination pages or archive pages, you might not want to show matched content ads, and you can configure the same from the AdSense settings panel. This feature is called Advanced URL settings. You can read more about it here.

So far, we have gotten mixed reviews from users about automatic ads. However, I’m optimistic about the future of AdSense auto ads as it will take away the pain of ad optimization, and a blogger can focus on building content. In contrast, AdSense takes care of everything else.

Google AdSense was always a plug-and-play ad program, but now it’s completely automatic. Thanks to artificial intelligence.

AdSense Auto Ads for Content Monetization

Auto-ads are not going to be a problem for anyone who has used Google AdSense. However, before setting up Auto-ads, here are a few things you should know. This will also answer your questions before you begin integrating it.

If you already have AdSense ads placed on your blog, you can decide not to remove them. AdSense automatic ads will automatically detect those ads and place more ads accordingly.

Or are, Already using Anchor or Vignette ads? Auto ads include Anchor and Vignette ads and additional formats such as Text and display, In-feed, and Matched content ads.

Note that all users that use Page-level ads will automatically be migrated to Auto ads without any need to add a code to their page. However, logging in to your AdSense account and setting up Global settings for auto-ads for the first time is a good idea. Keep reading to learn in this guide & tutorial how to set up auto ads in Google Adsense for quick & easy content monetization

Automatic ads enable the process to auto set up

If you would like to learn by watching a video, there is a detailed Google AdSense Auto ad video guide at the end of this tutorial. Here is a quick walkthrough of the steps:

  1. Login to your Google AdSense account
  2. Go to my Ads > automatic Ads
  3. Click on ‘Setup Auto Ads’
  4. Configure your Global settings
  5. ‘Enabling’ automatically gets new formats at the bottom.
  6. Click on Save.
  7. Now place the ad codes on every page of your blog/website. I use Google tag manager for the same. You can use any technique suitable for you. If you are already using Page-level ads, you don’t need to do anything.
  8. You can always check the performance of Google automatic ads by going to My Ads > Auto-ads and clicking on Statistics.

Essential information about Auto-Ads from AdSense

Auto-promotion will not be a concern for anyone who has utilized Google AdSense. However, before Auto-ads are launched, here are a few things you should understand. This will also resolve any questions that you have before you begin to integrate it.

If ads from AdSense are already present on your blog, you can choose not to remove them. AdSense auto ads will place more ads based on the ads already up.

Are you already utilizing Anchor or Vignette ads? Auto-advertisements include Anchor ads and Vignette ads as well as additional formats like Text and display, In-feed, and Matched content ads.

Be aware that all users that utilize Page-level ads will automatically be converted to Auto ads without the need to add a special code to their page. However, logging into your AdSense account and creating Global settings that will automatically display ads is beneficial.


Overall, it will be exciting to see how Google’s automatic ads work in the future. So far, we are getting mixed reviews.

One user from the ShoutMeLoud forum complained of seven ads on one of his articles! But as I said earlier, over time, this would be something everyone will adapt to, and since it uses machine learning (artificial intelligence), it will only get better with time.

Let us know of your experience with AdSense auto-ads. Have you implemented it already? If not, when do you plan to implement it? Feel free to ask questions and share your experience. You can also interact with other users on the ShoutMeLoud forum.