Whether it’s via blog comments, forum threads, or in-person events, we’ve heard your feedback about AdSense ad controls and the enhancements you’d like to see. With that in mind, today we’re thrilled to announce that we’re rolling out an entirely new version of the Ad review center. It’ll give you more control over your ads and make it easier than ever to manage the ads showing on your pages.
The new Ad review center will show you ads of all targeting types (contextual, interest-based, and placement) that have appeared on your pages, and allow you to review them. With placement-targeted ads, you can still review them before they show up on your site. And now, rather than grouping ads together, you can make decisions on individual ads to control what appears on your site at a granular level.
If you regularly review and block ads, we hope you’ll also love our new predictions feature. To help ensure that you don’t miss any ads you may want to block, we’ll highlight ads for you to review based on the types of ads that you typically block.
We’ve also made the Ad review center easier to use. When you’re reviewing ads, we’ll now first show you the ads that are getting the highest number of impressions on your pages — or, if you’re holding placement-targeted ads for review, we’ll first show you those that are likely to get the highest number of impressions on your pages. Ads that don’t receive or likely won’t receive any impressions on your sites won’t appear in the tool. As a result, you’ll save time and be able to focus your efforts on reviewing only the ads that your users may see.
In the new Ad review center, you can simply click on an ad to block it. To block multiple ads, highlight and drag the ads to block them all at once. We’ve also provided a magnified view when you hover your mouse over an ad, as well as the option to see an ad in full size, as we know that it can be difficult to see details in ad thumbnails.
Ready to use the new Ad review center?
If you’ve used the Ad review center in the past, the new version will be available in your account in the next few days. If you haven’t yet enabled this feature yet, visit the Allow & block ads tab to get started. Please note that this feature isn’t compatible with Internet Explorer 7 or earlier — visit our supported browsers page for more information.
For placement-targeted ads, we recommend keeping your review preference set to the default of ‘Run ads immediately’ and then reviewing them after they’ve started running. This is because ads don’t participate in the auction while they’re held for review, which could potentially lower the winning bids and as a result, your overall AdSense earnings.
For more information, visit our Help Center. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be bringing you more updates to the Ad review center — so stay tuned! Feel free to leave us a comment with your thoughts and feedback in the meantime.
Posted by Dan Stokeley – Product Manager