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Definitive Answer to Ad Position Classification with Limited Ads?

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Hi. I can't seem to find the definitive answer to this question:

If there are only two ads on a page, with 1 ad above the search results and my ad off to the side, will my ad be labeled as position #2 (since I'm the second ad) or position #4 (assuming Google reserves using numbers 1-3 to classify ads that appear above the search results, regardless if all 3 spots are taken)?

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The table on this page should help; The "slots" are numbered.
https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/1722122
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September 2015

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In reference to the Average Position metric, the values assigned are not referencing set or "slotted" locations on the SERP but are instead relative values merely denoting an ad's position relative to all of the other ads that were shown.

http://adwords.blogspot.ro/2011/04/understanding-average-position-metric.html

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https://www.en.adwords-community.com/t5/Basics-for-New-Advertisers/Confused-about-Average-Position-R...

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Alex;
The article you linked is a bit old. Nowadays, I don't think that Google shows SERP without results above organic search. Thus, the article I liked was revised, (since I posted).
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