When you paste the 3 max AdSense units within a page, AdSense figures out they're on the same page and provides different ads within each spot. Does AdSense automatically start with the topmost ad (per html output) and then deliver lower bidding keywords for the 2nd and 3rd units? Or does AdSense figure out which ad unit is best performing and work off of that?
The reason I am asking is because (in the old days, at least) when AdSense first allowed 3 units per page, if they couldn't deliver enough inventory, they would leave the 2nd and 3rd units blank. However, what about if the 3rd unit on the page is the best performing?