AdSense testing pictures with ads
Posted 27 June 2006 - 10:30 PM
Now the famous JenSense reports that Google is beta testing adding a picture in a verical ad unit.
The screenshot she publishes shows a close-up of a flower ... with flower related ads under it. Imagine; the image topic targeting they can do is so much more precise than that performed by a publisher...
Posted 27 June 2006 - 10:43 PM
Sounds like clicking to image to get a page of ads is another variation on Ad Links.
Oh well, hope they let me opt out of this ridiculous mess like I did most of the other nonsense they've been coughing up lately.
It's a real shame they waste their time on garbage like this when there are things in AdSense that really need addressing.
Edited by IncrediBILL, 27 June 2006 - 10:44 PM.
Posted 28 June 2006 - 01:37 AM
It's not surprising that they are starting to go this way themselves, once they see how it pushes the rates ...
But I have to agree with IncrediBILL - there are other real issues out there that need addressing.
Posted 28 June 2006 - 07:49 AM
To read another take on it would be interesting, yes.
That image in the screen shot just looked retarded and felt off balance, almost as nauseating as the themed ads where you could barely read the ads because of the color images behind them.
I'm not sure they are the most effective. With vertical ads images next to them work best. With horizontal ones images above or below.
Of course the question is not about the image itself but how much attention it draws to the ad.
As for opt-out, JenSense reports that in the beta they run you don't have to make any changes to your account settings. For the moment that suggests no opt-out.
Posted 28 June 2006 - 01:39 PM
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