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Google Confirms ‘Ads by Goooooogle’ Changes are a Test

Yesterday we reported that AdSense were testing new ways of showing the ‘Ads by Goooogle’ links on their ad units.

Today there’s confirmation that it is indeed a test which is being done on a minimal number of impressions of publishers ads. The following was the response from AdSense to one publisher asking about the new images in ads:

“Thanks for your email – as you’ve mentioned, the change that you saw was part of ongoing testing to improve our ad formats. Such variations are a normal part of our testing process and generally run for short periods of time only. No permanent changes are planned at this time.

To maintain the integrity of ongoing testing, we do not permit publishers to opt out. However, please rest assured that such variations should impact only a very small percentage of your impressions.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to improve our program.

Sincerely,

Stephanie

The Google AdSense Team ”

Source: Response from Google: Changes to Ad Units

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Comments

  1. I noticed the changes in my ads a few days ago, it seems that there is a few styles being tested, I especially like one, the one with the Google word in color and a horizontal line under it, it doesn’t really affect my blending, maybe this can help increase CTR by fighting some color blindness, what do you think?

    Ed

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  2. I’m glad google is only testing this, and I’m sure that it won’t ever go live.

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