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Fairla




msg:1360669
 2:07 am on May 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

I've finally seen some Adsense image ads on my site, and they're the most beautiful ads I've ever seen. Well targeted to my site, too. I got a couple clicks today, something that rarely happens with Adsense on my site lately, so I guess visitors are noticing the ads, too! I have never seen nicer ads online. I hope Google will keep this up.

 

bts111




msg:1360670
 2:19 am on May 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

I am also impressed with the creative that is displayed on my sites.

Google QAC's are doing a very good job.

flobaby




msg:1360671
 2:40 am on May 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

I guess it depends on who's making the ad. Your posts inspired me to add an image skyscraper to my site just now.

What I got was exactly this on a white background:
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CLICK HERE

$5.99

DOMAIN

NAMES

NO CATCH

$5.99
$5.99
$5.99
$5.99
---------

My dog could've made a better ad and I don't even have a dog.

[edited by: flobaby at 2:51 am (utc) on May 5, 2005]

Jenstar




msg:1360672
 2:47 am on May 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

I have also seen some excellent image ad creatives as well - one prompted me to visit her site (no, I didn't click my own ad, incase you were wondering ;) )

europeforvisitors




msg:1360673
 3:44 am on May 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

I don't see too many image ads on my site, but the ones that I do see always look professional.

I suspect that most image ads come from ad agencies and corporate advertisers who wouldn't be caught dead buying text ads that look like classified ads in newspapers.

flobaby




msg:1360674
 3:49 am on May 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

When I checked out the properties of my aforementioned butt-ugly ad, it was a CJ link. So I've not given up, just put the url in the filter and hopefully I'll get those gorgeous ads you guys and gals are seeing.

ken_b




msg:1360675
 3:50 am on May 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

Flobaby; Was that an image ad, or CPM expanded text ad?

From your post it kinda looks like it could be the "expanded text" version.

flobaby




msg:1360676
 3:53 am on May 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

No, it was actually a truly crappy image ad, done in plain Arial, like a third grader made it as a spelling project.

flobaby




msg:1360677
 3:56 am on May 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

Hey, I put the page in my Profile, check it out.

Edited: I took the url down.
Nothing to see here, move away from the post...

[edited by: flobaby at 4:28 am (utc) on May 5, 2005]

ken_b




msg:1360678
 4:01 am on May 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

I see what ya mean.

flobaby




msg:1360679
 4:04 am on May 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

Yeah, it's an insult to my fine taste. But it gives me a great way to waste time #*$!ing and moaning while our stats are down. :-)

weela




msg:1360680
 4:23 am on May 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

Odd, Iím seeing a grey box with seven ad units in it. I used (google_ad_type = "image";) only, doesnít look much like an image ad to me.

flobaby




msg:1360681
 4:27 am on May 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

That does sound weird. Post the page in your profile, give us something else to gawk at.

Jenstar




msg:1360682
 4:39 am on May 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

Image ads are not supposed to mimic text ads:

Your image ads may not contain screenshots of text ads or otherwise simulate a text ad in any way.

A few must have gotten through, or one of the approval checkers didn't know that this was a criteria for image ads.

send2paul




msg:1360683
 7:33 pm on May 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

The image ads do look nice, although as of today I was still getting a 120 X 600 skyscraper image ad for an internet meeting that was occuring on the 29th April.

Maybe Adsense needs to a bit of "housekeeping" on the image ads if they're date related? :)

david_uk




msg:1360684
 9:04 pm on May 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

Thanks to the comments about the quality of the creatives in this thread, I'm giving the image ads a go on a couple of pages that the conventional ads don't work on. I'll report back with the results when available.

send2paul




msg:1360685
 6:20 am on May 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

David,

I also tried the small horizontal adsense "image & text" banner for ashort time.

Although it did appear, it didn't seem to be as visually effective as the skyscaper ad. The horizontal ad looked just like that - "a horizontal ad", whereas the skyscraper ad made you want to look at it and wonder "what on earth is is?!" - which is exactly the "clickable effect" you desire ;)

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