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'Manage Ads' feature doesn't remember the colours
Anyone else getting this?

 3:26 pm on Sep 27, 2008 (gmt 0)

Whenever I go into the 'Manage Ads' bit now, and try and edit the settings of my ads, i'm getting the default color scheme come up every time instead of my saved colors. Anyone else getting this?
It's as if google has forgotten what my chosen colours were.

(i'm still getting the colours displaying okay on my site though... so it's no big deal. but it's still a pain in the butt.)



 9:58 pm on Sep 27, 2008 (gmt 0)

Yes, I'm seeing that too. I'm not sure that isn't the way it's always been, because I've only created ads, but I've never edited one.

If you edit an ad and aren't paying attention that the colors that are coming up are the defaults, not the ones actually saved for the ad, and then save it, you could screw up your ads. So, be careful.


 7:06 pm on Sep 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

Same here. There is also a new feature to add multiple palettes for one ads (at least i didn't notice that before)


 4:12 am on Oct 16, 2008 (gmt 0)

ASA: Have you noted this one? I think this is a pretty serious fault in the ad management feature.

Restating it: When you edit an ad, the screen does not show the settings of the existing colors. This is serious, because if you did not set up the ad using a palette (either a stock or custom one) and you didn't note the ad colors you used when you created the ad, you have no way to tell what the current colors are whenever you chose to edit the ad. And you have to know them, because unless you manually reselect the proper colors every time you edit an ad, your ad loses all its color settings, and are set to whatever the default palette is.

I currently have one ad set up not using a palette. There's no way I can edit it now, or even know what the color settings currently are.

Any possibility we can get this fixed? This seems to me to be a serious flaw.


 4:22 am on Oct 16, 2008 (gmt 0)

By the way: There's something in the palette drop-down box labelled "Default Google Palette". I don't know what this is, because on some of my ads it appears to be a palette related to that site, but it's not always.

In other words, I confirm that the proper, current color settings for the ad are not necessarily in "Default Google Palette" either.


 2:19 pm on Oct 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

Default Google Palette is the scheme G uses in its own search page.

BTW, I had the same problem with link ads and the way I fixed it is by picking a standard from the menu and then editing it rather than creating one from scratch. So I chose the Default Google Palette and then replaced the green link color with black the way I like it.


 5:03 pm on Oct 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

Yes! I noticed this too, a couple weeks ago, and I just hadn't gotten around to posting about it. I have a lot of different sites with a lot of different color schemes, and if I go in and edit an ad, I have to make sure to set color palette again too, otherwise for some reason it takes the one I named 'netmeg' - which isn't even first on the dropdown! Good thing I am using palettes, if I wasn't I'd probably be a lot more upset. Needs to be fixed!


 9:18 pm on Oct 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

i've just started using google ad manager recently, and you can set up your adsense ads in there as well -- but it does remember the colours. so they've got it working in one, but not the other.


 12:13 am on Oct 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

Yep, noticed that wonderful "feature" too. Thought I'd had too much cider that night (can't afford beer any more!)


 6:00 pm on Oct 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

Yes! I noticed this too, a couple weeks ago

I only just noticed the problem but if it's been a couple of weeks surely they've had time to sort it out. Back to the old ad code for the moment then! That seems to be working fine.


 9:10 pm on Oct 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

I've got to say that I don't think it ever worked. I've been having to change them every single time. Sigh.


 4:11 am on Oct 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

For crying out loud this is indeed annoying.


 7:40 pm on Nov 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

This appears to be fixed now!

When you edit an ad, the current ad color settings do now show in the color options correctly, and the sample ad reflects the correct color settings.

Users should note that the Color Palettes drop-down does not reflect the current ad color settings, HOWEVER, the Color Palettes drop-down does not affect editing the ad unless you drop it down and change it.

Thanks, Google, for fixing this!


 9:21 pm on Nov 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

Earlier today Google "lost" a channel, then began reporting on a channel I had deleted. I mention this here because I was changing colors when this happened (because AdSense seemed to forget a palette).

Probably all my fault--I tried to fix it when it wasn't broke.

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