| 2:17 pm on Feb 16, 2009 (gmt 0)|
It looks new to me - not seen that format from Google before.
| 2:20 pm on Feb 16, 2009 (gmt 0)|
what size was it?
| 2:22 pm on Feb 16, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Where was this spotted by the way!?
Google and its ethics..
Is it only publishers who are barred from placing images next to ads?
| 2:31 pm on Feb 16, 2009 (gmt 0)|
| 2:56 pm on Feb 16, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Anand84, Google isn't "placing images next to ads." These are simply a variation on "image ads" and rich-media ads--types of ads that Google has offered to all publishers, or to selected publishers in beta tests, for several years.
| 3:29 pm on Feb 16, 2009 (gmt 0)|
I haven't tried 'em yet, so I don't really know, but Google now has a tool for building display ads - maybe that's the type of ad that results.
| 3:54 pm on Feb 16, 2009 (gmt 0)|
|I posted yesterday here link to my blog where I described this, but moderator deleted that thread. |
As outlined in the forum charter [webmasterworld.com], you are not allowed to "post links to your own site [...] or own AdSense examples."
I've seen this type of ad before, they've probably been testing these (and others) on a relatively small scale for a while now.
| 7:18 pm on Feb 16, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Slide-show-type AdSense was spotted last Octover, too.
It had been published by the same company as one dime saw.
(Sorry I can't show you the screenshot here.)