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Large white arrows with blue background
yuck
Lame_Wolf




msg:4501420
 2:03 am on Sep 29, 2012 (gmt 0)

I do not like these new-style adverts with a white button and blue background. I find it rather off-putting and does not really distinguish one site from another.

IE7

 

Play_Bach




msg:4501450
 3:58 am on Sep 29, 2012 (gmt 0)

Agreed.
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Lame_Wolf




msg:4501471
 6:37 am on Sep 29, 2012 (gmt 0)

Thanks Play_Bach. I overlooked that thread because it mentioned ipad. The same thing would have happened if it mentioned mobile/cellphone.

jbayabas




msg:4501655
 4:48 pm on Sep 29, 2012 (gmt 0)

Im a graphic designer. I actually find the new button design quite effective. The white arrow in a bright blue background catches the readers' eye more, thus they will most likely click the ad. In fact, the new design may have played a role in my above average earnings which started the same time the new style ad was launched.

matrix_jan




msg:4501662
 5:18 pm on Sep 29, 2012 (gmt 0)

There are not just arrows, I see telephone sign as well, also in white on a blue background.

Lame_Wolf




msg:4501673
 5:48 pm on Sep 29, 2012 (gmt 0)

Im a graphic designer. I actually find the new button design quite effective.
So am I, but I think they look ruddy awful.
jbayabas




msg:4501833
 1:11 am on Sep 30, 2012 (gmt 0)

So am I, but I think they look ruddy awful.


If Google were to hire you to design the advert, how would you create it? I'm interested to know what you have in mind.

Lame_Wolf




msg:4501895
 4:02 am on Sep 30, 2012 (gmt 0)

If Google were to hire you to design the advert, how would you create it?
Not with a fecking great blue box on the screen.

I'm interested to know what you have in mind.
There is no need for an arrow at all. But it is sooooooo obvious that a great graphic designer such as yourself, thinks that the adverts needs one after all these years.
jbayabas




msg:4501955
 10:49 am on Sep 30, 2012 (gmt 0)

Then your suggestion is nothing new. It'd been done before and is no longer effective. You have to give Google credit for trying something new. When I design an ad, I always use a button for call of action. And a bright solid color to catch attention. In a year, I'm sure Google will update it again to avoid ad blindness.

Lame_Wolf




msg:4501965
 11:34 am on Sep 30, 2012 (gmt 0)

a bright solid color to catch attention.
So, we are not allowed to bring attention to the adverts, but Google can.

They bring un-needed attention to the adverts. In turn, people will click on the arrow and then click back because they didn't think it was part of the advert.

Plus, there is nothing stopping people making a similar arrow for their "click here for more info" and pepper then around the site in the hope that people will click on the Adsense arrow, thinking it was part of the actual site.

They do not look too bad on 300x250, but it is huge on a 336x280 with a single advert.

Leosghost




msg:4501977
 12:20 pm on Sep 30, 2012 (gmt 0)

@Lame_Wolf..you are father Ted and I claim my 5.oo ..

Lame_Wolf




msg:4501981
 12:37 pm on Sep 30, 2012 (gmt 0)

I know who Father Ted is but you've lost me, Leosghost.

Play_Bach




msg:4502014
 3:04 pm on Sep 30, 2012 (gmt 0)

In turn, people will click on the arrow and then click back because they didn't think it was part of the advert.

That's my take as well, especially for the 728x90 where the arrow is completely separated from the ad and there's no clue what it belongs to.

Lame_Wolf




msg:4502018
 3:11 pm on Sep 30, 2012 (gmt 0)

That's my take as well, especially for the 728x90 where the arrow is completely separated from the ad and there's no clue what it belongs to.
And if that happens too many times, Google may decide to close your account.
jbayabas




msg:4502214
 1:54 am on Oct 1, 2012 (gmt 0)

They bring un-needed attention to the adverts. In turn, people will click on the arrow and then click back because they didn't think it was part of the advert.


All you have is a theory, nothing else. If your claim is true, then Google would have stopped running the new adverts a long time ago. The fact is - the new style advert is working and has helped a lot of publishers, including myself.

It is perfectly fine to call attention to the ad as long as it is WITHIN the ad itself. There's a big difference if you put thumbnails beside the ad that are totally unrelated to the ad, which Google deems to be against their TOS.

Lame_Wolf




msg:4502218
 2:11 am on Oct 1, 2012 (gmt 0)

yawn.

jbayabas




msg:4502243
 3:44 am on Oct 1, 2012 (gmt 0)

Tongue out.

Lame_Wolf




msg:4502666
 8:09 pm on Oct 1, 2012 (gmt 0)

Agreed.
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I've just found another site that was talking about the arrows on the ipad. Those arrows are totally different to the ones that appear on a desktop PC.

I am surprised there hasn't been more talk about it on here or other adsense forums. I hate them, and do not fit in with my site.

jbayabas




msg:4502723
 10:40 pm on Oct 1, 2012 (gmt 0)

I am surprised there hasn't been more talk about it on here or other adsense forums. I hate them, and do not fit in with my site.


It's because the majority do not agree with you. Ask a happy publisher what they think of the new style advert, I'm sure they'd agree with me.

Lame_Wolf




msg:4502724
 10:43 pm on Oct 1, 2012 (gmt 0)

It's because the majority do not agree with you.
Whatever, whippersnapper.
jbayabas




msg:4502734
 11:20 pm on Oct 1, 2012 (gmt 0)

Give it up, Lame.

Lame_Wolf




msg:4502735
 11:24 pm on Oct 1, 2012 (gmt 0)

ah, diddums.

Lame_Wolf




msg:4502752
 12:25 am on Oct 2, 2012 (gmt 0)

For those that are interested in this, I have done some further digging and testing.

It appears that these large boxes do not appear in Safari, Firefox or Chrome. I have only seen it in IE7.

I am not on about these type of boxes...
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They don't look too bad, and not annoying at all IMO.

These are the type I am on about, and (IMO) they look awful...
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I do not see them in IE7 for premium publishers, only for us plebians.

It could explain why not too many people have mentioned it as it appears to affect IE7 only. I cannot comment on iphones, tablets, or laptops (or semen killers as I call them.)

Leosghost




msg:4502766
 12:45 am on Oct 2, 2012 (gmt 0)

As long as it doesn't appear on Netscape Navigator ( that would be a current browser demographic to worry one )..we should be OK..

Lame_Wolf




msg:4502770
 1:07 am on Oct 2, 2012 (gmt 0)

I haven't tested Netscape Navigator, or has anyone that i've asked. I hope they spot that it's a glitch or something. I've not seen a site where they do fit in.

Lame_Wolf




msg:4503236
 12:05 am on Oct 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

It must have been a glitch, or Google realized that they looked awful because I haven't seen them for most of today. (This is not related to the Freecorder 6 problem)

HuskyPup




msg:4503384
 10:24 am on Oct 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

As long as it doesn't appear on Netscape Navigator


I still use Navigator 9.0.0.6, lovely clean browser, I always ensure every site works correctly in it.

Lame_Wolf




msg:4503418
 11:11 am on Oct 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

I still use Navigator 9.0.0.6, lovely clean browser, I always ensure every site works correctly in it.
I should have been saying "only in IE8"

Yes, I upgraded at last, but I still prefer IE6 to IE8. Still, nice for the blue boxes not to appear.

Play_Bach




msg:4503496
 3:11 pm on Oct 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

Still see them on iPad. :-(

Lame_Wolf




msg:4503500
 3:15 pm on Oct 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

Still see them on iPad. :-(
Like this?... [imageshack.us...]

I am sorry if that is the case. They make my eyes bleed.

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