Msg#: 4621385 posted 7:26 pm on Nov 5, 2013 (gmt 0)
I've noticed something odd over the last few weeks, the image ads provided by adsense seem to be matching the theme colours of the site.
Thus if you have a site with pink as a theme, you are more likely to get pink ads. If your site is blue then ads are also more likely to be blue.
Most of the time the ads are reasonably on topic, but there seems to be more topic variation than there used to be. Sometimes I get something that is right off the wall - ad is a perfect colour match for one of the main images on the page but the topic is way off what I normally get.
Msg#: 4621385 posted 8:11 pm on Nov 5, 2013 (gmt 0)
It's not that THEY have the technology. There are a few websites out there in the wild that permit inputting a webpage URL and it will immediately return the average colour of the collective of colours contained within the page. THEY, once again, probably just adopted the technology that someone else created.
But as for applying it in the manner that IanTurner is indicating is kinda nifty.
Msg#: 4621385 posted 3:37 pm on Nov 16, 2013 (gmt 0)
disguising the ad as page content
For a mind experiment, try considering AdSense ads as if they are a form of content called, Commercial Content. As part of this experiment, consider what you normally call content, let's call it Informational Content. Now you have two forms of content blocks to arrange on a web page: Informational Content and Commercial Content.
Ok, continuing this thought experiment, thinking in terms of content blocks irregardless of the kind of content, just as content blocks, what is the best way to arrange these content blocks?