---- Expandable Ads: Will This New Ad Format Increase Our Revenues?
IanCP - 9:03 pm on Mar 5, 2009 (gmt 0)
I'm avoiding some newspaper sites because of the ads that irritate me more than pop-ups or pop-unders did in the past.
Myself as well. The plethora of rotten flash ads etc. increasing over the last 12 mths has made some newspaper sites unusable for me, even browser lock up.
Back on topic, this is part of the broadcast email from Inside-Adsense@googlegroups.com:
"Expandable ads will be served as third-party ads and will be created by Google-certified rich media vendors for the top display advertisers in our network. And like other Google ads, you'll earn based on whether the expandable ads on your site are priced on a cost-per-click (CPC) or cost-per-impression (CPM) basis."
Unfortunately the email makes no mention of opting in or out! Personally I'd opt out because I regard this type of thing intrusive and annoying.