andrewshim - 3:57 pm on Sep 4, 2010 (gmt 0)
Obviously. But why would they?
Your suggestions are from the potential deception/annoyance department (for many, if not most, users).
If tomorrow Google decided that in-text ads would be part of their stable of ad-units (whether publisher thought they were annoying or not), they WOULD re-write their TOS right? Then it would be up to us publishers to choose whether or not to deploy them in our sites.
Like Martinibuster said :
Is it possible that the way in-text formats have been executed are to blame for the annoyance factor?
It's obvious that many people are annoyed by in-text ads. However, I'm not. I'm annoyed by the OVERUSE of in-text ads. I'm ALSO annoyed by the many publishers who have more Adsense ad units on their pages than content.