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random colors for each page load

is this allowed?!?!?

   
8:00 pm on Jan 12, 2006 (gmt 0)



well is it? i do it with asp or php
8:07 pm on Jan 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I alternate between two colour sets depending on the hour. Works great for me and no problems.
8:12 pm on Jan 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Google will also allow you to choose up to four colour schemes from your colour palette list you have made. It will randomly choose one of the four options. Just hold CTRL when selecting from the colour palette.

Your code will look like something this:

google_color_border = ["99CC99","FFFFFF","9B8A69","FFFFFF"];
google_color_bg = ["99CC99","FFFFFF","9B8A69","FFFFFF"];
google_color_link = ["000000","006666","990033","0033CC"];
google_color_url = ["660000","FF6633","000000","CC0033"];
google_color_text = ["660000","FF6633","000000","000000"];

8:48 pm on Jan 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

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The 4 pallets that G$ lets you select (as marcel mentioned) are generally pleanty to break up the blindness.

Using includes is more advantageous if you want to rotate ad block sizes. Assuming your page design will allow it without degrading, of course.

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8:54 pm on Jan 12, 2006 (gmt 0)



well googles built in stuff does it work like no. 1:

color 1 in background is color 1 in text/link color?

or... no. 2:

color 1 is totally random text link color is totally random?

9:09 pm on Jan 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

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errr...

I'm not quite following you on that last question.

You can set multiple custom ad palletes. You set the font colors, background colors and border colors. When you go to create your code you can select up to four of these palletes which will rotate with each load.

Freq---

9:43 pm on Jan 12, 2006 (gmt 0)



what i wondered was how it becomes if its totally random colors or palettes
9:54 pm on Jan 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Why do you want different colors every time?

Paradoxically, a lot of people have found that if you draw too much attention to the ads, your visitors ignore them more.

10:16 pm on Jan 12, 2006 (gmt 0)



Paradoxically, a lot of people have found that if you draw too much attention to the ads, your visitors ignore them more.

My CTR went up after I started using the rotating color palette, probably because the changing colors made it more obvious to readers that they weren't seeing the same ads on every page.

Also, a Google employee told me that, if I hadn't already been using the rotating color palette, she would have suggested that I do so.

Whether a rotating palette is helpful probably depends on whether the typical user visits more than one page on your site.

11:05 pm on Jan 12, 2006 (gmt 0)



"Also, a Google employee told me that, if I hadn't already been using the rotating color palette, she would have suggested that I do so."

wait woooooooooooot you mean?!

you have a google guy helping you?!?!?!?!?!?!

11:10 pm on Jan 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

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you have a google guy helping you?!?!?!?!?!?!

Yes, Larry Page works for him :-)

Actually, it's not unusual for "important" publishers like EFV to be contacted by someone from their local Adsense

11:17 pm on Jan 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

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If you're a larger publisher then naturally you get more attention.

You can't have totally random colors (as in generating random hex color values). They might violate the color guidelines. Generate your code in the adsense interface and if you want more colors or control use PHP to pick between your pregenerated code blocks.

12:37 am on Jan 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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depends on the site, i used to use random colours and then switched to blended in ads and now i get more out of them that way.
it may be that some people click without realising they are ads but i am not complaining....nothing i can do about that.
 

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