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If any google employees are reading this - I am definitely not impressed. How many other people have noticed a drop in CTR since this change?
Here is part of the answer to my feed back:
Google ads with an 'Ads by Goooooogle' label will appear on a limited number of pages, and you may or may not see them on your site.
Well as for far I can see now 'everybody' is getting them .. and I DO see it ALL the time in my site.
Please note that it is not possible for us to control which pages or sites will display the 'Ads by Goooooogle' branding
Ok, you can control the Ads, the clicks, kick me out with no reason, the money, the smart pricing, opt me in for Ads on search pages, etc, etc, etc ... but you can not control the *&*^#$ branding? You HAVE to be kidding me GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOGLE
#1 - (and most importantly to me), the long string of O's gives a childish appearance. I have ads on some sites that the "funky" feel of G is o.k., but on others (a Legal site and a Real Estate site), it looks just plain childish.
#2 - the 'ooooooooooo' draws the eye to that link excessivly, and since there is nothing in it for the site owner (me), I don't want visitors eye drawn there... the "branding" should be as invivible as possible.
#3 - Why should I deliver customers to G (either publishers of advertisers) when, again, there is nothing in it for me.
On a side note -- I've cut my ads from a (4) ad "skyscraper" to a 240x120 (2) ad block.. and will be phasing out G more quickly if the quality of the service continues to drop.
The Gooooooogle thing was a clever idea for search, there is a reason for it from a design standpoint since you can click on each letter to go to a new page, but seems out of place on the adsense ads.
Nothing wrong with trying out new approaches to marketing, and Google has certainly come up with some highly innovative ideas in the past, but this one really makes no sense to me.
I expect this will result in a distrust of adsense for readers and loss of income for publishers. If Google treats ads like a joke, we can expect the same from end-users.
If you are going to screw with our sites, at least send us a warning email (you've got our address, right?) and give us the option to opt-out.
Come on overture, get your context ad system ready.
That said, maybe G's Phds need to get out more often. Look at the logo's of any major corporation. Branding is useless if it changes the brand. It's counter-intuitive. You'll never see a logo on a car that says "fooooooord" or on a box of tissues that says "kleeeeeeeeenex".
My vote (which of course carries no weight) is to say "OK, we tried our experiment. It looks silly. Most publishers seem to hate it. Let's end the experiment and get back to work making sure that half the ads on page one of the SERPs point to spammy sites with no content and no page rank."
Sent:-- Just thought that I would give some opinion to the “Ads by Goooooogle” feature: The problem that I see is that there is a site called:-- goooooooooooogle.com This may cause some confusion if visitors take note of the extended / extra ooooo’s in Google. My opinion would be to keep to the “Ads by Google” It looks much more professional & there is no room for confusion.
Reply:-- We appreciate your feedback about this test, and encourage you to continue to let us know how we can improve AdSense for you. As AdSense is still a young program, new features are under consideration and your feedback is very helpful.
The opinions expressed here are mixed, so Google should at least be getting some important feedback to consider.
I know there are thousands of websites who will jump at the chance to beta test new features for Google, (and yet Google limits which sites they allow testing of new features). And yet here is an incredibly annoying new feature and they force the test on us.
This lack of interaction/communication with partner sites is an extremely odd way of doing business. If Google has decided that it no longer wants its Google brand on its ads, then it should simply put "Advertise with AdWords" on the ad and be done with it.
AdsenseAdviser, can you please give us any feedback at all as to a) whether this is only a temporary thing and b) why Google did it.
This needs to go. Not only is it spammy but goooooooooooogle with 12 o's redirects to a site which appears to be advertising porn. I've got adsense ads on a forum which caters for people of all ages including many younger people. I certainly don't want them typing goooooooooooogle into their address bar or thinking I'm partnering with a porn site.That is bad, I sincerely hope that google do something about this very soon. Our adsense is also on a forum with members from all age groups.... including kids. :(