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Leaderboard (728 x 90) - Displays up to 4 ads on a page
Inline rectangle (300 x 250) - Displays up to 4 ads on a page
They are really nice, and quite noticeable.
<added> Here is the link to view the new layouts:
Interesting to note is that they ask us to continue sending comments and suggestions, because it helps them build a better AdSense program. They also asked for feedback if one particular ad format works best.
This definitely shows that they want to avoid something like the whole related searches fiasco in the future.
I would love if anyone is listening (!) another option that would split the leader board into two. So in other words we could have one banner showing the first two ads at the top of the page and the second ad showing the third and fourth ads at the bottom of the page.
In other words two banners which would show four different ads just the way the leaderboard does.
Keep it up G, great work.
And I am pretty sure they are listening ;)
I hope google, in the future, can give us the option to select a variable width ad, so that it can fit in pleasingly with whatever column width a site may have.
I hope they don't insist on seperate stats only being used for different SITES - I need several tracking ID's on one site - I wish to monitor how different sections perform - GG please note :-)
It seems to be the horizontal ones that do not have URL, which is in line with how it was before (banner-style did not have URLs while skyscraper style did).
I've noticed that on the new (horizontal) leaderboard, there are no urls shown when there are 4 ads. But if the leaderboard shows 1, 2 or 3 ads only (which are stretched to fill the space), the url is shown for each.
I need several tracking ID's on one site - I wish to monitor how different sections perform
That would be nice, though I imagine that if they did implement it they'd limit it in some way. Otherwise it would be trivial to create an infinite # of tracking IDs to suit any possible need. As in if I felt it was important I could generate a tracking ID for every page view and store the ID in a database with the URL, userid, ad type, date/time, etc.
Does the leaderboard layout seem a little large (in height) at 90 pixels to anyone else? There seems to be a lot of redundant space in some cases.
I just received a response thanking me for the suggestion.
1) the ad code could be produced server-side rather than relying on iframe support in the browser.
2) the ads could be displayed in ANY custom configuration of the publisher's choosing (don't like the leaderboard and want 3 ads in a triangle instead? a quick bit of code and there you go)
Using the ca-test ID ...
I have NOT yet seen an announcement of this being official - so attempting to use it for your content pages would probably be suicide at this stage. It may be something under development or possibly what they use for their major publishers.