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sory for bad englishNo problem.
However the suggestion that people don't click on links that are Ads by Google is a concern.
Blending your ads so that people are not aware that they are clicking on ads should not be done (it is against the TOS) and would usually lead to poorly converting links to advertisers that would, in turn, hurt you with smartpricing.
In fact there have been threads here suggesting that highlighting Ads as Sponsored Links could actually increase CTR.
ctr is 1% down
[edited by: Pengi at 10:07 pm (utc) on Dec. 10, 2006]
Is this general, or am I a Guinea Pig?
It's not just you, I'm getting them too. I really hope they will get rid of the Ads by gooooogle. It looks like I've put up phoney Google ads.
I would prefer the simple text "Ads by Google". The graphic looked OK on the pages where I saw it but they will have to do something so that the color or colors will look right on all ads. I do not want a garish Google graphic which would be the case on some color schemes. The size I saw was just slightly bigger than the text.