Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.226.110.143

Forum Moderators: incrediBILL & martinibuster

Message Too Old, No Replies

AdSense Font Size Mania

AdSense now lets you change the font size of your text ads

     
8:40 pm on Jun 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Dec 4, 2003
posts:1161
votes: 0


When we released new font choices [webmasterworld.com] a few months ago, the biggest piece of feedback we heard was that you'd like some control over font sizes as well. That was tough for me because we were already working on it but I wasn't allowed to tell you.

I also wanted to give you a heads up that soon we'll be setting the default font size a little bit bigger based on your feedback that sometimes the text ads on your page are hard to read. I'll keep you posted.

Anyway, VOILA! You can now experiment with font sizes for the text ads in your account. There are more details in the blog post we put out on the topic.

Enjoy!

ASA

8:48 pm on June 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Aug 17, 2004
posts:1354
votes: 0


Where can I see a preview of the sizes 'small', 'medium' and 'large'?
8:50 pm on June 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

Junior Member

5+ Year Member

joined:May 28, 2009
posts:47
votes: 0


That's great. We often hear that people want into the premium adsense program so that can customize font size.

I can see the options of small, medium and large. Will the font size impact the number of units in an ad?

9:05 pm on June 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Dec 20, 2004
posts:2377
votes: 0


Good stuff. Does it work with the old Adsense script code? Is there a parameter we can use?

Thanks!

9:19 pm on June 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from US 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member ken_b is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Oct 5, 2001
posts:5767
votes: 84


I'm really looking forward to trying this out!

Thanks!

9:58 pm on June 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

Junior Member

5+ Year Member

joined:Sept 3, 2008
posts:162
votes: 3


Would be super if parameters for old code are available too!
10:31 pm on June 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

Full Member

5+ Year Member

joined:Jan 29, 2008
posts:243
votes: 0


Thanks, I was requesting this since edges :D
11:53 pm on June 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

Preferred Member

5+ Year Member

joined:Aug 25, 2007
posts:531
votes: 0


ASA, I thought Adsense fonts adjusted automatically? or am I wrong? Thanks.
12:54 am on June 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member farmboy is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Nov 6, 2005
posts:2752
votes: 17


I want comic sans back as a font option.

Seriously. I really do.

FarmBoy

1:33 am on June 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member lame_wolf is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 5+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Dec 30, 2006
posts:3224
votes: 9


I want comic sans back as a font option.
Seriously. I really do.

What have you been smoking in those fields of yours ? ;)

I vote for windings font.

4:00 am on June 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

New User

5+ Year Member

joined:Jan 26, 2009
posts:5
votes: 0


Thanks :)
8:08 am on June 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from US 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member tangor is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Nov 29, 2005
posts:6968
votes: 389


These little bells and whistles are appreciated, ASA! But what we all want (and can't have) is ANY FONT WE LIKE at any size we can program, in every browser out there and...

... we'll never be satisfied.

But these changes are immense, and thank you. It will make a difference.

10:16 am on June 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from US 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Mar 11, 2006
posts:1109
votes: 0


Yes!

I knew they would do it, just have to keep at it.

Now just to be able to set the number of ads per text ads per adblock.

Give me that one and I will shut up.

11:36 am on June 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Feb 12, 2006
posts:2559
votes: 45


the font style changes they made a while back never seemed to work for me. hope these font size changes are not going to more of the same.

i set my preferred font style correctly, but it still carries on changing in the ads. i often see times new roman, verdana, arial... the whole lot.

maybe ASA can confirm whether the style and sizes are actually supposed to stick to what you set them as, or if there's a bug.

11:45 am on June 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:July 25, 2005
posts:991
votes: 1


good! a step in the right direction. should help fighting banner blindness and boost ctr.
i've immediately chosen the biggest font. well, it's not that big, but fits my other text apart from the line height, which obviously can't be altered.
what i've noticed is that the preview ad in the control panel doesn't change if you select the different font sizes. maybe you should fix that.
what's next? a transparent background would be awesome.
12:01 pm on June 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from LK 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Nov 16, 2005
posts:2523
votes: 37


What I would like is to be able to set it to use the default font size for the user's browser (plus or minus a percentage would be nice) and the font used on the page (e.g. the font-familly I applied to the body).

That would make it easy to keep looking consistent.

The large font size is a big step and certainly looks much better on my site.

[edited by: graeme_p at 12:51 pm (utc) on June 18, 2009]

12:43 pm on June 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member play_bach is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

joined:Nov 20, 2005
posts:3074
votes: 0


> what i've noticed is that the preview ad in the control panel
> doesn't change if you select the different font sizes. maybe you should fix that.

I noticed that too.

1:56 pm on June 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member lame_wolf is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 5+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Dec 30, 2006
posts:3224
votes: 9


what's next? a transparent background would be awesome.

I can never see that happening. Open to abuse with people placing images behind.

3:41 pm on June 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

Full Member

5+ Year Member

joined:Feb 13, 2008
posts:239
votes: 0


ASA: I tired it but it does not work, the font size is still same. Whats wrong?
4:13 pm on June 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:July 25, 2005
posts:991
votes: 1


wait a few minutes for the changes to take effect.
4:55 pm on June 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

Full Member

5+ Year Member

joined:Feb 13, 2008
posts:239
votes: 0


i did about 30 mins
5:22 pm on June 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

Preferred Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Dec 12, 2004
posts:610
votes: 3


Does the default setting apply to Admanager?
5:27 pm on June 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

New User

5+ Year Member

joined:June 15, 2009
posts:15
votes: 0


Hi all, I see an 300% CTR increase on one ad unit, hope will stay so...
5:50 pm on June 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Dec 20, 2004
posts:2377
votes: 0


We updated our font size across the board to medium. So far we have seen a 50% CTR increase across the board. Not bad! The smaller size was always very difficult to read in some ad formats. Well done Google.

Hoping it is not just a coincidence.

6:05 pm on June 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from US 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member netmeg is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Mar 30, 2005
posts:12919
votes: 196


I'm curious about ad manager too - I'd have a ton of ad units to update otherwise.

I haven't looked at it yet - does it apply to link units?

In a perfect world, we could set default settings by site and/or ad size. Not that I'm not grateful, I am. But ... just sayin...

7:40 pm on June 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

Full Member

5+ Year Member

joined:Feb 26, 2009
posts:241
votes: 0


You can set font size on your whole ad units.
And yes, it also applies to link units.
7:49 pm on June 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:June 5, 2006
posts:689
votes: 0


Yes, with one simple little choice, I went to Ad Manager and changed my default font size to LARGE and it changed it on all my sites.

Quick and easy!

Let's hope the larger font gets more Click Throughs!

7:52 pm on June 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

Full Member

5+ Year Member

joined:Feb 26, 2009
posts:241
votes: 0


They do. Went from 2,90% CTR to 3,30%
7:56 pm on June 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

Full Member

5+ Year Member

joined:Feb 26, 2009
posts:241
votes: 0


BTW, font size apparently won't change if you are showing the max number of ads in your unit.

In case you set large fonts:
If your unit is showing (3 ads of 4) it will show large font size.
IF your unit is showing 4 of 4, then, normal font size.

7:58 pm on June 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:June 1, 2004
posts:1987
votes: 0


I just created an ad and put the code in the page and when I view it the ad space says Page Not Found

Anyone find this problem?

This 160 message thread spans 6 pages: 160