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Before I made the change, I was seeing the "Medium" font in all my ads.
I see other issues as well, such as the Times font, which I NEVER want to see - just Verdana. Things just don't seem to work as well as they used to.
Does anyone have any idea what is going on? Such as, when will I see the "Large" font start showing up? Is it several days? Thanks for any replies.
Does anyone have any idea what is going on?
Sure. Google looks at our prefs, and then does whatever they want, secure in the knowledge that as long as they are the best paying game in town for many sites they can do what they want. You want Verdana, fine, unless G decides Times might work better. Small large, medium fonts, same game.
They call it "testing" of course.
I will tell you that I mostly use 336x280 size ad units. The others ones just don't ever get clicked on my sites (not enough to earn any money anyway).
As they say "your mileage may vary".
I could not scientifically say the CTR improvement was associated with the different font size.
Like many others, I've been led up dry gullies by rushing to quick conclusions.
But I personally prefer the larger font anyway.
I've had great success with the large size fonts. Income is up about 20-30%.
I'm afraid that increasing the font size will cause more and more people click the ads because of the unnaturally big font size - not because they are interested in ads/products.
The risk: In short term you make more money (higher CTR) - but in long run advertisers see that your clicks don't convert, and stop advertising on your site (-> less competition -> EPC falls -> allows more cheap ads in -> EPC falls -> allows more cheap ads in... death spiral).
I also use 160x600's on some sites. Those have all shown up in large font for me. However, when I've tried the 728x90 or 468x60 ads, those all have small fonts, even though I chose to change large fonts on all sites.
However, since this is bringing in higher earnings, I am staying with it. This is why I check my AdSense earnings several times per day so that I can see if there are any trends I need to be concerned about and can make changes if necessary. It's now been over a month since I changed my font to large and still doing very well.
Also sometimes a medium font will show up in one block while the large font is in another block on the same page, I am happy we have the choice of font sizes but it would be nice if they would be uniform.
They suggested that I dump my cookies and my cache. I did. No change. Then I tried Safari. All ads showed up with large fonts, without me having to do anything.
Then I went to my daughter's place, and tried the same thing.
Firefox = all small fonts
Safari = all large fonts.
Here is my conclusion. There is an issue with Firefox and specifying all large fonts in your account settings. I don't know what that issue is, but I do know that dumping cookies and cache doesn't fix it.
So there. What say you?
There are a lot of smart folks here. Does anyone know how I can see LARGE fonts on MY computer using FIREFOX?
After looking from 5 different Mac computers, I have NEVER been able to see the "LARGE" font on Firefox, EVER. Even after deleting cookies and history.
There is DEFINITELY something wrong with the
Firefox and LARGE font combo,
because it ALWAYS refuses to display the LARGE font.
So there. I must accept what I cannot change, even though 25% of my visitors use Firefox, and will see only the SMALL font. At least I could see the MEDIUM font, when I specified "MEDIUM".
The large font doesn't work on Opera, either.
ONLY Safari displays the LARGE text properly.
Done with it.
Get off my back, Murphy! Ha-ha. It figures that I get a problem that others don't have.