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AdChoices replacing Google text?

     
4:05 am on Jun 4, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I'm so used to seeing the ads by Google text on adsense units that I got a startle when I saw it replaced with "AdChoices" a moment ago.

Have I missed an announcement on why my units all say AdChoices with an arrow? Have I been hacked? Is there something different about AdChoices units?

edit: nevermind, apparently I missed the March announcement - [adsense.blogspot.com...]

I have to say that I don't entirely love having THREE arrows in such close proximity on some ad units, two to see more ads and one to see a page about adchoices. On 160x600 units for example the adchoices arrow points to the navigational arrows and draws a bit much attention. On 326x280 units it points away from the unit, someone will be adding a button or link right beside that arrow to take advantage I'm sure.
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Have I been hacked?


That was also the first thing that entered my mind when Ive seen these changes today.
1:41 pm on June 4, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Change from Ads by Google to Ad Choices ....

... Googles attempt to hide the fact that they are AdSense ads?
2:23 pm on June 4, 2011 (gmt 0)

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From Google:
[adsense.blogspot.com...]

The change is to comply with the online advertising industry's Self-Regulatory Program for Online Behavioral Advertising. It will allow Google "to more proactively give users notice and choice about the ads they see." Google explained:
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Am I the only one or do you think that the actual text and graphic of "AdChoices" looks bad/pixelated?

I mean the actuall text/graphic not the choice of words
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I'm seeing issues in how the 468x60 ads display in IE9. In some cases, the exact same ad block looks chopped off - and it's got the same css, same ad settings. But it's like it's not quite tall enough and is chopping off part of the display URL. *only* seeing it in IE.
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noticed that in a medium rectangle too with Firefox 4
3:12 pm on June 4, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Pretty sure it's not my CSS; for me it works okay in FF4 (the 468x60; not using rectangles at the moment) and I gave it like a 20px padding and 20px margin as a test, still had the same problem.
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I see it too. Don't think should makes any difference to site owners.
9:23 pm on June 4, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Ugh, the triangle looks really bad.
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System: The following 4 messages were spliced on to this thread from: http://www.webmasterworld.com/google_adsense/4322035.htm [webmasterworld.com] by incredibill - 8:35 am on Jun 5, 2011 (PST -8)


Anyone else seeing this?

Ad blindness?

Ooops, just noticed it's already been posted.
6:43 pm on June 4, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Been seeing it for weeks.
9:23 pm on June 4, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I first noticed about a month ago. They showed on my site for only a day or so. I posted about it here.
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3:25 pm on June 5, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Yahoo! is using the same AdChoices icon on their Yahoo! Mail login page.
10:17 pm on June 9, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Seriously, that's the best looking logo these corporate giants could come up with? It looks terrible. I feel it acts as a click repellent on my ads.
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just curious. Adbrite now also have adchoice logo and so is luminate. Do they now display adsense ads? At luminate I think yes. I don't see it for adbrite which shows empty ads neverthless on indonesia.
8:05 am on Oct 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Been seeing it for weeks.
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