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2:03 am on Sep 29, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I do not like these new-style adverts with a white button and blue background. I find it rather off-putting and does not really distinguish one site from another.

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Agreed.
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6:37 am on Sept 29, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Thanks Play_Bach. I overlooked that thread because it mentioned ipad. The same thing would have happened if it mentioned mobile/cellphone.
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Im a graphic designer. I actually find the new button design quite effective. The white arrow in a bright blue background catches the readers' eye more, thus they will most likely click the ad. In fact, the new design may have played a role in my above average earnings which started the same time the new style ad was launched.
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There are not just arrows, I see telephone sign as well, also in white on a blue background.
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Im a graphic designer. I actually find the new button design quite effective.
So am I, but I think they look ruddy awful.
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So am I, but I think they look ruddy awful.


If Google were to hire you to design the advert, how would you create it? I'm interested to know what you have in mind.
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If Google were to hire you to design the advert, how would you create it?
Not with a fecking great blue box on the screen.

I'm interested to know what you have in mind.
There is no need for an arrow at all. But it is sooooooo obvious that a great graphic designer such as yourself, thinks that the adverts needs one after all these years.
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Then your suggestion is nothing new. It'd been done before and is no longer effective. You have to give Google credit for trying something new. When I design an ad, I always use a button for call of action. And a bright solid color to catch attention. In a year, I'm sure Google will update it again to avoid ad blindness.
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a bright solid color to catch attention.
So, we are not allowed to bring attention to the adverts, but Google can.

They bring un-needed attention to the adverts. In turn, people will click on the arrow and then click back because they didn't think it was part of the advert.

Plus, there is nothing stopping people making a similar arrow for their "click here for more info" and pepper then around the site in the hope that people will click on the Adsense arrow, thinking it was part of the actual site.

They do not look too bad on 300x250, but it is huge on a 336x280 with a single advert.
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@Lame_Wolf..you are father Ted and I claim my 5.oo ..
12:37 pm on Sept 30, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I know who Father Ted is but you've lost me, Leosghost.
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In turn, people will click on the arrow and then click back because they didn't think it was part of the advert.

That's my take as well, especially for the 728x90 where the arrow is completely separated from the ad and there's no clue what it belongs to.
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That's my take as well, especially for the 728x90 where the arrow is completely separated from the ad and there's no clue what it belongs to.
And if that happens too many times, Google may decide to close your account.
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They bring un-needed attention to the adverts. In turn, people will click on the arrow and then click back because they didn't think it was part of the advert.


All you have is a theory, nothing else. If your claim is true, then Google would have stopped running the new adverts a long time ago. The fact is - the new style advert is working and has helped a lot of publishers, including myself.

It is perfectly fine to call attention to the ad as long as it is WITHIN the ad itself. There's a big difference if you put thumbnails beside the ad that are totally unrelated to the ad, which Google deems to be against their TOS.
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yawn.
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Tongue out.
8:09 pm on Oct 1, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I've just found another site that was talking about the arrows on the ipad. Those arrows are totally different to the ones that appear on a desktop PC.

I am surprised there hasn't been more talk about it on here or other adsense forums. I hate them, and do not fit in with my site.
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I am surprised there hasn't been more talk about it on here or other adsense forums. I hate them, and do not fit in with my site.


It's because the majority do not agree with you. Ask a happy publisher what they think of the new style advert, I'm sure they'd agree with me.
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It's because the majority do not agree with you.
Whatever, whippersnapper.
11:20 pm on Oct 1, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Give it up, Lame.
11:24 pm on Oct 1, 2012 (gmt 0)

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ah, diddums.
12:25 am on Oct 2, 2012 (gmt 0)

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For those that are interested in this, I have done some further digging and testing.

It appears that these large boxes do not appear in Safari, Firefox or Chrome. I have only seen it in IE7.

I am not on about these type of boxes...
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They don't look too bad, and not annoying at all IMO.

These are the type I am on about, and (IMO) they look awful...
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I do not see them in IE7 for premium publishers, only for us plebians.

It could explain why not too many people have mentioned it as it appears to affect IE7 only. I cannot comment on iphones, tablets, or laptops (or semen killers as I call them.)
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As long as it doesn't appear on Netscape Navigator ( that would be a current browser demographic to worry one )..we should be OK..
1:07 am on Oct 2, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I haven't tested Netscape Navigator, or has anyone that i've asked. I hope they spot that it's a glitch or something. I've not seen a site where they do fit in.
12:05 am on Oct 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

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It must have been a glitch, or Google realized that they looked awful because I haven't seen them for most of today. (This is not related to the Freecorder 6 problem)
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As long as it doesn't appear on Netscape Navigator


I still use Navigator 9.0.0.6, lovely clean browser, I always ensure every site works correctly in it.
11:11 am on Oct 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I still use Navigator 9.0.0.6, lovely clean browser, I always ensure every site works correctly in it.
I should have been saying "only in IE8"

Yes, I upgraded at last, but I still prefer IE6 to IE8. Still, nice for the blue boxes not to appear.
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Still see them on iPad. :-(
3:15 pm on Oct 3, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Still see them on iPad. :-(
Like this?... [imageshack.us...]

I am sorry if that is the case. They make my eyes bleed.
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