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Adsense adds thumbnails in text ads

     
1:49 am on Nov 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I didn't opt in for images in text ads, also font style and text headings are not same as I configured.

Image: [img577.imageshack.us...]

My revenue is 65% down since past two months, I still get same traffic mostly from search engines.
1:54 am on Nov 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I would expect the CTR to be higher on those..interesting..not something that I'd block out of hand.. if given the choice..
2:03 am on Nov 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I'd like to see how those perform on my site. I wonder if we'll be able to spot them in our AdSense stats?
4:01 pm on Nov 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Interesting blend of text and image. As an AdWords user I'd like to see the results of those ads. Could have a significant impact on CTR. BUT, I agree that those who have opted out of image ads should not have them shown.
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thumbnails disappeared from site! looks like google is randomly selecting ad units on sites regardless of ads settings.
6:14 pm on Nov 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I wonder if it's possible those were from one of the other ad networks.
7:45 pm on Nov 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I like them...would love to see them on my sites.
7:51 pm on Nov 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Any idea whether it was a base64 image or a linked to one? If the latter, would be interesting to know whether the image is hosted on google or elsewhere.
10:08 pm on Nov 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

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They have been around for a while. IIRC around the same time they were showing Link Units within Ad Units.
2:19 pm on Nov 9, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Any idea whether it was a base64 image or a linked to one? If the latter, would be interesting to know whether the image is hosted on google or elsewhere.


Images are coming from googleusercontent.com