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Huge 90x90 square button in 728x90 text ads in Chrome browser

What is going on?

   
6:03 pm on Feb 16, 2014 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member play_bach is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 5+ Year Member



I just noticed that in Chrome for Mac, my text ads are showing 90x90 square buttons with a large arrow in the middle. WTF? The stupid arrow buttons are already horrible in Firefox and Safari, but this takes the cake! Anybody else seeing this?
6:09 pm on Feb 16, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Tried to post a screenshot, no luck. WW is not allowing it. Will sticky mail link to anyone who wants to see it.
6:45 pm on Feb 16, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Yep, posted about it here:

[webmasterworld.com...]

I saw an even bigger one the other day in a 320 s 250, it was 250 wide and about 75 high!
7:22 pm on Feb 16, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Pretty sure this isn't browser specific and yes there's a "Home Page Featured Discussion" going on the subject already. It's here...

[webmasterworld.com ]

Existing threads are great sources of information if one isn't opposed to reading.
7:24 pm on Feb 16, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Pretty sure this isn't browser specific
It's not. Seen it in FF and IE
10:31 pm on Feb 16, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Thanks Play_Bach for clearing this up with a screen shot. You have my apologies for jumping to a bad conclusion. This is actually a different issue than the 90 x 90 images discussed in the thread I mentioned above. It is in fact a 90 x 90 Nessie arrow of sorts. OMG, UGLY!

Why Chrome, well maybe G just feels more comfortable using their own customers as guinea pigs. Could also be a temporary size bug. All this experimentation is bound to lead to some real interesting side-effects along the way.
2:47 pm on Feb 17, 2014 (gmt 0)

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They're getting bigger, I have them on 336 x 280 measuring 336 x 69.

I have an image, where's the most suitable place these days?
2:52 pm on Feb 17, 2014 (gmt 0)

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I think this is working!

[imageshack.com...]
3:19 pm on Feb 17, 2014 (gmt 0)

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The experiments continue...
3:57 pm on Feb 17, 2014 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member play_bach is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 5+ Year Member



Ridiculous. Is this just another attempt to make publishers finally give up and opt in for image ads by making text ads as unattractive as possible? I don't get it.
 

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