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4:22 am on Oct 20, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Google basically have been experimenting this month with new MANDATORY colors and formats that are overriding your regular palette. I have an open case with support and they have been talking to technicians about the issue.

Basically the system is ignoring my color choices and inserting these horrible black text ads that nobody in their right mind would click on. I have turned this off everywhere but they still persist. This is killing my CPC and my revenue is falling but they have not stopped with this.

The case is still open but be vigilant when you have text ads and even sometimes when you don't. The system is really acting very strange.
2:44 pm on Oct 20, 2016 (gmt 0)

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The bottom line is they can do whatever they want. All pink, all green, big text, small text.

The only choice publishers have is to use Adsense or not.

Publishers are like grains of sand on a beach. They will never run out of them. :)
10:12 pm on Oct 20, 2016 (gmt 0)

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They're going to do whatever they think will make them more money. They do not care about us individually, just in the aggregate. If changing colors increases revenue overall, then it doesn't matter to them if some individual sites suffer. Harsh but true. It's a business, and business in general is not for the faint of heart.
1:57 am on Oct 22, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Along these same lines, they revamped the look of AdLink units without advising or consulting publishers. I was curious as to what was going on with them (I had noticed changes over several weeks). I noticed the blending I had done was in no way evident anymore.

I contacted email support. The person said the change was implemented and a done deal. She literally stated that my only option was to take them off. (To me the change didn't really matter, I was just curious.)

I asked why I didn't see the change in the Adlinks example page. She said they just hadn't gotten around to changing it yet.

Actually what I see there now isn't what I now see on my site:
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Yeah, for them it's do what they want. For us, it's participate or not. Having said that she said that the new format generated more clicks/income.
7:47 pm on Oct 22, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Yeah, for them it's do what they want. For us, it's participate or not. Having said that she said that the new format generated more clicks/income

I don't suppose they took into account that for some really nice looking sites it might then look garish and startle the visitor who might begin to wonder "Is this site run by Hill-Billies"?

We all know first impressions often count for a lot. Google count appearance among their much vaunted "user experience".

Google and their offspring AdSense - where the left hand never knows what the right hand is doing.
9:36 pm on Oct 23, 2016 (gmt 0)

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I am glad they are constantly making changes to prevent ad blindness and increase revenue.
4:12 pm on Jan 5, 2017 (gmt 0)

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I thought I was going crazy. I modified my ad colors for a test and what I got were variations on the colors I picked.
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If you want to have normal text ads, with your colors, just disable the "enhanced text ads", like I did.
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I am glad they are constantly making changes to prevent ad blindness and increase revenue.
+1

Change is what the internet is all about.
2:38 am on Jan 6, 2017 (gmt 0)

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@Dmitri - thanks!
 

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