Google AdSense Tests Images Blended in Text Ads

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Google AdSense Tests Images Blended in Text Ads

Google AdSense seems to be testing and experimenting with a new style of contextual advertisement which is a blend of image, text, and links to search results which integrates the 3 major offerings of the Google AdSense program into one advertising format.

Google has been blending images into the 120×600 AdSense skyscraper format on some sites which have image ads selected in their Google AdSense account. The image, which is inserted in the ad between the “Ads by Gooooooogle” text and the text ads themselves, is a 90px x 110px image with a size of 2.34 kb, according to Amit Agarwal of Digital Inspiration.

What’s so appealing about this new style is that the image is an ad itself. So publishers get best of both the world’s without doing any labor.

About the screenshot: This is 120×600 Adsense Format with Image Ads turned On. The image file dimensions are 90px x 110px with a size of 2.34 kb. The file is hosted on the Google Ads Server –

Here’s a screen capture which Amit has hosted on the server:

Darren at adds that some of the images are pointing to Google ‘Link Unit’ type content:

“…the images link to a separate page with a list of AdSense keywords on it. I’m not sure what this means exactly but am interested to see these ads in action.”

More discussion on the matter from Digital Point forums.

Loren Baker
Loren Baker is the Founder of SEJ, an Advisor at Alpha Brand Media and runs Foundation Digital, a digital marketing strategy & development agency.
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  • DE

    Adding a image is a good idea since it tends to catch the eye of the person reading the article.

  • shahbaz

    adding image is not goog bcoz it will low the ctr of the page

  • Car hire Alicante

    It is a good idea but it can also increase considerably the used bandwidth from the web site owners using Adsense.

  • Adobe Photoshop Tutorials

    Using images near google adsense is very good idea. it increase 2-3 times % of clicks and revenue.

  • search lyrics

    It is perfectly acceptable to place related pictures beside your ads, many publishers have doubled their revenues!