Unwanted Borders Come Back To Some Google AdSense Ads

Dec 24, 2010 • 8:20 am | comments (1) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google AdSense
 

A WebmasterWorld thread reports some Google AdSense publishers complaining that Google is adding borders around the ads they place on their web sites.

One AdSense publisher said:

Perhaps it's just me, but twice now I've seen my Adsense Ads with a border. This happened on two different domains.

What is strange, is that I did not make any changes to the ads and I originally set them up without a border. In both cases, they go back to borderless ads if I refresh. If I refresh again, it won't happen and seems to be simply by chance that I'm catching it.

I believe Google tested adding black borders around AdSense ads back in 2008.

I personally see a black border around the AdSense ad on my personal blog but I am not sure if I added it myself or not.

AdSense Black Borders

Anyway, publishers do not want to be forced into specific designs for the ads they place on their web sites. Google has been pretty good at giving flexibility on the ad formats and colors. So I am not sure what is going on here.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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Comments:

Joshua Dorkin

12/28/2010 12:06 am

I've noticed this over the past week or two . . . definitely not happy about it. If I set my ads to have no border, one would think they would appear without a border. Should be a simple task for the most powerful company online.

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