Borderless Google AdSense Ads

Jul 16, 2013 • 9:16 am | comments (1) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google AdSense
 

Google AdSense logoA WebmasterWorld has one publisher who is complaining that his Google AdSense ad units no longer show borders on them.

He said these borderless AdSense ads make his "website look bad." His layout obviously looks better with borders separating out the AdSense ads from the real content.

I believe I have seen many AdSense ad units without borders, so I am not sure if this is new. But it seems for this specific publisher, his website has always had borders with his AdSense ad units.

He wrote:

AdSense is no longer placing borders around my text ads. No matter what I do, it stopped showing borders. I hate this because it makes the layout of my website look bad. Is anyone experiencing the same?

I haven't seen pictures of this, nor other forum threads complaining about this.

I'd assume the click throughs on ads without borders is much higher.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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Comments:

NonSense

07/22/2013 01:14 pm

If you want borders around your ads why not just create them in your own CSS? It's not against the TOC's as long as it doesn't draw "undue attention" to the ads themselves. So don't make them bright red and flashing! If it's just to fit in with your site's design there's nothing stopping your from doing that...

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