Ad Choices Now On Google AdSense Ads

Jun 6, 2011 • 8:12 am | comments (29) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google AdSense

adchoices logoGoogle has replaced the Google AdSense "i" button on the AdSense ads with "Ad Choices." We knew this was coming and now it has happened.

When I go to a page with an AdSense ad, it loads the ad and shows AdChoices in the top right.

Google AdSense Ad Choices

Then it removes the word AdChoices and shows just the logo.

Google AdSense Ad Choices

You can see the word again by hovering your mouse cursor over the ad or logo.

Clicking on the AdChoices logo takes you to the What are Ads by Google? and then lets you report an issue at the bottom of the page.

So do not be surprised when you see the "i" replaced by "AdChoices" - it was expected.

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06/07/2011 07:00 am

for my best observation on google ,google adsence is one of the most popular site in it.Google has replaced the Google AdSense "i" button on the AdSense ads with "Ad Choices.

Amit Sahrawat

06/07/2011 10:55 am

Even the text "Ads By Google" is no more appearing in google Ads except for link ads.

NitiN Kumar Jain

06/07/2011 11:27 am

This is really nice .. Google removes Google identity from their ads, at least in text :)


06/08/2011 11:22 am

Thanks for providing the valuable information about adchoices. eyes bags

Rob T

06/14/2011 03:06 am

So what if another ad network i'm using is displaying adchoice ads? Does that mean they are serving me google ads sometimes or are other companies adopting the standard


06/14/2011 04:50 pm

Truly disappointing. I thought this was a new contextual service, but if Google is hiding its own logo means they are losing trustworthy and is not strange. They are actually preventing access to many Adsense account stating that they have detected "unusual activity" not in Adsense perfromance but in the Gmail account that they forced you to use, when the only "unusual" is Google activity itself.

SEO Expert

06/19/2011 02:50 pm

so is there a new compawho had taken google ae from google ???


06/20/2011 05:37 am

I saw this logo change recently and wondered what it was...


06/20/2011 05:39 am

me too!


06/25/2011 07:40 am

yes u r right


06/30/2011 03:31 am

It would be interesting to know how they A/B tested this one.  Seems intrusive but it certainly drives traffic to AdWords signup, meaning more advertisers / more bidders / more $ for us.  


06/30/2011 08:47 am

I want an invite to Google plus --anyone?


06/30/2011 01:01 pm

does this mean they're stalking me? creepy

Mr. Cement

07/20/2011 07:43 pm

Is there any difference after the change?


08/16/2011 09:25 pm

A search of Adchoices brings up Microsoft. Google and Microsoft working together for advertising? Scary


08/21/2011 05:16 pm

what is your email i will send you invitation..


09/04/2011 02:42 am

My site has soared in popularity recently and as a result I have all these Ad Choices Ads: M & M's, Domino's Pizza, Old Navy etc. How do I get paid when they put ads on my site?


09/05/2011 12:23 am

They shouldn't have a right to put ads on your site without asking you. Are you using a free website hosting service? If you want ads on your site, you should go to Google AdSense's page and register. Or you can get another popular ad site. My blog is at


11/03/2011 02:19 pm

Hmm, i think its really a good effort to control spam and to provide relevant and most suitable ads to advertisers and publishers. Thanks for info


12/30/2011 08:16 am

What is the reason for this "removal of brand name" issue?

Swatan Watan

01/09/2012 04:52 pm

FUCK AD CHOICES there the ones who made my computer lose cookies and data and i mean ALL OF IT and now its all gone thanks to them


01/22/2012 11:37 pm

control spam? I think they ad to it by advertising dangerous sites. Oh, now I get it, they control one source for it, lol.


01/22/2012 11:39 pm

AdCoices, home of the virus, spyware, spam websites. Never click on them.

03/10/2012 02:45 pm

Why can some websites show more than just 3 google ads and why can't I??


04/05/2012 10:53 pm

Adchoices sucks google is so evil


04/29/2012 10:54 am

Because, we can put 3 ad units and 3 link units with adsense. for example in my blog 

Lisa Agostoni

11/13/2012 04:30 pm

So, we don't use Google AdSense, why are these ads showing up on our site?


12/05/2012 01:29 pm

How do I advertise on adchoices? Anyone pls.


02/18/2014 04:49 am

Adsense and Adchoices are just chock full of spam like "12 tips to a flat belly" etc.. over it.

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