Google AdSense Adds Opt Out Options For Five Ad Formats

Aug 23, 2013 • 8:31 am | comments (5) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google AdSense

Google AdSense logoGoogle announced that you can now opt out of give new ad format options for your AdSense ads.

Google said, "you can opt out of the following advanced ad format features:"

  • Similar-sized display ads: Showing smaller but higher performing display ads in larger ad units.
  • Enhanced text ads: Displaying text ads with performance-enhancing features such as product images, favicons, or clickable arrow icons, etc.
  • Expandable ads: Displaying rich media ads that can expand beyond the original size of the ad unit, following a user-initiated action.
  • Enhanced display ads: Showing display ads with performance-enhancing features such as mouseover highlights, etc.
  • Animated display ads: Showing non-static display (e.g., image) ads, such as ad creatives created using Adobe Flash or animated GIF formats.

More control is always a great thing for publishers. What else do you want to be able to control with AdSense ads?

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08/23/2013 01:40 pm

People are getting so sick of ads. Every time I open a news article I have to watch a video or attempt to stop it. And I don't think all this animation added on top of it will be a good move. I tried the larger ads, they didn't perform well at all. Expandable ads only make people cranky as they temporarily lose control of their computer. Animated ads are a joke. At the beginning of AdSense, Google wouldn't allow any animation on the page. Things are a-changing......


08/24/2013 12:45 pm

Is this new? This options have been there for a long tine ago, or now you can select them for every ad individually? That would be awesome.


08/24/2013 10:54 pm

I would like to opt out of that ugly arrows Adsense displays automatically with their Link Units. I also would like to be able to choose font size and typeface of link units.


08/24/2013 11:37 pm

Honestly, how many people click on ads? How many people buy stuff on any site because they clicked on the ads they saw? I really want to know if ads worth the money poured into it

Soni Sharma

08/26/2013 11:52 am

I am speaking honestly... Though people click on ads just because they saw it. but people do purchases and registrations after seeing the ads that's true.

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