New Google AdSense Arrows: Square Backgrounds With Thin Arrow

Jan 21, 2014 • 8:30 am | comments (11) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google AdSense

adsenseA WebmasterWorld thread is chatting about a new Google AdSense test where the arrows in the AdSense units are once again changing.

I was able to find a picture of this in action on my own personal blog. Here you can see the AdSense arrow lays on top of a large square background color:

Google AdSense Testing New Square Background Arrows

Here are some older versions:

AdSense blue arrows

Google AdSense New Formats

I kind of like this new format.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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Adam Heaton

01/21/2014 01:43 pm

Haha I take it news is slow today Barry ;)

Barry Schwartz

01/21/2014 01:47 pm

No, we cover all these changes. It makes a huge difference to adsense publishers. Even these small changes.


01/21/2014 01:53 pm

He's right, it may not be groundbreaking or exciting.... But, it is still a difference to the publishers.

Alexander Hemedinger

01/21/2014 02:07 pm

Where is the news about Matt Cutt's blog about guest blogging? :)

Barry Schwartz

01/21/2014 02:08 pm


Alexander Hemedinger

01/21/2014 02:09 pm

Yea I just saw it haha!

Adam Heaton

01/21/2014 03:37 pm

Fair enough! Also, it appears your post is missing some vital information such as the changes and the discussion link.

Barry Schwartz

01/21/2014 03:39 pm

The changes are documented here, I am not sure what you mean. I even show a picture of the change, before and after.

Adam Heaton

01/21/2014 05:59 pm

Apologies, adblocker was blocking the images. Ignore me.

Morgan Akchehirlian

01/21/2014 08:14 pm

Google is guessing user experience wisely and bringing up stuff based on it. Cool look better than what they have before.


01/21/2014 10:06 pm

Still looks very spammy. Back in the day when AdSense was still new you got banned if you tried to pull extra attention to your ads with stuff like arrows and other symbols, and now Google is doing it themselves?!

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