Google AdWords Tests New Background Color But Why?

Oct 12, 2012 • 10:12 am | comments (11) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google AdWords

AdWords Background ColorsAaron Wall noticed that Google is testing a new AdWords background color that is ever so slightly different from the current one. The current color is #FFF8E7 and the test color is #FAFAE9.

The test color seems a bit darker or muddier to me but I am not sure if that is enough to increase clicks on the ads. Do you think one color is more blended into the organic results than the other? I guess Google is trying to test it.

Here is an animated GIF between the two:

AdWords Background Color Change

We do not believe it is a colorblind thing because Aaron Wall and I put the two colors through Yellow AdWords

July 2010 - Pale Purple:

Pale Purple Google AdWords Ads

April 2007 - Yellow:

Yellow AdWords from Google

Prior - Blue :

AdWords Blue

Test of Green May 2008:

Google Green Ads and Nav

They even tested muticolored backgrounds.

Forum discussion at Google+.

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