Google Testing New Simple Black Ad Label

Mar 13, 2019 - 8:28 am 5 by
Filed Under

Google Ad Label

Google looks to be testing changing the ad label in their search results once again. The last time they changed it was in February 2017, when they went with a green outline ad label. This new test shows small black text labeled as "Ad" and that is it.

Before that it was a green to yellow label and so on.

Here is a more full size screen shot, which is more of a picture of a phone from Matthew Norman on Twitter who took it from Darren Taylor on LinkedIn.

Google Ad Label Change

Here is what I see:

Current Google Ad Label

It wouldn't surprise me if Google looks to change the ad label. They like to change things up with their ad labels every now and then to drive more eye balls to the ads.

Forum discussion at Twitter & LinkedIn.

Update: Here is another screen shot from @yvoschaap, this one shows Adv. in black:

Google Black Adv Label


Popular Categories

The Pulse of the search community


Search Video Recaps

Video Details More Videos Subscribe to Videos

Most Recent Articles

Search Forum Recap

Daily Search Forum Recap: June 12, 2024

Jun 12, 2024 - 10:00 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

I Interviewed Elizabeth Tucker, Googler Responsible For The March Core Update

Jun 12, 2024 - 7:51 am

Google Adds Return Policy Structured Data Support To Organization Level

Jun 12, 2024 - 7:41 am
Google Maps

Google Maps Tests QR Codes On Business Profiles

Jun 12, 2024 - 7:31 am
Google Ads

Google Ads Adding New Optional Verification This Month

Jun 12, 2024 - 7:21 am

Google Tests Shaded Site Name & Favicon For Search Results

Jun 12, 2024 - 7:11 am
Previous Story: Google: No Exceptions Broken & Unclean Headers With Hreflang