View Full Version : Google Ads now Graphics??

2005-Nov-14, 09:42 PM
Hey, when did google ads become those typical graphic banner ads that every other website uses?? The last time I noticed them, google ads were nice, unobtrusive, and even matched the color scheme of the website they were placed on. Did google sell out?

2005-Nov-15, 12:11 AM
Believe it or not, they're still text. I'm thinking that the container the text is inside of is coded to act like a hyperlink.

Edit: Hmm, well... Now I'm looking at the Telescopes.com banner. I never realized it was served up by Google until now.

2005-Nov-15, 12:14 AM
Believe it or not, they're still text.

Not the one I just got - it has a company logo and an illustration of a Christmas present.

2005-Nov-15, 12:27 AM
This has been touted before, but what the heck.

Firefox with Adblock (https://addons.mozilla.org/extensions/moreinfo.php?id=10) will make those ads dissapear completely, I didn't even know they'd changed.

Edit: I should say, however, that it never hurts to turn it off for a while and click on some ads, as doing so generates the revenue that this site needs to stay around.

Jeff Root
2005-Nov-15, 01:53 AM
Whatever the change was, it apparantly was simultaneous
with IE finally no longer crashing on me. It had been crashing
about one in four times that I moved between pages that
contained ads, for several weeks.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis