AdSense tweaks the look for text ads again

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Google is testing a new look for text and link ads for AdSense publishers.

In a post, Google said, “The new look introduces a minimalist design that brings the focus back on the text content.”

The ad ad text is left justified, the entire background is white and the button is offset to the right corner. Publishers will start seeing the new look showing on some impressions.

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Here’s a look back at some past iterations of these ads. In December 2015 a new version removed the slider, used a san serif font and added gray shading behind the ad copy.

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And here’s what the change looked like in 2014, when Google first introduced the slider on mobile text ads.

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Image source: Google

These text ads were called magazine ads when they first debuted in May 2014.

AdSense Magazine Ads - Text ads shown as display format


About The Author

Ginny Marvin is Third Door Media’s Associate Editor, assisting with the day to day editorial operations across all publications and overseeing paid media coverage. Ginny Marvin writes about paid online marketing topics including paid search, paid social, display and retargeting for Search Engine Land and Marketing Land. With more than 15 years of marketing experience, Ginny has held both in-house and agency management positions. She can be found on Twitter as @ginnymarvin.

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