A Reply From Google On Images Beside Ads

In my previous post about Google’s new Adsense policy, I asked what if the images used were not directly associated to the ads shown since their clarification could be deemed misleading to some.

Stephanie of The Google AdSense Team has provided an answer.

Hi Leonard,

Thanks for your email. The implementation you have suggested would not be acceptable by our program policies - this can draw unnatural attention to the ads, and users may still assume that the images have some relation to the ads because they are lined up. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.


The Google AdSense Team

I would like to see what other techniques publishers can implement to increase their CTRs now.

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2 Responses to “A Reply From Google On Images Beside Ads”

  1. 1 Adsense Income Blog Dec 20th, 2006 at 12:56 pm Quote

    Hey Leonard,

    Thanks for the post! The question I pose on my blog is how to find out if that really effects much. Any ideas?

    -Adsense Income Blog

  2. 2 Leonard Dec 20th, 2006 at 1:22 pm Quote


    I think the best way for you to find out if ads really increase CTRs would be to keep a lookout for publishers who blog about their income being affected by Google’s new policy. Perhaps you could ask them for their past performances and review from there.

    As I have never placed images beside ads since the first day of using adsense, I will not be able to provide you with any details on this. However, I am certain that by customizing your ads with images, it does increase CTRs. It’s a marketing technique that draws the attention of a visitor.

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