December 12, 2007

New Scrolling Ads in Google AdSense!

I just saw the following two Google AdSense ads displayed here on my blog. The ads themselves appear the same as any other AdSense ad, except for one tiny difference - two colored arrows that your site visitors can click in order to actually scroll their way through the ads. Pretty nifty!

Here's the first version (with small arrows):

Aaron Cook Dot Com™

And here's the second version (with larger arrows):

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You'll notice that each AdSense ad has a set of arrows located at the bottom, on left-hand side of the ad. By clicking these arrows, your site visitors can "actively scroll" back-and-forth through the ads to see more AdSense ads that they may be interested in.

Obviously, no word yet on how this actually affects AdSense CTR (click-through rate), but I must say that it's an enhancement that may very well help to increase your AdSense earnings. Guess we'll just have to wait and see!

7 comments:

  1. I just noticed that on my blog as well!

    Matt
    WhyDoWork.com

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  2. Cool man. Let's hope that it helps to increase CTR! :)

    Shine on,
    Aaron

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  3. Those look pretty cool. I actually found one live on your site and scrolled through it a couple of times. I must say I like these. My initial thought is that it could very well increase CTR (they made me want to click more), but like you said, we'll just have to see!

    ~Brandon

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  4. Well done Aaron. It would certainly be nice if these help to raise CTR. I will have to keep a close eye on things in the weeks to come and see if there's any noticeable difference.

    Cheers,
    CB
    Get PAID to socialize!

    PS: Totally loving Yuwie! Thanks for letting us know about it here on your blog Aaron. :D

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  5. @CB: Yeah, I'll be keeping a close eye on it as well. I'll be very pleased if this increases CTR. Every little bit helps!

    About Yuwie...I totally agree man. I'm having a huge blast over there...and making some decent ca$h at the same time. :) Can't beat that with a stick! So stay tuned for another Yuwie update coming here in the next couple of days. It should be an exciting one!

    Shine on,
    Aaron
    Aaron Cook Dot Com™

    LOL, notice that I'm signing my comments on my own blog with my URL as a signature? Yeah, that's how much I think this new Blogger commenting system SUCKS! I'm practicing here in order to make it a habit for elsewhere. I'm very unhappy with Google lately. Anyone else?

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  6. www.therandomforest.comDecember 20, 2007

    I think it's a great way to make the ads more noticeable and I can never resist clicking on an arrow to see what it does :)

    I wonder when I will notice it on my sites....

    Oh Aaron. Just another thing. My blog has now moved to http://www.therandomforest.com, please do stop by and say hi.

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  7. @Forest: So let's keep our fingers crossed that this increases CTR! :)

    BTW, they've probably already appeared on your site here and there, just not when you were looking at it. They appear every now and then on my site and I was lucky enough to catch them when they first came out.

    And I'll definitely stop by and visit! Thanks for letting me know your URL changed! Happy Holidays!!!

    Shine on,
    Aaron

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