Large Google header ads?

Bonsai Nut

Nuttier than your average Nut
Messages
8,363
Reaction score
14,204
Location
OC, CA
USDA Zone
10A
FYI - I do not control what ads you see from Google - I simply create a "parking spot" for ads on the site, which Google serves you based on a combination of factors including content on this site, as well as your prior search history.

HOWEVER... today I am seeing HUGE ads from Google in the header of this site. They are twice as large as what I expect them to be, and are specifically larger than the limits that I thought I had put for ads on the site.

Is anyone else seeing these massive ads? Or is it just me? Note that the ad in question is a generic "Coffee Bean" ad for a coffee location in my neighborhood... which either means I drink too much coffee... or I need to start drinking more :)
 

coh

Imperial Masterpiece
Messages
5,104
Reaction score
5,281
Location
Rochester, NY
USDA Zone
6
yeah, i thought something was different. seeing the same thing.
 
Messages
1,682
Reaction score
2,424
Location
Netherlands
They take up just about half the screen on mobile devices, but they've always done that as far as I know.
 

sorce

Nonsense Rascal
Messages
21,501
Reaction score
28,978
Location
Berwyn, Il
USDA Zone
6.2
Mobile is bottom.

Capture+_2019-08-22-03-50-45.png

Oddest thing is we argued about laundry detergent (top) and someone couldn't find my Facebook the other day.

Prying ass bitch ass motherfucking....

Sorce
 

Ryceman3

Mame
Messages
112
Reaction score
276
Location
Melbourne, Australia
USDA Zone
9b
Is anyone else seeing these massive ads? Or is it just me? Note that the ad in question is a generic "Coffee Bean" ad for a coffee location in my neighborhood... which either means I drink too much coffee... or I need to start drinking more :)
Yep, the ads have grown in stature somewhat... but more importantly you can never drink too much coffee, unless of course it is interfering with your time spent drinking beer, but I digress...
☕ 🍺
 

Shibui

Chumono
Messages
919
Reaction score
1,709
Location
Yackandandah, Australia
USDA Zone
9?
Definitely larger ads today. Much more difficult to ignore now.
Tiger Air ads for me after SWMBO booked tickets today.
 

Cofga

Chumono
Messages
921
Reaction score
828
Location
Western NC
USDA Zone
7a
You must have pulled their code since I don’t see any adds now.

Spoke too soon, now they’re back!
 

Zach Smith

Omono
Messages
1,172
Reaction score
1,782
Location
St. Francisville, LA
USDA Zone
8
Haven't noticed them being bigger lately but I will offer this FWIW: I recently stopped going to multiple sites because their ads have gotten so plentiful and intrusive you have to work hard to read content you're interested in. The worst are the sliders that come from all angles and are hard to x out of and even when you do they come right back. Again, not going on here but just a caution FWIW.
 

BrianBay9

Omono
Messages
1,127
Reaction score
1,438
Location
Marina, CA
USDA Zone
10a
Doesn't bother me either way. They're easy enough to scroll past.
 

Bonsai Nut

Nuttier than your average Nut
Messages
8,363
Reaction score
14,204
Location
OC, CA
USDA Zone
10A
My phone thinks I live in Omaha and wants to make sure I have sunblock. 😁
The add size doesn’t really bother me though TBH
I would be fine with it... if we were getting twice the revenue. But we are getting the same revenue - for twice the ad size.

I'm going to have to poke around a bit to see what has changed.
 

Dan92119

Mame
Messages
142
Reaction score
180
Location
San DIego CA
USDA Zone
10a
If you can swing 2x the revenue I am good with it!
Maybe it might be privacy settings but I don’t get any ads that relate to me. I have an iPhone and use safari. I get ads like antique olive trees and lending tree. Both of which I don’t need. I don’t ever get anything local.
 

Bonsai Nut

Nuttier than your average Nut
Messages
8,363
Reaction score
14,204
Location
OC, CA
USDA Zone
10A
Haven't noticed them being bigger lately but I will offer this FWIW: I recently stopped going to multiple sites because their ads have gotten so plentiful and intrusive you have to work hard to read content you're interested in. The worst are the sliders that come from all angles and are hard to x out of and even when you do they come right back. Again, not going on here but just a caution FWIW.
I have been careful to maintain the same level of ads and not spam people with pop-ups, etc. I have tried to make the ads somewhat inobtrusive. So I am upset that Google just arbitrarily changed their responsive ad formatting - doubling the size. I just checked and yes, they did so without so much as a request... The MASSIVE ads are being driven by a new feature that allows text ads to be formatted as if they were banner ads - so if you don't have a design team to make fancy banner ads for you, you can enter a few images and text, and Google will do the work for you. However what this creates are MASSIVE ads that, while they look slightly better than text only - are clearly cobbled together using a bunch of random images and graphics. It looks like something a kid in elementary school would do.
 
Last edited:

Similar threads


Top Bottom