Google Image Search Now Trying Text Ads Instead Of Image Ads

When Google started officially placing ads on Google Image search, they used banner or image ads. I am now seeing reports that Google is going towards a text ad format.

Michael Gray noticed, as did the folks at AccuraCast.com that Google is now placing three text ads in Google Image Search. In the past, Google placed one image or banner ad in the image search results, either at the top or at the bottom.

Now, it appears that Google is testing three text ads, in AdSense format, at the top of the image search results. Personally, I am unable to replicate the results but the two blogs listed above have screen captures and I also personally trust these two sources.

Related Topics: Channel: SEM | Google: AdSense | Google: AdWords | Google: Images | Top News

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