Google Tests New “Show More” & Related Words AdSense Units

Google AdSense has been busy testing new AdSense units this weekend, with two new formats spotted in the wild.

The first comes via a DigitalPoint Forums thread, where dozens of publishers are noticing related words at the bottom of their normal AdSense units. Here is an image of one ad in action. Notice the related words at the bottom of the ad:

Google AdSense Link & Text Ad Unit Mixed

These resemble AdSense link units placed in the bottom of regular text ad units.

The second Google AdSense test is a “show more” link found at the bottom of Google ads. I found this at , and here is a screen shot of it in action.

Google AdSense Show More

Clicking on the “Show More” link takes you to a new page with related ads.

In a related now, there was a outage that took down all Google PPA ads over a 24+ hour period this weekend.

Related Topics: Channel: Display | Google: AdSense


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  • warcraft maps guy

    I’m seeing links at the bottom of my standard ad units similar to link units. For example at the bottom of my standard square ad unit are links for “Wow guide”, “Wow Cheat”, etc:

    You can see them on the left-left square ad unit on my site here:

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