Saturday, January 29, 2011

google introduces image ads into gmail

Text ads have been around for a while and no one really seems have to have a problem with them. But now, users around the world have started noticing image ads cropping on the side bar on their Gmail accounts, which are obviously more distracting than small text ads.

The new ads like any other ads are somehow based on the content in the emails and topics, which is completely automated. A Google spokesperson has the confirmed the presence of the image ads. The ads are only enabled for some users and are a test run meant for feedback purposes.Most of us  use ad blockers which block text ads and i think image blockers will also be present if Google goes ahead with implementing the new ad format for all users.

So what do you think about this move?