Tuesday, December 07, 2004
AdSense Adds Animated GIFs
Google AdSense has a page laying out the new features I reported on yesterday, with one feature I missed: animated GIFs. The info:
Google will soon be expanding its image ad program to include a wider variety of creative formats. We'll be accepting animated GIFs from a small test group of advertisers, and you'll be able to display these ads on your pages! The new ads will still adhere to the 50KB size limit, and will be reviewed according to our editorial guidelines for image ads. You can opt in to image ads from within your publisher account – for full instructions, please refer to the AdSense FAQ.I'm going to be honest and say how little I like this idea. Animated ads suck, plain and simple. I don't plan on activating them when or if they become available, not unless Google has very strict guidelines (no "hit the monkey" ads).