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Adsense Halloween Theme Ads

Posted By Darren Rowse 1st of November 2005 Adsense 0 Comments

Being away all weekend I missed the Halloween themed Adsense ad units that were apparently going around.

Luckily Jen was on the case and spotted a number of different types of them including this one.


It looks like Adsense are experimenting with some ways of drawing readers eyes to their text ads. It will be interesting to see if they do it again in the lead up to Christmas – I guess that depends upon how well these ads perform.

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Darren Rowse is the founder and editor of ProBlogger Blog Tips and Digital Photography School. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
  1. I think they have to test this new text ads on many different niche sites to see if the CTR will increase. But it’s however a good news from Adsense….

  2. hhhmmm…..for some, it’s good news as reader will be attracted to click it. but for some, it’s a nightmare.. reader will leave the site earlier as they are attracted right a way with the ad.

  3. Or is this just another gimmick to get users to click and everybody will soon learn to ignore?

    The best thing about the Adsense is the contextual advertising… anything flashy that’s added only takes away from that imo.

  4. I do think this is interesting as I see this type of ads appeared before (TrafficMP) if I am not mistaken.

  5. I don’t want these themes appearing on my sites.

    I really hope they did not appear on my sites.

  6. I think adding themes is a great way of differentiating units. I worry that people are becoming accustomed to seeing the same type of Google ads on almost every site out there.

  7. Interesting idea, but where were they used? I didn’t see them anywhere over the last couple of days either on my own sites or those that I frequent

  8. I didn’t see them on my candy site (which seems like it would have been a prime candidate)


  9. I look forward to seeing those appearing on my website and i think they’re more attractive to users and hope the CTR could go up…

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