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Google allows you to close image ads

Pascal [PersonRank 1]

Wednesday, April 11, 2007
12 years ago3,372 views

I just noticed that for animated image ads that are being run on Adsense Google provides you with a little button to close the ad.


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This is perfect for when one of those flashy ads is annoying you, now you can just close it.

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

The close button is kinda small, don't you think?

mrbene [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Wonder what the "accidentally-missed-the-close-and-clicked-through" rate is?

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

There's no reason why they couldn't put the "X" near the "Ads by Goooooooogle" instead. It could close all ads in that ad unit.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Is this really Google's "x", or is it possible the advertiser included this to trap people with a non-precise mouse onto their site... and did it really close the ad, and what was displayed afterwards?

jilm [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Yes, it general behavior, I saw it at dozen sites. The ad just disappear.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Interesting. I always disable animated GIFs, so they might show it only for those ads. But the X should clearly be bigger.

I remember a Flash ad (not from Google) in which I had to hunt a small close message that moved around everytime the mouse was close.

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

<< This is perfect for when one of those flashy ads is annoying you, now you can just close it. >>

you can always use Flashblock :)
flashblock.mozdev.org/

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