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Google Tests New Interactive Ads

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  1. malware New Member

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    Google Inc. is testing a new advertising format that it hopes will make people spend more time looking at ads online, and even embed them in their own Web sites. Called Gadget ads, the service has already been in testing with a small handful of clients. On Wednesday Google announced that it was widening the tests considerably, which means more of the ads will start appearing on Web sites. The format allows companies to build ads that include audio, video, games and live data feeds, and to spruce them up with the Flash and JavaScript programming languages. The ads wind up looking like small Web pages within a Web page, and people can save them to a blog or their iGoogle home page. The gadget ads run on Google's Adsense advertising network and are priced by number of clicks or number of impressions. Google didn't say when the testing period would end, but the it said Gadget ads will eventually be available in 20 languages and 100 countries.

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    i hate ads. HATE them, roll your mouse over the wrong thing and bang up it pops. bad move google
  3. d44ve New Member

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    Great.....

    I hate when you go to a website and it has some crappy music or person talking. I always forget that I have my volume on and it freaks me out at first
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    wonderful, just what we need, MORE ads that have audio!
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    Ads Should Die!
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    And I thought the techpowerup.com ads were bad enough (when u roll over them they cover up half of the document you're trying to read). Not to mention asshole IGN flash ads that cover up most of the page until you find the tiny close button. I'm sick and tired of this shiit. I'd rather pay for my e-mail if it meant an ad-free internet.
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    There are ads on TPU? (I wouldn't know, I use AdBlock+ with Filterset.G)
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    Ditto
  9. ex_reven New Member

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    Bad move google?
    Its not like this is their first advertising move, Google owns some of the worlds biggest advertising companies and runs heaps of advertising regimes. Google advertises on huge markets such as Ebay, MSN, AOL and Facebook. If there was an advertising Olympic games they would absolutely kick ass.

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