Google Ads Evolving Into Same Type of Crap as Traditional Ads

Saul Hansell reporting for The New York Times:

Starting today, Google will test changes to its advertising program that will give advertisers more control over where their ads are shown, how they pay for them and what they look like.

For Internet users, the most visible change will be an expanded use of ads with graphics and animation on many of the Web sites for which Google sells advertising, rather than the short text ads that have been Google’s hallmark.

Just what we need: more animated ads.

β˜… Monday, 25 April 2005

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