Rounded Adsense ads for everyone
The official Inside Adsense blog just published a new post announcing the option to make rounded corners for Adsense ad formats. Though this is just a minor development for Adsense Publishers, I’m sure some of the bloggers out there who are using smooth and rounded themes will be glad to have this option.
Aside from the regular square Adsense ad layout, you can now select between square, slightly rounded, or very rounded corners. This aesthetic update sure does make the ads look more appealing (thereby increasing click-through rates) than ever.
To get started with these new ad shapes, visit the ‘AdSense Setup’ tab in your account. As with all format options like sizes and colors, different corner styles will perform better for different publishers. We recommend that you choose the corner style that best matches the look and feel of your sites. Please keep in mind that if your page background color, ad background color, and ad border color are all the same, these new corners won’t be visible.
Does this also mean that if an image ad or a video ads comes thru, they will also be displayed with the rounded corners? Don’t think so.
Anyway, I wish they’d also open up the option of changing the text fonts soon too. Or, is that privilege only for Premium Publishers?