AdSense Adds Link Unit Ad Previews For Higher CTR

Google recently updated their Adsense link units to include thumbnails in the ad pages  in order to improve publishers' performance. From now on link unit ad pages will show previews of advertisers' landing page in addition to the usual text links. Tests conducted by Google showed thumbnail images generated higher CTR (Click-Through Rates), leading to increased publisher revenue and more conversions for advertisers.

adsense link unit ad preview thumbnail

This update is available to all publishers except publishers in any of these countries:

  • Austria, Brazil, China, Germany, Indonesia, Mexico, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland and Turkey.

and publishers in any of these site verticals:

  • Arts & Entertainment, Astrology & Divination, Biographies & Quotations, Body Art, Bollywood & South Asian Film, Cards & Greetings, Casual Games, Celebrities & Entertainment News, Christmas, Clip Art & Animated GIFs, Computer & Video Games, Crafts, Dating & Personals, Email & Messaging, Family-Oriented Games & Activities, Hair Care, Homemaking & Interior Decor, Humor, Maps, Mathematics, Men's Interests (Mature), Music Streams & Downloads, Online Games, Online Goodies, Online Image Galleries, Online Video, Photo & Video Software, Skins Themes & Wallpapers, Time & Calendars and Webcams & Virtual Tours.

18 comments to "AdSense Adds Link Unit Ad Previews For Higher CTR"

Myhox Network April 21, 2013 at 11:33 PM    

Thank you for sharing latest informtion regarding Adsense. Google Adsense is the king of affiliation marketing and online advertising network. Millions of business have been advertising and million of ads publishers have been relying on Google adsense. It can be the best PPC ads and online money generating programs for active bloggers. Ther are many PPcC advetsing agenges but Adsense is covering more than 80% PPc ads market. Myhox refers Adsence programs for First.

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Francis April 22, 2013 at 3:06 AM    

I got the message from google. Lets keep our fingers crossed and hope it actually increases earnings.

Juan April 22, 2013 at 4:16 AM    

wow, i really like this adsense now look, it surely will have better CTR for my blog

Unknown April 22, 2013 at 5:43 AM    

This sounds to be a good deal from the Google Adsense team - we hope to make more money with the new feature

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Steve April 22, 2013 at 2:40 PM    

Good news I have always found Google Adsense to be one of the best affiliate programs. In fact I have dropped most of my other programs, less is more sometimes.

Anonymous,  April 22, 2013 at 2:47 PM    

This is pretty cool i must say, time to make reasonable cash from Google AdSense, thanks for sharing.

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BestofShayari April 22, 2013 at 3:52 PM    
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Best of shayari April 22, 2013 at 3:53 PM    

this is the nice one from google adsense and the good thing is my blog comes under this category so i will be using it.definately it will be helpful in getting more clicks

Seema rawat April 24, 2013 at 12:37 PM    

Very helpful article

titan April 24, 2013 at 10:31 PM    

ok. nice tips. not many people share like this.

Aywhy93 April 26, 2013 at 2:18 PM    

Nice Tips, But do i have to install anything before the link ads will start appearing on my blog - ?

Unknown April 30, 2013 at 5:21 PM    

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donatus May 1, 2013 at 4:36 AM    

Very helpful article. Thanks for sharing this adsense tips

Frank Cern May 2, 2013 at 8:24 AM    

I think this will definitely increase CTR. I myself have been wary of clicking certain adsense links in the past.

Bimakuru May 10, 2013 at 1:28 AM    

wow, new look for link unit :)

Philippines Local Directory July 7, 2013 at 3:36 PM    

I added link units on my site. But do you think it is safe to click the initial link unit just to test how it looks like? I will not click the link on the second page, just the ones that initially displayed when viewing a page. What do you think?

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