In my last visit to one of my favorite blog, Digital Inspiration, I came across an unusual Google Adsense Ad. At first I though it might be some mistake, but I checked many pages and found same ad format all over the pages.
Curiously I went to, Google Adsense Ad format page to check if any new format has arrived but I failed to find anything near to following ad running on Digital Inspiration.
Its dimension is around 480×128. Curious enough, I opened a new topic on DI forum. And as I suspected, Amit answered saying, "its a premium ad format". Yes Google Adsense do have premium membership limited to few websites which receive more than 5 million search queries, or 20 million content page views per month.
- Size, color, fonts of Ad-unit are all configurable. This means you can create ad which suits best for your site.
- Option to remove "Ads by Google" text shown around ads.
- Creating direct links to Adsense for search results. Sort of having text-links!
- Dedicated Adsense account manager to help you optimize and answer your all Adsense query. Of course his salary will be paid by Google. 😉
- They can negotiate revenue share/percentage with Google.
- Ads are allowed on adult-content, gambling related sites. Hmm so Google do evil when it comes to big bucks! 😉
Only thing still surprising me is, why Amit did not post about his new success on DI. May be he don’t want to get undue attention, specially from income-tax guys! 😉