Google to blight smartphones with big ads
AdSense optimized for mobile
Larger, more annoying advertisements will soon be invading the web through your smartphone, courtesy Google's latest update to its AdSense business.
The Mountain View Chocolate Factory said Monday it's letting mobile publishers conjure bigger ads to capitalize on the improved browsing capabilities of high-end smartphones.
Previously, Google's ad program could only serve up small text and image ads on sites that cater to mobile devices. No longer! Google has given AdSensers the option of automatically embiggening their pitch if fancier mobile devices like the iPhone, Pre, or an Android-based phone surfs into its cyber space.
Smart mobile devices are going gangbuster these days, so it's only logical that advertisers would covet the small screen real estate. Whether mobile device ads will be successful revenue generators remains relatively untested - but the fact remains that someone has got to pay for all these interwebs in the end. ®
Ads? On teh intarwebz? Nope, haven't seen any of those for many years now.
Flashblock, AdBlockPlus, NoScript... And my internet is clean.
@ The BigYin
"Now if I could just block the ads on the telly...."
Sky Plus, my friend.
Switch to the station you want to watch at the start of the programme and pause it. Go away and do something else for as long as all the advert breaks in the programme added together. Release the pause. You can now fast-forward through the adverts until you catch back up with live transmission.
Have I got this right?
So we can now pay for a bigger, more capable phone and for more download bandwidth so as to receive just the same amount of content as before but with much bigger advertisements?