Google AdWords Unveils Two New Image Sizes

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Mar 31, 2006 
Sarah Novotny  |

Yesterday Google’s AdWords team announced they had been testing two new image ad formats. The first, a large 2560 x 1920 image is designed for advertisers who want to appear “larger than life,” according to AdWords Developer Arnold Ferguson. “Advertisers have been bugging us since November for a large-format image ad that can showcase photo quality 5-megapixel images. It’s a little bit larger than your standard banner ad, but I think if it makes advertisers happy, it will make our publishers happy as well.”

As part of the test, Google has been serving 2560 x 1920 ads on sites like ultrahighresolution.com for online digital camera retailers wishing to advertise unreduced megapixel-sized images.

The second format, a 1 x 1 pixel ad can be purchased in blocks of ten by keyword. “We’ve actually been working very closely with pixel ad inventor Alex Tew on this one,” said Ferguson. “After seeing all the aimless pixel ad sites out there, we knew we needed an original approach. Unlike all the copycat pixel ad sites, integration with our keyword bidding system will us serve pixel ads contextually on nearly any site in the AdSense publisher network.”

In order to supplement their six-billion dollar annual revenue stream, Google also plans to publish a pixel advertising site of their own in mid-April, and has registered the milliongooglepixel.com domain to display AdWords pixel ads. Google AdWords expects the new sizes to be available to all AdWords users in the next few weeks.

Sarah Novotny is a contributing editor at Adotas. Sarah grew up in San Jose, California. Her educational and professional career have taken her to both Los Angeles and New York City where she received a B.F.A. from NYU. As a writer, Sarah has free-lanced for various publications focusing primarily on traditional advertising and media reviews. When not writing and editing for Adotas, Sarah is continuing her acting career in various theatrical and film/television productions.

Reader Comments.

I think you published this article 1 day early, april fools day is tomorrow!

Posted by Adam Viener | 10:26 am on March 31, 2006.

How cheap can Google get?

Posted by Jesse | 4:07 pm on March 31, 2006.

[Quoting Adam Viener "I think you published this article 1 day early, april fools day is tomorrow!"]

Adam, get a clue, It’s joke. Besides Google is Global, just because it isn’t April Fools day yet where you are doesn’t mean it isn’t somewhere.

Posted by Keys Treasures | 11:58 am on April 1, 2006.

I think it’s a good news that Google are going to release more and more rich media ads for the advertisers.

Posted by Bazar | 11:04 pm on April 3, 2006.

Waiting for their April 2007 prank

Posted by TheoryMaster | 9:21 pm on April 8, 2006.

I was finally waitinig for this

Posted by THE OC | 10:29 am on April 10, 2006.

Is better to bring more and more options to build in. Thanks

Posted by Yankee | 12:12 am on November 14, 2006.

[Quoting TheoryMaster "Waiting for their April 2007 prank"]

Almost there. They better roll out something more pranky than this.

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Its often better to get more Options

Posted by Thailand News | 7:27 pm on March 2, 2008.

That is a HUGE freaking ad. its an interesting approach for Google but I don’t know if it will pay off in the end for the advertiser.

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