1. Advertising
    y u no do it?

    Advertising (learn more)

    Advertise virtually anything here, with CPM banner ads, CPM email ads and CPC contextual links. You can target relevant areas of the site and show ads based on geographical location of the user if you wish.

    Starts at just $1 per CPM or $0.10 per CPC.

my blending technique - Making Ads looks like something else

Discussion in 'Placement / Reviews / Examples' started by wissam, Sep 19, 2006.

  1. #1
    look at this ad :

    [​IMG]

    You wont be breaking any AdSense terms by belending your ads in this method, all you have to do is to make a table, a background image for the table "use PhotoShop to make a nice looking transparent image", post your ad code within the table tags and with some modification you will get a code like this :

    <center>
    <table border="0" width="23%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"
    height="194">
    <tr>
    <td
    style="padding-left: 18px; padding-right: 22px; padding-top: 10px;
    padding-bottom: 10px; background-image:url('ad_bg.gif');
    background-repeat:no-repeat">
    <script type="text/javascript"><!--
    google_ad_client = "pub-[your_id]";
    google_ad_width = 180;
    google_ad_height = 150;
    google_ad_format = "180x150_as";
    google_ad_type = "text_image";
    google_ad_channel ="0760679408";
    google_color_border = "caf99b";
    google_color_bg = "caf99b";
    google_color_link = "000000";
    google_color_text = "000000";
    google_color_url = "008000";
    //--></script>
    
    <script type="text/javascript"
    src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js">
    </script></td>
    </tr>
    </table>
    </center>
    PHP:
    Use FrontPage to make it easier .

    Download the background image here ad_bg.gif :

    [​IMG]

    A live example :
    http://human-01.blogspot.com/2006/09/perfect-ad-blending-method.html
     

    Attached Files:

    wissam, Sep 19, 2006 IP
    Pat Gael, Mong, jquindlen and 4 others like this.
  2. MySpace

    MySpace Peon

    Messages:
    144
    Likes Received:
    3
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #2
    That's a nice tip but I still prefer blending the background.
     
    MySpace, Sep 19, 2006 IP
  3. jackslounge

    jackslounge Peon

    Messages:
    434
    Likes Received:
    11
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #3
    Some people have said that this works much better, but I do profer the appearance of blended ads..
     
    jackslounge, Sep 19, 2006 IP
  4. Jarodboy

    Jarodboy Notable Member

    Messages:
    7,235
    Likes Received:
    405
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    280
    #4
    Looks really nice, congrats ;)
     
    Jarodboy, Sep 19, 2006 IP
  5. playkid

    playkid Peon

    Messages:
    408
    Likes Received:
    6
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #5
    i was gonna do that but i thought it was illegal :S
     
    playkid, Sep 19, 2006 IP
  6. tyggemannen

    tyggemannen Guest

    Messages:
    842
    Likes Received:
    14
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #6
    Great, cant give you more rep yet....
     
    tyggemannen, Sep 19, 2006 IP
  7. chantaspell

    chantaspell Peon

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #7
    I have always gone for blending, but now i am thinking of making my ads more in ya face, as an experiment...
     
    chantaspell, Sep 19, 2006 IP
  8. tyggemannen

    tyggemannen Guest

    Messages:
    842
    Likes Received:
    14
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #8
    How do you make those images in photoshop ? I mean to make a dropshadow on the transparent gif.
     
    tyggemannen, Sep 19, 2006 IP
  9. andrewshim

    andrewshim Peon

    Messages:
    63
    Likes Received:
    1
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #9
    looks good but when I first saw it, I thought I was an image and ignored it!
     
    andrewshim, Sep 19, 2006 IP
  10. Shakas

    Shakas Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,730
    Likes Received:
    35
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    125
    #10
    looks good with a white or black background it rooks :) nice work
     
    Shakas, Sep 19, 2006 IP
  11. mobilefrenzy

    mobilefrenzy Peon

    Messages:
    97
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #11
    Google says that there should be a divider between an image and the ads. I do not know what they say of having ads over an image.
     
    mobilefrenzy, Sep 19, 2006 IP
  12. tyggemannen

    tyggemannen Guest

    Messages:
    842
    Likes Received:
    14
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #12
    I am gonna ask them, will post back.
     
    tyggemannen, Sep 19, 2006 IP
  13. BooTCaT

    BooTCaT Active Member

    Messages:
    179
    Likes Received:
    2
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    68
    #13
    Thanks Nice tip
     
    BooTCaT, Sep 19, 2006 IP
  14. xboxundone

    xboxundone Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,904
    Likes Received:
    33
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    103
    #14
    i agree nice tip but i have mine perform better even without that and just complete blending.
     
    xboxundone, Sep 19, 2006 IP
  15. TooHappy

    TooHappy Guest

    Messages:
    504
    Likes Received:
    39
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #15
    Nice work and thank you for sharing!
     
    TooHappy, Sep 19, 2006 IP
  16. AtanasYanev

    AtanasYanev Active Member

    Messages:
    407
    Likes Received:
    8
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    80
    #16
    So, with what % did you increase your CTR using this method ? (CTR, not the traffic to your website with this post ;) )
     
    AtanasYanev, Sep 19, 2006 IP
  17. 1-script.com

    1-script.com Active Member

    Messages:
    805
    Likes Received:
    46
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    70
    #17
    Hmm... why did you title it "blending"? It is actually making it very much stand out instead. I have a layout like this with a little Post-It note behind the ad block and the CTR is almost nil. I just like the way it looks and don't care about the site it's on but on a good site that's bringing money I would definitely consider getting rid of anything that makes it stand out. Proved that in testing time and time again since 2003.
     
    1-script.com, Sep 19, 2006 IP
  18. The_FoX

    The_FoX Peon

    Messages:
    666
    Likes Received:
    21
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #18
    yes this makes the ads stand out - not helpful in all cases- but in places wer u want it to really stand out - this one is the hack!
     
    The_FoX, Sep 19, 2006 IP
  19. Josh-H

    Josh-H Active Member

    Messages:
    406
    Likes Received:
    2
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    55
    #19
    Hmm intresting technique...
     
    Josh-H, Sep 19, 2006 IP
  20. wissam

    wissam Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,244
    Likes Received:
    76
    Best Answers:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    135
    #20
    Do not use the black as the shadow color, instead of that use light gray .

    I'm glade you like it people, so soon there will be another technique I am working on, when it done I will share it with you .
     
    wissam, Sep 19, 2006 IP