Adsense never looked pretty but with recent changes when they added these huge arrows it became unbearable… I mean just look at this!
It looks even worse with huge white spaces when the entire square is targeted by only one advertiser (which I see very often)…
Some advise to use image only ads, but these can be pretty ugly too and people don’t click much on them anyway. This type of ads pursue me online
I’ve seen this wonderful banana on my site in 300×600 size. I should have captured it.
I am not fat, I just have weight loss site, by the way…
Adsense made a BIG part of my online income until yesterday and this decision wasn’t very easy. I am still in the process of removing ads. I own some smaller sites and I have no plan B for them or time to figure it out, but most of my Adsense should be gone soon.
Ugliness is not the only reason. I sell direct advertising too and having Adsense on my pages undermines my efforts. There is no point to pay me a fixed amount of $ every day for having a banner on my sidebar, when you can target me via Adsense and have your ads inside my content and pay ONLY when someone clicks.
I will see how it goes.