More Gmail Display Ads

I now am seeing display ads in Gmail consistently (though not in 100% of cases) in connection with retail email ads. Here are two more from this morning:

It appears that Google is being “restrained” about when it is showing these ads. Yesterday a Google spokesperson offered the following comment: “We’re always trying out new ad formats and placements in Gmail, and we recently started experimenting with image ads on messages with heavy image content.”

I regularly receive email marketing from Radio Shack, Williams Sonoma, Crate & Barrel, Macy’s, Eddie Bauer and others. Even though all of these are HTML-based and feature lots of images I don’t see Gmail image ads in every case. I suspect that will change as Google over time.

It thus appears that when the body of an email is text only there will be no image ads.

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2 Responses to “More Gmail Display Ads”

  1. Robert says at

    I must admit I use thunderbird both at home and in work so seeing these Ads is now a very rare event for me. Gmail has very good imap support which when you think about it from a revenue point of view isn’t good for Google as far as advertising is concerned! Perhaps this is why hotmail is so poor in this area its awful over POP3 so people login via the browser

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    Is show up on my computer page to the left.
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