Vertical Images From AdSense Include Images in Ad Units

Vertical Images is the latest international beta test being run by Google AdSense. Vertical images displays a related generic image within the ad unit, which then links to a results page similar to the results page seen when clicking on an Ad Links keyword.

This test could potentially be seen on all publisher sites utilizing specific ad units. While the test initially launched earlier this week in only skyscrapers, they are now being seen in leaderboards, meaning the initial testing is likely successful. However, they are still only being displayed on a limited number of page views.

I have more details, including a screenshot of an example ad unit, at JenSense.

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Jennifer Slegg began as a freelance writer, and turned to search engine optimization and writing content for the web in 1998. She has created numerous content-rich sites in niche markets and works with many clients on content creation, strategy, and monetization. She writes about many search industry and social media topics on her blog, and is a frequent speaker at search industry conferences on SEO, content marketing and content monetization. Acknowledged as the leading expert on the Google AdSense contextual advertising program, she runs JenSense, a blog dealing exclusively with contextual advertising. She is also the founder and editor of The SEM Post. She is known by many as her handle Jenstar on various webmaster forums.