I just logged on my AdSense account and saw that the AdSense Setup page looks a bit different. The new Manage Ads tab has appeared. This means you can now change the settings (such as colors and channels) of an ad unit on a certain page without having to edit the ad code on your site. You just go to you google account, select the ad you want to change and you`re done. Google announced this release, even if most people don`t know about it and it should appear in everyones account in a few weeks. As Google said, you can edit the colors and channels of multiple ads in a few mouse clicks. This new feature is ment to save time and simplify the process of optimizing your ad units, so YEY or not!
What google forgot to mention is that now, in order to edit your ads you will be forced to replace all of the old ad code on all of your websites with the simple new one. For some people this can be a challenge 🙂
From one point of view this will make it a lot easier to manage your adsense units, but now all the idiots will either be confused or fill their sites with ads.
The old codes still work, but it wold have been nice if both interfaces were available for the public. I`m sure that google thought that by leaving both interfaces available, people wold get confused and since the main purpose is “more customers, more money” everyone will have to adapt. You could keep using the old codes, but than again they might be disabled sometime in the future.
The thing that really bothers me is that this update was kind of forced and the people that don`t visit the google blog will have a big surprise next time they want to create a new ad. They world as they knew it has changed and nobody told them. I`m more that eager to see what will happen next with all the adsense junkies out there.
Here`s what was removed from the old ad code :
google_ad_channel = "4546456546545"; google_color_border = "FFFFFF"; google_color_bg = "FFFFFF"; google_color_link = "000000"; google_color_text = "000000"; google_color_url = "000000";
So it basically looks like this now:
And here`s how the new tab looks like:
Long live google and it`s followers. >:)