1. It looks like Google finally got round to “improving” Gmail ads

    Posted April 21, 2011 in ephemera  |  2 Comments so far

    If you’re a Gmail user you might have noticed – and responded sarcastically to – a little message that started to appear a few weeks ago. The message promised that better ads would be coming soon to Gmail.

    better ads in Gmail

    The excitement in the air was palpable. Gmail.com is great in many ways but its lacklustre adverts have long been a source of bitter disappointment. Would Google be able to deliver on its bold promise to address this failing? Well it looks like today they did (or at least to me anyway, you may have been seeing these for a while):

    We finally got better ads in Gmail

    I’m overwhelmed – I never thought it would happen. But yes, that is indeed a 200×200 banner in Gmail. Google has delivered, and then some.

    Having experienced the joy of better ads in Gmail, a new day has dawned for me. I hope you feel the same way too.