You might have come across Ads with a yellow background while surfing the internet; this issue usually occurs when the ad is smaller than the space you defined for it.

What is Google Adsense?

Google AdSense is a program run by Google through which website publishers in the Google Network of content sites serve text, images, video, or interactive media advertisements that are targeted to the site content and audience. These advertisements are administered, sorted, and maintained by Google. They can generate revenue on either a per-click or per-impression basis.

Why is a yellow background color behind your Google AdSense ads?

The yellow background in a Google Adsense Ad display is usually as a result of the ad unit being smaller than the space you defined for it.

The issue is kind of straightforward to resolve.

  • Login into your WordPress admin panel
  • Appearance >> Customize
  • Insert the following CSS rule to the “Additional CSS” tab in the customizer:

ins.adsbygoogle { background: transparent !important; }

Add the above CSS rule in your theme options or to your “style.css” if you are not running a WordPress site.

  • You can also solve the issue by making your Adsense Ads display to be non-responsive, but it is not recommended for most websites in our increasingly mobile-first world.