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#1 jakem1

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 18:17

 

Google is testing banner ads on web search results - reneging on a 2005 promise that "there will be no banner ads on the Google homepage or web search results page… Ever."

 

The company confirmed to the Guardian that it is testing a system with about 30 advertisers in the US in which it shows banner ads for companies including SouthWest Airlines on pages which include them in web search results.

 

The ads can take over large parts of the screen.

 

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Read the rest at http://www.theguardi...-search-results




#2 +techbeck

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 18:21

Marissa Mayer has not been part of Google for a while. Things change.  Who cares.

 

Moving on....



#3 spudtrooper

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 18:23

Another reason to use bing / or adblocks..



#4 Lord Method Man

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 18:32

Just Google being Google. Its best to just avoid their services anyway since in every case there are (multiple) superior alternatives available.



#5 Gerowen

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 18:34

They used to be one of the good guys.  I've been using DuckDuckGo and other search engines a while now, and haven't used GMail's web interface for a while.  I like the fact that I got my name @ gmail with no numbers or anything weird in it because I was an early adopter, but some of their policy changes and the goings on with our federal government in recent years have made me consider setting up my own e-mail server just for myself and my immediate family.



#6 He's Dead Jim

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 18:35

Google's changed :(



#7 spenser.d

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 18:36

I'm not a fan of google, but are you really going to get mad if, when you search for "southwest airlines," you're presented with an ad containing a bunch of links for Southwest Airlines?  You can try to make it look crappy by attaching the word 'ad' to it, but it's kind of exactly what you searched for.



#8 Brian M.

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 18:37

I swear google are intent on butchering their services one by one. I don't use google search at all. Here's a search page for "Holiday in florida". I see 10 results. 8 of them are ads.

 

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#9 Growled

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 18:41

Google is changing and not for the better. 



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Posted 24 October 2013 - 18:41

I swear google are intent on butchering their services one by one. I don't use google search at all. Here's a search page for "Holiday in florida". I see 10 results. 8 of them are ads.


And I get 7 ads when doing the same search in Bing. Who cares. The ads are not intrusive and do not stear you away from what you are looking for.

#11 Hardcore Til I Die

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 18:43

I swear google are intent on butchering their services one by one. I don't use google search at all. Here's a search page for "Holiday in florida". I see 10 results. 8 of them are ads.

 

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This is a joke post yes? 

 

It's hard to tell with no tone of voice :p 



#12 panacea

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 18:44

as expected

 

 ads are not intrusive

LOL,   the definition of non intrusive is really being streached nowadays!



#13 Lord Method Man

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 18:46

as expected

 

LOL,   the definition of non intrusive is really being streached nowadays!

 

Its Google, therefore theres nothing wrong with it according to techbeck.



#14 Astra.Xtreme

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 18:48

I did the "holiday in florida" search and I get one ad.

Granted I have ABP installed, but it's not difficult to solve the ad problems of Google, Bing, Youtube, etc.



#15 +techbeck

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 18:49

Its Google, therefore theres nothing wrong with it according to techbeck.


Yes, thats exactly what I said. Read, understand, and then post.

Shocker here, and not everyone may know what I am about to say. But google is a AD company. Surprising, isnt it? Dont like their ads, no one is forcing anyone to use their services. People like to complain/bitch and moan on what a company does with the FREE services they provide. No one is forcing anyone to use these services.



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